Burke Madden True Grit Memorial

Scholarship Information & Requirements

Minimum GPA


Scholarship Amount

1 @ $ 1,000

Financial Need



Eligible School / Area

Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School 8th grade student

Other Criteria

Minimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.8

Financial Need: None Given

Post Secondary Type of School: 4 Year University, Community College or Vocational School

Specific Requirements for Applying: Strong leadership skills, resilience, perseverance, concern/care for others, desire to make school/community a better place, interest in politics/government, debate

Attendance Requirement: Full-Time Student

Required Participation in School Activities: Yes

Required Participation in Community Activities: Not Required

Additional Qualifications:  Student chosen by staff at Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School and given when student graduates from high school

Required Letters of Recommendation: None

The Adreani Family Scholarship Owner

Scholarship owner: Rachelle Fochetti & Erik Madden

Burke served on leadership for one term at Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School.  He came up with the vision to create a website for virtual clubs on campus and established a task force to ensure that students could join clubs virtually.  He was a member of the Piranhas swim team for 6 years.  He played CYBL basketball for 3 years.  He played baseball for Laguna Youth Baseball for 4 seasons when he was younger.  He made the track and field team at Elizabeth Pinkerton in spring of 2020, but did not get to play due to COVID.  Unfortunately Burke left us much too young on October 17, 2020.

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