As Morristown High School seniors plan for their futures after graduation, the Morris Educational Foundation (MEF), is currently accepting online applications for any of its 27 college scholarships through April 7. The non-profit organization, which enhances excellence in education in the Morris School District, has a record number of diverse opportunities available, totaling more than $370,000 currently funded by alumni, individuals and foundations.
The MEF has scholarships available for every student – from funding for those pursuing careers in STEM, education or business, commendable student-athletes or seniors who demonstrate a commitment to their community. The organization awards scholarships to eligible Morristown High School seniors through an online application process and allows students to apply for all scholarships at one time, which reduces the time spent on submitting common application information. Scholarships will be awarded to recipients at the end of the school year in June.
“The Morris Educational Foundation is thrilled that Morristown High School seniors have this extensive selection of scholarships to apply for this year,” said Molly Servais, Morris Educational Foundation Scholarship chair and member of the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community that despite the economic challenges of the pandemic, donors were compelled to give to our deserving MHS seniors to pursue their passions. It is truly inspiring and we look forward to receiving an abundance of student applications by April 7.”
The MEF Scholarship program has enthusiastic and expansive supporters, with eleven new scholarships offered this year. These awards honor those who have or wish to create a lasting legacy for the Morristown High School community, of which 80 percent honor Morristown High School graduates, were established by Morristown High School graduates or recognize former educators. New scholarships offered in 2021 include:
Clifford Starrett Scholarship – $80,000 ($20,000 annually renewable for 4 years)
Open to all students who can articulate their passion and how they are pursuing it and have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher with plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university.
Banky Family Scholarship – $20,000 ($5,000 annually renewable for 4 years)
Open to all MHS graduating students in the top 20 percent of their class who demonstrate a need for assistance and plan to pursue business, economics or engineering in college.
Class of ’79 Morris 8 Scholarship – $1,979
Open to all Morristown High School seniors who demonstrate a commitment to democracy and diversity, equal opportunity and ethnic strengths, and freedom and fraternity, who have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend college or trade school.
Morristown High School Class of 2020 Resilience Scholarship – $1,500
Honoring the MHS Class of 2020, this will be awarded to a senior who has shown resilience and perseverance in the face of hardship while balancing school’s academic demands and plans to attend an accredited college or trade school for post-secondary education.
Bruce Chamberlain Scholarship – $1,000
Open to all Morristown High School seniors planning to major in a STEM field, Education or Political Science at an accredited four-year college or university.
Ruth Marantz Cohen French Award – $1,000
Awarded to a student studying French language and literature selected by the French Department.
Douenias Family Scholarship for Scholar Athletes – $1,000
Awarded to a Morristown High School senior with both high academic achievement and a long-standing commitment to their sport, who is planning to attend a four-year college or university.
Hess-Mulcahy Scholarship – $1,000
Awarded to a Morristown High School senior pursuing a degree in the arts (preferably in writing) or a degree in STEM at an accredited college for post-secondary education. The recipient will receive a one-time $1,000 award.
Estelle Walker Hinkins Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Awarded to two Morristown High School seniors (1 male, 1 female) who are African American or are of African descent and plan to pursue a post-secondary degree in education at a two or four-year college or university.
William Darell Johnson “Let’s Get It Going!” Memorial Scholarship – $1,000
Presented to a four-year MHS athlete who possesses camaraderie and demonstrates altruism by participating in community service and plans on attending post-secondary education at a trade school, two or four-year college or university.
Coach Gil Shaffer Scholarship – $1,000
Open to all seniors who demonstrate their participation or leadership in a sport and plan to attend a two or four-year college, trade school or culinary school.
The deadline to submit all scholarship applications is Wednesday, April 7. To learn more, view the complete list of all twenty-seven scholarships and their requirements, and apply click here.
About Morris Educational Foundation
The Morris Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to attract private resources to support a variety of educational programs and initiatives in support of the Morris School District. Through effective solicitation and distribution of funds, the Morris Educational Foundation helps enable the District to continue to be the model of visionary social and educational leadership it has been since its inception. For more information, visit www.morrisedfoundation.org.