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Jason David Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
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Kate Sansone
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
May 18, 2025
Winners Announced
Jun 18, 2025
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
New Jersey
3.0 GPA or higher
Has been affected by addiction (personally or through a loved one)
Field of Study:
Healthcare or rehabilitation
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student

Jason David Anderson was a beloved brother, son and father who passed away suddenly on June 19, 2023, succumbing to the deadly drug fentanyl.

Jason was only forty-seven years old at the time of his passing and left behind a nine-year-old son. His battle with addiction began when he was a freshman in high school and he continued to struggle with the disease throughout his life. Jason was adored by all who knew him due to his charming personality, humor, quick wit, excellent talent as an auto salesman and manager, and genuine care in helping others struggling with addiction. He had a fierce love and devotion for his family, including his dad, his son, and his three sisters. He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends, and he will never be forgotten.

This scholarship seeks to keep the memory of Jason David Anderson alive and honor him by supporting students who are pursuing higher education in order to help people who struggle with addiction.

Any high school or undergraduate student in New Jersey who has at least a 3.0 GPA and has been impacted by addiction in some way may apply for this scholarship if they’re pursuing a major in healthcare or drug rehabilitation. 

To apply, tell us about your experience with addiction and your goals in the field of healthcare or rehabilitation.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published July 9, 2024
Essay Topic

Explain experiences you have had with a family member, friend, or yourself battling addiction and how it affected you or your loved ones. Additionally, describe your goals and intentions in pursuing a college major in healthcare or rehabilitation.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 18, 2025. Winners will be announced on Jun 18, 2025.