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Woodbury, Connecticut

Robert Blake and Marcella Frances Jackson Scholarship

Established July 12, 2017

Bob and Marcy have lived in Woodbury since 1970.  Bob received a B.A. degree in Psychology from Amherst College and an M.S. degree in Library Science from Columbia University.  He headed the Adult Division of the East Orange Public Library and coordinated all Adult Services in the community after which he began writing full-time at home in Woodbury.  He authored and illustrated with his photographs 40 nonfiction biographies for boys aged 8-12 about baseball, football, soccer, hockey, golf, cycling and automobile racing heroes.

Marcy received a B.A. degree in French from San Francisco State University after studies at Rosary College (now Dominican University) and its Junior Year Abroad Program in Switzerland. She received her M.A. degree in French from Middlebury College after studies in Paris.  She received a Sixth-Year Degree designation in French at an NDEA Institute in France and advanced studies at Middlebury College.  She minored in Spanish through course work at Yale University.  She taught French at Wilton High School and was an Instructional Leader there for ten years.

Bob served on the Woodbury Library Board and Marcy has been a member of the Women’s Club of Woodbury and the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.  They have loved living in Woodbury and wanted to create this fund to be remembered as having been a part of a beautiful community.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.