This year’s scholarship winners are Xavier Scott and Mary Eldridge. Xavier was a Commander in the Air Force ROTC at MHS, and will be attending Kennesaw State University this Fall. Xavier would be the first member of his family to graduate from college, and he hopes to pursue a career in naval aviation. Mary was the 2018 MHS Valedictorian and Student Body Co-President, and she will be attending The University of Georgia. Mary will be pursuing a degree in Environmental and Public Health at UGA.
MIJS Scholarship Foundation Inc. was created in 2006 as part of our firm’s community outreach efforts. Our firm is keenly aware of the potential of higher education to transform young lives, so we have partnered with Marietta High School to provide annual scholarships to deserving students who show academic promise and demonstrate financial need.
Many but not all of the MIJS scholarship award winners are first-generation college students, and the firm is confident that our scholarship is helping these young people achieve a better life through education which will benefit Cobb County and our wider community for decades to come.
Since 2006, MIJS has awarded over $300,000.00 dollars in scholarship funds to deserving students. As of June 2018, we have 15 college graduate award winners with 6 more students still enrolled in college.