You can make a life-changing difference when you make a contribution toward a Moraine Valley Foundation scholarship.
It’s this generosity that ensures the resources are available for students to continue with their
students who might otherwise have had to leave school because of unanticipated financial challenges.
A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Recipient of the Standard Bank and Trust Company
“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I decided to come to Moraine
Valley to save money. It offered the perfect opportunity to explore my
interests. Plus, I could live at home and work,” says Moraine Valley
student Justin Kapelinski. He started out taking business classes, but
after working as a student aide in the Academic Advising Center, he knew
he wanted to go in a different direction. “I realized I wanted to work
in a profession where I could engage and help people. It’s great when
people get a smile on their faces because you gave them the right
answer,” he says.
Justin applied for the Foundation scholarship as part of an
assignment in his high school honors English class. He was proud to
receive it because it was based on academics rather than financial need.
“Scholarships like these help give students an academic goal to work
toward,” he says. “It was a good feeling to know I had to earn it.”
After Justin visited the college’s Counseling and Career Development
Center, he decided to pursue a dual major in communications and
psychology, with a long-term goal of becoming a physical therapist. And
once he has success in that caring profession, he plans to give back.
“I’d like to create my own scholarship to help others who need support,”
Create a Scholarship
Create a scholarship to honor a loved one, friend or coworker, or leave a legacy through a planned gift. For more information about creating a scholarship,
contact Kari Pantol at (708) 974-5551 or
Scholarships Sponsored by Moraine Valley
Moraine Valley offers numerous scholarships based on financial need, major, or grade point average.
Many are offered through the Moraine Valley Foundation.
For a complete list of scholarships, visit the
Financial Aid Scholarship page or call