Background

In 2014, representative 50-year graduates from the M-E Class of 1964, as well as the Class of 1963, deemed it their civic duty to establish the M-E Half Century Scholarship Committee to oversee the Charles R. Miller Public Service Legacy Award as well as other scholarships deemed appropriate by the Scholarship Committee.  It is the goal of the Scholarship Committee to generate funds in perpetuity by soliciting donations from ALL graduates once they achieve 50-year status.  Other interested supporters of M-E students pursuing a higher educational curriculum are also encouraged to donate.  The Charles R. Miller Public Service Legacy Award will be funded through this solicitation as will other scholarships as determined by the M-E Half Century Scholarship Committee.

Currently, two other scholarships are being funded by the M-E Half Century Scholarship Fund; the M-E Half Century Scholarship and the M-E Half Century STEM Scholarship.  The M-E Half Century Scholarship will be awarded annually to at least one senior who plans to continue his or her education in what is considered a vocational or trade curriculum, whether that be a 2-year college, trade or vocational school, or participates in an official skilled program. 

The M-E Half Century STEM Scholarship will be awarded to at least one senior who plans to pursue higher education at a 2- or 4-year college/university in the United States, majoring in the sciences, computer sciences (technology), engineering, math or related fields (such as accounting or economics)—otherwise known as STEM.  NOTE that the M-E Half Century Scholarship Program has teamed with The Tatusko Family Memorial STEM Scholarship Fund and The Roberts Family STEM Scholarship Fund to simplify the application and selection process through a single application for consideration of the STEM Scholarship Awards by the Funds.  ALTHOUGH the student is applying for all 3 scholarships mentioned in this paragraph as a method of simplifying the STEM application process, a student may only be awarded a single $3,000 scholarship among the three Scholarship Funds mentioned aboveThree individual scholarships will be awarded in the sum of $3,000 each, one from each Fund listed above.

Based on the number of applications generated and the total dollar amount of donations received, students will have the opportunity to apply for scholarship assistance to ensure access to instruction and training to transform their lives.  It is the hope that the M-E Half Century Scholarship Fund will help current and future graduates think of giving back to their community as they move through their lives, whether that is volunteering their specific skill or financially supporting causes within their community based on their ability to pay it forward.


Criteria and Application Instructions

A. Charles R. Miller Public Service Legacy Scholarship - Minimum $3000 each

Presented annually to at least one graduating senior who most emulates Mr. Miller as demonstrated by his or her participation in extracurricular and community-service activities. Mr. Miller was the first principal of M-E. In his personal life and in his commitment to the new high school, he exemplified the value of dedication to school and community. He encouraged academic excellence, discipline and dedication to one’s peers. Applicants should have at least a B average, accepted into a 4 year program in the fall, leading to a career in public service. All applicants must: 

  1. Print out the application form.
  2. Fill out the application form in its entirety.
  3. Attach the following:
    1. Official High School transcript
    2. Letter of Acceptance
    3. Answer all 4 questions posed on the Scholarship Application.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CHARLES R. MILLER PUBLIC SERVICE LEGACY AWARD APPLICATION


B. M-E HALF CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP - Minimum $1,500 Each 

This Award will be given to at least one senior who plans to continue his or her education in what is considered a vocational or trade curriculum, whether that be a 2-year college, vocational or trade school or who will participate in an official skilled professional training program.   Although academic transcripts will be reviewed, all interested students are encouraged to apply.  Need NOT be in the top of the class to apply.  Letter of Recommendation is NOT required; however, one letter may be submitted.  All applicants must:

  1. Print out the application form.
  2. Fill out the application form in its entirety.
  3. Attach the following:
    1. Official High School transcript
    2. Letter of Acceptance
    3. Answer all 3 questions posed on the Scholarship Application.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE M-E HALF CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


C. M-E Half Century STEM Scholarship, The Tatutsko Family Memorial STEM Scholarship and The Roberts Family STEM Scholarship - Minimum $3,000 Each Fund 

Presented annually to at least one senior who plans to pursue higher education at a 2- or 4-year college/university in the United States, majoring  in the sciences, computer sciences (technology), engineering, math or related fields (such as accounting or economics) STEM. Scholarships will be awarded based on excellence in science, computers, math and other technology classes, a short essay and recommendation letters.  In the case of applicants with very similar records in the above criteria, grades in other courses and participation in extracurricular activities would be considered.  Student must not be a recipient of the Gates Scholarship or plan to take advantage of the New York State Excelsior ScholarshipNote that the M-E Half Century Scholarship Program has teamed with The Tatusko Family Memorial STEM Scholarship Fund and The Roberts Family STEM Scholarship Fund to simplify the application and selection process through a single application for consideration by the Funds. ALTHOUGH the student is applying for all 3 scholarships mentioned in this paragraph as a method of simplifying the STEM application process, a student may only be awarded a single $3,000 scholarship among the three Scholarship Funds mentioned aboveThree individual scholarships will be awarded in the sum of $3,000 each, one from each Fund listed above.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE STEM APPLICATION FORM FOR THE TATUSKO FAMILY MEMORIAL STEM SCHOLARSHIP, THE ROBERTS FAMILY STEM SCHOLARSHIP and the M-E HALF CENTURY STEM SCHOLARSHIP


APPLICATIONS for the above-listed scholarships are being accepted from March 15 through April 15.  Students should determine which application category they fit into based on their qualifications and higher educational goals and make sure they address ALL of the requirements mentioned in the applicable application(s) as noted above.  Applications are to be turned in to the M-E High School Guidance Office no later than April 15. Recipients will be notified during the Awards Ceremony held at Maine-Endwell High School in June.

All applications become the property of the M-E Half Century Scholarship Committee and the Maine-Endwell High School. The M-E Half Century Scholarship Committee is charged with the selection of the recipients of the Charles R. Miller Public Service Legacy Award and the M-E Half Century Scholarship. The Maine-Endwell High School Scholarship Committee is charged with the selection of the recipients of the M-E Half Century STEM Scholarship as well as The Tatusko Family Memorial STEM Scholarship and The Roberts Family STEM Scholarship.

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