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What is the Marti Foundation?

The Marti Foundation is a non-profit that was started in 1988 by George and Jo Marti to provide educational scholarships to graduates of Johnson County schools.


The Foundation has assisted thousands of students over the past 36 years

What Do I Get?

Our scholarships are $1,500 per semester, and they can be renewed for up to a total of eight semesters ($12,000).


At the end of each semester, our students are required to  turn in their grades, and fill out our Student Semester Report form which you will find on the FORMS Page. If a student’s academic progress is satisfactory, we can renew the scholarship. (In particular, we expect undergraduate students to complete at least 14 hours towards a degree each semester with at least a 2.75 GPA.)


We are here to serve as a resource for our Marti Foundation Scholars.  If you ever have a question or concern, please feel free to reach out to us.

How Do I Apply?

You must go to our Scholarship Portal and sign up, fill out the online application and upload documents you are asked to provide. The portal will open March 1st but the deadline has been pushed back to June 1st, due to continued delays with the FAFSA.

Beginning in the Spring of 2023, we will not be conducting interviews unless we deem it necessary to have an in-person meeting.  If we do want to have a meeting, we will schedule one with you.

After reviewing the applications, all of our students will be notified of the decision regarding their application.

Who Qualifies?

You must be a high school graduate: Public, private, home-schooled or GED recipients are welcome to apply.


You must attend an accredited institution. These can be colleges or technical schools.


Once awarded a scholarship, you must take a minimum of fourteen (14) academic hours towards your degree and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA. 

Preference will be given to Johnson County residents and/or graduates.

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