The Jack Stewart College Scholarship is for High School Graduates Residing in Marina.
This scholarship awards two $1,500 scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors residing in the City of Marina and who are seeking a degree in Veterinary or Health Sciences.
Each scholarship is granted to qualified High School seniors based on verification of school enrollment. Extra consideration is given to students with community and/or ROTC service.
Student must have a minimum 2.8 grade point average (GPA).
Student must be a Marina resident and graduating senior attending any area High School.
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary or health sciences.
Extra consideration will be given to students with community and/or ROTC service.
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 the student’s High School
4) A one-page response to the question: "What does America’s democracy mean to me?" Essays should be typewritten and should include a heading that contains the applicant's name, address, and telephone number.
The application packet (including transcripts, letter of recommendation, and essay) must be submitted by the end of April every year to The Marina Foundation (PO Box 324, Marina, CA 93933) to allow us enough time to make our decisions and to notify the recipients prior to graduation.
|Leanne Bagood, Meghan Smith and Thu Vo with Jack Stewart.|
|Lauren Rodriguez - Santa Catalina School||Katrina Sierra - Trinity Christian||Alan Sani - Marina High School|
|Summer Maras - Marina High School||Chloe Estes - Monterey High School|
About Jack Stewart
Jack Stewart is a man who has dedicated his entire life to serving his nation, his community and his comrades. He retired from the US Army in 1975 after more than twenty years of service including two tours of Vietnam. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Purple Heart.
After leaving the Army, Jack became involved with the Disabled American Veterans. He served as the longtime President of the Retired Enlisted Association, The United Veterans Council, where he continues to serve as Judge Advocate, and the American Legion, Post 694.
In 1983 Jack was hired by Monterey County to serve as the Veterans Service Officer. He held this position until 2003. Along the way he helped hundreds, if not thousands of veterans receive the benefits they earned. As the Veterans Service Officer, Jack was tasked by the Board of Supervisors to “get the veterans cemetery built” on the former Ft. Ord.
He served on the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) Committee charged with finding an appropriate location for the cemetery, finally settling on the Parker Flats location. Jack worked with the Cities of Monterey and Seaside, and the County to get an agreement signed in 1997. Jack was a founding member of the Veterans Cemetery Ad Hoc Committee, which evolved into the current Cemetery Advisory Committee.
After years of work and thousands of hours of meetings, the State of California, the Federal Government, and local contributors, all came forth with the funding necessary to finally make the dream of a Veterans Cemetery in Ft. Ord a reality.
This most stalwart, dedicated and vocal advocate is still working to see the Cemetery built. For his twenty plus years of dedication and service to the Marina community, The Marina Foundation recognized Jack Stewart as the 2013 Marina Man of the Year.