The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce who passed away in 2011. It was Dick's life-long commitment to promote higher education.

The number and size of the scholarships are determined annually by the MES Foundation Board of Directors.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need, with the goal of assisting students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without the financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis for up to 4 years (depending on the grade level of the student). In order to receive the renewable awards, students must earn a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA.


Scholarship Details

  • A $5,000 scholarship per student per year will be awarded
  • Scholarships will be renewable for up to 4 years (depending on the grade level of the student)
  • A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in 2019
  • Application period runs from January 1st - April 1st

Eligibility & Requirements


Applying is Easy

This application platform provides the following features:

  • Applications can be saved for later editing or completion as needed
  • Application status updates can be checked online or set up for direct notification via text or email
  • Supplemental documentation can be easily uploaded and saved with application
  • School and/or Community Recommendations can be requested and submitted online
  • Compatibility with all browser platforms

Schools and Administrators

Click below for a scholarship program handout that you can print out and share with your students.
Handout