Steve Marsh/Terry Stanton Endowed Scholarship Fund #00667
To provide an annual scholarship award to two Midland County high school senior student-athletes, one male and one female, who have demonstrated excellence in competition, in the classroom, and in the community and are planning to continue their education beyond high school. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate community involvement and have played a sport including during their senior year.
From the fundholder:
Steve Marsh and Terry Stanton were two long-time Midlanders who made a significant difference in the lives of thousands of young student-athletes. Marsh was the Athletic Director and a football coach at Midland High School for over 20 years, while Stanton was the driving force behind the development of the Midland Soccer Complex. Both men were instrumental leaders of the MASCC since its inception. Marsh, 68, a lifelong Midlander, devoted family man and proud Chemic, died on March 15, 2008, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 1, 1939. Graduating from Midland High School in 1957 and Central Michigan University in 1961, he became a teacher in Imlay City and then later returned to Midland. Marsh married Pat Frank on June 24, 1961. He taught and coached at Bullock Creek High School, then at Jefferson Intermediate before going to Midland High School in 1975. He taught social studies, coached football, and was the athletic director for 21 years. Steve retired in 1995, but continued to serve the Midland community through various positions such as volunteer, chairman of the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee, and worked on several scholarship and awards committees. Winning several distinguished awards, he was inducted into the Midland County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
Terry Stanton passed away on June 10, 2007 at the age of 62. Terry was born on Oct. 6, 1944, a native of Ionia. He attended Ferris State University, graduating with a degree in accounting. Terry worked for The Dow Chemical Co. for 27 years. Upon leaving Dow Chemical, Terry became a partner in Omni Tech Intl. Limited. In retirement, he started his own company, The Stanton Group, which actively holds real estate investments around the country. Terry was a “”Midlander””, committing countless hours to his real passion, serving the public youth through sport. Terry was a Midland Amateur Sports Hall of Fame member and inductee, enshrined for his founding work for the Midland Soccer Club. He also was instrumental in bringing soccer into the Midland Public School system. Terry was an active member of the Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee and was a member of the Noon Rotary Club. He truly believed in the humanitarian service the Rotary Club provides in the Midland area.
Both men were exemplary leaders in the Midland community and touched the lives of several young athletes. They each made significant impacts to the Midland schools, athletics and their community as a whole.