Posted December 15, 2017 in Press Releases
Cleveland Browns Name Marion Motley Scholarship Winners
Robert Garrett first ever recipient from Saint Martin de Porres
Saint Martin de Porres High School is proud to announce that Robert Garrett ‘18, has been awarded the Marion Motley Scholarship from the Cleveland Browns organization. Robert is the first scholarship honoree in the 14-year history of Saint Martin.
The Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now annually seek two deserving students who are on track to graduate from high school to receive four-year, renewable scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per year.
A very surprised Garrett was thankful to the Browns organization, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, and College Now Greater Cleveland. "It's gratifying to see all the work that I have put in at Saint Martin resulted in this amazing opportunity. The College Counseling department and Ms. Logar were instrumental in helping me prepare the scholarship application, and I can't thank them enough,” said an elated Garrett.
“Robert embodies what it means to be a Saint Martin student, living his life as a student of faith, service, and purpose,” said Richard Clark, Saint Martin de Porres Founding President. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for Robert and the commitment the Cleveland Browns have shown him as he furthers his education beyond Saint Martin.”
Robert was surprised during what he thought was his final round of interviews at the Browns Training Facility in Berea. The Browns caught Robert’s reaction when he found out the wonderful news
About Saint Martin de Porres High School
Founded in 2003, Saint Martin de Porres is a Catholic co-educational high school located in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood of Cleveland and is a member of the national Cristo Rey Network of schools. Saint Martin has a student body of 400 students in grades 9-12, all of whom are from families of limited economic means. Our school delivers a distinctive approach to education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Saint Martin establishes a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college. The school’s alumni base is over 700 men and women, many of whom were the first in their families to attend or graduate from post-secondary education.
About the Cristo Rey Network
The Cristo Rey Network comprises 32 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for underrepresented urban youth. Through rigorous academics, coupled with real world work experience, Cristo Rey students graduate high school prepared for success in college and in life.
About the Marion Motley Scholarship
The Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship was named after one of the Browns’ 16 Pro Football Hall of Famers, former halfback Marion Motley. One of the first African-Americans to integrate professional football in 1946, Motley overcame many obstacles on his way to 3,024 yards and 31 touchdowns in four championship seasons in the AAFC, and another 1,688 yards and eight touchdowns in five years in the NFL. Motley was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 and the Cleveland Browns’ Ring of Honor in 2010.