The Sam Martin “Twoie Foundation” College Success Fund is a 4-year college scholarship program recognizing exceptional academic performance in the classroom, overall scholastic/extracurricular achievement as a student at East Mountain High School. The college success fund is a commemorative recognition of one brother to another as a tribute to the life and educational legacy of William L. “Twoie” Martin II. This scholarship can be used at a University or Community College.
· Minimum Cumulative 3.5 GPA
Due to the school closure, we are re-evaluating the application process for the Sam Martin “Twoie Foundation” College Success Fund Scholarship, including the application deadline. Until the specifics are figured out, students may work on the essay prompt in preparation for the live application. The essay prompt is:
1. What is your passion; in what do you find fulfillment?
(The essay should be 1 – 2 pages, 12-point font and single spaced.)
Four to six finalists will be selected from applicants. The finalists will be selected based on the application form, letters of recommendation and the essay. Finalists will sit before an interview panel.
A total of $16,000 will be awarded by the Twoie Foundation. The interview panel will determine how much is awarded to each winner of this scholarship. Verification of enrollment in a university or community college must be provided. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to renew the scholarship. Enrollment must be maintained for 8 consecutive regular academic terms. If extenuating circumstances occur, a letter of appeal can be submitted to the Development Director of East Mountain High School. In addition, a one-time forgiveness for failure to maintain the minimum GPA may be granted. A letter of appeal that details the circumstances should be delivered to the Development Director of EMHS. Appeals will be considered on an individual basis and are not guaranteed.