This fund was established by Anna Martinez Williams and her family, including her father, E.J. Martinez, and her brothers, Dave and Vince Martinez, to honor the legacy of Lala, a lifetime educator. Lala taught bilingual education for over thirty years, and she worked primarily with children whose families struggled economically. She was a fierce advocate for students and their families, and she taught thousands of children how to read. She was an outstanding educator and mentor; Lala believed that higher education was her students’ “ticket out of poverty,” and she was relentless in her quest to provide access to high-quality education to all students.
The Martinez family hopes to continue Lala’s legacy by offering a scholarship each year to Park City High School students who may otherwise not have the financial means to pursue post-secondary education. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should contact the Park City High School scholarship office.
The Lala Martinez Memorial Fund accepts donations. To donate by mail or phone, please see our mailing and phone information on our general donation page.
All of these students are first-generation college students, and all are continuing with their college careers.