Ethan Morlu of NCAC Troop 1369, chartered by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7916, is an accomplished Eagle Scout and citizen. His application and essay earned First Place with the COL William Grayson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and again at the SAR State level competition for Virginia.
When asked what he learned most during his scholarship application process Ethan shared “With each scholarship, I have to transcribe my experiences, successes, and growth on paper, and seriously examine where I’ve come from and where I am going in life. I’ve found that I’ve come to appreciate the aspects of research and introspection that comes with the process. This scholarship has once again reminded me of how I’ve spent much of my life helping others and improving myself in the process. It also reminded me that despite my tendency to dwell on my failures, I have accomplished a lot to be proud of. I also have strong support from my family and other mentors who have watched me grow over the years and shaped me to be the person I am today. Winning this scholarship makes me feel blessed to know people want me to succeed and are helping me along the way.
Ethan is now studying Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He continues to be a scholar and a leader working diligently through his courses. He explained “Throughout my years in scouting, I’ve spent a lot of time developing my leadership. I attended National Youth Leadership Training at Impeesa when I was 13 and served as Instructor, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, and now Assistant Scoutmaster over the course of my time with my troop. This leadership has been instrumental as I’ve gone into college, knowing when to step up and lead while working on team projects. Additionally, scouting has helped instill a strong moral compass within me through the scout law and oath, giving me a guide for navigating situations and finding people who share my values. Heading into my future, I will be able to become a leader in industry, implementing the values that I gained through scouting.”
Ethan and his brother, Nathan Morlu, were also among the 13 service-minded students across the U.S. and Canada who were chosen for the Chick-Fil-A Scholars Inaugural Class. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $25 million in scholarships in 2023, investing in higher education for more than 13,000 restaurant team members, and now for the first time, outstanding community members. Read more at https://www.chick-fil-a.com/stories/inside-chick-fil-a/community-members-surprised-with-scholarships
NCAC Congratulates Ethan, Nathan and the entire Morlu family on these amazing accomplishments!