The Toby Merrill Scholarship was created to help change the lives of children and make a difference through education. After a courageous 21-month fight, Toby passed away from Gastric Cancer on August 12, 2016. Through his final days, Toby was focused on developing a lasting legacy by providing financial assistance for children seeking to attend college with the goal of empowering those deserving children to reach their full potential and experience the joys of life that Toby achieved. Toby Merrill graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1997, where he served as a student athlete on the football team. Toby’s wife Susan is also an alumnus of F&M and now is an educator at Germantown Academy located in the greater Philadelphia area, where their two daughters attend school. Toby credits his experiences at F&M with playing a significant role in building his personal foundation and creating lifelong friendships.
• A letter of recommendation that speaks to your character and leadership in your school or community. The letter can be from a counselor, teacher, coach, mentor, or boss.
• Elected positions of leadership or awards received for community involvement
• Financial need based on household income or deceased, ill parents/guardians
• Personal interviews