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Welcome To Morton College Foundation Your Generosity Makes a Difference

Since its inception, the Morton College Foundation (MCF) has disbursed more than $1,300,000 – by awarding scholarships to over 1,500 students, recognizing outstanding service through faculty and staff awards, and contributing to capital development projects at Morton College.

To serve diverse student interests, the MCF administers 25 distinct scholarship and grants. Each scholarship has unique selection criteria and many are offered to multiple awardees. This year’s goal is to award scholarships and grants to 70 students. They range from awards to women who need immediate assistance with living expenses (in order to stay in school) to those studying physical therapy. Additionally, the MCF has scholarships for students embarking on a college career after obtaining a General Education Diploma (GED) and for students who are studying the fine arts. The MCF not only supports students who enjoy writing but those who love baseball too!

Mission Statement Morton College Foundation

Our mission is to provide financial support to Morton College and to individuals in the community,  who wish to reach their fullest potential through a quality education at a reasonable price.

Message From The President Richard J. Vavra

Make a difference. Transform the life of a student.

Now, more than ever, the Morton College Foundation needs your help to expand our scholarship programs and make an investment in our exceptional students. Our contributors are people like you, who understand the value higher of education and care deeply about helping others overcome obstacles and reach their dreams. Support from companies, individuals and surrounding communities make a college education accessible for deserving Morton College Students.


Richard J. Vavra
Morton College Foundation 

About Morton College

Morton College was established in 1924, making it the second oldest community college in the State of Illinois..

The residents, businesses and community organizations of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook and Stickney have long enjoyed a proud history where diverse immigrant populations have educated themselves and worked toward realizing the “American Dream”.

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Year in Review Morton College Foundation

2020 brought challenges to everyone. Due to the pandemic MCF changed many processes to meet changing needs. All MCF board meetings were held virtually. The spring convocation was moved outdoors to a drive through event where students were awarded their scholarship while remaining in their cars.

For the first time, MCF offered scholarships in both spring & fall. MCF awarded $83,500 in scholarships, awards and grants to Morton College students plus $3,000 in outstanding service awards to Morton College faculty and staff.

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