Bailey IrvinBeing awarded the James B. Morris scholarship means I will be able to focus on my school work instead of worrying about financial burden of college. It will take care of necessities like books and fees that contribute to furthering my education. In turn, I plan to get everything possible out of my education to enable me to be a productive member of our community.

~ Bailey Irvin


2018 James B. Morris Scholarship Recipients

James B. Morris Scholars

Tavien Gardner, Iowa State University
Urbandale High School, Des Moines

Quinton Jenkins, Morehouse College
Carlisle High School, Carlisle

Bailey Irvin, Iowa State University
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Vijay Kamalumpundi, University of Iowa
Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids

Tessa Mendoza, Iowa State University
Dowling Catholic High School, Des Moines

Don C. Nickerson Scholars 

Bevin Holloway, Drake University
Law Student

Brennan Wells, Drake University
Law Student


Brittany Hall Scholars

Nosa (Nawadir) Ali, St. Louis University
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

ShaeLoren Deering, Spelman College
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines


EMC Insurance Companies Scholars

Juan Andrade, Iowa State University
Marshalltown High School

Na Mee, Waterloo West High School

Kennedy Turner, Waukee High School

Jaxsen Shaw-Vannetta, Dubuque Senior High School


Vincent Chapman Scholars

Nicholas Lee, Bethel University
Johnston High School


Wells Fargo Scholars

Jeremiah Chandler, Iowa Central Community College
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines


Catherine Williams Scholars

Mario Jordan, Grinnell College
Valley High School, West Des Moines


 John & Mary Pappajohn Scholars

Samantha Alexander, Bates University
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Micah Daniel, University of Northern Iowa
Marshalltown High School

James Drummer, Iowa State University

Hannah Lee, University of Iowa
Johnston High School, Des Moines

Isabel Mendoza, Iowa State University
Dowling Catholic High School, Des Moines


Full Morris Scholarship Recipient - Quinton JenkinsQuentinJenkins

Quinton is a graduate of Carlisle High School and entering his Sophomore year at Morehouse College majoring in Pre-Med.  Quinton plans to pursue a career as a Surgeon. "I am truly grateful to my family and friends who have provided me with the guidance to reach my full potential. I would like to thank the James B. Morris Scholarship Board for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to reach my dreams."

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