Introduction Scholarship essays are an essential component of the application process, providing an opportunity to showcase your unique qualities, experiences, and aspirations to scholarship committees.
Professional Cyclist & Businessman
The Marty Nothstein Scholarship for Student Athletes was established to honor the legacy of Marty Nothstein, the greatest track cyclist in the history of the United States. Nothstein was born and raised in Allentown and Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, and began his cycling career at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center through its community programs. Nothstein won numerous World and Olympic records, National Championships, Pan Am Games Gold Medals, World Championships, and Olympic Medals.
Aside from his athletic achievements, Nothstein is also an outdoorsman and conservationist who has protected over 500 acres of property from development, providing better habitat for wildlife. He chaired the Lehigh County farmland preservation board and helped lead the committee to protect over 23,000 acres of farmland from development in his community. Nothstein still gives back to the outdoors and is the current director of development for ducks unlimited mid-Atlantic region.