The Sandra Marshall Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Sandra Marshall who died from COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. This scholarship is developed to honor her life of service and her values of kindness, acceptance, and love.
Mrs. Marshall spent her life teaching and helping youth improve, elevate, and see themselves for the best they can be. She retired after ___ years at Jefferson County Public School System as a teacher and counselor. Within her lifetime she made a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Whether a student, family member, or even a stranger, Mrs. Marshall showed kindness and acceptance to everyone she encountered. She brought warmth and joy into every room she was in and she always found a way to give to others even when she had little left over for herself.
The values of selflessness and community servitude are values that demonstrate good citizenship and love for others. These values are needed within our schools and communities now more than ever. Muhammad Ali said, “Service is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Each year a $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to two promising female African American high school seniors who exude the values of Mrs. Marshall - servitude, kindness, and acceptance of others. A priority is given for students pursuing a career in teaching and social work with students that have experienced adversity.
To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must be graduating in 2021 from any public, private or parochial school. Well-rounded high school seniors who demonstrate a significant commitment of volunteer service are encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to submit an essay demonstrating their passion for working with students, helping others, and carrying on the legacy of Mrs. Marshall. Scholarship recipients are expected to use their resources wisely and uphold a high standard of conduct.
How to Apply:
The Sandra Marshall Memorial Scholarship is maintained and administered by the Stress & Trauma Treatment Center, Inc. All applicants must complete the online below. Deadline for filing the electronic application is March 31, 2021.
Each application will be reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee. Selection will be based on a student’s commitment to helping youth, serving their community, and living a life of servitude consistent with Mrs. Marshall’s legacy. Preference will be given to Mrs. Marshall’s descendants and students committed to attending Mrs. Marshall’s alma mater – University of Louisville. Finalists may be contacted for an interview. Students will be notified by email of any scholarship award or denial on or before May 1, 2021.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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