Scholarship deadline: Joseph R. Scalf Memorial Scholarship applications are due May 1

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

The deadline to apply for the Marshall Community Foundation’s Joseph R. Scalf Memorial Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students is May 1.

The scholarship is designed to assist individuals in need of additional education and/or technical training to enhance current employment status and/or employability. It is awarded annually to a nontraditional student returning to a two- or four-year institution (full- or part-time) after being out of school for one or more years. Single parents, displaced workers or homemakers are encouraged to apply.

According to a news release from the MCF, Scalf, the scholarship’s namesake, was passionate about music and film and especially loved his family. The MCF notes that applicants should reveal their own passions and how those passions motivate them to pursue their goals.

Click here to view online applications and more information about nontraditional scholarships offered by the MCF, including the Scalf Memorial Scholarship. GPA and a Financial Information form are requested, but may or may not be determining factors used in choosing the recipient.

More information, including complete scholarship descriptions and eligibility requirements, is available on the MCF website at Information and materials can also be obtained by contacting the MCF at 269-781-2273 or at