About our Foundation and our Scholarships.
The Marti Foundation is a small non-profit corporation that was organized exclusively for educational purposes. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.
Our scholarships are for college and technical school students who are from Johnson County, Texas. The colleges and schools must be accredited, non-profit institutions.
The Foundation expects each student who receives a full scholarship to complete at least fourteen (14) academic hours towards his or her degree and to earn a grade point average of at least 2.75 every semester.
Each student who receives a scholarship for any semester must come to the Foundation office within thirty days after the end of each semester (including the last semester the student receives support) in order to turn in grades and fill out our financial report. This helps the Foundation maintain its legal status as a 501(c)(3) charity. Even students who graduate and students who feel they may not have qualified for continued assistance, must bring in their grades and report how they spent our award for that semester.
Our awards can only be spent for certain educational expenses, such as tuition and fees required for the recipient to enroll in and attend an accredited institution as a degree candidate. We also ask for estimates of other expenses because we need that information to assess an applicant's financial needs.
Our application deadline for 2016 is noon on June 8. Our regular scheduled interviews will begin on Monday, June 13. For students who will be out of town from June 13 through July 1, we will schedule a limited number of early interviews for the afternoon of Tuesday, April 26 and/or Monday, May 2. The deadline for turning in your application if you want an early interview is noon on Friday, April 22, 2016. You can schedule your appointment for your interview by telephone or at the latest, when you turn in your application.
Marti Foundation scholarship awards are based on factors that include financial need as well as academic merit. If you do not receive a scholarship, please do not feel that this reflects badly on you in any way.