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Marsha J. Alico Memorial Scholarship

Marsha Alico taught for Apollo-Ridge School District from 1972-2006, with 30 of those years teaching third grade. (A few of her later students were children of her early students!) Throughout all of those classes, there was not a single kid she did not care deeply about; and she kept every card and homemade gift they gave her, some for decades. She spent evenings, school breaks, and summers finding and working on new ways to engage her students; and she talked about her “kids” daily until her family felt like we knew them too. 

Shortly after she retired, Marsha, who laughed easily and rarely stood still, was diagnosed with cancer and died after a courageous nine-month battle. 

In her memory, we hope to help the next generation of teachers and child advocates pursue their degrees and inspire future kids.

Scholarship Details

  • Available to High School Seniors
  • Nonrenewable
  • Applicant must:
    • Be a senior at Apollo-Ridge High School or a resident in Armstrong or Indiana Counties
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Be accepted at a 4 year, accredited college or university
    • Be accepted into an Education, Child Development, or Social Work program

All applicants must complete the online scholarship application, including his/her response to the following essay question.


Essay Question

Please write a one-page essay to the following question:

What teacher, in your life, had the greatest influence on you and why?


Past Recipients

  • 2022-2023 Alani Williams