The Board of Directors is pleased to award a four-year, renewable $1000 "Game On" Memorial Scholarship to a Glenbard West graduating senior. In order for the scholarship to renew each year, the recipient must volunteer 10 hours of service to the Fund's mission and maintain a 3.0 GPA at their University or College. Selection criteria includes a 4-year cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher, participation in a sport at Glenbard West for four years, and the receiving a varsity letter. In addition, each applicant submits an essay, explaining how they demonstrated a "game on" attitude in life, including how their effort and enthusiasm have had an impact on family, sports, community and school.
Jack Marston experienced life with a "game on" attitude that was exemplified by his enthusiasm for family, sports and community service. The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is committed to reflecting Jack's values of determination, tenacity, compassion and his competitive "game on" spirit.
Congratulations to Glenbard West Senior, Brian Hyosaka, the first recipient of the Jack H. Marston II Scholarship Award. Brian participated in soccer for four years, was involved in Student Council, track and field, Target Success, NHS, and Spanish Honor Society. He worked as a lifeguard, swim lesson teacher, and referee, and volunteered as a soccer coach, basketball coach, and tutor. A quote from his essay reveals a life-long "game on" attitude ... "It's not the size of the man in the fight that matters, but the size of the fight in the man!"
Dear Jack H. Marston II Foundation:
No letter could ever fully represent the sense of gratitude and honor that being awarded your scholarship has brought me.
For me, this scholarship goes far past simple monetary rewards. To even be associated with Jack Marston is a true honor and something I will not forget. I feel that what Mr. Marston became is something that people should truly aspire to be. He accomplished more in one lifetime than most people could even dream to do. So for others to see some of the same qualities in me that Mr. Marston possessed is very humbling.
This scholarship will always be a reminder to me that I can never settle for less than my best. I offer my assurance that I will always work my hardest to represent the Marston name in a positive light and seek to live life in a way befitting of a Jack H. Marston Scholarship Recipient.
Thank you for your support and thank you for the honor you have bestowed upon me. I wish the foundation the best of luck with its future endeavors and would like to take this chance to offer any assistance I may be able to give.