UC Merced * MSSM Friendship Cookies/Scholarships
The Original Friendship Scholarship
Scholarship Application
UC Merced Lantern Room
MSSM Brochure
Board of Directors
Photo Gallery

On March 26, 2002, the young lives of Melanie, Stanley, Stuart, and Michelle were tragically ended when they were murdered by their stepfather/father.  Their mother Christine McFadden, a veterinarian, vowed to find a way to bring to the world the gifts her children were destined to create.  Thus, in May 2002, she established the McFadden-Willis Children Memorial (MSSM) Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity that funds scholarships and other educational and literacy projects.

All projects, information brochures, and scholarship applications are included in this website.  Individual stories of each of her children may be obtained by simply clicking on their photos / names on the home page.  Friendship Scholarship recipients tell you "their story", and what the scholarships have meant to them (first Friendship Scholarships awarded June, 2003).

This site is not an appropriate place to describe the tremendous loss of Melanie, Stan-The-Man, Stu, and Michelle to this world - their actual deaths had nothing to do with who they were as individuals, their accomplishments and the leadership roles they were already serving within their community.  Should you need further information, just search the internet for "christine mcfadden merced" using google, yahoo, MSN, or any other search tool.  This will give you initial news reporting and information.




MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation
PMB 121
3144 North 'G' Street #125
Merced, CA 95340

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