Students receive scholarship awards through the Melissa Education Foundation

The Melissa Education Foundation awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to 72 graduating seniors from the Melissa High School Class of 2021 earlier this month. The students were recognized at the foundation’s annual scholarship awards night on May 11, 2021, hosted for the first time at the Melissa Arts Center.

Photos from the awards night can be viewed on the MEF website. A livestream video recording of the ceremony can be viewed on the Melissa ISD YouTube channel.

MEF offers a number of scholarship opportunities every spring to each graduating class of Melissa High School. Student applicants provide teacher evaluations, a letter of recommendation, and an essay response.

The following donors participated in the 2021 MEF scholarship program: Scott and Paula Birmingham, Independent Bank, Reagan and Grant Small Memorial Scholarship, Dotson-Criterium Engineering, LaCore Family, bHIP Global, Grace Family, Bush Family, Glen R. Power Memorial Scholarship, Perkins Family, Melissa Sports LLC, Duzenack Family, Symmetry Turf, Melcher Family, Wresh Family, NCE PTO, McKillop PTO, MHS PTO, Nutra Trade School Scholarship, Logistics Trade School Scholarship, Marias Mexican Restaurant, Rotary-Interact Scholarship, Rogers Family, Zadow Family, A&M Scholarship, Colby Green Memorial Scholarship, Define Yourself Scholarship, LaCore Entrepreneur Scholarship, Love and Grace Counseling, Tegerdine Family, Melissa Christian Church/Crafty Ladies, Masonic Lodge, FC Soccer Cardinals, GCEC, Up and Coming Women Scholarship, Sam’s Search Resiliency Scholarship, Card Family, Ruiz Foods, Distilled Gentlemen’s Networking Club, Classrooms for Cardinals, and Riddle Family-Exodus Mechanical.

To learn more about the Melissa Education Foundation, visit the MEF website. Those interested in becoming a donor may contact director Kellie Maynard at