Braden Markus Memorial Scholarship Fund


Braden spent countless hours practicing to perfect his sports and studying to do well in school. He loved hanging out with the guys and gaming. He was best known for his smile, that could light up a room and make even the worst days for others better. His personality and laughter will be greatly missed. Braden was a hard worker that never stopped and would drop what he was doing to help anyone. This scholarship is to honor Braden’s spirit and to help others.


Braden played, loved, and worked hard at perfecting his talents in Football, Wrestling and Baseball. This scholarship is open to all Olentangy High School (located at 675 Lewis Center Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035) Scholar Athletes who are pursuing any sport at a 4-year college or university.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • Official school transcript

  • Completed essay (see below for details)

  • Listing of extracurricular/volunteer activities

  • Completed scholarship application


Essay length: 400 – 500 words, double spaced.

Essay – Pick one

  • What has athletics taught you and how will it help you in the future?
  • In your own words, describe how you relate to any of Braden’s passions or personality traits.
  • How do your passions and personality contribute to being involved in athletics?

For more information or questions please contact the Scholarship Administrator

scholarships@thehourglassfoundation.orgPlease reference the Braden Markus Memorial Scholarship in the subject line of the email.



In 2022, three (3), $2,000 scholarships will be awarded and shall be designated toward tuition and fees. The scholarship winner will receive a letter of instruction regarding the disbursement of the scholarship.


The application deadline is March 31, 2022.
Award announcements will be on May 5, 2022.

**The deadline is the date after which applications can no longer be accepted. If applying by mail The Hourglass Foundation will use the postmark date.  Please submit applications by March 31, 2022 to:

The Hourglass Foundation
9200 Memorial Dr.
Plain City, OH 43064.
Attn: Janet Smail –

If submitting via the online scholarship application, please go here: