Marian Arminton was born on December 22, 1915 and was the daughter of Willard Henry Armington and Mary Malissa Grant Armington. She was the granddaughter of Henry T. Armington and Eva M. Armington. The Armington family was prominent in the development of Adams Street after the great fire of 1901. Marian attended local schools prior to attending Florida State College for Women where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Upon completion of her education she married Joseph Harold Waterman and they had a daughter, Marion Armington Waterman.
Mr. Waterman was president of Waterman Investments, Inc. at the time of his death in 1971. She was married to Earl Smith Poitevent, Jr. from 1976 until his death in 1996. Mrs. Poitevent was predeceased by her only child, Marion Waterman Caldwell in May of this year. At the time of her death Mrs. Poitevent was a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Florida, The Book Club, Timuquana Country Club, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
She was active in charity work throughout her life. Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent passed away August 6, 2007. Soon after, a scholarship was set up in her memory – The Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship. This scholarship is a $16,000.00 scholarship awarded to a High School Senior who has plans on attending college and studying music. The scholarship is paid out $4,000.00 per year over a 4 year period.
- Student must be a high school senior and planning to major in music in college. Once in college, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and remain a music major.
- Student must complete online application
- Student must have school send/provide Friday Musicale a transcript – must be received by application deadline. Application Not Currently Active
- Student must turn in 3 copies of the music being performed in the audition – must be dropped off or received by application deadline.
- Competition date and Scholarship Laureates Concert – TBD
History of Scholarship Winners
2018 – Alex McGuire, flute, Cleveland Institute of Music
2016 – Hamza Abouelhouda, percussion, Manhattan School of Music
2015 – Christiana Shelenberger, piano, Florida State University
2014 – Rachel Lovelace, bassoon, University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
2013 – Mitchell Kuhn, oboe, The Juilliard School
2011 – Likai He, violin, Columbus State University
2010 – Allison Watkins, flute, Florida State University
2009 – Kensley Behel, clarinet, Florida State University
2007 – John Henry Kruer, violin, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester