MEA Scholarship Opens

The MEA Scholarship application is now open. Interested applicants can find it online at The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2020. Questions can be directed to Barb Hitchcock at or 517-333-6276.

To be eligible for the MEA Scholarship, applicants must be a dependent of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing. The criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service.

The MEA Scholarship Fund is financed through voluntary contributions of members, staff and friends of the Michigan Education Association. Since 1997, the MEA Scholarship Fund has provided a total of $710,000 in scholarships.

MEA Voice Feature


The Future is Now: Weathering the Political Storm

From granting collective bargaining rights to deciding how much money is spent for students, public education is an inherently political profession, but educators are often missing from policy discussions and decisions.  Research has shown this lack of respect for educators’ expertise and professionalism is a big factor driving the educator shortage. Our next generation of […]

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Shelito

Jennifer Shelito is secretary of the Information Systems department at Tuscola Intermediate School District where she helps to manage a 17-district phone system, internet service for 26 districts, and training on all of that—plus data systems—for educators in the region. She helps people who’ve forgotten login credentials, voicemail pins, and how to get test scores to […]