MRU Scholarship Program

MRU Scholarship Program

MRU is offering for the 6th consecutive year a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. There will be a minimum of two (2) $2500.00 scholarships provided in 2022. These are known as the Kathleen Kelley and Marie Ardito Scholarships.

The following are the 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, 2022.

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 or a two (2) or four-year (4) college.

Students will be required to submit a completed paper scholarship application and an official high school transcript

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

Scholarship applications will be available no sooner than January 1, 2022 from the MRU website: retireesunited.org or via e-mail: contact@retireesunited.org or by calling 781-365-0205.


Scholarship applications will be available no sooner than January 1, 2022 from the MRU website: retireesunited.org or via e-mail: contact@retireesunited.org or by calling 781-365-0205.


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 Program

Massachusetts Retirees United Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

Name of applicant_____________________________________________Applicant’s phone #____________________________

Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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E-mail address:__________________________________________________________________DOB___________________________

High School Attending__________________________________________________________________________________________

Name and telephone # of your guidance/college counselor

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Parents’/Guardians’ names and occupation

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Siblings: Names/ages/grade level ___________________________________________________________________________

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Name, address and telephone # of MRU Member

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Relationship to applicant________________________________________________________________________________________

School/college you plan to attend and its complete address

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Have you been accepted?_________________________________________________________________________________

Course of study you plan to pursue______________________________________________________________________

Have you been granted any scholarships?____________________________________________

If yes, please list below the sources and amounts

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

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

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 150 words.

Please write your essay on a separate piece of paper with your name at the top and attach it to this application.

Optional

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, 2022 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.

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Student Signature and Date

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Parent/Guardian Signature and Date

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MRU Member Signature and Date


Application also available at Google Doc link below:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wn2JGtmuZNEEw9aEJ_D3SIbzYqI5VuTskDwflcUmBrs/edit?usp=sharing