Marietta College is proud to recognize students' academic, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments and potential through a variety of scholarships. Our merit-based scholarships seek to recognize past accomplishments and future potential to propel a student's vitality in and contributions to our campus community. A student must be enrolled full time in his/her first bachelor's degree program to be eligible. These funds are used for tuition only except for the McCoy Scholarship. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to maintain the Scholarship.
The Pioneer Scholars Program encompasses the majority of our academic scholarships. Students applying by Monday, December 19th are automatically reviewed for our merit awards. (The Rickey Physics Scholarship and Talent Awards require additional application materials as determined by those departments.)
Marietta College also offers a number of other awards that speak to some of our traditions and particular connections to Marietta College. Marietta permits a student to receive up to two non-need-based awards with a total dollar value not to exceed the cost of full tuition.
Pioneer Scholars Program
Students recognized as Pioneer Scholars are invited to compete for the following scholarships:
|John G. McCoy||Tuition, Fees, and Room and Board|
|Other Merit Awards||Availability||Award|
|Bev Ellis Alumni||Alumni Legacy and Pioneers Scholar||1 Full Tuition,
2 Half Tuition
|Rickey||Physics Majors, Competitive||$18,000|
|Talent Awards in Music, Theatre, Drama, Forensics and Creative Writing||Available to talent competition participants who audition or submit a portfolio||$1,000 - $3,500|
|Charles Sumner Harrison||Available to strong multicultural students and leaders||$5,000|
|Alumni Legacy||Available to children or grandchildren of an MC alumnus||$3,500|
|HOBY||Qualified HOBY Ambassadors may be accepted as a Pioneer Scholar, allowing you to receive an $10,000 Dean's Scholarship and an opportunity to increase your scholarship up to full tuition to attend Marietta College.||$10,000-$14,000|
All Awards Named for Marietta College Faculty and Staff
Buildings, Departments, Professorships
- The Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum Engineering, established in 1946, memorializes a graduate in the Class of 1894 who was a pioneer of the oil industry in the American Southwest. Funds bequeathed by Mr. Brown, who died in 1942, built the Edwy R. Brown Petroleum Building, which houses the department.
- The Harla Ray Eggleston Department of Biology, designated in 1965, memorializes a faculty member who taught biology from 1915 until his retirement in 1960, and who was department head for most of that time. Professor Eggleston died in 1965. The department is located in the Bartlett Biology Building.
- The Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music, located in the Grover M. Hermann Fine Arts Center, perpetuates the memory of Mr. MacTaggart, Class of 1892, a patron of the fine arts. He was a benefactor of the College in many ways and twice served it as a trustee. He died in 1952. The department designation was established in 1964.
- The Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews Chair of Natural Science, established in 1925 and endowed in 1934 under the will of Katherine Andrews Mather, memorializes her father, an 1842 graduate and a professor of geology, mineralogy, and chemistry at the College from 1851 to 1870. Dr. Frederick R. Voner is the current holder of the professorship.
- The Israel Ward Andrews Professorship in Religion was established in 1905 from a bequest of Dr. Andrews, president of the College from 1855 to 1885. The designation of the chair underwent several changes. Dr. Chaya Chandrasekhar is the current holder of the professorship.
- The Andrew U. Thomas Professorship in History was established in 1966 as a memorial to Mr. Thomas, of Dayton, Ohio, a graduate in the Class of 1921, who served as a trustee of the College. The endowed chair was created from gifts made by Mr. Thomas and his late wife Lenore B. Thomas. Dr. Matthew Young is the current holder of the professorship.
- The Edward G. Harness Endowment, established in 1985, honors and rewards Marietta College faculty for exceptional teaching. Edward G. Harness, Class of 1940, was a member of the Marietta College Board of Trustees for more than two decades and served for 15 years as either its chairman or vice chairman. He joined Procter & Gamble upon graduation and rose to become its president and board chairman. This endowment was established by friends and the Procter & Gamble Fund as a means to perpetuate Mr. Harness’s vision and to address directly the issues he cared about most: building the endowment of his alma mater and rewarding superior teaching performance. Dr. Joseph Sullivan received the 2013 Harness Outstanding Educator Award.
- Martha Stewart Daker Bedilion Memorial Scholarship honors Mrs. Bedilion who served the College from 1951 – 1966, first in the Admissions Office and later in the office of the Dean of Men.
