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Helping Youth Obtain a Higher Education

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In 2023, the Marie Maxey Foundation will provide $13,250 in scholarships to help Hispanic and other youth obtain a postsecondary education.  


We have provided scholarships $8,250 this year (as of September 2023) to Hispanic youth in Fairfax County, Virginia, to support higher education or technical training certification.  See the graphic below for a breakdown of these scholarships. A major portion of our support has gone to Bryant High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Bryant has a 70 percent Hispanic enrollment and a 49 percent drop out rate.  

There are a number of pending scholarships, totaling $5,000, to be awarded during October through December 2023.  Scholarships will be provided in Grenada and Clarksdale, Mississippi, Bluefield State University in West Virginia, and in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Pending Scholarships

Ruby Carpenter Jones Scholarship

Apply by September 30, 2023

Nancy Carpenter Dempsey Scholarship

Apply by September 30, 2023

Las Cruces, New Mexico Scholarship

Apply by August 15, 2023

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Ambassador Larry Palmer

Memorial Scholarship

 The Marie Maxey Foundation is providing a $500 scholarship in memory of Ambassador Palmer for a young person attending Bluefield State University (a HBCU in West Virginia) that is interested in a career in foreign affairs. The inaugural award of this scholarship will be September 25, 2023 at Bluefield State University hosted by the Director of International Affairs, Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi.
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Please click on the donation button to go 

to our donation page.  The Marie Maxey Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit. EIN: 83-1473076.

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