Here at High Income Parents, we value education, and we especially value education at a reduced cost. The value of the scholarship is currently at $2000. Any other donations made will be added to the scholarship and the total amount will be updated regularly on this page. is completely responsible for the cost of administering the scholarship. All funds will go to the winner. If you would like to contribute, you will be recognized on the site. See details below. After informing Melissa's parents of the scholarship they were overwhelmed and extremely happy that she would be honored in this way. Mr. Bill Wilson and his wife Melinda have graciously donated to the scholarship fund as well. I want to thank them for their friendship and bringing up such a wonderful daughter that contributed so much to all of my family's lives. FAQ Who can apply? Applicants must either be enrolled or actively be applying for enrollment to an undergraduate program. Students at technical, community and four-year colleges are welcome to apply. Your enrollment and good standing will be verified if you are selected as a finalist. There will be five finalists selected by me and then judged by a select group of teachers I have requested to read the finalist essays. What is the application? The application consists of: Your Full Legal Name Mailing Address Full Name of School you Attend or Planning to Attend Anticipated Degree Your Email Address 600-1200 Word Proofread Essay in English over this year's topic What is the Topic? This year's topic question is: What is the worst financial decision you have made and what did you learn from it? How do I submit my essay and other required information? Send the essay with other information in a .doc file (written in Microsoft Word) as an email attachment to with the subject line Melissa Read Memorial Scholarship. You can start to submit the applications May 1st. We will read the first 100 essays (if we get that many). The final day to submit the application and essay is August 1st. The winner will be announced September 1st. Please keep the essay within the word requirements and follow the application rules stated above. How do I win? The first 100 essays will be read by the staff at We will select the top five finalists and post the essays to the site. The final winner will be selected by two criteria. Once the essay is published to the site, a scholarship selection committee appointed by myself will rank the essays on a score of 1 to 5. (1 is the best, 5 is the worst). The number of social shares will also factor into the selection committee’s decision, so be sure to share your essay and tell everyone about the scholarship if you are a finalist. What happens if I win? Once selected, the winner is notified and a check will be mailed to the address you request. As long as all the money is used for education-related expenses the fund should not be taxable but please consult your accountant or visit for more information. The amount of the scholarship is classified as a marketing expense for the website.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
July 1
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor


High Income
200 village circle
City, State, Zip
San Antonio, TX , 78232
Not reported

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