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Marilyn Martin Memorial Scholarship



up to $300 per semester



First Friday in June



GPA 3.0
PREREQUISITE Be a student with a disability as defined by the ADA, Completed one semester at Richland College, filed a degree plan declaring their intent to pursue the transfer Associate’s degree.
ESSAY See full requirements
COLLEGE Richland College



The Marilyn Martin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Marilyn Martin, a former employee of Richlancd College. Marilyn began her academic career at Richland in 1981, then transferred to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Subsequent to completing her Master’s Degree at Amber University, she returned to Richland to work in the Disability Services Office, serving as both Interim Director and Special Populations Advisor. An advocate for students with disabilities, Marilyn’s dedication inspired students, faculty and staff alike. Marilyn understood well the additional life challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and made it her life work to encourage, advise and inspire. Marilyn was also an avid reader, loving and respecting the printed word. She was concerned that the price of textbooks often placed a burden on strained student budgets and frequently assisted deserving students with book purchases. The scholarship is designed to continue this generosity by buying textbooks for students who are taking core curriculum courses. Marilyn always expressed gracious appreciation for any gift she received, large or small.



Applicant must:

  1. Be a Richland College student
  2. Must have completed one semester at Richland College and filed a degree plan declaring their intent to pursue the transfer Associate’s degree.
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with at least 9 earned hours in college level courses
  4. Be a student with a disability as defined by the ADA. Appropriate documentation must be on file with the Disability Services Office.
  5. Textbooks will be purchased for core curriculum courses taken for the first time. At the end of the semester, students will be encouraged to sell their textbooks back to the bookstore and donate the funds back to the scholarship.
  6. Demonstrate documented financial need.
  7. Recipients are requested to send a thank-you note to the Martin family.

Submit the following to the Office of Financial Aid:

  1. Completed DCCCD Foundation scholarship application form
  2. A two-page typed essay detailing what degree you are pursuing, including a five-to-ten year vision for your life and how college will help you achieve that vision
  3. Copy of your paid registration summary for the semester for which the scholarship is awarded
  4. List of books required for your courses (obtained on-line from the bookstore)


Mail completed application packet to:

Richland College
Financial Aid Office
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75243 


Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of Marilyn’s husband, Colin Martin, and Richland College employees Tony Summers, Kathy Brock and Aliene Pylant.


For more information contact or 214-378-1531





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