Wight Family Scholarship

The Wight Family Scholarship.

The Wight Family Scholarship will provide two $1,000 scholarships for Marina High School seniors who will attend an accredited two-year or four-year university in Fall, 2020.  Priority will be given to students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.

Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Student must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  2. Student must be a graduating senior, attending Marina High School (MaHS).

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 MaHS faculty or staff member.
  4. A one-page response to the question: “Tell us about your perseverance.  What obstacle have you faced and how have you or are you overcoming it?”

The application packet (including the application, transcript, letter of recommendation, and written response) must be submitted to Marina High School. You can download the application beginning in early 2022. You will be able to apply for four different Marina High School scholarships with this one common application.

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Justin Catiggay and Faletolu Atalima with Steve Emerson Katie Erlich, Zena Lababidi with Steve Emerson Julissa Gonzalez, Dalanna Nguyen, Bruno Salcido with Randy and Linda Wight and Neo

About Randy and Linda Wight

Commander Randy Wight, USN (Ret.)  and Linda Wight have lived in Marina for more than 20 years after moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1988. 

Education has always been a priority and value for both Randy and Linda.  Randy was a career naval officer who retired in 1995.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and earned two master’s degrees, one from the Naval Postgraduate School and one from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Linda graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Towson University in Baltimore, MD and earned a master’s degree from Chapman College in Orange, CA. 

Randy and his Canine Companions for Independence Service Dog, NIOSH (Neo, for short!), are regularly seen on the Marina High School campus where Randy tutors and supports students in the AVID program.  Linda worked in the field of higher education Human Resources for 30 years.  She joined the California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Office of Planning and Development in 1994 in Seaside and retired as CSUMB’s Associate Vice President of Human Resources in 2011. 

Randy and Linda have served on several local and regional boards.  They are members of the Northwest Regional Board of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), with the goal of reaching Monterey County residents with information about the certified assistance dogs that CCI provides for disabled adults, children, and veterans, free of charge.