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Marge Christensen Gould Memorial Scholarship

The Marge Christensen Gould Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Marge Gould.

Marge Gould taught at Catalina High School for 28 years, retiring in 2014. For over 18 of those years, she was the coordinator and teacher for the LEARN Program (an alternative literacy and workplace skills program for at-risk students).

In this program, students, many of whom were refugees or immigrants, were allowed to learn based on their own abilities and treated as valued individuals. All the students were recognized for their achievements at an annual “Celebrate Literacy” ceremony, and outstanding students received laptop computers and scholarships donated by the many business leaders and government partners Marge worked so hard to cultivate. This scholarship is intended to continue that legacy.

One scholarship of $1,500 will be granted annually to a graduating senior from Catalina, Sunnyside, Desert View, Star Academic, Project More, TAP High Schools, and Innovation Tech High School. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years.

Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM MST


  • Applicants must be Catalina, Sunnyside, Desert View, Star Academic, Project More, TAP High School, or Innovation Tech High School graduating seniors.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Applicants must be accepted at an accredited not-for-profit college or university.
  • No proof of citizenship, residency, or immigration status is required.

Please upload the completed application, including all required materials, to the form on the Application Submission Page. Recommenders should upload letters of recommendation for the students in the same form.

For a digital copy of the application, please click here.

For any questions or trouble accessing the form, please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Scholarship Program Manager, at or (520) 289-8003.

Click here to support this scholarship.

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