The Anna Laura Martin Scholarship Program

  • Anna Laura Martin was a strong advocate for education. Anna inspired and encouraged her children to commit to education and to make a positive difference in the community. Anna served her community well through her supportive spirit.
  • In honor of the legacy of Anna Laura Martin, the Anna Laura Martin Scholarship Program annually awards a scholarship in the amount of $1500 to talented and economically-challenged African American high school seniors who show a keen interest careers in education, social work, or community engagement.

Scholarship Purpose

Identify and support scholarship funding for African American high school seniors who are interested in career goals within the fields of education, social work, or community engagement.

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarship created in honor of Anna Laura Martin—advocate for education
  • Scholarship funding available to an underserved high school African American student
  • Scholarship funds awarded on an annual basis
  • Coordinated efforts to identify other available sources of scholarship funds

Where the Scholarship can be used

  • Trade/Vocational schools
  • Community Colleges
  • 4 year Colleges and Universities

Eligibility

  • Must be Black/African American
  • Must have an accumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership potential
  • Must complete the Anna Laura Martin Scholarship Application Form
  • Exhibit passion and empathy for education, social work and/or community engagement
  • Participate in community service activities
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a current high school senior at the time of application
  • Accepted into a program focused on education, social work or community engagement at the time of application
  • Must submit a 250-word response to the following question: How would you engage students in a community project related to education, social work and/or community engagement to uplift and empower African American students in school and inspire all?
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must have two letters of recommendation

Rubric for Scoring

Scoring the following from 1-10

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • Leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and/or employment experience
  • Overall Score

General Scoring

  • 0 = did not answer, insufficient response
  • 1-3 = Fair
  • 4-6 = Good
  • 7-9 = Great
  • 10 = Excellent