Morton 201 Foundation 2020 Pay It Forward Scholarship Recipients

  • Morton 201 Foundation Announces 2020 Pay It Forward Scholarship Recipients

    The Morton 201 Foundation has selected ten Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients for 2020:

    Morton East

    Johnny Barrios
    Gabriela Corral
    Martin Reyes, Jr.
    Alexus Ricedorf-Rivera
    Lizbeth Ruiz


    Morton West

    Diego Guerra
    Oliver Loftis
    Alexis Perez
    Ryan Ramos
    Skyla Rijos

    Each student will receive $1,000 to continue their education.

    These scholarships were made possible by individual and corporate donations as well as through several fundraising efforts.

    The Morton 201 Foundation Pay It Forward Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time award given to graduating seniors of Morton East and Morton West who attend an accredited college, university, technical, or trade school. The award is based on outstanding academic performance, contributions to the school, extracurricular activities (or work experience) financial need, community service, and overall citizenship.

    To be eligible, applicants must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher and write a short essay (no more than 2 pages) or submit a 3-5 min video describing a difficult challenge they have faced, how they were able to overcome it, and what have they learned from the experience.

    In addition, two (2) teacher recommendations describing how the student has exhibited the What I Will, I Can spirit are also required.

    The Morton 201 Foundation would like to thank the following for their generous and continued support in helping to make these scholarships possible.

    Silver Sponsor ($2,500 - $4,999)
    Eileen Szubert

    Copper Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499)
    Windy City Hospitality

    Bronze Sponsors ($500 - $999)
    Association of Business & Commerce of Cicero/Cicero Chamber of Commerce
    Cicero Voters Alliance
    Committee to Elect Robert J Lovero
    Morton College
    Realty of Chicago