The William E. and Betty L. McCormick Memorial Scholarship Fund

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This fund was started in April of 2008 by Judy McCormick, who married William McCormick after the passing of his first wife Betty.  Judy established this annual scholarship to assist deserving Morton High School Seniors who desire to pursue a college education, and who live with a single widowed or divorced parent.

William McCormick’s second wife, Judy who he married some time following the death of his first wife, Betty, created the William E. and Betty L. McCormick scholarship fund.  Young people growing up in a single parent household face many challenges, including paying for a college education.  Judy established this scholarship to assist deserving students who desire to pursue a college education, and who live with a single widowed or divorced parent.  Judy’s reason for establishing the college scholarship fund in her husband and his first wife’s name was because both she and her husband came from divorced families and experienced the struggles a single parent goes through in trying to provide the best possible opportunities for continuing education for their children. 

It has been Judy’s sincere hope that in some small way, the scholarship will make that opportunity easier for someone in a similar situation.

Qualifications for this Scholarship:

  • Must be an MHS senior who will be attending college or a university in the year immediately after graduation.
  • Living with a single widowed or divorced parent.
  • Has demonstrated the following attributes during high school:  Positive attitude, Encourages others, Charitable, Free spirited, Hard working, Compassionate, Fun loving, Non-judgmental/Open-minded, Role model to underclassmen.
  • Financial need may be considered but is not the primary consideration in the selection process.
  • Contact the MHS Counseling office for information on this and other MHS scholarships.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this endowment fund, please click the button below for online donations.  Or, you can mail a check to 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550.