- William Bruce Blackburn Memorial Scholarship honors Prof. Blackburn (1903-1948) who taught psychology at Marietta College for more than 40 years and served as chairman of the department.
- Wen-Yu (Frank) Cheng Scholarship honors the late Dr. Cheng who taught in the Department of Economics, Business and Accounting from the late 1940s until his retirement in 1986.
- Don Drumm Memorial Scholarship memorializes longtime professor of physical education and director of athletics Donald David Drumm ’15.
- Dyer Chemistry Scholarship honors the memory of Professors E.L. Krause and E.B. Krause and their tradition of teaching excellence in the Department of Chemistry.
- Eggleston-Ekas Scholarship honors Prof. Harla Ray Eggleston, who taught biology from 1915 until his retirement in 1960 and was department head for most of that time.
- Beverly Enzie Ellis Alumni Scholarship was established to honor Mrs. Ellis ’55 who worked as an admissions counselor and administrator at Marietta College for almost 40 years.
- Valdis and Missy Hall Garoza Scholarship honors Prof. of Art Valdis Garoza and his wife Missy ’94 for their support of students and the initiative to create The Gathering Place student center in 2000.
- Hans Gilde Scholarship was established to honor Prof Gilde who taught organic chemistry at Marietta College from 1961 until his retirement in 1992.
- Bert T. Glaze Scholarship honors Prof. Glaze who taught economics at Marietta College from 1966 – 1986.
- Raymond G. Guthrie Education Scholarship honors Professor Guthrie who taught in and headed the Marietta College Department of Education from 1927 until his retirement in 1965.
- Hohman Scholarship honors Dr. William Hohman who taught chemistry at Marietta College from 1965 until his retirement in 2001.
- J. Glover and Mary Johnson Memorial Scholarship recognizes Dr. Glover professor of religion and philosophy at the College from 1946 – 1972.
- Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Memorial Scholarship recognizes the contributions of Prof. Krause, who taught and headed the chemistry department from 1916 until his retirement in 1955, and his wife Jennie Mae Krause.
- Ralph M. Lindamood Scholarship recognizes the service to the College by Mr. Lindamood, associate professor of physical education (1964-1984) and crew coach (1959-1984).
- Ronald L. Loreman Scholarship in Theatre Arts honors Ronald L. Loreman, professor of communication and theatre from 1960 until his retirement in 2004.
- Manley Memorial Scholarship was established in part to honor Prof. Joseph Manley a member of the faculty for 44 years (1893-1937) as well as serving as dean of the college for four years and acting president for one. He taught Greek, history and political science and coached the football team.
- Vernon E. “Dan” McGrew Scholarship memorializes Mr. McGrew, class of 1949, who served as college editor, part-time faculty member, fund raiser, secretary to the Board of trustees and secretary to the College until his retirement in 1990. Mr. McGrew authored a volume of College history published in 1994.
- Drs. James and Mabry O’Donnell Scholarship was established to honor both individuals who were Marietta College faculty members for 42 years until their retirements in 2011, Jim in history and Mabry in communication.
- Edward H. Osborne Scholarship honors Prof. Osborne who taught management and accounting courses at Marietta College.
- Merrill Reeves Patterson Scholarship honors Dr. Patterson who taught English from 1934 – 1972 and was academic dean of the College from 1948 – 1967 and director of academic advising from 1968 – 1972.
- Jack E. Prince Scholarship and the Jack E. Prince Academic Merit Scholarship both honor Dr. Prince who taught economics at Marietta College from 1954 until his retirement in 1985.
- David Putnam Memorial Scholarship honors David Putnam (1769-1856) the first preceptor of the Muskingum Academy.
- John E. Sandt Memorial Scholarship honors Mr. Sandt who taught mathematics, education and astronomy at Marietta College for 43 years and was the College’s first dean of men.
- Jack M. Scott Memorial Scholarship recognizes Mr. Scott ’52 who over the course of 16 years (1954-1970) served as director of college-high school relations, director of admissions, and director of services.
- William M. “Shep” Sheppard Scholarship honors Mr. Sheppard for his high standard of ethics and passion for the craft of journalism shared with students over several decades. He also served as faculty adviser for the Marcolian and Mariettana.
