MRU Initiates Scholarship Program

The MRU is providing a new benefit for members by offering a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors.  The two $2500.00 scholarships will be known as the Kathleen Kelley and Marie Ardito Scholarships.  The eligibility requirements are:

  1. Applicants for the MRU scholarships shall be the son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, or great grandson/granddaughter of a dues paying member in good standing for at least 1 year prior to the date of the application deadline of May 1, 2017.
  2. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior of that application year.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s academic record, financial need, school and community activity record, community service, employment record 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 (4) college.

Students will be required to submit a completed paper scholarship application, an official high school transcript and activity sheet and a required essay.

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, 2017 from the MRU website:  retireesunited.org or via e-mail:  mardito@retireesunited.org or by calling 781-365-0205.

Click here to download application and directions.