The Manatee High School Alumni Association is honored to administer the following scholarship funds and will be happy to assist in establishing additional scholarships for Manatee High School seniors. Scholarship application forms are available in the College and Career Center at Manatee High School or by contacting us at 

NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:   Announcing our Manatee High Alumni Medical Scholarship that will be awarded to deserving students striving to continue their education in the field of medicine.  Scholarships will be $1,500.00 each and the number awarded will depend on donations received. 

Jeannie Mary McMullen Parrish

December 2, 1918 - November 3, 2014

Bradenton High School (Now Manatee High School) Class of 1935

The Jeanne M. Parrish $1,000.00 Scholarship was established to help talented and promising students who display a desire to continue their education and are struggling with the financial aspect of accomplishing their goal.   Financial need, desire to better themselves and academic ability are the main criteria for the scholarship.  

E. James "Jim" Forssell

May 10, 1933 - December 25, 2012

The E. James Forssell $1,000.00 Music Scholarship was established in 1993 to help outstanding MHS music students who plan to pursue the study of music in college.

As a teacher, Jim's primary objective was to instill a love of music & this scholarship will, hopefully, help someone become a teacher of music  

Andrew (MCHS Class of 1955) and Judith Economos 

The Andrew & Judith Economos $5,000.00 STEM Scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding Manatee High School senior with demonstrated interest in STEM related fields and activities seeking to pursue higher education in a STEM field.


The Andrew and Judith Economos $5,000.00 Liberal Arts Scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding Manatee High Senior with demonstrated interest in Liberal Arts including but not limited to the following majors: Economics; Education; Art; Humanities; English; History; Psychology.


The Manatee High School Alumni Association

is Honored to Present the 2020 recipients of 

The Andrew & Judith Economos, 

The E. James Forssell and the

Jeanne McMullen Parrish

Scholorship Funds  

Jessica Waifung Woo

University of Florida

Major:  Biochemistry

Megan Elizabeth Shoemaker

State College of Florida

Major: Music Education

Alessia Francis Backenstross

State College of Florida

Major: Electrical Engineering

Anastasia Ramirez

University of South Florida

Major:  Health Science/Nursing

Bedline Demetrius

State College of Florida

Major:  Nursing

Zoe Jo Van Beek

State College of Florida

Major:  Biology/Biomedical Sciences/Medical School

Delanie Rose Grider

Santa Fe College

Major: Education

John Vita President    

Rich Morris Vice President    

Linda Boone Secretary    

Carolyn Keller Treasurer  - Communications   

Manatee High School

Alumni Association

P.O. Box 15103 

Bradenton, Florida 34280

Phone (941) 792-8460



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