Making Headway is delighted to support and administer The Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarship Fund. Established in 2007, the fund is the culmination of Scott’s family’s efforts to create a fitting memorial to their beloved son, brother, grandson and nephew, as well as friend to so many. Scott’s most cherished dream was to graduate from college, a milestone he fell just short of achieving. After his death in 2006, it was clear that the most appropriate way to honor his memory would be by helping other young brain tumor survivors to achieve their educational goals.
Four Scott J. Reisser Memorial Scholarships, each a one-time $5,000 award, are granted to deserving applicants each year. The Reisser family generously funds two of these scholarships and Making Headway Foundation funds the other two.
To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must be a brain or spinal cord tumor survivor who has been admitted to, or is currently attending, a two- or four-year college or vocational program. The applicant must also reside in the NY, NJ or CT metropolitan area around NY City.
The annual scholarship application deadline is May 1. For more information or to request an application, please call Making Headway's office at (914) 238-8384
or e-mail Making Headway.