The Manchester-Essex Education Fund is addressing this challenge by granting college scholarships to over 46 college-bound students in 2015. In addition to the Friends of the Manchester Essex Education Fund, we administrate 26 individual scholarships established in the name of a beloved teacher, administrator, student, or town citizen. You may be surprised to find that you recognize a number of them.
The fund benefits all Manchester and Essex residents, regardless of the secondary school they attend. Although the historical focus of the Fund has been granting scholarships to graduating seniors from high school, the Fund’s mission is sufficiently broad to explore relationships and cooperative efforts with organizations such as the Spaulding Trust and Robert Hooper Trust.
The support of the Manchester and Essex community allows us to continue our mission year to year through generous donations to our Annual Appeal.
The Hooper Fund is a tax-exempt community-based organization that offers grants to promote year-round after-school educational and recreational programs for children in the Manchester/Essex community, such as school and town athletic leagues, youth recreational activities, summer programs, and the like. It is the mission of the Hooper Fund to encourage such activities in the town by providing grants and “seed” money for new programs for children. The Hooper Fund does not make grants for individuals.
The Manchester Essex Boosters Club is an organization of volunteers whose main purpose is to raise money for the support of the Manchester Essex Regional School District’s athletic teams.