Scholarship created to honor long-time M-A college advisor Alice Kleeman

by Peggy Propp on October 9, 2015

She didn’t want a party. She wasn’t interested in recognition for the 6,000 students she advised as they navigated the college selection and application process. But Alice Kleeman, who retired in June after 20 years as Menlo-Atherton High School’s College Advisor, did agree that a scholarship could be created in her name.

To honor her positive impact on the community, the Alice Kleeman Scholarship Fund has been created. Each spring financial awards will be granted to outstanding M-A students, the kind of student Alice has worked hard to support throughout her career. The scholarship will award college-bound students with financial need who show drive, determination, and the deep desire to excel.

Simone Rick-Kennel, M-A’s Principal praised Alice: “Her devotion to the students was truly incredible, and making sure that every student could attend college regardless of his or her financial circumstances was her passion.“

Anyone who has benefitted or whose child has benefitted from Alice’s wise words is encouraged to contribute. Donations to this scholarship fund will support worthy students and help convey the community’s heartfelt appreciation for Ms. Kleeman’s profound impact on the M-A community.

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Photo of Alice in Pride Hall taken by Scott R. Kline (c) 2011

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