The Award of Merit was established in 2017 by the CASA Board of Directors to honor Robyn Piro for outstanding volunteerism and leadership. The Award of Merit is for $500.00 to be used by a CASA of Merced County foster child for education and/or training beyond High School.
Must be a CASA of Merced County foster child assigned to an advocate.
· Possess (or will complete by the time the award money is disbursed) a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have a Merced County CASA advocate.
o A completed application form;
o A letter of reference from their CASA advocate;
o Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, or other responsible adults;
o A one-page written statement on “What are your educational or training goals and how do you plan to achieve them?”
· Participate in an in-person interview with RPAM representatives.
Completed applications must be submitted to the CASA office by 5:00 P.M. on April 15, 2021.