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Foundation Scholarships

The Morris Hospital Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to assist and encourage education in healthcare-related courses of study. Over the years, donor support has enabled the Auxiliary and Foundation to provide more than $150,000 in assistance to students.

These scholarships are available annually to students residing in the Hospital’s service area. Applicants may be eligible for more than one scholarship.


  • The Carol Harrington Endowed Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarship – for undergraduate students enrolled in a healthcare-related course of study
  • Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarship-for Morris Hospital employees and their dependents who are enrolled in an undergraduate healthcare-related course of study
  • Relucio Family Healthcare Scholarship – for undergraduate students enrolled in a healthcare-related course of study
  • Hugo Avalos Endowed Scholarship – for post-graduate students pursuing careers as a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner students; requires separate application.
  • The Betty J. Sterritt Endowed Fund for Nursing Scholarship – for undergraduate students from Grundy County who are enrolled in a nursing program.

A downloadable copy of the Foundation, Named, and Avalos scholarship policies are available here for reference. Please call the Auxiliary and Foundation Office directly at 815-705-7002 or email if you have questions.


Auxiliary Scholarships

The Morris Hospital Auxiliary wishes to inform students about scholarship opportunities available through the Morris Hospital Foundation and the Illinois Hospital Research and Education Foundation. To obtain an application for the Illinois Hospital Research and Education Foundation, click here.

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