The McGinity Scholarship awards $1,000 to a TTUSD student continuing education in the healthcare field.
McGinity Scholarship

Excellence in Education offers the McGinity Scholarship to a TTUSD senior continuing their education in the healthcare field.  The scholarship is offered annually through the Tahoe Truckee Community Scholarship Portal. The application portal opens in January and closes at the end of March. 

About the McGinity Scholarship

In the late 1990s, the Excellence in Education Foundation built and sold a house in the Northstar community. The proceeds from the sale of the house were used to grow the Foundation’s endowment fund. The “Endowment House'' was constructed mainly from community contributions, including numerous donated hours from General Contractor Joe McGinity. In appreciation for his work, the Excellence in Education board established the McGinity Fund in honor of Shelley and Joe’s son, Sean McGinity.

Sean graduated from Truckee High School in 1986 and received a Bachelor of Science from UC Davis. He was striving to attend medical school when he tragically died in a car accident. In honor of Sean’s ambition and the McGinity’s contribution to Excellence in Education, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a TTUSD graduating student who is continuing their education in the field of healthcare. 


  • Leila Busch, Truckee High School - 2021
  • Juan Camacho-Morales, North Tahoe High School - 2022