They hail from various parts of the country and have different ideas about the meaning of success, but these teens and twentysomethings do have some commonalities – all want to serve their fellow man and all want to find happiness.
Some plan to save lives and one plans to identify what ended them. Some plan to make living easier for people and one plans to guide people toward morality. This year’s scholarship recipients hope to make serious contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology and religion. Martin Marietta believes they can.
Each year, an independent committee of individuals in the field of higher education selects as many as six graduating high school seniors to receive Company scholarships worth $3,500 that can be renewed annually for up to four years. These students, selected over scores of candidates, have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activity and community service.
This year, three additional students are recognized for the work that previously earned them scholarships from Texas Industries. These students, equal in ambition and talent, are further along in their college careers and successfully renewed their awards in 2015.
This year's scholarship winners are:
- Abbie Bokinskie - California State University, Los Angeles
- Taylor Dorn - Texas A&M University
- Evan Long - Indiana University Bloomington
- Mitch Mayfield - Texas A&M University
- Zachary Taylor McLain - Indiana University Bloomington
- Andrew Merrill - The University of Texas at Dallas
- Catherine Sosnowski - Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame
- Kimberly Stevenson - Brigham Young University
- John Williams - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University