MSSM Friendship Scholarship

Dr. McFadden, through the MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation, has graciously established the MSSM Friendship Scholarship Endowment Fund to celebrate and recognize her extraordinary children, Melanie, Stanley, Stuart and Michelle and to honor their dedication and compassion towards those around them. The scholarship enables the campus to provide crucial financial aid support to students who demonstrate values of true friendship in their everyday lives; a quality that was fundamental to Melanie, Stanley, Stuart and Michelle.

Eligibility Criteria: Must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application by March 2nd indicating what friendship means to you and how you plan to help others and the world in the future. Students must also demonstrate exceptional or unique qualities of friendship, leadership or compassion. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Must complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application by March 2nd of award year. Preference will be given to students at a senior class level. Must maintain full time enrollment for both fall and spring terms.

Up to $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe what friendship has meant to you, and what you are doing or plan on doing for others, for the world, and in the future. This essay may include an anecdotal story that best describes the meaning of friendship to you. Leadership qualities and compassion are important qualities in friendship and may be demonstrated in many ways — being a class officer, joining clubs or sports — but these qualities do not in and of themselves demonstrate FRIENDSHIP qualifications.