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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