Mosaic Masterminds 2022-2023 Scholarship Competition

For scholars and families interested in offsetting costs for tutoring services, Mosaic Masterminds can help.  Current Mosaic Masterminds students who have been receiving our tutoring services since September 2022 and who plan to continue their tutelage with Mosaic Masterminds after Christmas Break 2022 may enter the competition to win two (2) months of free service tuition during the months of February 2023 and March 2023.

About the EMGM Scholarship

The Eva Mathews Gillespie Memorial (EMGM) Scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the life and legacy of the late Ms. Eva Mathews Gillespie.  Eva, who exemplified educational excellence, was known endearingly as a teacher who devoted decades of service to the Grand Rapids Public Schools District. She was also a tutor at Mosaic Masterminds during her retirement.  Our team wishes to honor her memory and example through an award to support students along their academic journey.

How to Enter

Submit one of the following:

  • A typewritten essay (between 200 and 300 words in length)


  • A video (between 1 and 2 minutes in length)

Your entry must address these questions:

  • What challenges did you face during the COVID-19 pandemic, and were you able to overcome them?  If so, how?
  • Were there any positive experiences you had during the pandemic?  If so, share them.
  • What lessons did you learn, if any?

Note: If you choose to make a video, think about filming it on a phone, computer, tablet, or any other MP4 video-enabled camera to which you have access.  It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial.  Entries will not be scored according to how well the film is made.  We want to learn more about you and your experiences!

Mosaic Masterminds has engaged a panel of judges to review and score the contest entries.  No Mosaic Masterminds staff will be permitted to view the submissions during the application process.

Application and Selection Process

Please include your name and grade level, as selected entries will be divided into three (3) categories:

  • PreK – 5th grade
  • 6th – 8th grade
  • 9th grade – adult

There will be one application, selection, and award period per school year.  Here are the dates:

  • Application period: 8:00 am EDT on November 15, 2022 to 11:00 pm EDT on December 15, 2022
  • Selection period: December 16, 2022 – January 15, 2023
  • Notification period: Recipients will be notified the week of January 15, 2023

All entries are to be submitted to  You may also email our scholarship committee at this email address if you have questions.  Thank you!