Purpose: For a student with at least a 2.5 GPA who was involved in sports activities in school and who is interested in a career in sports broadcasting, sports marketing or sports medicine. Applicants should explain this interest and their career goals in an essay. Applicants must exhibit good character, respect for others, and good citizenship in their sports activities and within school. Additional references required.
History: Robert "Bob" Staggs was well known and respected in the Morgan County area as a lifelong resident and sports broadcaster. He was the voice of play-by-play commentary for radio sports on WCBK Radio during his 30-year broadcasting career. He further demonstrated his support for and loyalty to Martinsville High School sports programs by volunteering and helping the program even after his retirement as a broadcaster. This scholarship was established to honor his memory and perpetuate his legacy as a broadcaster in Morgan County.