Melissa Education Foundation awards $125,000 in scholarships to Class of 2020 seniors

Ella Branson with her MEF Scholarship Award


May 2020
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Last week, the Melissa Education Foundation awarded a total of $125,000 in scholarships to 47 graduating seniors from the Melissa High School Class of 2020, made possible by contributions from more than 30 local donors. Members of the MEF board delivered the awards to the seniors on Wednesday, May 13.

The Melissa Education Foundation 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.

“We hope to honor all of the donors and students together soon, but know that we represented each of you proudly,” said MEF director Kellie Maynard.

Photo Gallery: MEF Scholarship Deliveries

Scholarship Donors

The following business and community donors participated in the 2020 MEF scholarship program: LaCore Family, Zadow Family, Jim and Jen Grace, Criterium-Dotson Engineers, Paul Anderson Family, Bush Family, Kocsis Family, Scott and Paula Birmingham, Card Family, Riddle Family, R&G Small/Sparks Family, Wresh Family, Melcher Family, Colby Green Family, Debbie Helmberger Family, Tegerdine Family, Masonic Lodge of Melissa, Sams Search/Davis Family, Linda Rogers, Wilkins Family, Independent Bank, Bhip Global, Love & Grace Counseling/Billings Family, Melissa Booster Club, Melissa Sports LLC, Symmetry Turf, Melissa Christian Church/Crafty Ladies, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Rotary Club of Melissa, McKillop Elementary PTO, North Creek Elementary PTO, Melissa Middle School PTO, and Melissa High School PTO.

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

Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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