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Opportunities for Educators

The Tom & Lucy Franke Education Enrichment Scholarship provides support to educators whose job description under the Marshall Public Schools master contract is teacher, special teacher or counselor. The Award may be used to fund such things as:

  • Creation of special units in Science, Math, the Arts.
  • Necessary classroom/additional materials.
  • Student participation in special field trips to exceptional exhibits or involvement in other educationally sound experiences
  • Guest faculty/speakers.


Deadlline: April 1 and October 1 -
 The Marshall Music Fund is for Educators seeking to enhance Music Programs in Marshall Public Schools. The fund will:

  • Support all music fields including instrumental, vocal, etc.
  • Support programming for 5th—12th grade levels.
  • Support programs for up to one year.
  • Periodically augment Marshall Public School curriculum, but not as a standard practice.

Deadline April 1 and October 1 -

Opportunities for Students

The Dorothy Goddard Capman Poetry Award is offered through the Marshall Community Foundation to aspiring writers at Marshall Middle School. Each contestant may submit up to three entries. The Awards are as follows: 1st -$100, 2nd -$75, 3rd -$50; and Comic Muse 1st -$50 and 2nd -$25. All winners will receive a copy of Selected Poems by Dorothy Capman and/or other volumes. Contestants earning honorable mention will also receive Dorothy’s Selected Poems. Further information may be obtained from MMS Educator Sabrina Tobias.

The Don and Ruth Chadderdon Music Scholarship provides awards to Marshall High School instrumental music students (Grades 9 -12) seeking additional training through music camps, seminars or summer programs such
as, but not limited to, Interlochen Music Camp.

The Phillip R. Clissold Vocal Music Scholarship provides awards to Marshall Public Schools choir students (Grade
7-11) wishing to attend a Summer Vocal Music Camp. Recipients are required to continue in the vocal music program in good standing for 12 months after being awarded.

The Tom and Lucy Franke Education Enrichment Scholarship provides support to students wishing to participate in enrichment programs such as, but not limited to, weekend seminars, music or fine arts camps, educational forums or regional, national or international travel for educational purposes. The amount awarded will vary with the program and the financial need of the applicant and what he/she has done to help raise funds. The number of scholarships awarded will vary based upon applicants and fund availability.

The Sullivan Family Enrichment Scholarship provides financial support to Marshall Public Schools students willing to raise half of the necessary funds for participation in an enrichment activity. The scholarship may support enrollment in activities such as, but not limited to, Philmont National, Boy & Girl Scout Camps, Interlochen Music Camp, Close-Up program, educationally related travel, school choir/orchestra/band programs and FFA enrichment activities.

All applications for student opportunities are due by April 1


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100 E. Green St. - Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: 269-781-1250 | F: 269-781-7757