The James B. Morris Scholarship Application portal is now CLOSED.  The Scholarship Committee will began elevation of all material received.  Please allow the Scholarship Committee the opportunity to notified you.  Students who are awarded the 2019 James B. Morris Scholarship will be notified via the email address provided on your application in mid-May 2019.  The annual Banquet for the 2019 awardees will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019. Details regarding the banquet will be included in the award letter of the 2019 James B. Morris awardees.


Our Mission
The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) provides financial assistance, motivation and internship opportunities for Iowa’s minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees. The MSF provides this assistance to high-achieving individuals who demonstrate strong academic performance, community service and a need for financial aid. The MSF provides minority students with an opportunity to learn, grow, and become professionals in their chosen careers while assisting Iowa communities with the retention of a diverse pool of talent.

Our Vision
Empowering high performing Iowa minority students with need to reach their goals in higher education and life

Our Management
The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of Iowa business and education leaders. The fund relies on the service of Board members and volunteers for the majority of its support needs.

The Morris Board of Directors administers the James B. Morris Scholarship and a number of named scholarships as well.