ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships.
Each year, the Arlington County Board awards Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships to County residents who are: 1) graduates of an Arlington high school; 2) planning on attending Northern Virginia Community College; and 3) interested in pursuing careers in public service.
The scholarships range from $1,500 to $2,000. They may be used during the 2013 fall and 2014 spring semesters to cover the costs of tuition, books, and school supplies.
The application deadline for the 2013 Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarships is May 1, 2011. The Scholarship application form and application instructions are available on the Arlington County website, keyword search "Mary Marshall Memorial Scholarship."
Recipients may re-apply annually and be awarded a maximum of three scholarships, as long as they remain in good academic standing.
The awards will be presented to scholarship recipients by the Arlington County Board in early summer. Winners will be notified prior to the award presentation.
The scholarships were established in 1994 to honor Mary Marshall's service to Arlington by supporting county residents with strong commitments to public service to further their education and career goals. Arlington County's Commission on the Status of Women is charged with administering the program and selecting scholarship recipients on behalf of the County Board.
About the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) works to advance initiatives and policies that empower women and serves as a community advocate and resource on the social and economic interests of all Arlington women. The CSW is an Arlington County Board advisory group and members are appointed by the County Board.
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. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. 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.