Carolyn & Joseph Martin Family Scholarship
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 2011 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:
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us why you've chosen your field of study.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us what your plans are after your post-secondary education is complete.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us about one of the following: your ability to problem solve, work with others, and/or your dedication to the community.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us how you've overcome an obstacle.
- In less than 250 words (1700 characters), please tell us anything else about yourself you think the selection committee would like to know.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2022 Niyati Kulkarni
2021 Christina Li
2020 Katherine Garner
2019 Lily Williams
2018 Vivek Joshi
2017 Reagan Putnam
2016 Allison Ocel
2015 Bethany Piotter
2014 Evan Foley
2013 Rachael Barnes