The Marv Austin College Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound senior who has exhibited high academic performance and leadership while lettering in all four years of his/her high school career.
The scholarship provides the selected student with $3,000 per year for four years as long as the student remains in good standing with their college and applies each year to the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund.
The Scholarship is not available to those students who have received an athletic scholarship from their chosen school.
2017: Mya Robinson — Illinois State University
2016: Bilal Vohra — University of Illinois at Chicago
2014: Kierra Williams
Kierra will attend the University of Illinois in Champaign.
2013: Jason Towns
Jason is at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.
2012: Jamar Gary
Jamar is attending Illinois Wesleyan University.
2011: Desmond Shuford and Jade Grey
Desmond is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jade is at Northern Illinois University.
2010: Horatio Lopez
Currently attending St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
2009: Tyris Hill
Tyris graduated with Honors from Eastern Michigan University.