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2020 Eleanor W. Morton Scholarship

Deadline: March 23, 2020

Dear Scholarship Applicants,


In light of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, the Scholarship Committee has revised the scholarship application requirements as well as extended the application submission deadline.  Please see the updates below:


A.      RESUME

·         Able to send via email


·         Able to send via email

C.     ESSAY

·         Able to send via email



·         If the letter is on official letterhead, the applicant can attach the recommendation to their application submission email.

·         If the recommendation is not on official letterhead, the recommendation must be emailed directly from the recommender




The Scholarship Committee will accept an unofficial transcript sent to us directly from a school official, i.e. guidance counselor, career center specialist, registrar, etc.


Email completed application packets to: corr.secretary.npcaac@gmail.com

no later than April 10, 2020. 


If your application was already sent via mail, your application will be processed accordingly.

Eleanor Williams Morton was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on December 9, 1915. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio and completed graduate courses at Bridgewater State University, Boston University, and Cambridge College. She was initiated into the Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Wilberforce University. She was a Life Member of the Sorority where she held numerous positions and was Charter Member of the Norfolk- Plymouth County Area Alumnae Chapter. She was also a member of the NAACP, West End Investment Club, as well as the New Bedford Vocational School Board, Recreation Committee and Trustee for the New Bedford Institution for Savings.


Mrs. Morton was employed as a Social Worker for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, and for many years, held positions as Director of both the West End Day Nursery and New Bedford Home for the Aged. Both of the latter institutions were founded by her mother and were the only operated companies of their kind owned and operated by an African American.


In Addition, Mrs. Morton was an accomplished artist and pianist. She also was an avid collector of African American art and volunteered as part of the Foster Care Review Team for the Department of Social Services.


This scholarship was established by Mrs. Morton to award eligible high school students with scholarships and book awards to assist with the increasing expense of attending college.

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