- National Technical Honor Society Scholarship (four, $1,000 each) – Deadline, April 1, 2013 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/students/nths.shtml
- Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship ($500) – Deadline, April 30, 2013 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/students/scholarships.shtml#smm
- Alumni Merit Scholarship (two, $500 each) – Deadline, May 1, 2013 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/supporters/alumnischolar.shtml.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Student Leadership Development and the Sharon Melton Meyers Memorial scholarships. The winners of the Student Leadership Development Scholarship will each receive $1300 to attend Leverage and Activate training in Kansas City. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund provides $500 to graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school.
2012 Student Leadership Development Scholarship
- Stephen DeVito, Sussex County Technical School, Sparta, N.J. (Activate)
- Anthony Hamblin, Tennessee Technology Center – Oneida/Huntsville (Leverage)
- Connor Johnson, Eaton ISD Career Preparation Center, Charlotte, Mich. (Leverage)
- Ruby Ramirez, Cibola High School, Yuma, Ariz. (Leverage)
2012 Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship
- Andrew Jones, Area 31 Career Center/Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Jessica Pilkey, McMinn Career Technical Center, Athens, Tenn.
These and other scholarship opportunities can be found on our website: www.skillsusa.org/students/scholarships.shtml
Congratulations to our winners!
Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund will provide graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school.
Sharon Ruth Melton Myers was an active member of the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Chapter from 1985 through 1988. During that time, Sharon participated in local, state and national SkillsUSA activities. She served as a local officer in 1986 and 1987, Tennessee state secretary in 1986-87 and national president in 1987-88. Sharon also participated in the Chapter’s Opening and Closing Team in 1986, 87 and 88. Following graduation from McMinn High in 1988, Sharon continued as an active supporter of SkillsUSA, serving as a national officer trainer for several years. Sharon was active in establishing a Tennessee SkillsUSA alumni charter and constitution while attending David Lipscomb College in Nashville. Sharon was totally committed and dedicated to the ideals of SkillsUSA and actively worked for the advancement of this youth leadership organization.
A judging committee composed of Catherine Melton and National SkillsUSA staff will review the nominations and select the national winner.
Candidates may nominate themselves. All nominations must include two letters of recommendation from any of the following individuals: a) instructors; b) SkillsUSA advisors; c) state association director; d) community leader. A nomination form can be downloaded from SkillsUSA’s website here. Nominations must be postmarked by April 30.
If you have questions, please contact Christen Battaglia (703) 737-0627 or
For the 2011 Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship, our congratulations go to this year’s recipients, and each will receive a $500 scholarship. They are as follows:
- McCartney Renn, Baraboo High School, Baraboo (Wis.) – National Winner
- Amy Melton, McMinn Career Center (Tenn.) – Tennessee Winner