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Scholarships

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.  Completed  applications must be submitted either to the College and Career Center at MHS or by emailing to us at  manateehighalumni@gmail.com by April 12, 2024 

ALL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL FOR CREDIT TO THE STUDENT ACCOUNT AND ALL APPLICATIONS REQUIRE: 

  • Acceptance letter from college or university

  • Financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) expected family contribution (EFC)

  • Academic ability as indicated by class rank and success on the ACT and/or SAT

  • A completed application and one letter of recommendation 

  • MHS Transcript – unofficial copy is acceptable

Funded by Andrew (Class of 1955) & Judith Economos, a $10,000.00 Archimedes (STEM) Scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding Manatee High School senior with a demonstrated interest in STEM-related fields and activities seeking to pursue higher education in a STEM field.

Funded by Andrew(Class of 1955) and Judith Economos, a $5,000.00 Liberal Arts Scholarship will be awarded to an academically outstanding Manatee High Senior with a demonstrated interest in Liberal Arts, including but not limited to the following majors: Economics, Education, Art; Humanities; English; History; Psychology.

The Lynda Keever (Class of 1965) $2,500.00 Scholarship was established in 2023 and is funded by Lynda Keever for students continuing their education at State College of Florida or Florida State University.  Four scholarships are available. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. 

The Jeanne McMullen Parrish (Class of 1935) $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 goals.   Financial need, desire to better themselves, and academic ability are the main criteria for the scholarship.  

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  

The MHS Alumni $1,000.00 Scholarship was established in 2021 with donations from our Alumni who wanted to help students pursue their education at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the State of Florida. 

The MHS Trade School $1,000.00 Scholarship was established in 2023 with donations from our Alumni who wanted to help students interested in a career in the trades pursue their education at an accredited trade school in the State of Florida. 

The Manatee High School Alumni Association
is Honored to Present the recipients of 
Andrew & Judith Economos, 
The  Jeanne McMullen Parrish,
The Lynda Keever,
The E. James Forssell,
and The MHS Alumni 
Scholarship Funds  

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