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Jack Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mr. Rice

Jack Rice taught in the Bellmore Merrick Central High School District from 1971 until 2003. His tenure spanned three decades of ever changing American culture, but never ceased to inspire students to a passion for what is real and meaningful in life.

Jack Rice teaches student

Jack’s style was unorthodox, but authentic and relatable to his pupils even as he grew apart from them in age. In his classroom, he used music, film, and literature to convey his love of life and his care for the development of each individual student. Students learned, they understood, and they were moved by a person of indomitable spirit.

Within the pages of this site, you can learn a little more about Jack, find out how to apply for the scholarship, or help carry on Jack’s legacy through your financial support.


You can help extend Jack's legacy by donating to the scholarship fund now!
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Jack Rice in front of class

The Scholarship

The goal of the scholarship is to keep Jack’s legacy alive. The founders (see Beggars) and Jack’s wife Jeanine have a deep desire to promote the ideals he instilled in the hearts and minds of those he inspired in and out of his classroom.

Jack rice in hallway with student

At present, our mission is to award, at minimum, a $1000 scholarship annually to a graduating Mepham HS senior who intends to major in Education, Journalism, Theatre or the Humanities and who exhibits an admirable sense of social consciousness. As the fund grows and can sustain this goal in perpetuity, we may consider other worthy charitable endeavors in the same spirit of Jack Rice’s legacy.

(Watch the 2021 Award Video!)

You can help extend Jack's legacy by donating to the scholarship fund now!
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Jack rice gives the ok


Applications are available by e-mail request. If you would like to receive one, please send your request as indicated below.

Please email your request for an application to: apply@jackricemsf.org.

Make sure to put
"Scholarship Request Form"
in the subject line of your email.

Jack Rice at the Windows Grand Avenue Junior HS

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Jack rice the man

Pay it Forward…

You can help continue Jack’s legacy. Whether you had the pleasure of having Jack as a teacher or were acquainted with him in some other capacity, your recognition of Jack’s gift is probably what led you here. You now have the opportunity to pay it forward by contributing directly to the scholarship fund. Your donation is tax deductible and will help shape the next generation of young people.

Jack Rice at the Massapequa Perk

There are many ways you can help. We would love it if you would make a one time donation. You can use the link below to send us a direct payment through PayPal. You do not need to be a PayPal member or have a PayPal account to donate through PayPal.

If you would prefer to send us a check, please make your check payable to:

Jack Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 272
Massapequa, NY 11758

If you would like to do a little bit more, please consider a recurring donation. The scholarship is awarded annually, a modest recurring donation each month can help out greatly over time. Just fill out the PayPal form to indicate the amount you would like to contribute each month. You can cancel the process at any time.

Finally, consider adding the Jack Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund to your estate planning and establish an endowment. Your commitment will be listed in our registry and you will be recognized in all our publications as a perpetual donor.

Jack Rice Niagara

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    2021 $2000 Donors
  • David H Brendel
    2021 $1000 Donors
  • Michelle Fabbri-Schneider
  • Joseph Reimels
    2021 $500 Donors
  • Pamela Leibow
  • Larry Moreno
  • Dani Weinstein
  • Robert Lescoe
  • Michael Senken
    2021 Donors
  • Edmond & Laura Thompson
  • Barbara DeLeon
  • Jim and Suzanne Fox
  • Christine Poska
  • Patrice Monks
  • Mary Lambert
  • Dr. Patrick Marzano
  • Linda DeStefano
  • Catherine Caputo
  • Jerry & Regina Chesterton
  • Catherine McFadden
  • Meaghan Remsen
  • Katie Tylutki
  • Steven Silverstein
  • Wendy Blackman
  • Rebecca Roth
  • Mary Fuller
  • Jody Proct
  • Cindy Walkanowski
  • Lori Hiller
  • Donna LaStella
  • Alyse Berke
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  • Mario DiLeonardo
  • Charles Muller
  • Nuala Butler
  • Mario & Midge Tesoriero
  • Donna Bradshaw
  • Jessica Macleod
  • Carol Miller
  • Rose Polis
  • Matthew Ednie
  • Victoria Wissig
  • Laura Cutrone
  • Mary Magee
  • Catherine Borgia
  • Elizabeth Thompson
  • Ellen Hardy
  • Ronald Bianco
  • Mary Jo Rice
  • Shaylene Hoffman
  • James & Diane Crowe
  • Donna & Greg Salvage
  • Kat Mcauliffe
  • Jason Squitieri
  • Gayle Asch
  • Michael Litzner
  • Craig Dorfman
  • Andrea Munno
  • Debra Marciano
  • Maureen Stuart
  • Lynn Sullivan
  • Randi Lant
  • Michael LaBarbera
  • Susan Kropp
  • Linda Ball
  • Arthur T. McQuillan
  • Patricia I Small
  • Louise Lupo
  • Danniel Anthon
  • Jeffrey Karasik
  • Irene Wagner
  • Michael Maher
  • Andrew Christou
  • Meg & Alan Preller
  • Katherine Magee
  • Kevin Murray
  • Jeff Nicosia
  • Mary Ward
  • Joe Kollar
  • Peter Graber
  • Jennifer Egert, Ph.D.
  • Melissa Friedman
  • Kevin Minucci
  • Thomas Buchalski
  • Marc Merriweather
  • Lauren Kleinert
  • Ivan sayles
  • David Stavish
  • Michael Dolber
  • Eileen Kreit
  • Charles Kollar
  • Stacy Schoenbach
  • Eileen O'Sullivan
  • Caryn Kessler
  • Michael Como
  • John Cox
  • David Salzberg
  • Denise Pascalis
  • Lauren Brener
  • Cara Tuzzolino
  • Camillo & Barbara Licata
  • Joan Conforti
  • Nicholas & Claire Licata
  • Michael Bianco & Laura Dannhauser
  • Gregory & Veronica Penny
  • Kim Alduino
  • Jill Maggio
  • Pat McLaughlin
  • Ellie Voldstad
  • Amanda Ricken
  • Barbara Westhoff
  • Patricia Maher
  • Xavier Brogan
  • Magnolia Brogan
  • Mary Haltigan
  • Christopher and Tatum Brogan
  • Amanda Joseph
  • Pamela Bergin
  • Mary Jane Hardy
  • Nella Dawn Casalino
  • Alan N. Wechsler
  • Maureen Crowe
  • Jonathan Margulies
  • Michael Foreman
  • Matthew Abelson
  • Carolyn Kirwan
  • Teresa Pellegrino
  • Todd Whiton
  • Elizabeth MacLeod
  • Arthur Tug McQuillan
  • Charles Jainchill
  • Lynda Kaufman
  • Daniel Ratner
  • Carol Anderson
  • Natalie Massaro
  • Adam & Lynda Nislow
  • Michelle Stegman
  • Neil Brenner
  • Ellen Hardy
  • Dave Jemmott
  • Jim Burns
  • Michele Weber
  • Kathleen Paulis
  • Sara Rutledge
  • Christopher Lembo
  • Jim & Nancy McGee
  • Susan & Nancy Kropp

The Jack Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to carry on the legacy of Jack Rice. Jack Rice was a High School English Teacher. Jack Rice taught in the Bellmore Merrick Central High School District. Jack Rice taught from the 70's through the 2000's. Jack Rice taught English. In His classroom Jack Rice used music, film and more to keep his students engaged. jack rice loved nyc. Jack Rice visited Central Park. Jack Rice took trips to greenwich Village. Jack Rice loved literature and movies.