Marian Katz Magid Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing

A passionate supporter of public education, Marian graduated from Heights in ‘53. She and her family moved to Berkeley, California in 1967 so that her children would be part of the new busing system to integrate the public schools. She represented the Oakland Public Schools and Contra Costa County Office of Education for 10 years each and worked as a consultant to the Berkeley Unified School District after her retirement. She continued her community work through Rotary, Hadassah and the Kennedy King Scholarship program.

Marian Katz Magid Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior planning on attending college in the fall. The student must submit a creative writing essay, which is defined as an original, innovative and imaginative work of fiction or poetry.


Lai Bendix ’07, Dana Gisser ’08, Seth Kluk-Barany ’09, Alexandra Miller ’10, Katherine Star ’11, Margeaux Apple ’12, Ian Kraus ’13, Maryam Assar ‘14, Kevin Lissemore ‘14, Celia van den Bogert ’15, Silvia Iammarino ’15, Joyce Glenn ’16, Aviva Klein ’16, Allegra Steiger ’16, Paris Colbert ’17, Eric Adeyemon ’17, Sophie Gilson ’18, Kaylee Kimbro ’18, Morgan Lewis ’18, Jordan Major ’18, Mary Jane Reinhardt ’18, Kylie Armstead ’19, Davon Beane ’19, Sylvie Crowell ’19, Jack Johnson ’19, Malik Winfield ’19, Alaysia Brooks ’20, Ava Collyer ’20, Isaiah Hamilton ’20, Alya Esmail ’21, Shannon Kilbride ’21, Troy Gentry ’22, Nathanial Tyler ’22, Ka’reema Abasiya ’22, Pule Motsamai ’23, Elle Mueller ’23, Leela Manne ’23, Gionni Mitchell ’24, Ja’Vier Scarbourgh ’24, Sydney Stevenson ’24