Students Awarded Full Tuition Scholarship to Top U.S. Universities

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Morton East Senior Abigail Galvez and Morton West Senior Nathan Martinez celebrated monumental news, recently as they were selected by The Posse Foundation to become Posse Scholars. Amid 17,000 nominations from across the country only 710 students were selected.

Morton East Senior Awarded Full Ride to Cornell University

“I was so excited that I asked them to double check the name,” recalls Morton East Senior Abigail Galvez about the news she received that sounded too good to be true. This fall, Abigail will be attending Cornell University on a four year, full-ride Posse scholarship. Her years of dedication and taking advantage of all the opportunities Morton has to offer earned her the chance to not only attend her dream school, but to do so without spending a dime. “I’m so happy that my family won’t have to provide any financial support, instead they get to support me emotionally,” says the excited senior about the next four years. Abigail will be majoring in biology and aims for a career in the medical field; she also plans on making the most of her time at Cornell.

Morton West Senior Awarded Full Ride to Computer Engineering Program at Trinity College in Connecticut

As a member of the Berwyn Police Explorers, National Honors Society, and president of the Robotics Club, Morton West Senior Nathan Martinez has remained committed to his academics and community, and his hard work didn’t go unnoticed. “I was nominated by the directors of a math and science program linked to my robotics club,” says Nathan of the nomination that would eventually turn into a four year, full-ride Posse Scholarship. For the eighteen year old senior, winning this award solidified all the hours of hard work he dedicated to his studies and the free time he sacrificed for his future. He credits a huge part of his success to his selection of courses. His hunger for new challenges is most evident in his evolving interest in engineering. His fascination with the field will land him in the computer engineering program at Trinity College in Connecticut this upcoming fall semester.

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