ENDOWMENTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Marietta Schools Foundation has paid out over $2,000,000.00 from scholarships and endowments through our ever expanding commitment to promoting educational achievement and excellence, as evidenced by our Marietta City Schools and alumni accomplishments. Scholarships funded through the Marietta Schools Foundation are listed below.
Please visit the links below to view and apply for the following available Marietta Schools Foundation scholarships.
The scholarship submission window for the 2023-2024 school year will open January 3rd and close March 1st.
Awarded to MHS graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing or other areas of the medical profession. Recipient must possess strong academics, leadership, and community service.
Awarded to MHS graduate who intends to pursue a career in some aspect of the legal field. Recipients shall be bright, compassionate, wholesome, respectful, courteous, unselfish, family oriented and focused.
ALEXIS GRUBBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ADVANCED EDUCATION
Awarded to a previous Alexis Grubbs Memorial Scholarship recipient attending post graduate studies in the field of law.
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Awarded to MHS graduate who best exemplify the spirit of “Be Somebody”. Characteristics sought will be leadership, scholastic promise, and financial need.
Awarded to graduating senior who has worked 2 years in the MHS Sports Medicine Program and plans to pursue a career in healthcare.
CHERYL LOVE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
First awarded in 2011, this scholarship is awarded to a four-year student at Marietta High School committed to becoming an educator.
COACH JAMES “FRIDAY” RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a student submitting an application that embodies the principles of a life guided by the “BE SOMEBODY” Coach Friday mantra.
Awarded to a MHS graduating golf team member of good moral character. In the absence of a golf team applicant, the committee may choose another MHS athlete.
Awarded to a graduating senior completing an essay reflecting “How #DoYouCU making a difference?”
Awarded to a Marietta High School senior student on a Culinary Arts post-graduate pathway with good moral character and a variety of
Awarded annually to a Marietta High School senior student who has demonstrated high academic success, intellectual curiosity, strong sense of community service with preference given to International Baccalaureate Diploma students or IB Career Certificate students who might have a financial need.
THE FRIENDS OF BRUMBY HALL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a MHS senior interested in studying political science, history, government, business, or education.
Jim Mills, Class of 1960, varsity football letterman, was one of Marietta’s most devoted and loyal fans. He and his wife, Mary (class of 1949), epitomized the “true blue” spirit. The James and Mary Mills Scholarship will be awarded every spring to a Marietta senior that best exemplifies the qualities of loyalty, service and True Blue spirit.
The Kylie Erica Yeager scholarship is awarded to a deserving Marietta High School senior who possess those qualities that Kylie possessed in her too short life.
Kylie embraced others for who they were and accepted all without judgement and with compassion. She was a friend and confidant to all she met, often helping others with difficult problems and decisions. She embraced life and its challenges. She was always smiling and described as a shining light walking down the high school hallways.
Kylie spent her life volunteering and working toward her chosen career as a nurse. She was a founding member of the Marietta orchestra, GYSO member, athlete, dancer, member of the color guard as well as may other organizations.
Kylie will always be remembered as “Smiley Kylie” and for her love of Stitch. Her motto was Ohana- Family-no one gets left behind or forgotten
The Live Like Liv Scholarship fund honors and celebrates the life of Liv Teverino, MHS Class of 2025.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to one deserving MHS graduate who will be attending a four year college or university. Recipient qualifications will be forthcoming.
MIA RYANNE BARCARSE SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the Mia Ryanne Barcarse Scholarship fund is to create a scholarship to be awarded to a Marietta High School Senior who embodies Ryanne’s kindness, compassion, creativity, and an ambitious nature to make a mark in the world.
Ryanne was a Freshman in the Class of 2024 at Marietta High School when she unexpectedly passed away January 7, 2021.
Ryanne was a shy, quiet, but incredibly artistic young lady. She played the violin, performed in Winter Guard, danced, sang, volunteered, baked, hand-crafted items, adored her animals and could illustrate and paint in all sorts of medium. These activities were telling of her contributions, interests, skills and attributes.
