Receiving the James B. Morris scholarship serves as a reminder to me of how far people of color have come in this country and how many more challenges we face in this country.  Because of Morris’s work in law and publishing and the work of others like him, people of color like me are blessed to have opportunities, like the Morris Scholarship, to help them get ahead in life.  Unfortunately, inequities still persist based on a person’s race in this country. Receiving this scholarship not only pushes me to reflect on the civil rights work that have been done so far, but also reminds me of the responsibility I have to ensure opportunities, like this one, for communities of color in the future.

~ Elijah Willig


Matching Fund Program - Participating Colleges & Universities

Please note that the James B. Morris Scholarship Fund has a matching fund program with Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Iowa, Drake University, Simpson College, Grand View University, William Penn University, Wartburg College, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa Western Community College. This program enables each dollar contributed to go even further.


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Thank you to all of our generous matching fund schools! The support we receive from corporate, community, and individual contributors enables the MSF to continue providing scholarship assistance to Iowa minority students pursuing a post secondary education.

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