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    Anthony "Tony" Martin Memorial Scholarship Program

    Supporting the Next Generation of Tradespeople

    About the Anthony "Tony" Martin Memorial Scholarship

    A beloved friend to all who knew him, Tony was the lead carpentry foreman here 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 special member of our Care Free Homes, Inc. family. 


    Scholarship Application Requirements: 

    1. Must be a Graduating Senior from Greater New Bedford Vocational High School or Old Colony Regional Vocational High School who is immediately pursuing a career in carpentry post-graduation.
    2. Teacher-nominated student or student accepted into a construction trade certification program.
    3. Copy of High School Transcript
    4. Two Letters of Recommendation from Boss, Supervisor, Coach, and/or Teacher (one recommendation MUST be from a high school shop teacher)
    5. 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 trade, showcase any of your construction/carpentry projects and/or community work.
    6. Completed online application (scroll down for application)
    7.  All applicants eligible to interview with Care Free Homes, Inc. 

    Scholarship Application Timeline:

    1. Application opens on February 9, 2023
    2. Application closes on April 29, 2023

    Scholarship Award Details:

    1. This is a one time, $1,500 Award (divided)
    2. The scholarship funds will be divided: $500 gift certificate to Burns Power Tools to purchase tools and equipment, $500 to Carter’s Clothing to purchase work boots and work apparel, and an additional $500 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a training or trade certification program post graduation. Tuition check will be paid directly to the school. If the applicant is not seeking additional training or certifications, the scholarship award total will be $1,000.
    3. The recipient will be notified on or around May 15, 2023.

    Tony Martin Tribute Video

    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.

    Anthony “Tony” Martin Memorial Scholarship Application

    Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
    Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation. One recommendation from a shop teacher (mandatory) and a second recommendation from an academic teacher, guidance counselor, boss, supervisor, or high school coach. Applicants must also provide a copy of their high school transcript.
    Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
    Please introduce yourself! We would love to learn more about you in a 60-90 second video or an essay of 450 words or less. Please tell us why you want to pursue a career in the trades and what trade(s) interests you the most. You may also showcase your community work and/or trade-related projects! If you have trouble uploading your video, please send it directly to

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