For Our Graduates

Maryann Minkler Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alma Heights is indebted to Mr. Dan Minkler, retired sea captain and long-time resident of Pacifica, for establishing a living trust in his wife’s memory to provide scholarships for worthy high school graduates, in order to assist them in achieving higher education. Annual awards will be granted from interest income generated by the fund.

Scholarship Committee: the Administration of Alma Heights will annually appoint a committee to review scholarship applications, conduct interviews, and award scholarships. This committee will include the school administrator, a teacher, a parent, and a respected member of the community not directly involved in Alma Heights as an employee or parent. Committee members with any family relationship to potential recipients of scholarships will not participate in reviewing those applicants’ applications and interviews. The school administrator will be responsible to maintain the fund, inform the committee about available funds each year, and direct investment and disbursements from the fund.

Scholarship Criteria:

Need—applicants will submit information regarding educational costs and ability to cover those costs.

Student Leadership and Service—applicants will submit a report and faculty recommendation relating to their leadership and service at school.

Community Service—applicants will submit a report and a recommendation relating to service in the larger community.

Academic Standing—applicants’ GPA and academic course load will be considered.

Educational and Ministry Goals—applicants will be interviewed to review their goals for continuing education and the ways they serve and expect to serve as a result of that education.

Application Procedure

URGENT: The following application and related documents (transcripts, SAR or financial status report, and recommendation letters) must be completed and returned by June 1 to Alma Heights, attention Maryann Minkler Scholarship Committee. The scholarship committee will review applications during June.

You can obtain the application here.