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 2021 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Tony Mora-Garcilazo


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2021 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Madeline Hopwood


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2021 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Jacqueline Garcia


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2021 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Carly Davis


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2021 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Karina Solis


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2020 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Nicole Heredia


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2020 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Octavio Diaz


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2020 Ambition Scholarship
Recipient Anaka Hudson


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2020 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Jayda Walsh


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2020 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Benito Gonzalez


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2019 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Drew Wingard


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2019 MCF Scholarship Recipient
Jacquelyn Campos-Araujo


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2019 Ambition Scholarship
Recipient Arturo Colmenares


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2018 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Sophia Curtis


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2018 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Jacob Inclan


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2018 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Mitzi Ayala


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2018 MCF Scholarship
Recipient Abraham Gonzales


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2017 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Amanda Rae (left) &
Board Member Ann Burchill


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2016 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Recipient Karina Nuñez (right) &
Board Member Kasey McJunkin





Scholarships
The MCF believes quality education is the best investment in life, for ourselves and for our children. The MCF offers numerous annual scholarships to support local students and Martis Camp Ambassadors in achieving their education goals. These scholarships are awarded by MCF Board members serving on the Scholarship Committee and include the Denise Martinez Scholarship, MCF Scholarships and Martis Camp Ambassador Scholarships for eligible Martis Camp employees and their children. Read on for more information about funding, awards, recent recipients and guidelines for applying.



MCF 2021 Scholarship Recipients
MCF is pleased to announce our 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Tony Mora-Garcilazo, $44,000 MCF “Committed” Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate studying engineering at USC. Tony was recognized for his community involvement in mentoring and tutoring, particularly with the Aim High organization.

Madeline Hopwood, $47,900 Stepping Stone Scholarship
North Tahoe High School graduate studying at UC Davis with an eye toward becoming an aeromedical Blackhawk trauma surgeon with the Army.

Jacqueline Garcia, $30,600 Stepping Stone Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate pursuing a career in health care at UCLA.

Carly Davis, $30,000 Changemaker Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate who has set her sights on a career as a nonprofit lawyer specializing in environmental justice.

Karina Solis, $30,000 Changemaker Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate attending Connecticut College for an eventual career in the medical field. In her scholarship application, Karina wrote about the need for equitable access to health care.

Stephanie Sarabia, $20,000 Ambition Scholarship
Distinguished herself from other applicants with her desire to help address the lack of housing in the Truckee area; she is studying at UC Riverside.

Alan Cardenas, $20,000 Ambition Scholarship
Studying engineering at USC; Alan stood out for his leadership qualities and his mentoring history.

Lola Tieslau, $20,000 Ambition Scholarship
Earned real life experience working with her dad and is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley.

Emma Purdy, $20,000 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate studying health and nutrition at Pepperdine University.

Whitney Wingard, $20,000 Denise Martinez Scholarship
Truckee High School graduate attending the University of New Hampshire.



Denise Martinez Scholarship
The Denise Martinez Scholarship honors the spirit of Martis Camp’s first head golf professional and provides assistance for deserving youth who will be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited school. The award is based on merit and need. The scholarship is awarded to students who embody Denise’s qualities – hard work, fair play, kindness and integrity.

Award & Funding
Paid annually for up to four years. If funds allow, $500-$1,000 awards may be made to individuals on an annual basis. Funds are raised primarily at The Martinez Member-Ambassador golf tournament. Additional funds may be raised from other activities held at Martis Camp.

Cycle
The committee meets annually in May to determine the recipient for the upcoming school year. Applications are screened by the Truckee Tahoe Community Scholarship Committee which recommends qualified students for MCF review.

Denise Martinez Scholarship Recipients
2020: Jayda Walsh, Benito Gonzalez
2019: Aidan Kane, Drew Wingard
2018: Sophia Curtis, Jacob Inclan
2017: Amanda Rae
2016: Karina Nuñez
2015: Phoebe Rogers
2014: Taylor Pugh
2013: Amanda Stewart
2012: Savannah Graham

Applicant Guidelines
  • Applicant must be a high school senior enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited school in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD).
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0,and plan on attending school in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicant’s family household income will be considered, and tax returns must be provided upon request.
  • Extra-curricular activities should be noted, and up to three letters of recommendations from teachers, coaches, employers, etc., will be considered.
  • Applicants must embody the ideals and qualities of Denise Martinez: hard work, fair play, kindness and integrity.
  • Preference may be given to students who are employees or caddies of Martis Camp, or whose parents are employees of Martis Camp. Preference may also be given to students who play golf on a team or as a pastime. (Preference will be considered after merit and need are assessed and weighed against other applicants.)



