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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 HS 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, and TAP High Schools. Scholarships are renewable for one additional year.

2023-2024 Applications Are Now Closed


  • Applicants must be a Catalina, Sunnyside, Desert View, Star Academic, Project More, or TAP High School graduating senior.
  • 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.

Deadline: All scholarship materials (completed application, essay, and recommendations) must be received by February 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM MST.

Please submit the completed application, including all required materials, to Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, at  Please email Natalia or call (520) 289-8003 with any questions.

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