Purpose: For students entering vocational training, the field of education, or the field of library science.
History: In 1999 the Justin and Bonita Conduitt Marley Scholarship was established to honor Mr. Justin “Jud” Marley and Bonita Marley. Mr. Marley was a long-time activist in town, civic, and financial affairs. He served on the Mooresville Town Board and was a member of the Mooresville Methodist Church, Lions Club, and the Masonic Lodge.
Mrs. Bonita Marley was also a member of the First United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was a Girl Scout leader and an enthusiastic participant in Eastern Star and Kappa Kappa Sorority. Mrs. Marley served on the Mooresville School Board from 1938-1946 as treasurer and president and she served as Head Librarian for 23 of the 27 years that she worked for the Mooresville Public Library. She was honored as Mooresvillian of the Year in 1968, she designed the Mooresville Town Flag in 1974, and in 1992 Mooresville High School honored her as Alumnus of the Year.
The Marleys raised two children. Most of the Marley’s life was devoted to helping others, which they continue today with the Justin and Bonita Conduitt Marley Scholarship.