Alumni and Bridgton Families Endow New Marcella Scholarship

Between 1986 and 2021, many Wolverines benefited from the coaching, mentorship, and investment of Rick Marcella. Rick remains a champion for all his players, even as their journey takes them beyond Bridgton to college, careers, and parenthood.

Upon Rick’s retirement from coaching in the spring of 2021, several individuals stepped forward who were interested in helping the Academy to create a recognition for Coach Marcella that would exist in perpetuity. A few short weeks ago in Chapel, Head of School Marty Mooney shared news that funds had been successfully raised for the establishment of the Richard R. Marcella Scholarship Fund.

This new endowed award will be presented annually beginning in the next enrollment cycle. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming football player with demonstrated financial need, who displays characteristics attributed to Coach Marcella such as honesty, compassion, and the pursuit of excellence in all endeavors. The Head Football Coach will play a key role in helping to identify potential candidates to be considered for this scholarship.

Bridgton Academy is incredibly grateful to the core group of donors who helped to make the Richard R. Marcella Scholarship Fund a reality. Additional donations to further grow the Marcella Scholarship are welcome at any time. If you would like to be involved in supporting this fund, please contact Jessica Priola, Director of Institutional Advancement, or click here and note “Marcella Scholarship” in the comment section when making your gift.