The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund is proud to celebrate ten years of supporting the education of Catholic school teacher's and administrator's children. Here are just a few of the success stories!
Allie Mohler, age 21, is finishing her last year at Loyola University and will graduate in May with a B.A. in English Literature.
She has been very active in Loyola’s center for Community Service and Justice, serving at VIVA House, the home of the Baltimore Catholic Worker, and tutoring at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Last year, Allie spent an incredible semester abroad in Rome where she lived with a host family, learned Italian, and travelled throughout Europe.
In her hometown of Catonsville, Allie co-leads an early morning adult workout class called Bloomsbury Boot Camp and has shared her love of fitness with younger girls too, as she led an 8-week strength and conditioning camp for teen-age girls this past summer.
Allie is so grateful for the Marlatt Scholarship she received in high school as she profoundly believes that her education at Mount de Sales instilled in her the strong work ethic, leadership skills, and love of learning which she continues to develop today.
Hello, I am Jackie Johnson (previously Jackie Selba) and received the Colleen and Erin Marlatt scholarship in 2004 - 2007 at the University of Maryland. Both my sister (Kathleen Selba) and I were students at Mount de Sales Academy where Mrs. Marlatt was our English teacher, and continued on to the University of Maryland.
Before applying for and receiving the scholarship, I was unsure where I was going to attend college. When I was notified that I would receive the scholarship money, my mind was made up that UMD was the right choice for me. It helped tremendously in ensuring that I was able to attend college.
I am one of nine children and every summer since we turned 14, we worked to help pay for high school, college, car insurance, etc. The extra money received with the scholarship helped to lessen the amount of money I needed to pay myself for college.
The University of Maryland was my home away from home. I was able to attend college with my sister, a year younger than me, and also my brother, two years younger than me. I believe that I received the best education possible there, and it made me grow a love for education. I received both a bachelor and master’s degree at UMD in Secondary Special Education.
My husband and I live in Bethany Beach, DE where my parents and two younger siblings have relocated. I am currently a high school Special Education teacher in Georgetown, DE. This is my fourth year teaching and it is definitely my calling. I hope to one day pursue my doctorate and teach college classes.
I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to attend UMD and receive the Colleen and Erin Marlatt scholarship, because it made it just that much easier to be successful in college and in my career.
The Colleen and Erin Marlatt scholarship was integral in allowing me to succeed over the past 10 years. Without it I would not have been so fortunate to receive an exceptional education from Notre Dame Prep.
This education allowed me to pursue my lifelong career goal of becoming a health care professional. After graduation from NDP in 2006, I attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where I was accepted into the doctorate physical therapy program as an incoming freshman.
NDP fully prepared me for a wide array of college responsibilities, including academics, community service, and extracurricular activities. While at Ithaca College, I was a member and the president of the Big Brother Big Sister club and organized teams for various intramural leagues. I also made Dean's List seven out of eight semesters.
I graduated from undergrad at Ithaca College in May 2010 magna cum laude and as a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Last February I received my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credentials (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Currently I am in my final graduate year at Ithaca College at the Rochester, NY campus and plan to receive my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in October 2012. The question I receive most now is what my plans are after graduation. And to be honest, I am not exactly sure! I either want to enter orthopedics, possibly with a focus in sports medicine, or I want to go into pediatrics.
Although I am unsure of what specialty I want to pursue, I do know that I would not have achieved this level of success without the Colleen and Erin Marlatt Foundation. Attending NDP gave me the foundation I needed to continue to achieve in college. I will be forever grateful to the Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund for believing in me and directly supporting my education and goals in life.
My name is Amy Belz, and my daughter, Grace Belz, was a Marlatt Scholar in 2005. We will never forget how honored both Grace and I (Catholic School educator) felt at her Maryvale graduation when she received her Marlatt Scholarship.
We felt we were a part of something very special, and will always think of Colleen and Erin. I still keep my star paperweight on my desk.
Grace had a wonderful four years at the University of Maryland, in no small part thanks to the Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship. She was an honors student at Maryland, and took a leadership role in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.
Her UMD experience was one she will never forget, and will draw upon for the rest of her life. Grace minored in French and spent a semester abroad during her time at UMD.
Upon graduation, until very recently, she lived in France teaching English to young children. Now she is back in Baltimore, working at the Mariott Waterfront.