Marquette, Michigan- October 2019- The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation (MAPS Ed Foundation) is spreading the word of a newly established scholarship for graduating high school seniors. The scholarship is being established by Joe and Elaine Droblny. Joe Drobny, a 1944 Graveraet High School graduate, and Elaine Drobny is a 1943 graduate of Baraga High School. They are the parents of three children all Marquette High School Graduates.
Elaine worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 33 years. Joe has been a prolific artist throughout his life. He has been a member of the Lake Superior Art Association and Art on The Rocks from their inception, and has garnered many awards and provided many artistic contributions which enhance Marquette. Joe and Elaine were born in Marquette and have lived here their entire lives because they love the lake. Strong supporters of Marquette, Joe and Elaine continue to give of their time for the betterment of our community. This scholarship will be awarded to a student that is interested in visual arts and design.
The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation is an organization formed of citizens residing in the Marquette community composed of interested parents of current or former students, professional/career persons and others who have a strong interest in education, events or special projects that are ongoing throughout the Marquette Area Public Schools. MAPS Ed Foundation grants program is to support innovative curriculum development, instructional improvement and student educational activities. The Foundation encourages the development of projects that enhance learning experiences beyond those included in the school district budget.
Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation encourages all supporters of Marquette schools to donate to a fund of your interest. Contributions can be sent to MAPS Ed Foundation at 1201 W. Fair Ave (include scholarship name in check memo line).