- Warren G. Steel/Dwayne D. Stone Scholarship honors both former professors of geology at Marietta College.
- Elmer Templeton Scholarship was established to honor Prof. Templeton ’59 who was professor of petroleum engineering and head of the department from 1967 – 1978.
- Ira Owen Wade-Mabel Hamilton Wade Scholarship memorializes Professor Ira Wade who taught modern languages at Marietta College (1919-1921).
- R. Lee and Esther (Sparkie) Walp Scholarship was established in memory of Sparkie Walp who established the women’s physical education movement at Marietta College and her husband Lee who taught biology at Marietta College from 1931-1975.
- William O. Whetsell Scholarship recognizes the career (1947-1983) of Prof. Whetsell who taught physical education and served as the athletic director, coach of numerous varsity sports, and as intramurals director over the course of his tenure.
- David F. Young Alumni Scholarship honors Prof. Young’s teaching career in biology from 1949 – 1986 at Marietta College.
- Theodore Bennett Memorial Award honors Dr. Bennett who taught mathematics at Marietta College from 1937 – 1970 and chaired the department for 25 years and also demonstrated a long and active interest in the piano and organ.
- Chapin Prize honors George Scott Chapin, professor of modern languages (1942 – 1949).
- Delta Tau Delta Robert L. Jones Price honors Dr. Jones who taught history at Marietta College from 1938 – 1975.
- Eggleston-Ruby Prize in part recognizes Harla Ray Eggleston who taught biology from 1915 until his retirement in 1960 and was department head for most of that time.
- Donald F. Frail Memorial Award honors Coach Frail head track and assistant football coach from 1968 – 1972.
- Raymond G. Guthrie Prize honors the late professor of education who taught at Marietta College from 1927 until his retirement in 1965.
- Hobba Chemistry Prize was established in memory of Prof. E. L. Krause and his outstanding teaching in the Department of Chemistry.
- Ralph M. Lindamood Prize recognizes the service of Mr. Lindamood, associate professor of physical education (1964-1984) and crew coach (1959-1984).
- Ronald L. Loreman Prize in Theatre Arts honors Ronald L. Loreman, professor of communication and theatre from 1960 until his retirement in 2004.
- Robert M. Naddour Award honors the memory of Mr. Naddour, assistant professor of petroleum engineering (1982-83).
- Merrill Reeves Patterson Medal honors Dr. Patterson, Hillyer professor and chairman of the Department of English (1939-1967), dean of the College (1948-67), director of academic advising (1967-72), and mentor to countless students who affectionately called him “Dean Pat”.
- Stephen Schwartz Prize in Poetry is named in honor of Dr. Schwartz, emeritus professor of English.
- Lillian Sinclair Graduate Student Award memorializes Lillian Sinclair ’23, registrar from 1926 to 1967, and recipient of the 1978 Distinguished Alumna Award.
- William O. Whetsell Student Community Service Award memorializes Mr. Whetsell who was professor of physical education (1947-1983), athletic director (1959-1969), coach of varsity sports, and intramurals director and had a lifetime commitment to community service.
- Willard Awards honor the memory of the late Willard J. Friederich, faculty member from 1946-1979, who established the theatre program at Marietta College.
$7,500 Transfer Scholarship
This is a scholarship for transfer students who have achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative college GPA in at least one year of full-time academic course work and enroll as full-time transfer students at Marietta College. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are automatically considered for the Transfer Scholarship. Students who arrange an on-campus scholarship competition date prior to June 15th will have the opportunity to increase their scholarship up to $10,000 per year.
$5,000 Transfer Award
This is an award for transfer students who have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative college GPA in at least one year of full-time academic course work and enroll as full-time transfer students at Marietta College. Students who arrange an on-campus scholarship competition date prior to June 15th will have the opportunity to increase their award up to $7,500 per year.
New Transfer Scholarship and Award replace all previous Marietta College Transfer and PTK Scholarships for new incoming transfer students.
Both the Transfer Scholarship and Transfer Award are renewable for up to three years. For renewal, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and continuous full-time enrollment at Marietta College.
For additional information, please contact Scott McVicar, Transfer Student Coordinator, at 1-800-331-7896 or 740-376-4606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Outside scholarships are additions to other financial aid awarded at Maretta to the extent permitted by federal regulations.
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