We continue to support students beyond kindergarten through the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

About the Scholarship

Since 2008, Goddard Systems has awarded the $10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to a senior in high school who graduated from either a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program at a Goddard School. The scholarship is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School® franchise system, Anthony A. Martino, an entrepreneur who started several other well-known franchise companies. Winners demonstrate the work ethic and perseverance that exemplifies Martino’s commitment to his career, family and community.

Submissions for 2024 have now closed. Please check back in August to meet our winner!

  • A blue graduation cap with a yellow tassel hanging down the left side.

    Scholarship Criteria

    Applicants must be:

    • The applicant must be a graduate of a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Goddard Systems may verify the information provided by the applicant.
    • The applicant must be a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or a non-U.S. citizen living legally in the United States.
    • The written essay and video submitted with each application must be the original work of the applicant and may not contain the work, including the intellectual property, of others. This includes non-original music.

    Goddard Systems reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship and to make changes, which may include the termination of the scholarship, at any time.

Meet the 2023 Scholarship Winner



We received many incredible Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship submissions, and after narrowing down our finalists, we’re excited to announce our winner, Katie Engels from Piscataway, NJ! Congratulations, Katie!

Katie graduated from Piscataway High School, and back in 2011, she graduated from The Goddard School® of Piscataway. Katie is attending West Chester University to pursue a degree in nursing. 

Katie is steadfastly committed to helping others. She works as a lifeguard and swim instructor for children with special needs and volunteers with various organizations. One of her memorable achievements was organizing a group of volunteers to clean up a local quarry that was riddled with litter, making the space clean and usable for future visitors.  

Katie remembers her time at The Goddard School fondly. “At The Goddard School, I learned how to be creative, how to learn and, most importantly, how to be kind to others. The School taught me how to express my feelings, make new friends and try things outside of my comfort zone. I will always cherish the solid foundation of loving support that I received from The Goddard School and will use the lessons I learned to care for others in the future. I’m forever grateful that I experienced what Goddard has to offer.” 

We wish Katie the best as she follows her dreams! 

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