(AREA) -- The Michigan Education Association has announced the recipients of the 2013 MEA Scholarships, honoring exemplary public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan public university next fall. Among the 1,116 applications submitted for scholarship awards this year, the MEA Scholarship Fund Trustees chose 20 new award recipients who will each receive $1,500. In addition, 18 repeat winners who are already enrolled in college will receive $750 each. The general criteria for awarding the scholarships include academic achievement, extra-curricular activities as well as school and community service. Erich Eberhard from St. Clair High School in the East China School District and Andrew Morgan from Yale High School were among the 20 new winners, receiving $1,500 each. Heather Nowak, who attends the University of Michigan from Caseville High School, was one of the 18 repeat winners, receiving $750.