Livermore Scholarship

The Don Livermore Scholarship for Marina High School.

This scholarship was the first program to be authorized by The Marina Foundation. Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded annually to qualified seniors attending Marina High School, and is based on verification of school enrollment. Community Service is given extra consideration in awarding these scholarships.

Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Student must have a minimum 2.8 grade point average (GPA).
  2. Student must be a graduating senior attending Marina High School (MHS).

Community Service will be given extra consideration in awarding these scholarships.

Application Requirements:

  1. a completed application.
  2. an official copy of the student's transcripts showing the GPA.
  3. at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member at MHS.
  4. a one-page response to the question: "How has what you've done so far prepared you to achieve your goals?" Essays should be typewritten and should include a heading that contains the applicant's name, address, and telephone number.

The application packet (including the transcripts, letter of recommendation, and essay) must be submitted to the Counseling Office at Marina High School by the end of April every year to allow us enough time to make our decisions and notify the recipients prior to graduation.

Photos of the Recipients of the Don Livermore Scholarship with Don Livermore* at the Marina High School Awards Presentation (*Exception: with Steve Emerson in 2014, 2017 and 2019).


2018 2017

Kateleen Alcantara, Deandra Diamsay

Deomarielu Galvez, Alicia Lute Andrea Singley, Yanavette Rivera



2015 2014

Harry Tjahja, Alan Sani

Brighton Kirk, Hoa Nguyen

Sarah Hohmann, Natalie Howell

DL Scholarship 2014 - edited

DL Scholarship Winners - 2013
2013 2012


Stephanie Marcos, Molly Krost

Leslee Nguyen, Cody Kievlan

Cindy Ruiz, Samantha Penko
Don Livermore Scholarship 2012 Don Livermore Scholarship 2011 DL Scholarship Winners - 2010


About Donald R. Livermore

Don Livermore was a Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) educator for 38 years, spending the majority of those years in Marina.  He taught all grades K-6, was a Library Media Specialist K-8, and was the first administrator to open the new, highly anticipated Marina High School. 

Upon retirement his friends and the Marina Community set up a scholarship in his name for graduating students from Marina High School.  The Don Livermore Scholarship for Marina High School was the first program to be authorized by The Marina Foundation more than 6 years ago.  The Foundation serves the Marina community in a variety of ways, through scholarships, community projects, and nutrition programs, to name a few.

Don’s positive can do attitude, dedication to the success of his students, and community involvement are the foundation for these scholarships.  With these characteristics in mind The Marina Foundation takes great pleasure in awarding two $1,500 Don Livermore Scholarships to Marina High School graduating seniors.

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