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


2016 James B. Morris Scholarship Recipients

James B. Morris Named Scholars

Daniel Bell, Iowa State University
Indianola High School

Chaz Clark, Iowa State University
Oswego East High School (Illinois)

Hausten Irving, Iowa State University    
Northeast Magnet High School (Kansas)    

Jazzaray James
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Quinton Jenkins, Morehouse College
Carlisle High School

Leroy Alexander McGarity, Iowa State University
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Julian Neely, Iowa State University
Johnston High School

Hanh Hilary Nguyen, University of Iowa    
Norwalk High School

Faith Wortherly    
Waukee High School

Kellen Zanders, Minnesota College of Art & Design
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Brittany Hall Named Scholars

Rebekah Bell, Iowa State University    
Ames High School

Brittany Nguyen
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

EMC Insurance Companies Named Scholars

Madeline Edmonds
East High School, Des Moines

Jalen Jones
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Sofia Legaspi
Waukee High School

Tessa Mendoza
Dowling High School, West Des Moines   

Linden Rundels
John F. Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids

Ann Chapman Named Scholars

Yvetta Garcia
Denison High School

Vincent Chapman Named Scholars

Jeremiah Chandler
Roosevelt High School, Des Moines

Wells Fargo Named Scholars

 Aaron Goitom, Iowa State University
Valley High School, West Des Moines

Nicholas Lee, Bethel University
Johnston High School

Catherine Williams Named Scholars

Abigail Peterson, Simpson College
Shenandoah High School





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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