The Mel Treese Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from Delaware Hayes High School. For this scholarship, an essay is required discussing how the applicant has overcome adversity or a hardship or how they have helped a friend or family member overcome adversity or a hardship.
* Must be a graduating senior from Rutherford B. Hayes High School;
* Must have attended at least two (2) years in Delaware City Schools;
* Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale of its equivalent;
* Must be entering an accredited college or university, two year degree program, certificate program, or trade school;
* Student who has overcome adversity in their own lives or have helped a friend or family member overcome hardship.