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Javier Avelar Scholarship - $2,500






The Javier Avelar Scholarship is given in memory of Javier Avelar, a beloved Morristown High School graduate, who died after an 18-month battle with colon cancer. The scholarship is sponsored by the Golden Bagel Runners. A minimum of $2,500 will be awarded annually to one or more Morristown High School seniors, who are first-generation immigrants with financial need and plans to continue their education at a two or four-year college or trade school. 


Applicant must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The student must be a first-generation immigrant and is required to write an essay about his/her experience moving to the United States and explaining his/her future goals. The student may be assisted by his/her guidance counselor, if necessary. 

To be considered for this scholarship, the Morristown High School senior must: 

  • Submit a complete MEF Common Scholarship Application online
  • Have a minimum weighted GPA of 2.5
  • Apply to or have been accepted by an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university or trade school
  • Be a first-generation immigrant
  • Demonstrate financial need

Application Requirements:

  • MEF Common Scholarship Application with current transcript
  • Complete the following Supplemental Essay (250 words or less):
    • Write about your experience moving to the United States and explain your future goals.*
  • Complete the Financial Information Application Supplement
  • If chosen as a recipient, you will need to provide proof of enrollment at a college or trade school

Application Review & Selection:

The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the MHS Guidance Department.

*If necessary, the student may be assisted by his/her guidance counselor.

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