Morton College Announces Two One-Time Awards to Eligible Enrolled Students

(Cicero, IL) Morton College’s registration push always has been to sign up in advance for the best choice of classes.

Now, there’s a new incentive for students to enroll early for the Fall Semester at Morton College with two one-time awards, funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.

One focuses on recent high school graduates and the other targets current or new students. To qualify, students must register by Saturday, July 31st, complete the FAFSA application and be Pell Grant eligible. Both awards are limited to the first 100 qualified students.

The $1,000 Start-Up Grant is open to graduates of the Morton High School District from the classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021. Students must register for and complete 12 credit hours in the Fall 2021 semester.

There’s also a $600 book voucher aimed at current or new students registering for and completing a minimum of six credit hours in the Fall 2021 semester.

The two grants can’t be combined and payment is made in the form of a credit to a student account at Morton College. Students need to meet with their Student Success Coach to enroll.

“The goal is to remove financial barriers to help students register who otherwise would not enroll in college,” said Marisol Velazquez, Morton College’s Associate Provost and Vice President of Student Services. “Our Start-Up Grant targets recent high school graduates who might have been most significantly impacted by COVID-19.

“With the book voucher, we understand how a student might skip purchasing a textbook because of the cost. Students won’t have to worry about being able to purchase books. The voucher helps with that issue.”

Any questions on the grants may be directed to

The Fall Semester starts Monday, August 23rd. More information about Morton College is available at

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