Richard Patton Melick Foundation Scholarship

The $2500 Melick Foundation Scholarship is available to any graduating Needham High School student or other Needham resident who is a graduating student at another high school.  It is awarded to a student who has unselfishly engaged in civic activities and has helped friends, neighbors, or strangers as a volunteer in the community.

The Melick Foundation was established in 1997 to honor an extraordinary community leader, Needham’s longtime Town Moderator, Richard Patton Melick. In his name the Foundation continues to support special community projects, recognize outstanding volunteers, and promote good citizenship and active participation in our democracy.

Scholarship applications are available through high school guidance offices or download the application here. You may also submit your application online here. Applications must be submitted to the Melick Foundation (P.O. Box 920101, Needham, MA  02492) by April 13, 2018.  The recipient will be decided upon in early May and acknowledged at our annual Awards Reception on May 14, 2018.

The Melick Foundation Board of Directors will select the scholarship recipient.  Decisions will be made based on a combination of the student’s accomplishments, essay, letter of recommendation, and application’s completeness. Financial need is not a consideration but the student is required to be enrolling in college.

Scholarship Winners

2017 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Nicole Luka

2017 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Nicole Luka

2016 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner Katherine Mullen

2016 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Katherine Mullen

2015 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner Patrick Caron

2014 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Caitlin Dermody

2014 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Caitlin Dermody

2013 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Haley Lincoln with Melick Foundation President Jim Healy

2013 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Haley Lincoln with Melick Foundation President Jim Healy

2012 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Elizabeth Hamel

2012 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Elizabeth Hamel

2011 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Lauren Glenn with vice president Mary Supple

2011 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
Lauren Glenn with vice president Mary Supple

2010 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Rachel Yellin

2010 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner: Rachel Yellin