Grand Traverse Bay Area MEA Scholarship

In collaboration with TBA Credit Union, the GTBAMEA is proud to offer two to three scholarships valued at $1,000 each to support the academic pursuits of graduating seniors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior intending to enroll in a Michigan-based:
    • Technological or trade school
    • College or university
    • Community college
  • Must be a child or grandchild of a Michigan Education Association or MEA-Retired member
  • Must reside in one of the following counties:
    • Antrim
    • Benzie
    • Grand Traverse
    • Kalkaska
    • Leelanau

Selection of recipients will be based on academic achievements, participation in school activities, community involvement, and the quality of responses to essay prompts.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should reach out to their high school counseling office or contact Kathy DiPisa via email at The application deadline is set for Friday, May 10, 2024.

Please ensure all applications are submitted by the deadline to be considered for this scholarship opportunity.

2024 Recipients

Mallory L. | Leland Public School

Alex R. | Traverse City West High School

Allyson S. | Kalkaska High School

Grace V. | Traverse City Central High School