The purpose of the MARQ My Words Foundation is to advocate higher education, knowledge of legal rights, and health and mental wellness in the African American community through scholarship and community enrichment programs. This scholarship has been established to honor Marquita D. Christy and individuals who have made outstanding positive contributions within their community and to broadly support aspiring law school graduates seeking assistance to fund both educational and personal needs required to complete the course of study.



One (1) scholarship award will be available in the amount of $500 annually each Fall Semester. Awards are for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.



  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled as 2L or 3L students attending Southern University Law Center of Baton Rouge, LA.

  2. Applicants must provide proof of being active in two (2) or more organizations. 

  3. Applicants must be US citizens.

  4. Applicants must be currently employed: part-time or full-time


Southern University Law Center; Main Office; c/o MARQ My Words Foundation

Roosevelt Steptoe Drive, Baton Rouge, LA – 70813



MARQ My Words Foundation

Subject: 2019 Scholarship Application _ [FULL NAME]

REMINDER: The deadline for this application to be received is: 2nd Friday of November

NOVEMBER 13, 2020, 4:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Winner will be contacted by the last day of classes before Thanksgiving Break.

Click to Download Scholarship Application Forms

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