Scholarships

The MEF awards scholarships to eligible MHS seniors through an application process. Scholarships are funded by individuals and foundations, and are awarded at the Senior Academic Awards Night each June.  Applications for all scholarships can be obtained directly from the Guidance Department at MHS. Applications can also be obtained by request to the MEF at info@morrisedfoundation.org.


Carl George and Shirley L. Eklund Scholarship – financial support for a full 4 years
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.

Recipient

Ninoska Lopez Medina, 2017 – County College of Morris
Daniela Mazo, 2015 – Fairleigh Dickinson University


The George and Michele Becker Scholarship – $3,000 per year renewable up to 4 years
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.

Recipient

Juan S. Victoria Robles, 2017 – County College of Morris


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, Class of 2017, with financial need.

Recipient

Elias Misael Castillo Montoya, 2017 – County College of Morris


The Spring Brook Foundation Scholarship – $3,000
The scholarship of $3,000, sponsored by the Spring Brook Country Club Foundation will be awarded to a member of the Class of 2017.  Applicants must be a current Morristown High School Senior who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student with minority background, to children of employees of the Spring Brook Country Club, with a GPA in the range of 2.5 – 3.5, and who demonstrates service to community.

Recipient

Xavian Mitchell, 2017 – Bloomfield College


John T. Cunningham Scholarship – $1,250
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. The 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 $1,250. 

Recipient

Darren Gong, 2017 – Drexel University
Richard Meyer, 2016 – Emerson College
Jessica Torres, 2015 – Ithaca College
Jake Goldberg, 2014 – Ithaca College
Allison Lott, 2013 – Ithaca College
Thaddeus Danquah , 2012 – William Patterson University
Danielle Gluck, 2011 – Lehigh University
Daniel Knapp, 2010 – Stanford University
Mark Sell, 2009 – Syracuse University
Rachel Stern, 2008 – Tufts University
Ben Davis, 2007 – Rutgers University
Sarah Knapp, 2006 – Emory University
Meera Chandramouli, 2005 – New York University
Madalyn Baldanzi, 2004 – Swarthmore College
Sara Kate Wintz, 2003 – Mills College


Stephen B. Wiley Scholarship – 2 Year Scholarship – $4,000 per year 
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. 

Recipient

Anastasia Elisabeth Bergeron, 2017 – University of Michigan
Jian Zabalerio, 2016- Boston College
Aaron Morales, 2015 – Virginia Tech
Grace Campbell, 2014 – The College of New Jersey
Shannon Adele Kikuchi, 2013 – Parsons School of Design


Stevenson Spirit of Humanity Scholarship -$5,000 per year and is renewable up to 4 years 
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior and minority student from MHS who demonstrates financial need, is community-minded, aspires to college and career, with a preference given to a student who lives in the Collinsville neighborhood. The scholarship must be used to pay tuition and related expenses at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university. If the criteria continue to be met, the recipient may also qualify for the same amount for the second, third and fourth years of college attendance.

Recipient

Daniel Palomeque, 2016 – Lehigh University


Dorothy F. Johnson Scholarship – 2 Year Scholarship – $1,750 per year
This scholarship, created through a bequest from the estate of Dorothy F. Johnson, a 1947 MHS graduate and community leader, will be awarded to a graduating seniors for two years in the amount of $1,750 per student per year. The selected students must be taking business administration related courses now and intending to pursue business administration in college. Proof of declared major is required for continuance.

Recipient

Collin Brunnock, 2016 – Villanova University
Cole Shandlay, 2015 – University of Wisconsin
Greg Goldstein, 2014 – University of Maryland
Zachary Ganz, 2013 – University of Michigan
Zachary Goldstein, 2012 – University of Rochester
Brian Matthew Levine, 2011 – University of Maryland
Matthew Feldman, 2010 – University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Tofield, 2009 – University of Alabama
Michael Margiotta, 2008 – Monmouth University
Kristina Parrillo, 2007 – Bloomsburg University
Eric Levine, 2006 – Penn State University
Calinda Roberts, 2005 – Lehigh University
Mary Kate Connolly, 2004 – Mary Washington College
Tavish Zausner-Mannes, 2003 – Skidmore College


Ruth Marantz Cohen French Award – $100
To honor Ruth M. Cohen’s passion for teaching French, her husband, Murray, established this annual award and fund for students of French language and literature. Mrs. Cohen taught at MHS for more than 30 years. The student is chosen by the French Department. Please contact the Morristown High School Guidance Department to apply.

Recipient

Dale Kinney, 2011 Cornell University
Katherine Sytwa, 2010 Rutgers University
Erica Delaney, 2009 University of Edinburgh
Nicole Fearahn, 2008 Harvard University
Arielle Diamon, 2007 University of Pennsylvania
Christine Bariahtaris, 2006 Boston University
Adrian Bockian, 2005 Wellesley College
Ann Thomas, 2004 Wellesley College


Wong Family Scholarship – $4,000 per year
Robert Wong, MHS Class of 1967, established this Alumni Association scholarship in memory of his parents. This generous award is for $4000 per year for up to four years. The Morristown High School graduating senior must intend to pursue an undergraduate degree in liberal arts and 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 $4,000 per year (totaling $16,000). This scholarship is co-sponsored with the Alumni Association of Morristown High School which manages the scholarship award and the selection process.
Deadline for application: Please contact the Alumni Association of Morristown High School to apply.

Recipient

Isabelle Augenson, 2017 – Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Flores, 2016 – Johns Hopkins University
Emily Keenan, 2015 – Cornell University
Joseph Murphy, 2014 – Stanford University
Brett Harvey, 2013 – Stanford University
Victoria Lin, 2012 – Princeton University
Nikhil Shah, 2011 – University of Miami
Daniel Knapp, 2010 – Stanford University
Matthew Certner, 2009 – Duke University
Jennifer Hession, 2008 – Johns Hopkins University
Harrison Lu, 2007 – Cornell University
Laura Palmaro, 2006 – Georgetown University
Naomi Schwartz, 2005 – Duke University
Stuart Schussel, 2004 – Brown University
Ross Goldband, 2003 – George Washington


 

 

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