The GMEF Enrichment Scholarship Award
In Memory of Sandra L. Miner
 

 
Sandra L. Miner was President of the Gill-Montague Education Fund 2006 - 2012.  She was committed to 'Supporting Excellence & Innovation in Our Schools' through her service on the GMEF, as well as her volunteering efforts through the years as a parent and grandparent.
 
Sandy, as she was known to many, enriched the lives of others by generously sharing her time and talents.  From her knitting needles came hundreds of tiny caps for premature infants and winter mittens for school children.  She was the author of 2 knitting books from which the proceeds benefited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unitat Baystate Medical Center and Relay for Life.   
 
Sandy gained the respect of staffs in both the Erving and Gill-Montague districts by her advocacy and kindness.
In honor of her life of dedication to the education of her children and all the children of Erving and Gill-Montague, the GMEF is proud to present three (3) scholarship awards to students who demonstrated how they will enrich their lives beyond high school graduation.   It may be to pursue a degree, technical school, certification program,  or military service.
 
RECIPIENTS
2018 - Chloe Ellis, Nicholas Taylor.
2017 - Jacob Wright, Tess Hunter, Kortney Thurber, Tionne Brown, Jr
2016 - Margaret Sroka, Sydney Upham, Yazziel Mercado Cruz
2015 - Samantha Currier, Brittany Miller, Emmett Turn
2014 - Courtney Eugin, Jaimee Geoffrey-White, Sara McCune
2013 - Meredith Brown, Katelyn Dodge, Summer Forcier
 
 
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Certificates of Appreciation are awarded in recognition for the years of community service
as a student representative on the GMEF Board of Directors
2017 - Riley Wood (3 yrs)
2013 - Abigail Rubin (2 yrs)
2011 - Katie Kuklewicz (2 yrs)
2008 - Dawn Miner (2 yrs)
           Ali Urban (2 yrs)
2007 – Lauren Tela (2 yrs)