The Melissa Education Foundation awarded 133 scholarships to Melissa High School seniors during a ceremony on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the MHS performing arts center. Awards ranged from $500 to $5,000 and totaled $173,000.
“This is one of my favorite nights of the year,” said George James, MEF board president. “We have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors and give them a gift from the community to help further their education.”
MEF, founded in 2006, raises funds each year for scholarships and teacher grants. To date, the organization has awarded more than $1 million to Melissa ISD students and teachers.
“The generosity of our community and the value local individuals and organizations place on our kids and education is evident at the MEF scholarship awards night,” said Becki Girouard, MEF executive director. “These values make Melissa a great place to live and raise a family.”
Click below to watch the 2022 MEF Scholarship Award Ceremony
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The Matthew James Brown Scholarship is in memoriam to Matthew Brown, a 2019 graduate of Melissa High School. While in high school Matthew was a band member, a four-year letterman in golf and an Eagle Scout. Matthew also attended Texas Tech University and was an active member of the Saddle Tramps.
The Melissa Education Foundation wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to the Brown Family and Chris Tyner for entrusting us with the honor of establishing the Matthew Brown Memorial Scholarship. Contributions can be made directly to the Matthew Brown Memorial Scholarship fund using the link below or by mail to Melissa Education Foundation. Checks should be made payable to Melissa Education Foundation. For contributions by check, please indicate Matthew Brown Memorial Scholarship in the memo line.
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