MRU Scholarship Program

Massachusetts Retirees United Scholarship Program

The Kathleen Kelley and Marie Ardito Scholarships

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2024


There will be a minimum of two (2) $2500.00 scholarships.




Eligibility Requirements


1.      Any applicant for the MRU scholarships shall be the son/daughter, nephew/niece, grandson/granddaughter, or grandnephew/grandniece, etc., of a dues-paying member in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the date of the application of May 1, 2024

2.      Applicants must be graduating high school seniors of that application year.

3.      Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s academic record, school activities, community service, employment records and an essay.

4.      Scholarships will be awarded only to first year school/college students.

5.      Applicants must be attending a one (1) year program, two (2) or four (4) year college/university.




Application Checklist


1.      Application completely filled out in black ink

2.      Official transcript from the high school

3.      Activity sheet from the student

4.      Employment record from the student

5.      Written essay



















Massachusetts Retirees United Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2024



Name of applicant_____________________________________________Applicant’s phone #____________________________






E-mail address: __________________________________________________________________DOB___________________________


High School Attending__________________________________________________________________________________________


Name and telephone # of your school counselor



Parents’/Guardians’ names and occupations


Siblings:    Names/ages/grade level ___________________________________________________________________________



Name, address and telephone # of MRU Member




Relationship to applicant________________________________________________________________________________________

School/college you plan to attend and its complete address



Have you been accepted? _________________________________________________________________________________

Course of study you plan to pursue______________________________________________________________________


Required Documents:


An official transcript from your high school.     

A separate sheet listing by grade, your 1) school, 2) community, and 3) volunteer activities during your high school career.

A separate sheet listing, by grade, employment during the school years and summers, as well as names of employers/supervisors and telephone #s.

An essay written on a separate piece of paper with your name at the top and attached to this application.


Essay Question


In a well-organized essay, describe the teacher who has had the biggest impact on you.  Use specific examples in your essay.  The suggested length for this essay is approximately 250 words.





You have the option to provide additional information about your circumstances that may be pertinent to this application.   Please attach a separate sheet to this application if you choose this option.


Completed applications along with all supportive documentation, must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2024 and mailed to the following address:  Massachusetts Retirees United, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 4015, Chelmsford, MA   01824-0615.


If awarded an MRU scholarship, the scholarship will be provided to the student for 2nd semester expenses only upon receipt of official copies of the 1st semester transcript and the 2nd semester tuition/fees/room and board bill from your school or college.


We certify that the information in this application is accurate to the best of our knowledge.



Student Signature and Date



Parent/Guardian Signature and Date



MRU Member Signature and Date