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The deadline for submitting the 2020-2021 Scholarship Application Package is May 1, 2021.

The Morton College Foundation (Foundation) sponsors and provides funding in the form of scholarships, grants, and awards listed in this booklet.
The Morton College Foundation relies on the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff, private individuals, businesses, communities, and benevolent organizations for sustained financial support.
These scholarships cover approved educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, and other expenses as directed by each donor.
The award amounts represent the maximum monetary value to be awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters during the academic year. Students are responsible to meet the fund’s eligibility criteria in order to receive the funds.
The Morton College Foundation Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s).

Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will receive an award.

The Morton College Foundation reserves the right to suspend the presenting of an award. The Foundation also reserves the right to match students with a scholarship or grant that they had not requested but for which they are eligible.
To qualify for one or more of our scholarships, please fill out the application and submit any other required information to the Morton College Foundation.

The deadline for the 2021-2022 scholarship application package is May 1, 2021.

Absolutely no late application packages will be accepted.

Except for specific transfer scholarships, the scholarships listed in this booklet are for students attending Morton College for the 2021-2022 school year.

All students are eligible to apply for Morton College Foundation scholarships regardless of immigration status.

Application Process
Submit application along with all required documents to The Morton College Foundation.

All applicants must submit the following items:

  • Official high school or college transcript(s).  If the applicant has never attended college, submit high school transcript only.
  • Two typed and signed letters of recommendation from individuals (other than family) who know the applicant well (i.e. teacher, supervisor).
  • Narrative statement from the applicant describing their academic and career goals, and past experiences that have helped shape their character.  
    • Guidelines: one-page minimum to two pages maximum, single-spaced, 12pt Arial font, 1-inch margin on all sides, include your name.
  • Some scholarships may require an additional statement.

*** Incomplete application packages will not be considered for review. ***

( * ) indicates a required field.

    Instructions and Other Information*
    I acknowledge I have read and understood the instructions above.

    Personal Information

    Education Information

    Household Information

    Scholarship Information

    12 or more credit hours (full-time)9-11 credit hours (3/4-time)6-8 credit hours (half-time)5 or less credit hours (less than half-time)

    I will attend Morton College for the 2021-2022 school year.I will be transferring out of Morton College for the 2021-2022 school year to attend another college/university.I am currently a high school student (in the 2020-2021 school year)I am a Veteran.

    Scholarship Selection - Select all the scholarships you wish to apply for

    Arthur J. Kryda Memorial - $1000Marion Cotten Memorial Scholarship - $1000Ruth Eccles Memorial Scholarship - $1000Illinois Community College System Foundation for Illinois Health Improvement Association - $800

    Morton College Faculty Union Scholarship - $500Charles Slesak Memorial - $1000Libby Vavra Memorial HSEC/GED Scholarship - $2500Morton College Foundation Achievement Award - $500Judy Baar Topinka Public Service Award - $250Veterans Scholarship - $1500Irving J. Vesely Scholarship Fund - $1500MCF Dreamers Scholarship - $1000MCF First Responders Scholarship - $1000Olga H. Bush Memorial - Up to $3000

    Attach Files

    Press Release Authorization*

    I authorize the release of the information contained in this application to the Morton College Foundation (MCF).
    I acknowledge that the Morton College Foundation may collect names and take photographs of recipients for use in its marketing and promotional materials, news publications and on its website. By submitting this application, I am consenting to the collection and use of my name and photograph without compensation. Any photographs will become the property of the MCF.

    I acknowledge I have read and understood the above.

    Certification of Application Information*

    Under the penalties provided by law, I certify that the information on this application is accurate and complete. I further certify that I wrote the essays and/or narrative statements that are attached to this application.

    I have read the above and certify the information is correct.

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