On Wednesday, May 24, the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund held its 52nd annual New Recipient Reception at the Merion Tribute House. This year, the LMTSF awarded 106 grants - 28 new and 78 renewals - totaling more than $100,000. In addition to the new scholarship recipients and their families, many of the LMSD administrators were present along with the LMTSF board, honored guests, and donors.
Mrs. Marsha Rosen introduced Mrs. Gloria Lackey, mother of Ms. Bridgett Hull, beloved LMHS Guidance Counselor who passed away last August, gave an inspirational speech about following one's dreams and emphasizing that "anything is possible" - a sentiment that she and her daughter shared. Tess Weber (LM '17) and Ricky Coleman (HH '17) both gave wonderful speeches highlighting the journeys they have taken as students in LMSD and how their experiences within District have prepared them as they enter college. The guests were also entertained by a talented string quartet from Lower Merion High School during a dessert buffet and then again with a lovely selection of songs from the Harriton High School Chorale.
The scholarship fund was established in 1964 and has awarded more than $3 million in grants over the past 52 years. Graduates from Lower Merion and Harriton high schools that have lived in the District for four or more years and demonstrate a financial need are eligible to apply for a grant for a total of eight semesters while maintaining full-time student status. The Scholarship Fund relies completely upon the donations and generosity of the LMSD community.
To learn more about the LMTSF or to make a donation, click here.