In 1996 a group of faculty and administration members decided to start a permanent and meaningful type of scholarship program for graduating seniors from the Mifflinburg Area High School. From this idea a state and federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. was started.
Our initial goal was to raise $100,000 which would be wisely invested and the interest earned on the principal would be used for scholarships. For fourteen years it was a labor of love as we worked many hours holding fund raising events. Though we did not reach our goal, we decided to start awarding scholarships from the interest earned to members of the Class of 2010. The recognition and support by alumni, residents, and the district business community was immediate and overwhelming.
Since 2010, $131,500 has been awarded to eighty-six graduating seniors to continue their education at post-secondary institutions.
This year we will be awarding $51,500 in scholarships.