McDowell Seniors are invited to apply for our scholarships for college or career/technical school support.
The 2023 MEF Scholarship Application will go LIVE
SOON! We apologize for the delay.
We are working on a more efficient application form and
it is not ready to be released. Check back often.
“Inspiration for Instruction” New Classroom Teacher Grant
August 15 By September 15
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.
Lindsey Hain, Chestnut Hill
Sarah Stoops, Walnut Creek
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 the following MEF Grant Recipients
December Grant Cycle
August Grant Cycle
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Congratulations to our latest grant recipients!
The MEF Board of Trustees recently approved more than $7,000 in funding through our MEF Grants to support the following:
• Variety Novels for students - Westlake
• Technology & Curriculum for the business courses at MIHS
• Student Communication & Collaboration Programs - for WC
• STEM Loaning Library items - for CH
• Adaptive playground items for BV
• Making Thinking Visible -books for Teacher focused Personal Learning Communities
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2022 SPARKS!
JS Wilson: Maggie Coleman, Lucia Pasquarette, Adeline Mrenak, Ethan Bock Walnut Creek Lora Nikolova, Joey Stephan, Kennedy Ellsworth, Elyse Mascia Westlake Scarlett Ross, Shepard Gray, Sarah Coburn, Connor McLaughlin
(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.