Mark Williams was a devoted English teacher who taught at Banning High School in Wilmington, CA for over twenty-five years. Mark adapted his many teaching methods to engage students through his sense of humor, acting out Shakespeare roles or using animated PowerPoint for grammar lessons.
Mark always advocated for his students to continue their educations and/or to learn trades in order to better themselves and prepare for their careers. With college costs rising, it’s critical that students, especially those who are low-income, are supported as they pursue higher education.
In memory of Mark L. Williams, this scholarship aims to support hardworking high school students graduating from Banning High School who are going to continue their education through college or trade school.
To apply, tell us about a teacher that positively impacted your life and how they motivated you to pursue your education.