Currently I am majoring in Finance at the University of Notre Dame. I live in Urbandale, IA. The Morris Scholarship has helped secure financing for my tuition costs, and I am one step closer to fulfilling the promise I made to my mom before she passed away from cancer. I made a vow that I would make her proud and become the successful man she always wanted me to be: a man of faith, character, and wisdom. Getting my degree will open up new career opportunities and help me be successful in life.

Kindest Regards, Takashi Yanagi; 2013 Awardee


clockJames B. Morris Scholarship Fund 


The James B. Morris Scholarship Application portal is now closed.

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 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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