McDowell Seniors are invited to apply for our scholarships for college or career/technical school support.
2024 MEF Scholarship & Award Application
The 2024 Application will open soon. Please check back to get link.
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
BARBARA BAKER SCHOLARSHIP
BOYS’ BASKETBALL TIP OFF TOURNAMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
CHRISTOPHER J. GUTTING VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL EDUCATION AWARD
THE ASHLEY KUZMA RESILIENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BERNIE LYONS LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
HALGREN, RESTIFO & LOOP ARCHITECTURAL AWARD
WILLIAM D. HEIDT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
DAVID MCKELVEY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
DARCIE MOSELEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
MILLCREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
MILLCREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT RETIREES AWARD
DR. GUSTAVE MORK AWARD
TOM MUDGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
MICHAEL PALERMO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
DR. & MRS. VEREL SALMON SCHOLARSHIP
ASBURY SCHOOL ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BELLE VALLEY SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
CHESTNUT HILL SCHOOL ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
GRANDVIEW PTA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD I
GRANDVIEW PTA ACHIEVEMENT AWARD II
J. S. WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
MCDOWELL PTSA CLASS OF 2024 MERIT AWARD
MCDOWELL PTSA MEMBER AWARD
TRACY SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
VERNONDALE ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
WALNUT CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
WESTLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-
CARLI CUMMINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
KAREN CUNNINGHAM ART SCHOLARSHIP
KATE DINGFELDER ART SUPPLY SCHOLARSHIP
MILLCREEK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
MILLCREEK EDUCATIONAL SECRETARIES’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
MCDOWELL FOOTBALL BOOSTERS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
MCDOWELL GIRLS SOCCER BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
ANDREW POLAKOWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
PETRUSO TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
MARTIN KAVERMAN MEMORIAL SPIRIT OF the VIKING AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
(McDowell Class of 2024 will be the first eligible recipients.)
SPIRIT OF ’76 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(McDowell Class of 2026 will be the first eligible recipients.)
“Inspiration for Instruction” New Classroom Teacher Grant
September 8th By end of September
The “Inspiration for Instruction” Grant Application is open to any new classroom teacher employed by the Millcreek Township School District that meets the eligibility of being a first-time, Pre-K-12 classroom teacher. Click on the Application link below to review eligibility.
Ali Smith, JS Wilson
MTSD teachers and staff have an opportunity to seek mini grant funding of up to $2,000.00 for programs, projects, supplies, and professional development.
August 1 September 30
December 1 January 31
April 1 May 31
Please note: We cannot accept grant requests for PAR or School Wide Positive Behavior Initiatives.
Congratulations to our
latest grant recipients!
MEF Trustees recently awarded
$5,772 in MEF Grants!!!
* Chestnut Hill - Caring Closet
*McDowell - Wellness & Resource Center
*JS Wilson - Neptune GameTime Music Subscription
* All Elementary Schools - Challenge 24 Math Singles, Doubles, Variables, and competition sets
FREE before school, girls only, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) hands-on, interactive program. Students are introduced to women mentors working in the field and participate in activities. This is a “Make and Take” experience with the idea that each student will make something, take it with them to show their peers, their family, and others. This is an empowering tool to encourage creativity and participation.
The program is held in the 5 Millcreek Township School District elementary schools (Asbury, Belle Valley, Chestnut Hill, Grandview, Tracy). It has a multi-fold purpose - to engage young women in the possibilities of STEAM and to get essential equipment and supplies into the schools where all students will benefit.
Our Sparks program has been developed to recognize students completing middle school that exemplify the characteristics of being invested in the school community and possess a spark worthy of admiration. Principals and middle school faculty chose two “Sparks” per 8th grade team –4 students from each MTSD middle school to be recognized with this designation. Students are selected by the following criteria: Demonstrates
Each “Spark” will be required to submit information annually to the Millcreek Education Foundation to be eligible for a financial award upon graduation from McDowell High School.
(The form link will be posted on the MEF website May 15-June 15 each year and must be submitted by June 15 midnight. Late submissions will not be recognized.)
MEF supports the Millcreek Township School District with many special projects.
360° Cameras were recently purchased to provide an inside look at the capital improvement projects being done in the school buildings and Millcreek Education Center (MEC). Originally, the plan was to provide actual bus "field trips" to buildings to show the issues highlighted in the Town Hall Meetings conducted in 2018 and 2019, With the buildings closed to the public,
the plan shifted to the 360° viewpoint
of the work being done.
After the work is completed, we will provide virtual tours to showcase the upgrades and share with viewers the incredible things happening in these buildings to support Millcreek students.
McDowell students will be able to use the cameras for creating virtual field trips to be shared with other students and to craft creative projects in multi-media courses.
For more information on MTSD's "Focus on the Future" plan for capital improvements: https://www.mtsd.org/community/long-term-facilities-plan/mtsd-focus-on-our-future
MEF has a booth each year at McDowell High School's College & Career Night in September. We are there to answer any questions about our scholarships and the different things we do to support students throughout the school district.