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MCARE Scholarship

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.

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY TOM HENDRICKS

The MCARE Scholarship 2019 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.

This year there was no applicant for the graduate student award (Coffrini) so the MCARE Board elected to grant an extra award in another category to the applicant the Committee determined most qualified. 

The persons selected are Quin Somers, son of Teresa Somers (Bob Roumiguiere Award); Sydney Augustine, granddaughter of Emille (Mel) Augustine (Bob Roumiguiere Award); and Jacqueline Bondanza, granddaughter of Margaret Caramucci (Agnes Nathanson Award). The three scholarship selectees were awarded $2,000 each.  Information on the awardees qualifications will be presented in the July KIT.

The winners and their parents will be invited to our luncheon on July 9, 2019. Staff of the County Superintendent will also be invited so you can learn more about the plans of these young achievers.

MCARE 2020 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  on a date TBA.

Interviews will be conducted on a date TBA 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:

MCARE SCHOLARSHIP
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.  

Check back often to see when the application for 2020 will be available.

Sincerely,

Thomas G. Hendricks
Scholarship Chairperson

2020 MCARE Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, you must meet all these requirements:

  • Be a child or grandchild of a dues-paying MCARE Member. (We verify)
  • Complete/mail application to Marin County Office of Education before deadline.
  • Submit a certified copy of current school transcript.
  • Submit a recent school or passport size photo only. Nothing else acceptable!
  • Submit three current letters of recommendation from non-relatives.
  • Be eligible to begin or continue scholastic work during year of award.
  • Complete Personal Statement on last page of application. (TYPE OR PRINT)
  • Be available for interview at Marin Office of Education. (Some accommodations may be made at the discretion of the Selection Committee.)
  • Have a grade point average of 2.6 or better.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. on a date  TBA .

 Check back often to see when the application for 2020 will be available.  Please allow enough mailing time. Late applications will be rejected.

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

Selection Process:

The Selection Committee is made up of staff from the Office of Education (no MCARE members.) Qualifying entries will be based on:

  • Verified relationship to a current dues-paying, MCARE member
  • Timely receipt of completed application and supporting documentation
  • Most qualified applicant in each category

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Scholarship Committee Member, Tom Hendricks at (415) 456-5352 OR President Gene Pennington (415) 479-1491 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 see when the application for 2020 will be available.


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