Civic Association of Chadds Ford

From an early age, Mira was inspired by her family to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.  While attending a STEM conference at MIT, she became more interested in solar cell engineering, and hopes to carry this forward into university to be part of the scientific breakthroughs required in this area to expand the availability of clean and inexpensive electricity to more areas of the world.  As part of her studies, she hopes to study abroad through a program like Engineers Without Borders to put her education to practical use.

While at Unionville High School, Mira maintained a GPA over 4.5, excelling in many honors and AP classes.  Her honors included selection as a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar of Distinction, Women’s Technology Program at MIT, and achieving Distinguished Honors in every marking period from her Freshman through Senior Years.

Outside of the classroom, Mira was active in other school activities:  she was the Co-Founder and President of the STEM Outreach Club; President of the Music Honor Society in her Senior Year; on the Executive Board of the National Honor Society; a member of the Spanish Honor Society; a member of the Track & Cross Country teams her Sophomore and Junior years; and several other clubs and activities as well.

In the community, Mira gives back through her volunteer work at the Riddle Memorial Hospital, in the Chester County Adult Literacy Program, and teaching ESL at La Comunidad Hispana.It is clear that Mira has excelled during her time at Unionville High School, and we look forward to following Mira’s progress at Penn and beyond, and having her continue to make Chadds Ford and the broader global community a better place to live.

2019 Scholarship Award Winner - Mira Zutshi
Each year, the Civic Association awards a scholarship to a high school senior living in the township; the winner is selected by the Civic Association board based not only on academic achievements, but also extracurricular activities, community service, and other elements.

We are pleased to announce that Mira Zutshi from Chadds Ford Township is the 2019 recipient of our annual scholarship award.  The treasurer of the Civic Association, Steve Limbaugh, presented the $1,500 award to Mira at the Unionville High School Senior Night in May.  Mira will be attending Penn in the fall, majoring in Electrical Engineering. 

Annual Scholarship Information

The Civic Association Scholarship demonstrates the community's support for accomplished students who have completed their secondary education and are pursuing higher education.  Each year one student is identified for the award using criteria established by the Board of Directors of the Civic Association of Chadds Ford Township.  For 2021, the scholarship award will be $1,500.  Financial need is not a requirement. Using dollars generated from Civic Association activities, a monetary gift is provided to the winner.

Applications for the 2021 Scholarship are open, and applications are due by April 9, 2021.  You can access the application here: