The James B. Morris scholarship has contributed to my education and life by helping me complete my first year of college debt free. Not having that burden makes it easier not only to focus on school now, but later in life as well, because I won't have student loans to worry about when graduating college and beginning the next stage of my life.

Thank you for this opportunity, Daianera Whitaker; 2013 Awardee


clockJames B. Morris Scholarship Fund 


The James B. Morris Scholarship Application portal is open from November 7, 2016 to February 28, 2017.

The 2017 Awardees will be notified directly and announced at the end of April 2017.  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:

      • 2016-2017 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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