MCC’s Asiala receives MEA scholarship.

May 4, 2016
Nolan Asiala

Nolan Asiala

EAST LANSING — Mason County Central High School senior Nolan Asiala is among the 19 new award recipients to receive a $1,200 scholarship from the Michigan Education Association this year. The scholarship is awarded to public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan public university next fall.

Among the 438 applications submitted for scholarship awards this year, the MEA Scholarship Fund Trustees chose 19 new award recipients who will each receive $1,200. In addition, 15 repeat winners who are already enrolled in college will receive $500 each.
Since 1997, the MEA Scholarship Fund has awarded 521 scholarships totaling $564,090 to graduates of Michigan public high schools.
To be eligible for the MEA Scholarship, applicants must be a dependent of an MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member. Nolan’s father, Eric, is a math/science teacher at MCC High School. The general criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities as well as school and community service.
The MEA Scholarship Fund is financed through voluntary contributions of members, staff and friends of the Michigan Education Association.
This year’s winners include (in alphabetical order by school district):
19 New Winners – $1,200 each:
  • Michael Ross from Alpena High School (Alpena Public Schools)
  • Nathaniel Dietlin from Cadillac High School (Cadillac Area Public Schools)
  • Amanda Lovejoy attending Saginaw Valley State University from Coleman High School (Coleman Community Schools)
  • Connor Svrcek from Corunna High School (Corunna Public Schools)
  • Alec Noon from Eastern Michigan University Early College Alliance (Eastern Michigan University)
  • Lane Jeakle from Gaylord High School (Gaylord Community Schools)
  • Emily Alexander from Ida High School (Ida Public Schools)
  • Olivia Truscott from Iron Mountain High School (Iron Mountain Public Schools)
  • John Hindenach from Lakeview High School (Lakeview School District)
  • Katelyn Payne from Madison High School (Madison School District)
  • Ashlyn Thill from Manistique High School (Manistique Area Schools)
  • Benjamin Cole from Marquette Senior High School (Marquette Area Public Schools)
  • Faith Cole attending University of Michigan from Marquette Senior High School (Marquette Area Public Schools)
  • Nolan Asiala from Mason County Central High School (Mason County Central Schools)
  • Jonathan Stevens from Morley Stanwood High School (Morley Stanwood Community Schools)
  • Justin Sydloski from Thornapple Kellogg High School (Thornapple Kellogg Schools)
  • Kiana Elkins attending Michigan State University from Troy Athens High School (Troy School District)
  • Erin Mitchell from Troy High School (Troy School District)
  • Connor Riegal from Walled Lake Central High School (Walled Lake Consolidated Schools)
15 Repeat Winners – $500 each:
  • Isabella Barricklow attending Central Michigan University from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor Public Schools)
  • Eric Cousineau attending University of Michigan from Escanaba High School (Escanaba Area Public Schools)
  • John Bailey attending Michigan Technological University from Harbor Springs High School (Harbor Springs Public Schools)
  • Jacob Cousineau attending Michigan State University from Iron Mountain High School (Iron Mountain Public Schools)
  • Hayley Jautakis attending University of Michigan from Jenison High School (Jenison Public Schools)
  • Kirsten Smith attending University of Michigan from Eastern High School (Lansing School District)
  • Jason Bell attending Michigan Technological University from Negaunee High School (Negaunee Public Schools)
  • Jeremy Bell attending Michigan Technological University from Negaunee High School (Negaunee Public Schools)
  • Emma Davis attending Michigan Technological University from Negaunee High School (Negaunee Public Schools)
  • Jane Davis attending Northern Michigan University from Negaunee High School (Negaunee Public Schools)
  • Lauren Skidmore attending University of Michigan from Oscoda Area High School (Oscoda Area Schools)
  • Thomas Anderson attending Western Michigan University from Romeo High School (Romeo Community Schools)
  • Natalie Perry attending Ferris State University from Sand Creek High School (Sand Creek Community Schools)
  • Zachary Sadler attending Michigan State University from South Lyon High School (South Lyon Community Schools)
  • Lauren DeSantis attending University of Michigan from Stevenson High School (Utica Community Schools)

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