The Anderson Funeral Service Scholarship in Memory and Honor of Arthur H. Anderson, Jr. offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to a New Brunswick High School or New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School graduating senior who will attend an institution of higher learning in the fall 2016. The scholarship will be awarded to a student based on his/her financial need, academic achievement, school leadership, and community service.


The application for the Anderson Funeral Service Scholarship in Memory and Honor of Arthur H. Anderson, Jr. must be completed and submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016.


The recipient of the scholarship will be recognized at the New Brunswick Education Foundation’s (NBEF) Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ. The actual scholarship award, with a written designation for use, will be forwarded on behalf of the recipient directly to the college or university that he/she will attend.


Arthur H. Anderson settled in New Brunswick during a period of tremendous discrimination. The first day he stepped off the train at the New Brunswick Station, he was shocked to read a restaurant sign on Albany Street, which read, “No Colored – No Jews.” The train quickly pulled out before he could retract his steps, so with mixed emotions he decided to continue his dream of opening a funeral home in New Brunswick.


With the help of a few new friends in the area, Arthur H. Anderson, Jr., opened his new funeral home at 71 Throop Avenue in 1942. Significant growth led Arthur and his family to construct a bigger building in 1951 which remains today at 201 Sandford Street, New Brunswick, and a second funeral home in Trenton in the late 1950’s.


Many men and women sought to be trained or mentored under Mr. Anderson.  He conducted funerals in the most dignified, professional and stately manner. His personality was highlighted by wit, reflected by such statements as “Live forever and die when you can’t help it!” Arthur was a true gentleman and had a heart-warming smile. He was also very proud that his three children (Arthur H. Anderson, III, Crystal Anderson Singleton and Arthur Taplett Anderson) all became funeral directors.


Today, his family and staff of Anderson Funeral Service work to continue his legacy and maintain a commitment to serving the people of the New Brunswick community with dignity, respect and professionalism.


For more information on the Anderson Funeral Service Scholarship in Memory and Honor of Arthur H. Anderson, Jr., contact the NBEF Office via email at: