|Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship Fund|
Purpose: To provide scholarships for graduates of Mattoon High School.
2014 Five local students receive MHS Alumni Scholarships
Shelby Cox received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Cox plans to further her education in nursing. This scholarship is made in honor of the Florence Parker Fund, a donor-advised fun managed by the Mattoon Area Community Foundation that provided a challenge match to the MHS Alumni scholarship committee that resulted in a gift of $10,000 to the scholarship fund in 2013.
Kaytlyn Gordon received a $500 scholarship to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Gordon plans to further her education in nursing. This scholarship is made in honor of the Helen K. Janssen Family.
Three additional students received scholarships from this fund in 2014. Derek Pierce received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Eastern Illinois University with plans to major in Finance; Nicholas Polston received a $500 scholarship and will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and will be pursuing a career in physical therapy; and Ashley Purvis received a $500 scholarship and will be attending Kaskaskia College to pursue a degree in biology.
The Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, established in 2010, awarded four scholarships this year to the following MHS graduates:
The MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund was created by Alumni and Friends of MHS. Donors making a contribution in 2011-2012 of $100 or more are recognized as a member of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Founders Club.
2013 Donors:Scott & Jenny Anderson, James & Mary Bailey, Gary & Debra Dowling, Brian Fogarty, Howell-Adams Family Foundation, Joseph & Janet Hovious, David & Julie Janssen, Jill Scrimager-Ladsdale, Janice Mann, MHS Class of 1963, Papa Murphy's Pizza in Mattoon, WKW Enterprises
MHS Alumni Classes who have supported this fund: 1946, 1953, 1961, 1963, 1977