MI Community Scholarship Program


The Mercer Island Community Scholarship is a long-standing Island tradition that awards scholarships to 27 MIHS graduating seniors each spring. This scholarship program is administered by the MI PTA Council in collaboration with the MIHS Administration, MIHS PTA, and the greater MI community.


Scholarship recipients demonstrate perseverance, a passion for learning, a team player mentality, and are positive contributors to the classroom and community. Students are identified by MIHS faculty from 10 areas: English, Math, Performing Arts, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World Language, College & Career Readiness (CCR), Special Education, and Crest Learning Center.


Recipients are celebrated at an annual Awards Night in late spring, where each student is honored by an MIHS teacher. Additionally, student recipients receive a scholarship up to $500 for future educational expenses. View the past scholarship recipients HERE.


The MI Community Scholarship Program is funded through the sale of Grad Grams and by direct donations from individuals, community organizations and local businesses. Since scholarships are funded entirely by the community-at-large, your financial support makes it possible to recognize these graduates who have been selected by their teachers for this honor.


MI PTA Council invites you to join us in our efforts of supporting Mercer Island students. We appreciate donations of any amount and thank you for your support!


Let’s come together to support students within our shared Mercer Island Community!


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Here is a list of the student recipients selected for the 2022-2023 MI Community Scholarship.


Recipient Name

Subject Area

Shaadaan Burn


Brandon Chew

CCR Marketing

Claude Cobbs

Visual Arts

Jamison Drayton


Gillian Fang

Social Studies

Jake Glasser


Katherine Grove

World Language - French

Olivia Guo

Performing Arts Orchestra

Samantha Ha

World Language - Chinese

Emily Horton King


Sam Hill

Performing Arts - Band

Hannah Howison

Performing Arts - Choir

Andrew Howison

CCR Radio

Devon Hubbell

Crest Learning Center

Sanam Karami

World Language - Spanish

Milla Li

Social Studies

Tong Lin


Karina McSwiney


Milo Mechem-Miller

Performing Arts - Drama

Cora Meredith

Visual Arts

Rutha Mersha

Crest Learning Center

Callum Neher


Robert Selden

Social Studies

Rachel Senn

Braman Familly Writing Award

Jacob Shriki

CCR Horticulture

Stella Szafir


Anna Xie


Aaron Yang

Principal Award



2023 Awards Night Program – Scholarship Recipients

Mercer Island PTAs


MI Community Scholarship Program

Our ability to honor deserving MIHS seniors depends on the generosity of our community. Learn more about the scholarship program and how your contribution can make a difference. We appreciate donations of any amount. Thank you for your support!


Thank you MI Chamber of Commerce for your generous donation to the MI Community Scholarship!