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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Awarded to a student for Vocational Education support at Chattahoochee Technical College
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 graduating senior completing an essay reflecting “How #DoYouCU making a difference?”
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.
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 graduating senior who has worked 2 years in the MHS Sports Medicine Program and plans to pursue a career in healthcare.
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 CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a Marietta High School senior student on a Culinary Arts post-graduate pathway with good moral character and a variety of
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.