The Thelma K. McAuliffe-Spicer Memorial Unified Student Assistance (USA) scholarship has been established at JCC by her son, Lance S. Spicer, current chairman of JCC’s board of trustees.
Spicer created the scholarship in memory of his mother to support the total cost of attendance at JCC for students who meet JCC's USA Scholarship program criteria and are majoring in childhood education, early childhood education, or adolescence education.
The USA scholarship program covers full resident tuition for full-time, first time students at JCC who graduate in the top 20th percentile from a high school within JCC’s service area. USA scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at JCC. Since being established in 1979, the USA scholarship program has provided approximately $6 million to over 3,000 students at JCC.