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Martis Camp Foundation Scholarships

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Published on March 31, 2020

The Martis Camp Community Foundation was created in 2010 to provide financial assistance to deserving nonprofits and youths in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The MCCF’s focus is on education, youth development, human services and recreation. The foundation is 100% member supported. To date it has granted over $750,000 to the community.

In 2019, MCCF established the Ambition Scholarship, initiated by an anonymous donor with a passion to support foster children.

AMBITION SCHOLARSHIP

Three $5,000 scholarships which may be renewed for up to four years. Based on merit and need. Minimum GPA of 3.3. Applicant must be a full-time high school senior in an accredited school in the TTUSD, plan on attending an accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded, provide two letters of recommendation, tax returns, if requested, and an essay. The scholarship is to provide assistance to a student who demonstrates a real desire and ability to make something of themselves. The 500 word essay should describe how the student plans to achieve this goal. Preference is given to a foster child or child in a single parent home. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the term for which the scholarship is paid. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. Total scholarship dollars awarded: up to $20,000.

CHANGEMAKER SCHOLARSHIP

The Martis Camp Foundation Changemaker Scholarship is a $30,000 scholarship, payable at $7,500 per year for four years for California State Universities; or $60,000 payable at $15,000 per year for four years for University of California or top 50 ranked college or university based on US News and World Report. Based on merit and need. Minimum GPA of 3.6. Applicant must be a full-time high school senior in an accredited school in the TTUSD, plan on attending an accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded, provide two letters of recommendation, tax returns, if requested, and an essay. Applicants should want to make a difference in the world and must demonstrate leadership, community involvement, volunteering or community service, and employment. The 500 word essay should highlight these leadership qualities and activities and describe how the student plans to utilize them to make a difference. Applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the terms for which the scholarship is paid. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in an interview.

COMMITTED SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant must be first generation, full-time high school senior in an accredited school in the TTUSD who plans on attending an accredited college or university in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Applicant should have a desire to return to the Truckee-Tahoe area to give back to the community. Based on merit and need; minimum GPA of 3.6; two letters of recommendation; tax returns, if requested; and an essay about a need you see in our community which you would like to address when you have finished your education. $30,000 scholarship, $7,500 per year for four years for California State Universities; or $60,000, $15,000 per year for four years for University of California schools or top 50 ranked college or university based on US News and World Report.

DENISE MARTINEZ SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is to honor the legacy of Denise Martinez, a respected golf professional and an extraordinary woman who exemplified hard work, fair play, kindness, and integrity. The 500-word essay should describe how the applicant plans to honor the memory of Denise Martinez. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the terms for which the scholarship is paid. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. Preference may be given to students who are employees, employees’ children, or caddies of Martis Camp; or students who play golf on a golf team or as a pastime.

STEPPING STONE SCHOLARSHIP

Multi year scholarship for student meeting the following criteria: 1. First Generation College Student and/or a Student from an enlisted military family. 2. Demonstrated Need for College Funding 3. 3.2 GPA from HS (and would need to maintain in college) 4. Involved in extracurricular and community activities with leadership roles. 5. A written recommendation from a Teacher and Community Member/Clergy.