The Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation has awarded college scholarships to ten Northern Nevada high school graduates who were outstanding high school baseball or softball players while achieving academic excellence and maintaining a high level of community and school activities. Each award is a $2,500 scholarship.
The 2009 recipients are: Carly Allinson from McQueen High School; Shelby Bruns from Elko High School; Alexandra Corona from Reed High School; Tyler Hoelzen from Douglas County High School; James Justice from Sparks High School; Craig Nelson from Pershing County High School; Justina Pritzker from George Whittell High School; Kaci Spahan from Wells Combined School; Erik Stousland from Earl Wooster High School, and Shawn Walters from Reno High School.
The Joshua L. Anderson Memorial Foundation has awarded 179 scholarships to Northern Nevada athletes from 31 different high schools since its inception in 1993.
Josh Anderson was a 1991 graduate of Reno High School. He played baseball at Reno National Little League, Reno West Babe Ruth, Reno High School, Reno Knights American Legion and DeAnza College in Cupertino, California. Anderson died on June 25, 1992, of Sudden Death Syndrome shortly after pitching in the University of Nevada, Reno summer baseball tournament.