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The purpose of this memorial scholarship is to create a living legacy to a young man whose true passions in life were his love of musical and comedic performance. Brett Steven Anderson was the quintessential performer... musician, singer, and comedian.

In his short 29 years, Brett touched the lives of so many, leaving memories that will linger on forever. The recipients of this annual award must display musical and/or comedic passion, integrity, and commitment... a fitting tribute to a young man whose legacy lives in the memories of his performances.

On October 21, 2012, family and friends gathered to celebrate and honor the life of Brett Anderson. The first "BBQ for Brett" fundraising party was held at The Neighborhood Inn in Hoffman Estates, IL. Through the amazing generosity of hundreds and the tireless devotion of many more... The Brett Anderson Memorial Scholarship was created.

Each year, after the "BBQ for Brett" event, a music and/or comedic scholarship will be awarded to a student displaying an unique talent and spirit of musical and/or comedic performance. The recipient will receive a financial award that can be applied towards the tuition of a 2 or 4 year college of their choice.