Ottawa High School Student Awarded Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship

5/26/2021 - Ottawa, Illinois

  • Marta Johnson

    Marta Johnson

Ottawa Township High School graduate, Marta Johnson, is the 2021 recipient of the Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship.

The $1,000 award will assist Ms. Johnson's higher education goals. She will attend Hope College in the fall where she will pursue a degree in Special Education. Upon completion, she plans to move to Uganda to work, live and serve in a rural community.

The selection for the award is based on the student's completion of the scholarship application, overall citizenship, community involvement, and other criteria.

OSF Medical Group-Ottawa established the Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship in honor of the retired physician and his over 50 years of dedicated volunteerism and service to the community. That included many years on the Ottawa School Board, where Dr. Morehead was committed to preparing young adults to become productive citizens and future leaders.

The scholarship is open to Ottawa Township High School students who commit to continuing their education following graduation.




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