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This scholarship is very important to me in order to acheive my career goals.  It is a great honor for me for having been awared this scholarship, recognizing my academic excellence and service to the community.

Kind Regards, Manoj Kamalumpudi - Cedar Rapids, IA

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The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) provides financial assistance, motivation and internship opportunities for 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.

Within their scholarship process, the MSF also facilitates some named scholarships that have specific criteria. Those named scholarships are:

EMC Insurance Co. Named Scholarship – EMC Insurance Companies Named Scholarships - These named scholarships focus on high-achieving minority high school seniors who will be graduating from an Iowa high school. There are no restrictions on the college major or choice of college. Previous EMC Insurance Companies Scholars are eligible to re-apply for renewed awards throughout their college careers, but will be judged against new applicants. EMC Insurance Companies currently funds five (5) such scholarships annually.

Anne C. Chapman Scholarship – This named scholarship is in memorial of Ann M. Chapman, wife of MSF founder, Vincent Chapman, Sr. This scholarship will ideally benefit students in the field of nursing, including public administration.

Vincent C. Chapman, Sr. Scholarship – This named scholarship is a “founder’s scholarship,” and is in memorial of MSF founder, Vincent Chapman, Sr. This scholarship is to be given to highly motivated and performing students ideally majoring in the areas of business, finance, and/or public policy.

Brittany Hall Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is in memorial of Brittany Hall and was created to honor the value that Brittany placed on her college education. This scholarship will ideally benefit a female minority student who is an Iowa resident and attending a college or university in the state of Iowa.  Special consideration will be given to applicants that are challenged by learning disabilities or a chronic illness.

TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Official high school transcripts (graduating high school seniors ONLY)
  2. Official college transcripts (most recent semester only)
  3. Two or more letters of reference (at least one must be from an instructor)
  4. Submit an essay about yourself, why you are applying, must include school and community activities or organizations you are involved in, and your future career plans (minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words).
  5. Completed application form
  6. Recent photograph (Head & Shoulder Shot only) - Required for press release

You will need to fill out this online application in its entirety.  Once you have filled out this online questionnaire, you will need to upload the supporting documents for your application.  To upload documents, you will need to sign in to your account after submitting your application and receiving 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 visit the "Application Uploads" Tab to upload your supporting documents. Any applications that do not have all the needed attachments will not be considered for the James B. Morris Scholarship.

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Supporting Documents:

  1. Official high school transcripts (graduating high school seniors ONLY)
  2. Two or more letters of reference (at least one must be from an instructor)
  3. Writing sample; Submit an essay about yourself and why you are applying for this scholarship. The essay must include any school and community activities or organizations you are involved in and your future career plans (minimum of 250 words and a maximum
  4. Official college transcripts (most recent semester only)
  5. Recent photograph (head & shoulder shot required)

Supporting documents can also be mailed to the James B. Morris Scholarship Office at P.O. Box 12145; Des Moines, IA 50312. These documents MUST be postmarked by the Application Deadline – MARCH 10, 2014 in order to be processed with your application.

 

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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 have a social security number as well as being: (1) Iowa high school graduates or May 2014 graduates and residents of Iowa who are, or will be, attending any U.S. college or university; or (2) Non-Iowa residents who are attending Iowa colleges or universities.

†To be considered, applicants must identify themselves as African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Native American, according to the original EEOC definition of ethnic minority status. For more information, you may visit www.eeoc.gov.

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION
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Please select your major or field of study from the fields below. If you believe your major does not correlate to one of the options, please select "Other" and list your major or field of study in the line provided below.

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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
Please list information on your current and past employment (if applicable).
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Section A - Academic Awards

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Section B - Awards

Please type in and check the Scholarships, grants, work-study grants and other financial aid you have applied for or already received.

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Section C - Financial Information

Projected college or university expenses for next year (Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015) - You must complete all sections.  Use NA if not applicable.  If sections are not completed, you will not be considered for a James B. Morris Scholarship.  Please give complete information on your first choice or the school you are currently attending.

 

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Section D - Financial Information

Please record for the current year how much income/funding you, your immediate family, other family members, and other organizations will contribute to your college expenses the coming school year.

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Please record the 2013 income for:

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I verify that all information included in this application is true and accurate. I understand that if the James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, Inc. learns that any information included in this application is false or plagiarized, my application will not be considered and any scholarship may be revoked.

I give permission for the James B. Morris Scholarship Fund to use my photograph should I be awarded a scholarship for news releases, electronic and print newsletters and other print media.

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