Carolyn & Joseph Martin Family Scholarship

Joseph Martin

Carolyn and Joseph Martin moved to Bettendorf in 1994, and felt fortunate to discover an extended family with the PV school community. Their two children graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, Anne in 2001 and Sam in 2013, and both benefited tremendously from the educational opportunities available to them. Shortly before they started high school, Pleasant Valley initiated the Service Learning requirement for graduation. Both were active in a variety of sports and extra-curricular activities, but their time spent volunteering provided unusual and meaningful learning opportunities for them. Service to others opens our minds to the broader world around us, and enhances the educational experience.

With this scholarship the Martin family hopes to honor a Pleasant Valley senior who has helped others through exemplary volunteer or service work.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Be a graduating senior from PVHS
  • Planning on post-secondary education with a GPA and ACT consistent with college admission
  • Has sought to make a difference through their service to others (this service can be to community, school or church)
  • Been involved in student activities during high school

Scholarship Personal Statement/Essay:

  • Demonstrate how your work has helped you overcome an obstacle or achieved a goal for your team, group or organization.

 

Past Scholarship Recipients:

2017     Reagan Putnam
2016     Allison Ocel
2015     Bethany Piotter
2014     Evan Foley
2013     Rachael Barnes