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Receiving the James B. Morris scholarship serves as a reminder to me of how far people of color have come in this country and how many more challenges we face in this country.  Because of Morris’s work in law and publishing and the work of others like him, people of color like me are blessed to have opportunities, like the Morris Scholarship, to help them get ahead in life.  Unfortunately, inequities still persist based on a person’s race in this country. Receiving this scholarship not only pushes me to reflect on the civil rights work that have been done so far, but also reminds me of the responsibility I have to ensure opportunities, like this one, for communities of color in the future.

~ Elijah Willig

 

clockJames B. Morris Scholarship Fund 

 

The James B. Morris Scholarship Application portal is currently closed.  The 2018 Awardees will be notified directly and announced the week of May 21, 2018.

 

Thank you,
Scholarship Committee Chair

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the James B. Morris Scholarship. The criteria necessary to apply for the scholarship is that applicants must be of minority ethnic status as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and have a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and provide a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates and residents of Iowa who are attending any U.S. College or University; (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.

You will need to download this application and will also be required to set up an online account to submit the requested documents that supplement your application.

To upload documents, you will need to sign in to your account after receiving your confirmation email with your username and password. You may log in by visiting the “Application” section of the website and putting your information in the log-in box at the bottom of the page. Once inside your profile, you can upload the following:

      • 2017-2018 Application
      • Personal Essay
      • A Recent photograph (photo size: 1mb and only .bmp and .jpg file types) – “SELFIE” photos are not accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the James B. Morris Scholarship, please call our office at 515-864-0922. or email us.

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