Tax deductible donations may be made to our Scholarship Fund by check. Please mail checks to:
MCARE, P. O. Box, 4203, San Rafael, CA, 94913.
Please make checks payable to Marin Community Foundation with reference on memo line: For MCARE Scholarship. We will forward them to the Foundation for recognition on a quarterly basis and donors will receive a thank you letter from the Foundation, which can be used for tax-deductible purposes.
The MCARE Scholarship 2020 Selection Committee (Laura Trahan, Jesse Madsen and Lesley Haynes) named by Ken Lippi acting for Mary Jane Burke, County Superintendent, has named the winners of the MCARE Scholarship. There were several applicants with three being selected. We owe a debt of gratitude to Ms. Burke and her staff. Ms. Lynn Ford was particularly useful to me. I also wish to thank President Gene Pennington for his assistance in the process.
2020 has been a most unusual year! The shelter-in-place orders affected the process of interviewing scholarship applicants as Marin County offices were largely closed with staff working from home. Once the interviews were concluded, the recipients were announced. The recipient of the Joe Coffrini Award subsequently declined the award and it was given to the runner-up.
This year's recipients are: Agnes Nathanson Award Angela Todt, granddaughter of Richard Todt, Marin County Sheriff, Robert (Bob) Roumiguiere Award Quin Somers, daughter of Teresa Somers, H&HS, Joe Coffrini Award David Crosse, grandson of Liza Crosse, County Clerk's Office
The three scholarship winners were awarded $2,000 each.
The winners and their parents could not attend the usual July luncheon due to the COVAD-19 restrictions. We're hoping to invite them to a future luncheon.
MCARE 2021 Scholarship Information
Dear MCARE Members:
Your Board increased our three scholarships to the amount of $2,000 per scholarship at our meeting on March 7, 2018. This membership benefit was created exclusively for children or grandchildren of dues-paying members. Please don’t confuse MCARE with MCERA which is the Marin County Employees Retirement Association. They manage our retirement funds and benefits; whereas, MCARE is a voluntary, member-supported association of retired local government and safety employees.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top students meeting our criteria who are pursuing higher education (college, university or trade school). The scholarships are named in honor of three deceased members who contributed greatly to your Association: MCARE Scholarship Honoring Agnes Nathanson to a graduating high school senior; MCARE Scholarship Honoring Bob Roumiguiere to an undergraduate student; and MCARE Scholarship Honoring Joe Coffrini to a graduate student.
The application deadline and criteria are final - no exceptions. The application and all accompanying documentation (school transcript, 3 letters of recommendation & photo) must be received by Marin County Office of Education before 5:00 pm on April 21, 2021.
Interviews will be conducted on May 5th and 6th, 2021, by the Marin County Office of Education’s Selection Committee. They are flexible regarding requirement to be present for the interview. Please mail or deliver entire application package to:
C/O MARIN COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
1111 LAS GALLINAS AVENUE
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903
ATTN: MARY JANE BURKE,
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
I encourage MCARE members to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. The economy has made it more challenging each year for students to further their education, this scholarship offers some assistance. Application is available to download from this website.
Thomas G. Hendricks
To be eligible for this award, you must meet all these requirements:
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2021.
PLEASE ENCLOSE LARGE, POSTAGE-PAID RETURN ENVELOPE IF YOU WANT TRANSCRIPT AND LETTERS RETURNED. WE KEEP APPLICATION AND PHOTO AFTER PROCESS IS COMPLETED.
Please submit all applications to:
Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael, CA 94903
Attention: Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent
The Selection Committee is made up of staff from the Office of Education (no MCARE members.) Qualifying entries will be based on:
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Scholarship Committee Member, Tom Hendricks at OR President Gene Pennington (916) 431-7956 or e-mail to President@MCAREInfo.org. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your application or interview results, as we are not involved in the process. All qualifying applicants will be notified by the Office of Education for an interview. Notification of results by mail or email will be given by late May.
Check back often to download the 2021 Scholarship application.