April 2014 Newsletter
Happy Spring!
Spring has sprung and we, the Board of Directors of the Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund, are looking forward to another successful season.  This past year has been a very productive one for us.  We established a Youth Sports Grant Program, increased scholarship giving, and made plans for our annual fundraiser, the Michael E. McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament.  What a tribute to Mike!
Youth Sports Grant
We are happy to announce that the Youth Sports Grant Program, developed to support youth participation in an active lifestyle, is off to a great start.  Grants are awarded quarterly corresponding with seasonal sports activities. Our first grants were given in the fall of 2013 and since then we have awarded $4,500.00 to support a variety of different community youth activities including football, flag football, karate, cheerleading, basketball, swim team, sports camp, little league, therapeutic horseback riding and more.   We thank those who have applied, congratulate those who have received the grants, and encourage you to spread the word about our summer grant opportunity. The upcoming deadline for applications is July 1, 2014.  Applications can be submitted via our online form.
2014 Scholarships
Spring is scholarship season! The Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund will award two scholarships to seniors at both Middletown and Tiverton High Schools at awards ceremonies later on this spring.  The first award at each school is $2,000 and the second is $1,000.  We would like to remind Middletown and Tiverton High School seniors that the deadline for completion for the 2014 Michael E. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship is FRIDAY April 18th.  Scholarship applications are available for download on the web site.   In addition to the high school scholarships a $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving  Stonehill College junior.  We are pleased to announce that, as of this June, we will have awarded $52,500 in scholarships and grants to deserving young people.
10th Annual Golf Tournament
Polish your clubs, clean your spikes and mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Michael E. McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, July 11th at the Green Valley Country Club.  The golf tournament is not only our annual fundraiser but it is our signature yearly event.  The golf, dinner, silent auction and raffle bring together a magnificent group of people.  It is truly more than a golf tournament; it is a day of reunion and celebration.  Hope to see you there!  Details of this year’s tournament will be posted soon on the website.
September 10, 2014 will mark the 10th Anniversary of Mike's death. This is a bittersweet time, as he is missed more than words can express!  The Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund and the Golf Tournament have risen to heights that we never would have anticipated when we first met about nine and a half years ago. The Board of Directors wishes to thank all those who have helped, either with a monetary donation or through volunteerism. We know Mike is up there watching and cheering and is probably as excited as we are! We encourage and welcome donations at any time, either through our website or by check to our PO box.

Many thanks to all of you!

The Board of Directors
Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund
To make a donation, please feel free to send a check to:

The Michael E. McCarthy Scholarship Fund
PO Box 665
Newport, RI 02840

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