The Mark C. Studenic Scholarship was established by the Marietta Morning Rotary Club in May 2009 for the purpose of providing annual merit based and need based scholarships to Washington County residents pursuing a post-secondary degree with a minimum expectation of a two-year degree. The award is for $500 and the applicant should be pursuing a degree in a technical, math, science or engineering field. The scholarship was established to honor the life of Mark C. Studenic. 

Mark was a graduate of Copley High School, Class of 1980, and the University of Akron in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering where he was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha. He was employed by American Electric Power, Muskingum River Plant, where he held various positions until March, 2007, when he was appointed Plant Manager. He was a member of Marietta Morning Rotary Club, where he was a former president. He was a strong leader and devoted son, husband and father, always putting his family first. He had many hobbies including gardening, golf, camping, playing cards, the outdoors and animals. He loved is family and friends and was a devoted Rotarian. It was because of his dedication to the Morning Rotary Club and the community that this scholarship was established. 

The application for the scholarship is available through the Marietta Community Foundation. You can access the scholarship page of their website at http://www.mcfohio.org/scholarships. Applications are also provided to all Washington County High Schools and can be picked up at the Marietta Community Foundation office located at 100 Putnam Street, in downtown Marietta. 

The application for the scholarship is available through the Marietta Community Foundation. You can access the scholarship page of their website at http://www.mcfohio.org/scholarships. Applications are also provided to all Washington County High Schools or can be picked up at the Marietta Community Foundation office located at 100 Putnam Street, in downtown Marietta. To download an application, click here.

Past Recipients of the Mark C. Studenic Scholarship include:

  • 2016: Abbie Ashbaugh, Marietta High School
  • 2015: Zach Robinson, Marietta High School
  • 2014: Justin Warner, Marietta High School
  • 2013: Caden Brooker, Fort Frye High School
  • 2012: Kaitlin Pottmeyer, Waterford High School
  • 2011: Matthew Klinger, Fort Frye High School