Group Awards Scholarships to MPHS Students

Group Awards Scholarships to MPHS Students  

Criu de Sheela awarded its first scholarships for Morgan Park High School students winners as a part of school’s Decision Day event in May.   

Nafisat Habib was awarded the top prize of $3,500. Habib will head to the University of Illinois this fall to study sociology/pre-law. She plans to become a human rights lawyer.  

Habib won the scholarship with her personal essay and strong academic work samples that stressed the importance of fair treatment for all regardless of skin color, religion, sexuality or ethnicity. She cited her personal experiences with being excluded as a child based on her religion and ethnicity, as an African and Muslim child of immigrants, as her inspiration and motivation to fight for the rights of all.  

Runner up Caval Spearman, Jr. was awarded the $1,000 Maureen McDonald Memorial Scholarship, Spearman will head to Morehouse College in the fall to study Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS).  

Steadman won the scholarship through his personal essay and outstanding photographs. While at MPHS, he produced MPTV, a media project he developed to promote positivity within the school.  

Criu de Sheela congratulates the scholarship winners and all the graduates of the MPHS class of 2022.  

It is Criu de Sheela’s wish that all children are able to follow the edict of Toni Morrison to “live out your gifts.” To donate to Criu de Sheela’s 2023 Scholarship Fund or Mutual Aid Locker at Edna White Garden for MPHS student, email at  



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