John was born in Seattle on August 30, 1978. He attended Holy Cross High School (now Archbishop Murphy High School) and graduated in 1996 with honors.
John was known as a true gentleman and scholar. Many of the Holy Cross upperclassmen knew John because as a 9th grader he sat in on 11th grade math and science classes. While at Holy Cross, John played basketball, baseball, was a member of the inaugural golf team (coached by Jack Serwold), and served as ASB President.
After HC, John attended the University of Washington and studied Chemical Engineering. After receiving his BA in 2001, he moved to Hillsboro, OR to work as a process engineer for Intel.
In his short 25 years, John managed to touch lives across the world. He was a bright light and his family and friends continue his legacy through this endowment scholarship.
The purpose of this merit-based scholarship is to provide tuition to a minimum of one student per year in memory of the late John Joseph Martens IV, Holy Cross Alumnus class of 1996. The recipient of the scholarship is determined by the John Martens Scholarship Committee in the spring of each year.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2023
Be a Junior at Archbishop Murphy High School and will be awarded the scholarship for Senior Year
Demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and involvement in campus, co-curricular and community activities
Demonstrate high acumen in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math
Have an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate key attributes John Martens did during his high school career into his college and adult life
The recipient will be awarded a $1,000 Scholarship for their Senior Year at AMHS