Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation

Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship 2021 Application
Deadline EXTENDED to
Friday, March 12, 2021

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:     $2000 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 TWO 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 Scholarship Application 2021 – FINAL (as PDF) OR

MMNEF Scholarship Application 2021 – FINAL_MS Word (as WORD document)

This year, the ON-LINE Scholarship application is not available. 

EXTENDED Application Deadline:
Friday March 12, 2021

Note: all materials must be
received by this date!

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Wiley Miller –  E-mail:  MillerWi@missouri.edu  OR

Mr. Steve Calloway – (573) 864-5019;  E-Mail:  SteveC6393@mchsi.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