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 Thursday April 15, 2021. The recipient will be decided upon at the end of April and acknowledged in May.
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.
2019 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
2018 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner:
2015 Melick Foundation Scholarship Winner Patrick Caron