Marvin Massenburg, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Application Guidelines

Purpose

To promote continuing education by awarding scholarships for any course of study. However, priority may be given to a student who is pursuing a career in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or a Technology related field and/or has played on the Prince George High School Band. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, good citizenship, financial need and a commitment to the community through volunteer service. Institutions may include technical colleges, community colleges, and four-year colleges/universities.

Background

“Marvin, Jr., or MJ as everyone called him, always lit up a room whenever he walked in”, said his dad, Marvin, Sr. “He was just one of those kids that everyone liked to be around, always positive and ready to help anyone in need”, said his mom Sharon.

MJ’s parents tell stories of his compassion for other people; and how his own struggle with weight in his early teen years made him empathize with persons who may be dealing with weight issues. He had a gentle spirit, which is probably why he decided to give up football to devote more time to band. Everyone in the band was very close, like family and MJ loved being part of it. He played tuba and his fellow musicians at Prince George High School feel like they have lost a family member.

MJ was a senior at Prince George High School and was only weeks away from his eighteenth birthday. He was a straight A student that dreamed of attending the University of Virginia and becoming an engineer like his aunt. Knowing the kind of young man MJ was and considering his academic record, I feel confident that he would have been an excellent candidate for one of John Randolph Foundation’s scholarships.

Family, Friends and the Prince George Community wish to honor Marvin Jr.’s memory by creating this scholarship in order to assist other special young people like him to reach their educational goals.

Policy

This $1,000 scholarship will be available for seniors or graduates of Prince George High School with priority given to a student who 1). will pursue a career in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or a Technology related field, 2). and/or has played on the Prince George High School Band. Students may continue to reapply for this scholarship as they continue through their educational experience. However, receipt of this scholarship does not guarantee future awards. Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply; however, foundation trustees, other foundation employees and their immediate families (parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, and anyone claimed as a dependent for tax purposes) are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Applicants Must

  1. Express an interest in attending college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student (at least 6 hours per semester);
  2. Pursue a career in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or a Technology related field and/or has played on the Prince George High School Band.
  3. Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application” online;
  4. Mail or hand-deliver the “attachments” requested on the application (these attachments cannot be submitted online);
  5. Demonstrate financial need;
  6. Demonstrate commitment to the community through Extra-Curricular Activities and Volunteer Service; and
  7. Must have a G.P.A of 3.0 or better.

Procedure

The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be paid directly to the school for current year tuition, fees, books purchased through the institution attended, and on-campus dormitory and meal plan expenses. The scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and announce awards each spring. The committee will also review and revise the scholarship policy and criteria as necessary.

The application may be submitted online at johnrandolphfoundation.org.

The deadlines are as follows:

Failure to provide any of the above information or documentation by the deadline will disqualify an applicant from consideration for the Marvin Massenburg, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Committee reserves the right to interview applicants in the final stages of selection.

The decision of the scholarship committee in all matters regarding scholarships is final. Canvassing a scholarship benefactor, any John Randolph Foundation trustee or employee shall result in immediate disqualification. Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds, meeting the criteria as outlined in the guidelines of the individual scholarship program and contingent upon acceptance and enrollment in an approved program.

John Randolph Foundation respects the privacy of scholarship applicants. Any personal or financial information will be used for the purpose of assessing the scholarship application and will be made available solely to the Foundation's staff and scholarship selection committee. We make every effort to maintain your confidentiality.

John Randolph Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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