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"The First Thanksgiving" (1915), by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (American painter, 1863-1930).

In 2005, the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan board established a scholarship program to assist junior members and general members under the age of 26 who are planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year higher education program. 

The objective of the program is to increase the interest and participation of the Society's Junior Members.  The amounts of the scholarships will be $2000, $1000, and $500. The deadline for the applications will be May 1 of each year.  The program is open to Michigan Junior Members, under the age of 26 years at the May 1 deadline and who have been accepted to a 2-4 year higher education program. 

Chairman: Patricia Brown                 Submission deadline:  May 1, 2019

For 2019, the Applicant must write an original essay of 750-1000 words discussing The Life and Times of Your Mayflower Ancestor.

The scholarship information/application is posted in three formats: RTF (any word processor can open), PDF, and Word.   Click the underlined link to download the file.