Each May, MESA awards scholarships to graduating MISD seniors. Scholarship recipients who are direct descendants of former students and meet additional criteria as determined by the board. The scholarship amounts depend on the dues and donations MESA receives. Donations include private gifts from individuals and companies. Through scholarships, MESA enables MISD graduates to achieve life-long success through higher education.

Why Contribute? In 2007 Bill Dowdy, a former MEF Board Member and an active MESA Board Member, encouraged the family of Bobby Younger to set up an endowment in Bobby’s memory that would provide scholarships for MISD graduates meeting the criteria of the family and MEF. The first scholarship was awarded to Robert Carpenter in the Spring of 2008. Bill Dowdy represented the Younger family in presenting the award to Robert. CLICK HERE to read about the impact this scholarship and Bill Dowdy made on this young man’s life. You too can make an impact. It takes a minimum of $25,000 to set up a permanently endowed scholarship through the MEF. It can be done as a memorial to someone you or even a group of friends and/or ex-students would like to honor. If unable to afford this, you can send any size contribution to the McKinney Ex-Students Association’s Endowment. Any donation to the MESA’s Endowment needs to be made out to the McKinney Education Foundation but designated to be assigned to MESA’s Endowment. For more information contact the MESA president, Bill Crump, at crumpbill36@gmail.com