Nancy Schaps Memorial Grant accepting applications through mid-May

The Mercer Island PTA Council is accepting applications for the Nancy Schaps Memorial Grant, which serves children who: are currently experiencing the terminal illness of a parent, have recently lost a parent, or have a parent on active military duty.

The grant was established in memory of Nancy Schaps by her family and the community, and has been given annually since 1996 to more than 44 recipients. A grant award of up to $500 will be given to an elementary, middle or high school student to be used for an activity or other purpose that will aid a child or youth's adjustment to this difficult life change.

Information and applications may be requested from any Mercer Island public school counselor or by emailing Paula Orehek, grant administrator, MI PTA Council, at

The application deadline is May 15.

Donations are also welcome and appreciated.


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