Long-time Educator Martin Nikirk Creates Scholarship Fund

Martin Nikirk recently set up a testamentary scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD. The fund will commence with a gift from Martin’s estate when he passes away.

Martin NikirkMartin received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Shepherd University and a Master of Education from Western Maryland College. He was the supervisor for Career Technology Education for Washington County Public Schools and served as the project lead in designing and developing the first public 3D virtual high school in the United States. Martin also worked as a systems analyst at Versatex (a Xerox Company) in Santa Clara, California, and as the first dean of education for the Art Institute of Los Angeles.

He has been a member of many organizations, including the Association for Research and Enlightenment, the Washington County Arts Council, the Sierra Club, National Education Association and Washington County Teacher’s Association.

The Martin Nikirk, M.E.D. Scholarship Fund will benefit a high school senior or college freshman who has a software portfolio, a 4.2 GPA or higher and plans to major in computer game development, computer animation or computer programming.