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March 28, 2021

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Nelson Mitten Scholarship Fund Seeks Donations

MRH board member emeritus Nelson MittenThe Nelson Mitten Scholarship is named in honor of Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education (BOE) emeritus director, Nelson Mitten. For more than two decades on the BOE, Mitten’s service and contributions were exemplary. He successfully helped steer the District out of financial and academic hardship, was a tireless advocate of early childhood education and a staunch defender of public funding for schools. When he stepped down from the Board of Education in 2019, the former Cornerstone Scholarship was renamed for him. Mr. Mitten’s favorite quote is “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

The Nelson Mitten Scholarship is awarded to seniors who embrace the four MRH Cornerstones: Citizenship, Scholarship, Stewardship, and Leadership. Each scholarship is $500 and is designed to be used for an educational expense (tuition, fees, books, etc.) and will be paid directly to the scholar’s college, university, community college, vocational or trade school. Recipients receive financial assistance in both their freshman and sophomore years of college.

Here’s a short video of the 2020 recipients describing what the Mitten Scholarship meant for them. 

To donate electronically to the 2021 Nelson Mitten Scholarship Fund, please click HERE.  

For individuals who prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to “MRH” with “Mitten Scholarship” on the memo line. Send them to:

Maplewood Richmond Heights School District

Attn: Nelson Mitten Scholarship Fund

7539 Manchester Road

Saint Louis, MO 63143

Thank you for your investment in the MRH educational mission!

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.