Today the residents awarded scholarships of $3,000 each to 7 Marin high school students at our Scholarship Award Ceremony. Each year for over 20 years, the Scholarship Committee has raised funds and granted awards to graduating seniors from high schools in Marin. This year there were 47 applicants from 12 high schools. The ceremony was attended by many residents, students and their families. The residents are extremely proud of this tradition of giving back to the community.
The Scholarship Committee is comprised of 10 members led by residents Elizabeth Small and Jean Spencer. Each year, committee members read the applications, interview top candidates and vote. The winners are selected based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, activities in the community, jobs, classes, awards and financial need.
This year’s recipients are Izaagan Aquino, Mariya Klymenko, Emily La, Jolie Pierre-Louis, Naedy Mendoza Rodrigues, Sophia Terrell, and Siyon Farin.