Helping our students & teachers reach for the stars. Let’s give them wings.

The Melissa Education Foundation (MEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We were organized in 2005 and began hosting our annual Gala in 2008. Each year we raise monies through the Gala, Melissa’s Got Talent show, grandparents club and softball tournament to award student scholarships and teaching grants. To date, we have given over $1,000,000 to fund scholarships for Melissa High School graduates and teaching grants for Melissa ISD educators.


  • Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 – The MEF Give Them Wings Gala, more details to come soon!

Where does the money go

Student Scholarships

We know that our students are our future leaders, researchers, and business owners. Helping these students achieve their dreams of an affordable college education is our top priority. To date, we’ve awarded nearly $650,000 in scholarships to Melissa ISD graduates.

Teaching Grants

Extraordinary experiences are created by our educators at Melissa ISD, but funding isn’t always available for special projects. In those situations, we offer grants to help support our teachers in their endeavor to create an exemplary learning environment.

How you can contribute

Events & Fundraisers

The Melissa Education Foundation holds several events throughout the year, from our Annual Gala and Casino Night to Donkey Basketball and Softball Tournaments. Attend an event, or sponsor one, and have a great time while you’re at it!

Become a Sponsor

Each of our events provide opportunities to advertise your business and support your community. Help sponsor an event, get your ad listed in our catalog, and get listed on our website as well. Your business can support the community and get advertising at the same time.

School Spirit Pays

Switch your credit card processing service to School Spirit Pays. They’ll match your current rate to the penny, but the best part is that they will donate 25% of the fees back to the Melissa Education Foundation. You can support the foundation this way at no cost to your business.