I am truly honored to be a recipient of the James B. Morris Scholarship this current school year, and in my previous years as a University of Iowa student. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to serve as an example for future generations of Iowa College students.  I want them to know that achieving success at a university or college is possible.  The James B. Morris Scholarship has allowed me to become successful in attaining my academic goals. Each scholarship has helped me to face the often-difficult barrier of not being able to afford and finance my education. I am fortunate to have had this scholarship as my financial support in the past, and am thankful for being able once more for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Sincerely, Celina Carr – Des Moines, IA


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2016 Application Deadline: February 29, 2016


The James B. Morris Scholarship Application portal will open on Monday, November 16, 2015 and will close Monday, February 29, 2016

The 2016 Awardees will be notified directly and announced by mid-April 2016. Please allow the Committee the time needed to make the announcement.

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.

Download an application here! You will also be required to set up an online account (click here to set up your 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:

      • 2015-2016 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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