The Mia Ryanne Barcarse Memorial Scholarship honors her life by recognizing a Marietta High School senior with an interest to pursue a career in the arts and an innate desire to make the world a better place by utilizing his/her talents.
The Michelle Cooper Kelly (MCK) Scholarship honors a Marietta High School senior who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and impact in their school and community. MCK youth leadership scholarship is awarded annually to a Marietta High School senior who motivates and lead others in and out of the classroom
Former Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly served 8 years on the Marietta City Council as Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem’. Michelle Cooper Kelly have lived in the City of Marietta for over 27 years with her husband and three kids who attended and graduated from Marietta High School.
Michelle’s volunteerism started in the Marietta School system advocating for kids and their education. Michelle served in many capacities, from PTSA President, PTSA Vice-President, School Council, and School Governance Board member.
A native of North Carolina, Michelle graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Columbia Southern University. Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following requirements:
- Graduating Senior accepted to an accredited College.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (weighted)
- Letter from non-profit organization demonstrating community service and leadership – 20 hours minimum
Awarded to a student for Vocational Education support at Chattahoochee Technical College
Awarded to MHS graduate and/or any member of First Presbyterian Church or its Youth Groups. Criteria for selection include essay, church activities, good moral character, variety of interests, high SAT score.
Vaughn Fletcher was a freshman at Marietta High School when he unexpectedly passed away while playing with his friends during his favorite Boy Scout overnight gathering.
Vaughn was born with heart defects, and throughout his life had several surgeries and procedures that he faced with great bravery and even humor. He had successfully recovered from the latest heart surgery, which was to be the last one for many years, so his passing was a tremendous shock to everyone.
Vaughn was a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 144 and lived all 12 points of the Scout Law in his everyday life. He also participated in numerous activities with Marietta City Schools, from Reading Bowl to chess club; most notably, he had a beautiful voice and was in the advanced chorus at every grade level. He also played piano and guitar.
Hawaiian shirts were a regular part of his family’s attire from the time Vaughn was little, as seen in his school pictures and on other special occasions. At an annual checkup with his cardiologist when he was 13, the doctor told Vaughn his heart looked good and the next surgery still wasn’t needed. Vaughn surprised his parents by asking the doctor if that meant he could go to Hawaii! The doctor said there was no reason not to, and that summer the family went on vacation to Oahu and the Big Island. Vaughn truly embraced the Hawaiian spirit: love, peace, and compassion that extend warmth in caring with no expectation to receive anything in return. It’s something you experience, your interaction with life, your passion, your joy; it’s a life force inside you. Aloha is engaging in acts of kindness, sharing the exuberance that is within you, and spreading that spirit to those around you. This was Vaughn.
While his physical heart may not have been perfect, his heart was filled with caring and joyfulness. Vaughn was always looking for ways to make everyone laugh or at least smile. (At times, apparently, his rubber chicken was an artful partner in that.) Vaughn was acutely aware of others in need and gave emotional support to those around him. He let people know he believed in them even when they didn't believe in themselves. Vaughn didn't get the chance to live a long life, but he made the most of his time here with us. He was smart, he was talented, he was funny. But the caring in his heart for others will always be what touched us most.
This scholarship fund was established by the Fletcher family in memory of Vaughn, the youngest son of Clint and Margaret, and younger brother of Austin as well as his sister and brother in Texas, Courtney and Cameron. The family is grateful to the Marietta Schools Foundation for their ongoing role in establishing, managing, and awarding this $1000, non-renewable scholarship each year to one college-bound Marietta High School senior who embodies the qualities Vaughn so freely displayed: joyfulness, caring, and lifting up others.
The Fletcher family’s desire is for the Vaughn Jobim Fletcher Memorial Scholarship to assist in the college education of a student from Marietta High School who will inspire Vaughn’s spirit of aloha in the world.