Each year, Minority Enterprise & Educational Development, Inc. (MEED) awards Helping Other People Emerge (HOPE) Scholarships to middle school students who have achieved academic excellence or shown significant improvement in their studies. The HOPE Scholarship is unique because while the student matures and succeeds, so does the scholarship. The HOPE Scholarship is a $500 scholarship, which is deposited into a trust account where it draws interest until the student’s high school graduation. The student can then apply the matured trust to their college of choice.
Additionally, the HOPE Scholarship, in partnership with Community College of Denver, awards up to 15 credit hours at a community college of choice to the parents of the recipient.
MEED has awarded over $650,000 in HOPE Scholarships since its inception.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING MIDDLE SCHOOLS:
Lake Middle School
Kepner Middle School
Merrill Middle School
Rachel B. Noel Middle School
Bruce Randolph Middle School
Skinner Middle School
Designated Colorado 501(c)3 organization
The MEED Board of Directors would like to offer its deep appreciation
"Impacting Disadvantaged Students & Minority Businesses for Success"
Funding from Denver Water enables MEED to award 8 special scholarships to students in our middle schools. The Denver Water Conservation Award helps to educate our HOPE nominees and awardees about the benefits of water conservation. The theme for the essays and projects presented, in each school, asks student's to present their innovative ideas about water conservation.
Denver Water put together the video for water conservation and it includes one of MEED's HOPE Scholarship winners from Kepner Middle School.