The Marian Martinez Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Marian Martinez who was a long time advocate for the Latino community in Omaha. Prior to her passing in 2015, Marian was a committed advocate for Latino youth and their families. From leading the Jerry Garcia Chapter of the American GI Forum, Marian volunteered her time and resources to create opportunities for veterans, their families and for youth in the community. This scholarship has been created to celebrate her memory and help deserving Latino youth get the resources they need to go to college and pursue their dreams. As a mentor, advocate and community leader, the family of Marian Martinez is proud to launch this scholarship fund to celebrate her memory and the impact she had on many people in the community. The first scholarship was given in 2016 to Israel Cruz Vital from South High School, and the second scholarship was given in 2017 to Arturo Gallegos-Zaragoza from North High School. The third Marian Martinez Scholarship will be awarded in 2018.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
If awarded, MMP requires the following:
The $2,500 award must be used for the mentee’s educational pursuits: either college tuition or books needed for college courses. The award will be disbursed in two increments of $1,250, with the first installment being awarded at the beginning of the student’s first semester of higher education and the second installment coming within the next immediate semester. If the scholar’s plans to attend college as outlined in the application change, they must contact MMP to gain permission to use the funds towards a different program. Permission is not guaranteed. Scholars must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 to keep their scholarship award.
To donate to the Marian Martinez Fund, please send a check to the Midlands Mentoring Partnership c/o Marian Martinez Scholarship Fund: 115 S. 49th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132. All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
Please contact Teresa Riesberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.