The Lawrence and Genevieve Martin Scholarship Fund
With the help of her daughter Vickie Layton, Genevieve Martin established the Lawrence and Genevieve Martin Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. before her death on December 9, 2013. Genevieve set up this scholarship fund as a way to continue the couple’s passion for helping people.
Genevieve was born in Hagerstown, and Lawrence was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, but grew up in Halfway, Maryland. They both graduated from Hagerstown High School and later married in 1947. Larry worked for Hagerstown Lumber Company for 42 years and was involved in all aspects of the building business. He helped many people design and build their dream homes.
The Martins were both very involved in the community. They belonged to First Christian Church of Hagerstown, volunteering for many projects and serving on numerous committees over the years. Larry was a member of Hagerstown Rotary Club for more than 40 years, served as president of the Last Man’s Club of World War II-Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and on the Salvation Army board for 25 years. Geney was a member of the Funkstown American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary as well as the Ladies of the Elks and volunteered at the Salvation Army. In addition, the Martins both generously gave their time to the food bank at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
The Lawrence and Genevieve Martin Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a graduate of a Washington County Public High School, with preference given to a student from the Washington County Technical High School. This scholarship will reward a student pursuing a post-secondary education in drafting, carpentry or construction at HCC or the Barr Institute, or a similar accredited local institution.
New Scholarship Web site Launched
The Community Foundation launched the new Washington County Scholarship Web site under the domain name www.washingtoncountyscholarships.org. The site provides Washington County students with access to information regarding current scholarships as well as links to some of the applications. The Foundation received sponsorship support for this site from Citi, the Volvo Group, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, WCPS Education Foundation as well as the following Community Foundation funds: Dutton Family Fund, God’s Grace Fund and Mike and Beth Johnston Fund.
Brad Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation, said “We hope this site provides Washington County residents with more opportunities to higher education by putting all available scholarships in one place; thus, increasing the number of local students that enroll in post-secondary education.”
If your organization offers a scholarship, please send your scholarship details to the Community Foundation by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost or obligation to list your scholarship. When submitting your information, please include the following details related to your scholarship: high school, career, church, organization, college and/or sport specific as well as your application process.
Registration Now Open for Washington County Gives DayMarch 3, 2014
The Community Foundation will host its second 24-hour web-based, social-media-driven fundraiser, Washington County Gives, on May 6, 2014. For more information about Washington County Gives or to register, please visit www.washingtoncountygives.org.
Grant Applications Available for Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical and Fine ArtsFebruary 20, 2014
The Community Foundation now has grant applications available for the 2014 Mary K. Bowman granting cycle. Please click on the following link to apply: https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/13895-mary-k-bowman-fund-for-historical--and-fine-arts.