ABOVE & BEYOND: Local high school students earn MEA scholarships
The Michigan Education Association announced May 26 the recipients of the 2023 MEA Scholarships, honoring exemplary public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan public university this fall.
Among the 422 applications submitted for scholarship awards this year, the MEA Scholarship Fund Trustees chose 23 new award recipients who will each receive $1,400.
In addition, 19 repeat winners who are already enrolled in college will receive $700 each.
Since 1997, the MEA Scholarship Fund has awarded over 800 scholarships totaling $912,890 to graduates of Michigan public high schools.
To be eligible for the MEA Scholarship, applicants must be a dependent of an MEA member or an MEA-Retired member in good standing. The general criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service.
The MEA Scholarship Fund is financed through voluntary contributions of members, staff and friends of the Michigan Education Association.
Among the first-time MEA scholarship winners from southeast Michigan are:
- Teagan Fynan of Woodhaven High School;
- Alana Gildersleeve from Westland John Glenn High School;
- Aibhlinn O’Hagan from Livonia Stevenson High School;
- Carl Pate from Trenton High School; and
- Zachary Porcaro from Belleville High School.
Twice as nice
Among the repeat winners — students who won their senior year of high school and during their first year of college — are:
- William Klucevek, a University of Michigan student from Novi High School; and
- Olivia Raymond, a University of Michigan student from Trenton High School.
Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients!
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