Shania Lynn Martin

By December 8, 2018Scholar Spotlight

Scholar Bio

My name is Shania Martin and I am 19 years old. I graduated in 2017 from Mission Hills High School, where I played Lacrosse all 4 years. I was a captain and was awarded Most Valuable Defensive Player by my coaches and teammates. Currently, I am attending Palomar College and studying Social Sciences with a primary in Psychology and a secondary in History and Political Science. I am hoping to get my teaching credential and teach one of these three subjects at a high school. I will be transferring to CSUSM and graduating in 2021. I hope to one day be a wonderful teacher to my students just as my teachers were to me in high school. High school is such a transformative time period for teens and if I could give teens the aspiration of going to college or obtaining a higher education of any form, I will be completely satisfied with my work as a teacher. A teacher I had in high school inspired me to achieve my goals of being a teacher because of the impact he had on his students.

How the San Marcos Promise Impacted You

From a young age, I knew I wanted to make my parents proud and go to college, so there was never a doubt in my mind, I would be going to college. I am extremely thankful for this scholarship because it has lifted the burden of expensive tuition, books, and other expenses off of my mother. It was just my mom and I for many years inside a tiny one bedroom apartment or living with various people throughout my adolescence, so I did not have a place that I called home. However, with the opportunity of education I am excited to provide a permanent and stable home for my children, one day, where we can make plenty of memories.

Something About You That is a Surprise

My mom bought a guitar for $40 from a homeless family and ever since that day I have played guitar! I am self taught and have been making music on Soundcloud since high school!

Scholarship Awarded

Palomar Promise PLUS

Current School

Palomar College

Current Major

Social Sciences

Current Year


3 Traits that Define You:

  • Goofy
  • Organized
  • Caring

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