The MEF awards scholarships to eligible MHS seniors through an application process. Scholarships, funded by individuals and foundations, are awarded at the Senior Academic Awards Night each June. Applications for all scholarships are made available in March both online and through the Morristown High School guidance department.
Carl George and Shirley L. Eklund Scholarship - Tuition for 4 years
A life-changing scholarship awarded to a Morristown High School Junior with plans to pursue a degree in teaching, preferably secondary education. This scholarship is a four-year scholarship and the amount is determined at the discretion of the MEF/MHS Eklund Scholarship Committee. The intention is for the financial award to be “life-changing” for the student recipient. Carl George & Shirley L. Eklund, class of '39, were high school sweethearts at MHS and wished to establish a legacy to benefit generations of students. The Morris Educational Foundation provides this scholarship through the endowed Eklund Scholarship Fund established as a bequest from Carol George & Shirley L. Eklund.
Judy and Eliot Steinberg Scholarship - Up to $25,000 annually for 4 years
This scholarship honors two long-term residents of Morris Township who believed in education and equal opportunity for all. The scholarship will be awarded annually to 1 – 3 Morristown High School seniors who intend to continue their education at a New Jersey public college. Successful candidates will demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement, and a willingness to help others in the community. This scholarship is made possible by their children who have pledged $1 million to provide for the college education of 10 or more Morristown High School students so they can graduate with minimal or no debt.
Wong Family Scholarship - $4,000 annually for 4 years
Robert Wong, MHS Class of 1967, established this scholarship in memory of his parents. This generous award is for $4000 per year for up to four years. This is a merit-based scholarship for a student in the top of the Morristown High School graduating class. The senior must exemplify the traits of high academic achievement and pursuits.
George and Michele Becker Scholarship - $3,000 annually for 4 years
The scholarship will be open to all Morristown High School students who are pursuing STEM field in college studies. Preference 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.
Stephen B. Wiley Scholarship - $4,000 annually for 2 years
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.
Spring Brook Foundation Scholarship - $3,000 annually for 2 years
The scholarship of $3,000, sponsored by the Spring Brook Country Club Foundation will be awarded to a member of the MHS Senior class. Applicants must be a current Morristown High School Senior who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given 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 the community.
Dorothy F. Johnson Scholarship - $1,750 annually for 2 years
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 senior 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.
James B. Galbraith, Jr. Scholarship - $1,500
This scholarship award was created by the Galbraith family in memory of former Morristown High School biology teacher and Principal, James Galbraith. This award will be presented to an MHS Senior with plans to major in biology at a four-year college or university. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, kindness, and an ability to work within a team attributes the scholarship’s namesake valued and possessed.
Javier Avelar Scholarship - Up to $1,500
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 Morristown High School senior who is a first-generation immigrant student with financial need.
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.
AT&T Pioneers Scholarship - $1,000
AT&T Pioneers is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is community service. This local organization is a part of the New Jersey Chapter of AT&T Pioneers and consists of AT&T retirees and active employees. Education is one of the primary causes of the AT&T Pioneers support. Thus the local chapter decided to create this scholarship for a college-bound senior at Morristown High School.
Mary Bentzlin Scholarship - $1,000
Mary Plunkett Bentzlin was a beloved teacher in the Morris School District for over 30 years, primarily at Frelinghuysen Middle School where she taught language arts and writing. Her scholarship will be open to all students who are pursuing liberal arts in their college studies with a goal towards public service. Financial need is a primary consideration for this scholarship. The scholarship must be used to pay tuition and related expenses at an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university.
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.