Morristown, NJ – The Morris School District schools are closed and teaching is occurring online, but  the Morris Educational Foundation (MEF), is still awarding scholarships to deserving Morristown High School students in June.  The MEF, a non-profit organization enhancing excellence in education in the Morris School District, announced it is currently accepting online applications from Morristown High School seniors for any of its 15 college scholarships. With a wide variety of opportunities available ranging from funding for students pursuing STEM studies or majoring in the Communications field, to seniors active in their community or those who are mental health advocates, the MEF has scholarships available for every student.

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. The 15 scholarships total more than $155,000 currently funded by individuals and foundations and are awarded to recipients at the end of the school year in June.

“The Morris Educational Foundation is excited to offer many diverse scholarships to deserving seniors at Morristown High School,” said Molly Servais, Morris Educational Foundation Scholarship chair and member of the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.  “We are incredibly grateful to the generous families, individuals and foundations who have chosen to award our hard-working seniors with funds to continue their academic and civic pursuits. We encourage all seniors to review the 15 scholarships available and take advantage of the time at home to work on their applications.”

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The 15 scholarships offered include:

  • Judy and Eliot Steinberg Scholarship – Up to $25,000 annually for 4 years- Awarded annually to 1 - 3 Morristown High School seniors who intend to continue their education at a New Jersey public college.
  • Wong Family Scholarship  $20,000 ($5,000 annually for 4 years) -A merit-based scholarship for a student in the top of the Morristown High School graduating class.
  • George and Michele Becker Scholarship – $12,000 ($3,000 annually for 4 years) -Open to all Morristown High School students who are pursuing STEM fields in college studies.
  • Stephen B. Wiley Scholarship – $8,000 ($4,000 annually for 2 years) -Awarded to a student that shows strong community-minded leadership both inside and outside of school.
  • Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC Scholarship – $5,000 ($1,000 per year for 3 years and $2,000 for the 4th year)-Open to students 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.
  • Dorothy F. Johnson Scholarship – $3,500 ($1,750 annually for 2 years)- Awarded to a senior currently taking business administration related courses who intends to pursue business administration in college.
  • Javier Avelar Scholarship – Up to $1,500- Awarded to a first-generation immigrant student with financial need. 
  • James B. Galbraith, Jr. Scholarship – $1,500 -Presented to a MHS senior with plans to major in biology at a four-year college or university.
  • Morristown Distinguished Wrestler Scholarship – $1,500- Awarded to a senior wrestler planning to attend post-secondary education at an accredited college or trade school.
  • John T. Cunningham Scholarship – $1,250-Given to an MHS graduating senior pursuing a major in the field of communications at a four-year college.
  • AT&T Pioneers Scholarship – $1,000- Offered to a college-bound senior at MHS who is dedicated to community service.
  • Mary Bentzlin Scholarship – $1,000- Open to all students pursuing liberal arts in college with a goal towards public service. 
  • Morris Educational Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Ricky Godoy – $1,000 -Ricky’s Compass Inc. is looking for students to shatter the stigma around mental health and illness by educating and bringing awareness to build communities that are accepting and understanding of all people.
  • Morristown Animal Hospital Animal Welfare Scholarship – $1,000 Awarded to encourage and support a graduating MHS senior interested in pursuing a career in animal welfare.
  • Shirley Shalit Scholarship – $1,000- Open to students pursuing a major in the Humanities with a preference for English Literature at a two or four-year college.

The deadline to submit all scholarship applications is now Wednesday, April 15. To learn more, view the full list of scholarship requirements, and apply click here.

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About Morris Educational Foundation

The Morris Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) 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


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