A committee of North Marion High School Alumni has established a scholarship fund to benefit 12th grade students from North Marion High School as they graduate high school and continue their education at a college, university or vocation/technical school. Scholarship winners will be determined based on their academic performance, school and community activities, character and the need for assistance.
Scholarship amount to be awarded is $1,000.
Begin the Winners-Circle-2022 Application here.
North Marion High holds an awards night each year where deserving graduates are awarded scholarships from families and groups. After last year’s awards, a group of North Marion alumni got together to discuss the establishment of an endowment scholarship to be known as the Winners Circle Scholarship. The idea led to the formation of a committee of North Marion alumni to organize efforts in generating revenue to establish an endowment scholarship fund which will benefit graduates of North Marion High School as they continue their education at accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. The idea is to deposit contributions into the endowment account that will generate maximum interest income each year. The annual income will be used to award scholarship money each year.
The endowment fund has been established with legal counsel, professional financial advice and annual audit all provided through the Public Education Foundation of Marion County. Contributions are tax deductible and receive a tax substantiation letter.
This first year has seen great support from alumni and friends of North Marion, including many past faculty members. Due to the number of Winners Circle members, contributors to the Winners Circle Scholarship Fund, the first scholarship was awarded to a member of the Class of 2020. This first scholarship was for $1000.00. The goal of the committee is to increase the amount and number of scholarships each year. As you consider making a contribution to the Winners Circle Scholarship Fund, remember that your generous contribution will earn interest year after year, thus providing scholarship money for years in the future. Annual contributions are welcome. Contributions in memory of someone in the North Marion family are welcome. Corporate sponsors supporting future North Marion graduates are welcome.
The committee has set a goal to reach $30,000.00 this year which will in turn award the $1000.00 scholarship using interest money earned. Next year, the goal is to double the Winners Circle Endowment Fund. The fund will continue to grow as graduating class members will make future contributions and join the Winners Circle.
Contributions to the Winners Circle Scholarship Fund should be sent via check made payable to: Public Education Foundation of Marion County, 1239 NW 4th Street Ocala, FL 34475 – Please note in the memo line – Winners Circle Scholarship
To make online contributions online, go to the donate page and select Winners Circle in the menu of options.
The Committee Members:
George Keep—Class of 1958—Liaison with Educational Foundation.
Jim Stroup————Class of 1959 Sonja (Mullins) Christmas–Class of 1987
Ronnie Simmons—-Class of 1972 Melissa (Desaint) Kinard—-Class of 1991
Dan Davis ————Class of 1973 Dale Hall———-Class of 1998
Laura Johnson——-Class of 1980 Matt Johnson—-Class of 1998
Penny(Johnson)Howard—Class of 1981 Tim Yarn———-Class of 1999
Kimberly Calvin——-Class of 1983 Lacey(Howard) McGovern–Class of 2004
Gay (Hurst) Street—-Class of 1983 Jamie Gilmore—Class of—-Class of 2012
Jackeria Beard—Class of 2019