For 53 years, Meadville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships for bright and talented graduates of the Meadville Area Senior High School who are economically disadvantaged. Each year, college tuition and fees continue to increase. From 1989 to 2016, the cost to attend college increased 8 times faster than wages. Few and fewer families are able to afford a post-secondary education or their children. Often the cost of college loans prevents the graduate from being able to start a family, buy a home or start a business.
You understand the importance of helping our scholarship recipients financially to achieve their educational goals and inspiring them to give back to our communities. On Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11, we will be participating in Crawford Gives, which is a collective philanthropy effort across Crawford County.
Please join with us as we raise awareness for this important and urgent mission. We have a goal of raising $30,000 during these 2 days; we need your help.
Here is what you can do:
2. Use your influence in person, via email or social media to encourage your network to consider a donation to our organization during this week. Let them know you support us and why.
3. Make a donation to our organization during Crawford Gives on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31 at www.crawfordgives.org/meadvillemlkscholarship. Your donation will be MATCHED through the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation match fund.
Let’s give together to assist our recipients in reaching their long-term goals. We need them!
Dr. Armendia P. Dixon,
Attorney Kevin Burke,
Board Member, Co-Chairperson