The Martha Stuart Oden Scholarship was created in 2002 to honor the life of Martha Stuart Oden. Martha was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 31, 1940, to Martha and Philip Oden. She was the oldest of their four daughters. The family moved to Ronceverte, West Virginia in 1949 where she attended Ronceverte Elementary School and Greenbrier High School. She was active in church and school activities. She especially enjoyed music and played the piano and saxophone in the Greenbrier High School Band. Martha won the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Award in 1954. She was in the ninth grade when she died on April 6, 1955. She is remembered by her family and friends as joyful, kind, intelligent, talented and a good friend. At the graduation of her classmates in 1958, a chair was left empty in Martha’s memory. With this in mind, the scholarship was created to help a student of Greenbrier East High School reach his/her dream of pursuing education beyond secondary school. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award made payable directly to the student’s college at the start of the first year.
- Attach a typed résumé. NOTE: Résumé should be in a professional format as if applying for a job.
- Mail an official transcript from all schools--high schools and colleges--attended. If your ACT/SAT scores are not included on your transcript, please send them along with the application materials. The transcript should be included in an envelope with an official seal or the guidance counselor/registrar's signature written across the seal of the envelope.
- Mail two evaluation forms. At least one form must be from a teacher. Both forms should be in separate envelopes with the recommender's signature written across the seal of the envelope.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2015