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Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship

The MPCA annually awards the Nancy Fisher Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Minerva Park high school  graduate. This scholarship is underwritten by the Minerva Park Community Association and is made possible  through resident memberships to the MPCA. 

The five judges are current or retired professors or high school teachers.


Applicant must be a 1st year student under 21 years of age, applying/accepted to an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Applicant must be a resident of Minerva Park.

Applicant must live in a household that is a current MPCA member at the time of application.

Applicant must show a letter of acceptance before scholarship will be awarded.

Money is directly deposited into the student's account.

Application Process

Cover Letter

Your personal information is not provided to the judges. Please provide a cover letter including:

  • Name 

  • Email Address 

  • Phone Number (permission to text?) 

  • Mailing Address 

  • Length of Residence in Minerva Park 

  • Length of Membership in MPCA 

  • A photograph you would like MPCA to use of you in the newsletter announcement in the event you are awarded the scholarship. (The picture can be sent in a text or email separately.)

Essays (1-2 pages, double spaced)

  1. Project forward for a moment. It has been 10 years since you graduated from college. What are you currently doing, and what academic/professional path did you take to get to this point? Please limit your response to 300 words. 

  2. Civic Engagement. Please discuss your efforts in volunteerism both in Minerva Park and beyond. Let us know your commitments to these things.

  3. Write of your most memorable moment(s) in Minerva Park.


On a separate page with your essays, please provide:

  • Current School and Graduation Date

  • High School GPA

  • High School Class Standing

  • Special Recognitions in High School

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Name of College/University you plan to attend

  • Planned Course of Study

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed for this year. Stay tuned for more information.

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