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The Foundation proudly supports young leaders like Tom by providing an annual scholarship to one deserving high school graduate who displays qualities of community involvement and leadership. Details and criteria are below, and please contact with any questions. Save Save

2018 Application packets are now available!

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DEADLINE: March 30, 2018

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations, Spencer and Nathan!


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Past Scholarship Recipients

2016 - Zoe Eddington
2015 - Brittany Gehlhausen
2014 - Logan Kiihnl
2013 - Glenn Hill
2012 - Sean Gavan
2011 - Kevan Sharp
2010 - Taylor Burrington
2009 - Blake Kaplon
2008 - Jared Santiago

PURPOSE: To provide a scholarship to one (1) deserving high school graduate who displays qualities of community involvement, leadership, and selfless service.

AWARD: One (1) $2000 scholarship to be awarded to one (1) high school graduate by the 1LT Tom Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarship Committee. 50% of the scholarship ($1000) to be awarded before fall semester. Remaining 50% ($1000) to be awarded for the spring semester given scholarship recipient maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA during fall semester.


  • Applicant must be a 2018 high school graduate.
  • Applicant must have a minimum ACT score of 25 OR a minimum SAT score of 1150.
  • Applicant must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.25.
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in the coming academic year at an accredited college, university, vocational school or junior college.
  • Applicant must clearly demonstrate leadership and community involvement.


  1. Completed application form.
  2. One (1) personal statement attesting to why a life of community involvement is important and after you reflect on the life and service of 1LT Tom Martin, how do you plan to continue serving? (400-600 words)
  3. Three (3) signed letters of recommendation. Letters can come from teachers, administrators, employers, coaches, community or youth group leaders, etc.
  4. High school transcript with cumulative grade point average. Official transcript is not required.
  5. Documentation of ACT and/or SAT score.

All documents must be submitted together, as a single PDF and are to be emailed to no later than 12:00 midnight CST, March 30, 2018. Partial or incomplete packets will not be considered. All documents of the scholarship packet require the signature of the applicant.

The Martin Family with Kevan Sharp, Cabot High School graduate and recipient of the 2011 1LT Tom Martin Memorial Scholarship, May 2011.

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