Jan and Joe Matisco Student Athlete Scholarship-2021


This scholarship is available for John F. Kennedy High School students only.

(A One Year Scholarship for $1,000.00)


Jan Matisco worked at JFK from 1972 until she retired in June of 2009. During these four decades, she and her husband, Joe Matisco, touched the lives of many students at Kennedy. They spent countless hours dedicating their time to Kennedy and our athletes. Former staff and alumni have come together to honor Jan and Joe by creating the Jan and Joe Matisco Student Athlete Scholarship. Each year, a Kennedy Senior who exhibits dedication to their academics and athletics will be awarded a scholarship in the Matisco’s name.

You must be a graduating senior, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a student athlete, and be enrolled in college for the Fall of 2021 to apply. Please submit only one application. Include the following items in your application:

  • A single page, typed letter about yourself. Please include how being a student athlete at Kennedy has prepared you for college
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter from a current teacher of your choice and one letter from a current Kennedy High School coach
  • A current transcript


Applications must be received no later than, Friday, May 14, 2021.  For questions please call 916-643-9293 or email scholarships@scusd.edu.