MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School seniors can now apply for a scholarship through the Morris Educational Foundation.

The Morris Educational Foundation has announced that they are accepting applications from MHS seniors for 13 scholarships this year. Scholarships are funded by individuals and foundations, and are awarded at the Senior Academic Awards Night each June. 

  • The Judy and Eliot Steinberg Scholarship honors two long term residents of Morris Township who believed in education and equal opportunity for all. The scholarship will be awarded annually to 1 - 3 Morristown High School seniors who intend to continue their education at a New Jersey public college. Successful candidates will demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement, and a willingness to help others in the community. Deadline is March 22, 2019
  • Carl George and Shirley L. Eklund Scholarship This endowed scholarship honors Carl George and Shirley L. Eklund, Morristown High School Class of 1939 and is awarded to a junior student who demonstrates financial need and eagerness to pursue a career in teaching, preferably at the secondary level. Applicants are encouraged to apply in their junior year, as the award of this scholarship will impact their college decision-­-making process.  This is a truly life-changing scholarship.
  • Robert Wong Scholarship, MHS Class of 1967, established this Alumni Association scholarship in memory of his parents. This generous award is for $5,000 per year for up to four years. The Morristown High School graduating senior must exemplify the traits of scholarship, perseverance, patience, diligence, and consideration of others. The recipient must submit evidence of continued eligibility to receive the remaining scholarship payments of $5,000 per year (totaling $20,000)
  • The George and Michele Becker Scholarship -The scholarship will be open to all Morristown High School students who are pursuing STEM field in college studies. Preference will be given to students underrepresented in STEM careers (i.e., women, underrepresented minorities and students with special needs).  George and Michele Becker are longtime Morristown residents who are committed to education and our area schools. Professionals with careers in healthcare, finance, management, they understand the importance of science, technology, engineering and math for one's career path.
  • Stephen B. Wiley Scholarship -The generous donations of friends of Mr. Stephen B. Wiley support this scholarship in recognition of his leadership and tireless efforts in forging a strong and vibrant school system and significantly strengthened the community. $4,000 for each of the first two years of post-secondary education is awarded to a student from MHS or MCST that can show strong community-minded leadership both within and outside of school.
  • (NEW) Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC Scholarship -In memory of Brian McNally, the McNally Family established The Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC Scholarship to honor the life of Morristown High School Alumni, Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC, an American Patriot, who exemplified a life dedicated to volunteerism and service to his schools, community, state and country. The scholarship will be open to all students who are pursuing Criminal Justice, Law & Protection, Health Care, Nursing & Medical Management or Emergency Management/ Public Safety at a four-year college who demonstrate dedicated community service. ($1,000 per year for 3 years and $2,000 for the 4th year)
  • The Javier Avelar Scholarship - Sponsored by the Golden Bagel Runners. This scholarship is in memory of Javier Avelar, a beloved Morristown High School graduate, who died after an 18-month battle with colon cancer.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a first generation immigrant student, with financial need.
  • John T. Cunningham Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the MEF through the sale of the book "Youth's Bright Years: An American High School", written by alumnus John T. Cunningham, class of '32. This is for an MHS graduating senior pursuing a major in the broad field of communications at a four-year college, meeting the criteria of grade point average, related extra-curricular activities, teacher recommendations, and excellent writing skills will be awarded $1,500.
  • James B. Galbraith, Jr. Scholarship -This scholarship award was created by the Galbraith family in memory of former Morristown High School biology teacher and Principal, James Galbraith.  This award will be presented to a MHS Senior with plans to major in biology at a four-year college or university.  Applicants must demonstrate creativity, kindness, and an ability to work within a team, attributes the scholarship's namesake valued and possessed.  
  • The Mary Bentzlin Scholarship -Mary Plunkett Bentzlin was a beloved teacher in the Morris School District for over 30 years, primarily at Frelinghuysen Middle School where she taught language arts and writing.  Her scholarship will be open to all students who are pursuing liberal arts in their college studies with a goal towards public service. Financial need is preferred. The scholarship must be used to pay tuition and related expenses at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university.
  • (NEW) Morristown Animal Hospital Animal Welfare Scholarship - The Morristown Animal Hospital Animal Welfare Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Morristown High School Senior in the amount of $1,000. The Morristown Animal Hospital has been caring for animals in Morristown and neighboring communities since 1915. David Matalon, VMD has been the owner and chief veterinarian since 2005. David lives and works in Morristown and his children have been educated in the Morris School District. David believes in giving back to the community and established this scholarship to encourage and support a graduating senior from Morristown High School in pursuing a career in animal welfare.
  • (NEW) Shirley Shalit Scholarship - The Shirley Shalit Scholarship was established to honor lifelong Morristown resident and Morristown High School alumna, Shirley Domb Shalit (Class of ’39) by her family. The scholarship will be open to all students who are pursuing a major in the Humanities with a preference for English Literature at a two or four-year college. The scholarship must be used to pay tuition at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. Preference given to a student with financial need.
  • The AT&T Pioneers Scholarship- AT&T Pioneers is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is community service. This local organization is a part of the New Jersey Chapter of AT&T Pioneers and consists of AT&T retirees and active employees. Education is one of the primary causes the AT&T Pioneers support, thus the local chapter decided to create this scholarship for a college-bound senior at Morristown High School. Preference given to a student with financial need.

 

"As a lead provider of scholarships for deserving Morristown High School students, we are proud to offer so many opportunities for our seniors and the largest award of scholarship dollars to the class", wrote the MEF.  "We work in collaboration with many local organizations and individuals and we thank our scholarship providers for thinking of us as good stewards of your investment".

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