The Beatrice Prior Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to the academically highest ranking graduating female students of Marion Harding High School.
This fund was created from the Mary Evelyn Prior Trust. Mary Evelyn (1924-2008) was a Marion resident. The fund honors her aunt, Beatrice, who was a 1905 graduate of Marion High School (which pre-dates Harding High School) and taught in Lakewood, Ohio, as well as the Marion City Schools’ elementary grades for many years.
Marion Harding High School opened its original building (now the location of Grant Middle School) in 1953 and their current location in 2003. It is the only high school in the Marion City Schools district and enrolls more than 1,000 students.
Harding offers Gear Up, a premier counseling and scholarship program, Next Generation Learning, Literacy, Leader In Me, and Diploma+. The school offers core academic offerings as well as career technical programs in early childhood education, health technologies, exercise science, and global logistics. College credit opportunities are available in partnership with Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion. HHS students can complete coursework in Project Lead The Way and compete in a nationally recognized robotics program. More than 55 extracurricular offerings include fine arts, music, choir, orchestra, and MOAC Conference teams.