Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation

Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship 2019 Application

Background:  The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, awards one or more scholarships annually in the name of the late Mr. Ron Marley who made the first contribution to the scholarship fund. The inaugural year was 2003.

Amount of Award:     $1000 at each of the FOUR Columbia Public Schools High Schools

Eligibility:  African-American high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher; Boone County resident; accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary educational institution or program. Successful applicant must demonstrate leadership and be involved in school/community activities. Applicants may also be evaluated on the basis of need.

How to Apply:  Please complete the application form and provide the name and phone number of at least three references (one academic) that can be used to verify information contained in the application. Applications are available through the high school guidance office OR application may be downloaded HERE:

MMNEF-Marley-Scholarship-2019-Application_FINAL (as PDF) OR

MMNEF-Marley-Scholarship-2019-Application_FINAL (as Fillable WORD document)

This year, we have created an ON-LINE Scholarship application. You may access the on-line application here:



MMNEF Ron Marley 2019 Scholarship ON-LINE Application

Application Deadline:  February 14, 2019

For More Information Contact:

Doug Simmons – 445-1447;  E-mail:  Douglas.simmons@mchsi.com  OR

Robert Ross – 864-1118;  E-Mail:  Triprrr@aol.com      


Scholarship Recognition Luncheon 2014

Steve Calloway, Mar’Kiez Smith and Proud Mom Miesha Dampier Strike a Pose

The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation (MMNEF) provides financial support to college-bound minority students residing in Boone County, Missouri. Our goals are to:

  • Foster academic excellence among minority youth
  • Encourage contributions to community service
  • Recognize and reward accomplishments and contributions with financial and other support

You may partner with the Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation by making a contribution to one of our scholarship funds.      The Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship Fund has been our primary vehicle for supporting aspiring students. The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions to MMNEF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You should consult your tax professional for advice regarding your particular financial situation.

Ms. Kelli Johnson, RockBridge High – 2016 Scholarship Recipient, with her Parents

Ms. Tameka Stemmons, Hickman High – 2016 Scholarship Recipient, and Her Mother

Ms. Lesli Woods, Battle High – 2016 Scholarship Recipient with her Dad, Bishop Lester Woods