ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington County Board will honor eight local students committed to pursuing careers in public service when they are awarded the 2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships at the June 15, 2013 County Board meeting.
The Arlington County Board established the program in 1994 to honor the memory of Mary Marshall, an outstanding public servant who represented Arlington County for 24 years as a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. The Arlington Commission on the Status of Women administers the program and selects the winners.
Each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend Northern Virginia Community College, from a fund established by the County Board. Four of the recipients are previous awardees who are continuing their studies. For more information on the scholarship, visit the County website.
2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarship Winners
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.