The Joseph A. Marino ’78 – High Top Memorial Scholarship Fund

celebrates the inspiring life and never-quit spirit of Joe Marino. This scholarship is awarded by Benedictine High School to incoming and currently enrolled Benedictine students who meet the criteria established by Alison Marino and outlined in The Joseph A. Marino ’78 – High Top Memorial Scholarship Fund application. The scholarship award is applied toward the recipient(s) tuition for the upcoming academic year.

The scholarship fun was created to help talented and deserving Men of Benedictine by providing financial support for their Benedictine education and to do so for those who best meet the criteria defined herein.  A minimum of $5,000 will be awarded annually once the scholarship is fully funded.  The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to 4 recipients beginning with the 2016-2017 school year and every year thereafter.

2019-2020 Recipients:

Senior: DeShaun Valentine

Junior: Ronnie Schultz

Sophomore: Derrel Beddingfield

Freshman: AJ Slemc


Scholarship Criteria

  • Scholarship awards young men who demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm and passion in all that they do.
  • Preference given to young men who are involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and are a conduit for positive change operating from his spirit within, as opposed to his ego.
  • Preference given to young men who have an intellectual curiosity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Preference given to young men who have the unique ability to bring out the best in others and while doing so, brings out the best in himself.


We ask that you please consider donating to The Joseph Marino ’78 – High Top Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Joe’s legacy will continue to live on through the young men of Benedictine with your help.  A link to a pledge form can be found below along with additional information on the scholarship.