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2678 gifts
Totaling $307,212.96
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
2678 gifts
Totaling $307,212.96
Raised for Local Nonprofits
2678 gifts
Totaling $307,212.96

Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Goal: $30,000.00

Specific Need

Each year, college tuition and fees continue to increase. From 1989 to 2016, the cost to attend college increase eight times faster than wages. Fewer and fewer of our bright and talented high school graduate's families are able to afford a post-secondary education for their children. Little wonder we have a shortage of teachers, doctors, nurses, information technicians, engineers, social workers, psychologists and the list goes on. For fifty-two years, the Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund has been focused on providing scholarships for worthy economically disadvantaged students. 

 

The specific need: 

  • To raise $30,000.00 for scholarships awarded to outstanding graduates of the Meadville Area Senior High School
  • To deposit these funds into the Crawford Heritage Foundation to continue this perpetual scholarship fund

Mission

The mission of the Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund is to award scholarships each year to graduates of the Meadville Area Senior High School who are bright and talented, economically disadvantaged students who exhibit the principles of Dr. King in scholarship and character. 

 

Profile

  • Since 1968, Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund has awarded 146 scholarships totaling over $232,000.00. 
  • Three teachers in the Crawford Central School District were recipients of the Dr. King Scholarship. They are Shane Ream, social studies teacher at the Meadville Area Middle School; Armond Walter, music teacher at the Meadville Area Middle School and the Meadville Area Senior High School; Traci Alexander-Balsamo, music teacher at the Second District Elementary School. 
  • Ike Burnett is a therapeutic support staff in Crawford County and served in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mentoring Program. 
  • Stanley McClure has been a realtor for 23 years with ERA Richmond Real Estate Agency in Meadville. 

Some of the Other Recipients:

  • Nita Hughes, class of 1978, received her Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 
  • David Alexander, class of 1981, received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from Mercyhurst University and graduated with a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law. 
  • Paul Burnett, class of 1985, received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He serves in the United States Government. 
  • Brian Holland, class of 1994, received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashland University. He owns the Hip-Hop-Ademics, Rapping Kids into Learning. He is also Pastor of Second Community Church in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Daniel Johnson, class of 2001, received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in marketing. He is co-owner of Johnson Twins Production. 
  • Jason Beaford, class of 2003, graduated from the United States Military Preparatory School followed by West Point. He is presently serving in the United States Government. 
  • Kasey Burnett-Davis, class of 2010, received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. He is presently Annual Fund Officer for the Athletics Department at Cornell University. 
  • Demarius Newsome, class of 2011, received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hampton University and his Jurs Doctor from Emory University School of Law. 
  • Holcy Furlong, class of 2013, serves in the Cyber security division of the United States Army. 

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MLK, Jr. Scholarship Reception
$8,951.92 received
in 42 gifts
29.84%  of  $30,000.00 Goal

Contact

PO Box 205
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 282-0634

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