The Anthem Community Council has announced the opening of applications for the Jim Martin STEM Scholarship, honoring the chief engineer of the Anthem Veterans Memorial. With an application deadline of April 12, the scholarship aims to support graduating high school students from Anthem who have excelled in mathematics and shown a commitment to community service.

Named after Jim Martin, the scholarship celebrates his remarkable mathematical and engineering talents and his dedication to the Anthem community. Martin volunteered as the chief engineer for the Anthem Veterans Memorial project, where his expertise was instrumental in the memorial’s design, ensuring that at 11:11 a.m. every Veterans Day, the sun’s rays perfectly illuminate the Great Seal of the United States.

The scholarship offers $1,000 each to two deserving high school seniors residing in Anthem, including Parkside, Anthem Golf, Country Club, and The Village, or those who pay annual Anthem Community assessments. The Anthem Way Foundation and two donors fund this scholarship.

To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be accepted into a college, university, or community college with an intent to major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Additionally, they must demonstrate excellence in mathematics and a strong record of community service, along with a few other requirements, including listing their community service projects and answering three questions in no more than 300 words each.

Applications should be submitted to the STEM Scholarship Committee at 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 201, Anthem, by the April 12 deadline. For more information, visit