Scholarship Money Available For Morton East students


Stop by the college and career center to explore scholarship opportunities!

Ivan Morales and Willie Simmons

$37,500 in Scholarship money is up for grabs at Morton East.

The U.S. Department of Education awards an estimated $46 billion in scholarship money annually. Over 1.7 million scholarships are awarded annually. Private sources award over $7.4 billion in scholarship money annually. Here at Morton East, there is currently $37,500 in scholarship money that can go to seniors this year. During the 2021-2022 school year $24 million was awarded to seniors here at Morton East. 

College and career center counselor Ryan Smith expresses his thoughts on why students should try to get scholarships. 

“It’s an extra way to get money to help pay for college. Basically, up to this point students have gotten financial aid from filling out the FAFSA or for undocumented students that have lived in Illinois for at least 3 years they can fill out the alternative application. These scholarships here can help cover what they have left over,” college and career center counselor Ryan Smith said. 

He also offers advice for students that want to try and get scholarships but don’t know where to start. 

“Come to the college and career center. We can have a conversation with the student or we also have resources in here on our college and career resource guide, with literally the click of a button it’ll give them all the information they need to know about scholarships and how to find them whether it’s our local scholarships, whether it’s private scholarships given out by businesses in the community or whether it’s college specific scholarships,” college and career center counselor Ryan Smith said. 

Scholarship opportunities are also posted on Naviance. Just use the link below and sign in using your skyward information. After logging in click on “colleges” and then “Scholarship search”. If you have any questions or need help finding/applying to these scholarships visit the college and career center in room 213.