Desdemona Martinez Memorial Scholarship

Mona Martin: Past President

The Desdemona Martinez  Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:  February 1st


Desdemona Martinez, Past President


  1. Must be a female, 18 years of age or older
  2. Must intend to major in an education related field.
  3. Must be a high school senior or a community college first year student.
  4. Must be enrolled in or have applied to a community college.
  5. Must demonstrate significant involvement in community service/volunteerism/tutoring activities.
  6. Must have a disability and/or career plans that involve working with students with disabilities.
  7. Must complete the application in full, including a 500 word essay.
  8. Must live in Modesto or attend school in Modesto.
  9. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
  10. Must provide 2 references, including letters of recommendation.  One reference must be from a school counselor or teacher and the other from a representative of a volunteer organization.

For information: email Ruth Anne Bright at