It all began with a group of Moms that wanted to have their own lip sync contest. A show for everyone to enjoy and that anyone can participate in. That show became The Monroe Lip Sync Contest and it opened in 2004. The goal was to have fun and showcase local talent. Knowing that this show might raise money, the 5 Moms decided that any money raised would go to a graduating senior from Monroe High School.
While the 5 Moms stay true to the original goals, they realized that they were somewhat short-sided. Producing a quality show was exciting and having the original idea realized was thrilling. But, it wasn’t until they gave the money to an aspiring senior that they understood their true goal.
Since its inception, the show has grown in every way possible-more talent, bigger audiences, and sponsors from local businesses. The lip sync event quickly became a must attend local event every year. Thus, the $300 scholarship awarded in 2004 has grown each year. Last year, the Lip Sync Committee awarded $3000 split between two graduating seniors.
Application Process: The committee reviews the scholarship applications and scores the applicants based on the following criteria:
- Participation in the arts in High School
- Intent to continue in the arts in College
- Community Involvement
If you would prefer to contribute via check, please send your donation to the following address. Please also mention "Monroe Lip Sync Scholarship" either in the memo line of the check, or by attaching a separate note.
Monroe Public Schools Foundation
200 East Fremont Street
The Monroe Public Schools Foundation (MPSF) manages the Local Community Scholarship Awards Program. The MPSF is a nonprofit organization which will make any donations made towards this Scholarship award tax deductible as allowed by law. Anyone making a donation for this scholarship will receive a tax letter in January income tax purpose from the MPSF.
100% of any money donated for this scholarship will sent directly to the college of the recipient’s choice.