Care Free Homes, Inc. will support the next generation of tradespeople with the Anthony “Tony” Martin Memorial Scholarship.
A beloved friend to all who knew him, Tony was the lead carpentry foreman at Care Free Homes for over 30 years. In February of 2022, our company was irrevocably changed with Tony’s heartbreaking and unexpected passing. We created the Anthony “Tony” Martin Memorial Scholarship to support our next generation of tradespeople and honor the life of a gifted craftsman, exceptional worker, and a special member of our Care Free Homes family.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be a Graduating Senior from Greater New Bedford Vocational High School or Old Colony Regional Vocational High School actively pursing a career in carpentry post-graduation.
- Teacher-Nominated Student or Student accepted into a Carpentry or Construction Trade Certification Program
- Copy of High School Transcript
- Two Letters of Recommendation from Boss, Supervisor, Coach, and/or Teacher (one recommendation MUST be from a high school shop teacher)
- Make a 60-90 second video or write a personal essay of 450 words or less to introduce yourself, explain why you want to pursue a career in the carpentry/construction trades, and showcase any of your construction or carpentry projects and/or community work.
- Completed online application
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TIMELINE:
- Application opens on February 9, 2022
- Application deadline is April 29, 2022
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DETAILS:
- This is a one time, $1,500 Award
- The scholarship funds will be distributed directly to the winner’s trade school or used to purchase tools unless the scholarship committee determines otherwise.
- The winner will be notified no later than May 9, 2022.
Tony had a great sense of humor but when it came to work – he gave 110% of himself everyday. He was a true professional driven by an outstanding work ethic, pride in craftsmanship, and an unrivaled dedication to quality and perfection. Although we miss him terribly, we have committed to keeping his memory alive through this scholarship. Meet Tony in his tribute video below.