Kyndal C. Williams, Iowa State University

I have been selected as a recipient of the James B. Morris Scholarship for the past two years and I am honored to have been able to benefit. By awarding me the James B. Morris Scholarship, my financial burden has been lightened, which allows me to focus on completing my studies and achieving my future goals. I am beyond grateful for this gift and opportunity.

Thank you.


James B. Morris Scholarship Fund
2021 – 2022 Scholarship Application for Renewal Consideration
January 7, 2022 – March 4, 2022

The scholarship application will close on March 4, 2022, at 11:59PM CST

Welcome to James B. Morris Scholarship Fund application. The James B. Morris Scholarship Fund (MSF) provides financial assistance, motivation and internship opportunities for minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees. The MSF provides this assistance to high-achieving minority individuals who demonstrate strong academic performance, community service and a need for financial aid. The MSF provides minority students with an opportunity to learn, grow, and become professionals in their chosen careers while assisting Iowa communities with the retention of a diverse pool of talent.

Eligibility Criteria:
You are eligible for this scholarship application if you meet the following criteria:
2020-2021 scholarship recipient
Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (not graduating before December 2022)
Use the scholarship funds to continue pursuing an undergraduate/graduate education
Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA

Criteria for completing the 2021-2022 application:
1. Current cumulative GPA - official PDF transcript* (Fall 2021) required
2. Write a 500-word essay on the following – “Who has been your biggest influence or inspiration?”
3. Recent photograph (head & shoulders only) - Required for press release. No “SELFIE” photos.

All completed applications (including transcripts, essay and all uploads) must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4, 2022 at 11:59PM.
* Official PDF Transcript request: We request that you DO NOT send links for us to download transcripts on your behalf. Please follow the necessary steps to request a transcript from your institution, listing yourself as the recipient of your official transcript. Once you have received your official PDF transcript with your current cumulative GPA - (Fall 2021) it can be uploaded with this application or emailed to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To download the application and mail it in, please click here.

NOTE: Please enter a valid e-mail address. This email address will be used for communicating to you by the Scholarship Chairperson.
I verify that all information included in this application is true and accurate. I understand that if the James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, Inc. learns of any false or plagiarized information my application will not be considered and scholarship may be revoked.

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