Marilyn Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Marilyn Martin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Marilyn Martin, a former employee at the Richland Campus. Marilyn began her academic career at Richland in 1981, then transferred to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. Subsequent to completing her Master’s Degree at Amber University, she returned to Richland to work in the Disability Services Office, serving as both Interim Director and Special Populations Advisor. An advocate for students with disabilities, Marilyn’s dedication inspired students, faculty, and staff alike. Marilyn understood well the additional life challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and made it her life work to encourage, advise, and inspire. Marilyn was also an avid reader, loving and respecting the printed word. She was concerned that the price of textbooks often placed a burden on strained student budgets and frequently assisted deserving students with book purchases. The scholarship is designed to continue this generosity by buying textbooks for students who are taking core curriculum courses. Marilyn always expressed gracious appreciation for any gift she received, large or small.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be a student with a disability as defined by the ADA. Appropriate documentation must be on file with the Accessibility Services Office.
  • Must be a student attending the Richland Campus during the period of the award.
  • Must have completed one semester at Richland Campus and filed a degree plan declaring their intent to pursue the transfer Associate’s degree.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at Dallas College prior to the period of the award
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours for the period of the award
  • Must meet federal guidelines for financial needs. Applicants must complete the entire FAFSA process by May 1st.
  • Essay Required
  • Recipient must maintain the above requirements to receive the spring scholarship. Failure to do so could result in a loss of scholarship benefits.

$300 per fall & spring semesters
Anticipated Total

Anticipated total amount over the full term of this award.


07-Richland Campus, 20-General (Any Program of Study or Major)