Martis Camp Foundation Scholarship
Martis Camp Foundation Scholarships are valued at $7,500-$15,000 annually for a total of $30,000-$60,000. They are awarded to local high school students based on academics, financial need, extracurricular activities and likelihood to make a difference in the world.

Award & Funding
$7,500-$15,000 annually for a total of $30,000-$60,000, provided by the Martis Camp Foundation.

Cycle
The committee meets annually in May to determine the recipient for the upcoming school year. Applications are screened by the Truckee Tahoe Community Scholarship Committee which recommends qualified students for MCF review.

Martis Camp Foundation Scholarship Recipients
2020: Nicole Heredia, Octavio Diaz
2019: Jacquelyn Campos-Araujo, Zach Larson, Jillian Ferre
2018: Mitzi Ayala, Abraham Gonzales

Martis Camp Foundation Scholarship Applicant Guidelines
  • Applicants must be a student from Truckee/North Tahoe high schools.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.6.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated leadership, be involved in the community and have extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicant’s family household income will be taken into consideration.
  • In addition to the personal essay already submitted, the applicant must provide an essay on how they think they can make a difference in the world.
  • The scholarship will depend upon the college/university attended. For a California State University (Chico, Sacramento, etc.) they will receive a $30,000 scholarship over four years ($7,500 per year). For a University of California (Cal, Davis, etc.) or one of the top 50 colleges/universities, as ranked by U. S. News and World Reports, they will receive up to $60,000 (not to exceed tuition, room & board) over four years ($15,000 per year).
  • Candidates must submit all financial offers previously received. Scholarships will be granted based upon overall financial aid already granted.
  • There is no obligation to award funds if suitable candidates are not found.



Ambition Scholarship
In 2019, MCF established the Ambition Scholarship, initiated by an anonymous donor with a passion to support foster children.

Award & Funding
$20,000 per scholarship, provided by the Martis Camp Foundation.

Cycle
The committee meets annually in May to determine the recipient for the upcoming school year. Applications are screened by the Truckee Tahoe Community Scholarship Committee which recommends qualified students for MCF review.

Ambition Scholarship Recipients
2020: Ilse Ruiz-Castro, Anaka Hudson, Jaquelyne Velazquez-Gutierrez, Chloe Schaecher
2019: Arturo Colmenares, Dillon Hudson, Brian Wolfe

Ambition Scholarship Applicant Guidelines
  • Applicants must be a student from Truckee/North Tahoe high schools.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.6.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated leadership, be involved in the community and have extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicant’s family household income will be taken into consideration.
  • In addition to the personal essay already submitted, the applicant must provide an essay on how they think they can make a difference in the world.
  • Candidates must submit all financial offers previously received. Scholarships will be granted based upon overall financial aid already granted.
  • There is no obligation to award funds if suitable candidates are not found.



Martis Camp Ambassador Scholarships
Martis Camp Ambassador Scholarships provide continuing education, trade school and college tuition assistance to eligible Martis Camp Ambassadors. In addition, they provide Pre-K through 12th grade tuition assistance and tutoring awards to eligible dependents of Ambassadors.

Scholarship Applications
You may download Ambassador scholarship applications here:

2022 MCF Ambassador Scholarship IntroSpanish Translation

2022 Ambassador Continuing Education & Tutoring AwardSpanish Translation

2022 Children of Ambassadors PreK-12th Grade ScholarshipSpanish Translation

2022 Children of Ambassadors College ScholarshipSpanish Translation

Funding
Provided by the Martis Camp Foundation.

Awards
Continuing Education & Tutoring: Up to $3,500 for Ambassadors and their children
PreK-12th Grade Tuition Assistance: Up to $5,000 per year for children of Ambassadors
College Tuition Assistance: Up to $5,000 per year for children of Ambassadors

Each Ambassador is limited to a lifetime maximum of $25,000 for scholarship awards.

Cycle
Applications and information are available to all Ambassadors throughout the calendar year. Applications are accepted quarterly with deadlines on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

Submitting an Application
Applications may be submitted in English or Spanish. Submit applications either by PDF to mcf@martiscamp.org or by hard copy to the Camp Concierge at the Camp Lodge, in a sealed envelope addressed to MCF Ambassador Scholarship Committee. Applicants are notified within one month of the deadline for the quarter in which they have applied.

2021 Ambassador Scholarship Recipients
Thanks to your generous support, we approved 12 Ambassador Scholarships in 2021 totaling $55,000!

