Last night Mattawan Consolidated Schools celebrated our high school seniors and presented scholarships to a number of deserving young people. This year we had approximately 250 scholarship applications submitted to our new online selection process.
As our MPEF board President shared last night, "Let me suggest that if you ever need to be inspired by all the wonderful things the young people here in Mattawan are accomplishing in their lives, you should volunteer to read scholarship applications!"
MPEF would like to thank the school board, the administration and staff, and of course, the community for their continued support. And a special thank you to our generous donors who make scholarships possible. The Foundation is 25 years old this year...during those years, MPEF has distributed over $600,000 in grants to students and staff, including $30,000 for classroom programs and $14,500 in scholarships this year.
To learn more about our scholarships - CLICK HERE
In 1993 MPEF awarded its first scholarship of $300 with funds provided directly from the pockets of the foundation's visionary leaders. Since then MPEF has provided over $600,000 in awards for teachers, administrators, and students scholarships.
Why is our 25K for 25 years Campaign for our Anniversary so important? Our goal is to help keep our school system as one of the highest ranked public school districts in Michigan.
This year, the gap between the cost of educating a single student ($9,590) and the funds received from the state of Michigan is $1,959. We are asking our community to join us in filling the gap. Your donation - of any amount - in addition to our current fundraising activities will ensure that we are able to continue keeping Mattawan Consolidated schools strong.
Visit fundmischools.org to view the full report and learn more about the funding of Michigan schools.