Joe and Pamela Ward Memorial RECAMFT Scholarship
The Joe and Pamela Ward Memorial RECAMFT Scholarship Program
To honor the legacy of Joe and Pam Ward, on November 12, 2021, the RECAMFT Board of Directors set up a Scholarship Committee, set aside $5250 for scholarships, and adopted a scholarship program. The scholarship program consists of:
Two (2) annual gifts of $1,000 with a free 1-year chapter membership to pre-licensed members of RECAMFT.
One (1) annual gift of $1,000 with a free 1-year chapter membership to a newly licensed member (up to three years post-licensure) of RECAMFT.
Five (5) annual gifts of CAMFT Membership dues reimbursement (up to $100) to pre-licensed RECAMFT members (you must provide a copy of your CAMFT dues receipt).
Annual budget: $3500
Initial funding goal: $10,500 (3 years of scholarships)
Application Criteria: Please provide the following:
Writing guidelines: 1-2 pages; 12-point font, double-spaced, 1" margins. Be sure your full name is on the documentsTo apply, email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 30th. Include in the subject line if you are applying for a Pre-Licensed or Newly-Licensed scholarship.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 Winners!
Joseph "Joe" and Pamela Ward
Joe and Pam Ward each served as RECAMFT's Administrative Consultant starting with Pam in Sept. 2012. She served until her death in Dec. 2016. Joe seamlessly took over after Pam until his death in Oct. 2021. It was thanks to Joe that RECAMFT began filming our presentations beginning in 2013 leading to a very healthy collection of videos over the years, and putting RECAMFT on the map as the only CAMFT chapter offering this unique service at the time.
Joe and Pam had three adopted children, two daughters, Jannea and Simone, and a son, Andrew. Pam ran an adoption agency, and avidly believed in helping children by adopting them to good homes. They have one grandson.
On Nov. 12, 2021 the RECAMFT Board of Directors voted to create a Scholarship Committee, and to provide 50% of the funds needed for the first three (3) years of this $3500/yr annual scholarship program. The Board authorized $5250 to be set aside to fund 50% of the scholarships for 3 years. The total initial funding goal is $10, 500.
The RECAMFT Board hopes our members will do the rest, raising the additional $5250 to complete our vision of the first three years of scholarships for our prelicensed and newly licensed members, and honoring the legacy of Joe and Pam Ward who gave so much to our chapter.
Here's the goal!!
"I think it is amazing you are considering setting up a scholarship program in my parents' honor. Our family would be honored. I know my parents would love for that to be a legacy they leave behind and to continue to empower and support others' growth." -- Andrew Ward*
Members Fundraising Goal: $5,250
RECAMFT is honoring Joe and Pam Ward and their three adopted children by creating a memorial scholarship and grant program. There is one scholarship honoring each child, and ten grants. The initial fundraising goal to support this memorial program is $10,500 (3 years of scholarships at $3500/year).
In 2021, the RECAMFT Board voted to support this initiative by providing a starting grant of $5,250 (50% of the target $10,500). We hope our membership will honor this noble cause through donations to make up the remaining 50%, to allow us to keep the scholarship going for 3 years.
Through generous member donations in 2021 and 2022, the 2022 Scholarships were fully funded. We are now looking to bridge the gap to get 2023 funded.
DONATION FORM HERE (below)
* Email to Laura Strom, RECAMFT's Acting President, October 17, 2021. Andrew is Joe and Pam Ward's son.