The Mendocino County Youth Project, through its private non-profit arm Mendocino Family and Youth Services, is pleased to announce the 2015 Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship applications. Six individual $500 scholarships are given in recognition of a student’s personal journey and achievement towards taking steps into adulthood. Preference is given to seniors who have faced significant challenges in their high school career and in their personal life. In 2014 scholarship awardees attended schools in Ukiah, Covelo, Fort Bragg and Mendocino.
Jim Levine began his nearly 40 year relationship with Mendocino County Youth Project (MCYP) in 1974, when he joined the fledging MCYP and went on to become its director. His interest in youth came from his innate kindness coupled with a deep understanding of what can make a difference in a child’s life. Mendocino Family and Youth Services chose to honor Jim when he passed away in January 2013 by establishing these scholarships in his honor. An eligible graduating senior at any high school in Mendocino County planning on attending college or vocational school may apply.
Students interested in learning more about the Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship can obtain application packets from: 1) their high school counseling departments; or 2) by calling MFYS/MCYP at 707-463-4915. The application deadline is April 13, 2015.
Individuals and organizations wishing to make a contribution to the Jim Levine Legacy Scholarship Fund may donate online at gofundme.com/np6c7c or send their tax-deductible check to: Mendocino Family and Youth Services (MFYS), 776 S. State Street, Suite 107, Ukiah, CA, 95842. Non-profit Tax ID number 94-2882841.