Mike: tuition assistance for attendance at Truckee Meadows Community College
Abigail: tuition assistance for attendance at San Jose State University
Juan: tuition assistance for Penn State’s online Turfgrass Management Program
Devon: tuition assistance for attendance at California State University, Chico
Jaime: continuing education assistance for certification with the Community Association Institute
Kathy: school tuition assistance for her daughter
Mia: tuition assistance for attendance at San Jose State University
Ethan: tuition assistance for attendance at Sierra College
Justin: tuition assistance for attendance at Northwest Lineman College
Lidia: school tuition assistance for her daughter
Lynn: tuition assistance for both of her daughters to attend medical school
Nayeli: continuing education assistance to become an aesthetician at International Academy of Style

2020 Ambassador Scholarship Recipients
Thanks to your generous support, we approved 15 Ambassador Scholarships in 2020 totaling more than $55,000!

Catelyn: tuition assistance for attendance at University of Oregon
Lorraine: tuition assistance for her son at Discovery Preschool
Michele: tuition assistance for his son’s education as a personal trainer
Emry: continuing education assistance for personal trainer program
Abigail: continuing education assistance for SJSU
Kristen: continuing education assistance for UNR, studying Psychology
Mike: continuing education assistance in computer science at TMCC
Ariana: continuing education assistance for Nutrition program at Bauman College
Kelly: tuition assistance for her son at Discovery Preschool
Gail: continuing education assistance for studies as NATouch Practitioner
Lynn: tuition assistance for her daughters in medical school at UNR
Michelle: continuing education assistance for Physical Therapy Assistant Program courses at TMCC
Camille: continuing education assistance for nursing prerequisites at TMCC
Emily: continuing education assistance for nursing prerequisites at TMCC
Malenie: continuing education assistance for BA in Special Education at Western Governors University

2019 Ambassador Scholarship Recipients
Thanks to your generous support, we approved eight Ambassador Scholarships in 2019 totaling over $21,000!

Damarys: continuing education assistance to attend the Supervisory Management Program at UNR
Conor: tuition assistance for his son to attend pre-K at TEA
Aidan: tuition assistance to attend UC Berkeley
Lynn: tuition assistance for her daughter at UNR School of Medicine
Cheyenne: continuing education assistance to attend Colorado Mountain College
Sydney: tuition assistance for her daughter to attend Discovery Preschool
Malenie: continuing education assistance for BA in Special Education at Western Governors University
Kristin: continuing education assistance to attend Truckee Meadows Community College

Applicant Eligibility & Guidelines
  • Courses eligible for Martis Camp job-related educational assistance are not supported.
  • Ambassadors must have been employed by Martis Camp for at least one year and have worked a minimum of 700 hours as of the application deadline. Martis Camp Ambassadors include ambassadors who provide services for Martis Camp Club and Martis Camp Community Association.
  • We do not provide support for travel expenses, daycare, extracurricular activities, sports programs, etc.
  • Ambassadors earning more than a combined household annual gross income of $168,067 are not eligible. Annual gross income is defined as the total of all forms of gross income, prior to deductions, including pre-tax adjustments or deductions, contributions to retirement accounts or cafeteria plans, i.e., social security wages per W-2 form, and includes any self-employment or rental property income.
  • Awards are based on financial need (tuition costs, income, size of household or individual circumstances).
  • For 7th-12th grade students, academic standing, outstanding achievement and community service are also taken into consideration.
  • Candidates must be strongly committed and have in place a well thought-out educational vision (for their dependents if they are applying for funds for them) and complete their goals in a timely manner.
  • College scholarships are available to those who are not eligible for the Denise Martinez Scholarship.
Application Timeline & Process
  • Applications accepted quarterly by March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Applicants are notified within one month of the deadline for the quarter in which they applied.
  • The Scholarship Committee will thoroughly review all applications and make recommendations based on need, personal statement, and academic goals.
  • Applications for continuing education and tutoring under $1,000 will be considered throughout the year, if funds are available.
  • If an urgent need for a child’s tutoring or a continuing education course arises outside the normal, quarterly application deadlines, email mcf@martiscamp.org to inquire if an out-of-cycle application could be considered and explain why it is urgent.
  • For college scholarships students will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit a letter to the MCF Board at the end of each school year with description of the most incredible thing they learned that year, as well as the most difficult thing they have had to overcome. Proof of enrollment is also required.
  • Awards payable directly to educational institution upon receipt of official tuition statement. Awards do not cover after-school care, extracurricular activities, supplies or transportation costs.
For more information about Martis Camp Ambassador Scholarships, contact mcf@martiscamp.org.