Deken S. “Deke” Marmon Community Service Scholarship Fund


Deken “Deke” Scott Marmon was a graduate from Caldwell High School in 2009. He served on the City of Caldwell Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and attended Boy’s State. After graduating from High School, Deke joined the Army and served in Afghanistan, where he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED). Deke received two Army Achievement Medals: an Army Commendation Medal, and a Combat Infantry Badge. Deke ws an expert rifleman. More importantly, Deke added to his family by gaining several trued brothers during his Army Career. Upon returning home, Deke attended the College of Western Idaho in hopes of obtaining a Business Management degree. Deke loved fishing, hunting, and golfing. Deke was very active in the community serving as the Chaplin for both the American Legion and the VFW. Deke served as the Trustee Chairman for the Elks Lodge until his death in 2018. Deke was passionate about his family, his country, his friends, God, and his community.


  • Completed Application

  • Essay on Service

  • Graduating Senior of Caldwell High School enrolled in accredited college or university program

  • Minimum weighted GPA of 3.25

  • Transcript and ACT and/or SAT scores

  • Student must be actively and consistently participating in, and have a demonstrated resume of, community service during their high school years.

  • Students who have actively and consistently participated in the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be given selection preference

  • Student must illustrate plans to continue in community service throughout their life.

  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or leaders that have observed student’s service

  • Closing Date: 03-14-2024 11:45pm

    Caldwell High School Students Can Apply:

    Canyon Springs High School Students Can Apply:

    College of Idaho Matching Funds Scholarship:



    Scholarship Contact

    Kathleen O'Bannon

    Application Information

    The application window is now OPEN for the 2023-2024 application period.