The Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship
The Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship was established to honor 2016 CCMS Alumna Rachael Anderson whose life was abruptly taken just thirteen months after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Through this educational scholarship we celebrate and remember her charismatic, energetic, funny, and compassionate personality.
Rachael graduated from CCMS on December 17, 2016, earning a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree.
The educational scholarship is established through the partnership of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Ohio Funeral Directors Association to honor Rachael’s passion for life and passion for becoming a funeral service professional. CCMS and OFDA are working to honor the Anderson family’s vision in memorializing their daughter.
Rachael joined the #CCMSfamily August 27, 2015, and was known for her kind, humorous nature. She quickly befriended her peers and successfully saw her dreams come to fruition as she completed her education in December 2016 and set off to central Ohio to pursue an apprenticeship. Rachael was employed as an apprentice with Shaw-Davis Funeral Home at the time of her death.
“Rachael had many passions throughout her life. First and foremost, her career! She had a gift of compassion! She enjoyed dancing and socializing with family and friends. She loved Children! She loved her Life! Rachael will always be remembered for her uniqueness, hard work, loving kindness, joy and infectious laughter. She had the ability to make a lasting impression on everyone she came in contact with and she could light up a room with her smile,” says Rachael’s family.
Please consider donating to the Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship. To donate online, use the form below.
Mail check payable to:
Attn: Rachael Anderson Memorial Scholarship
645 W. North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Questions may be directed to:
Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CCMS President & CEO