Prizes & Awards

A.T. Eaddy Memorial Award
To the student minister who exerts positive religious influence through his/her religious convictions and sincere dedication to the gospel ministry.

American Legion Award
To a male and female student of the Senior Class who possess and exemplify the following qualities: scholarship, leadership, courage, and service.  

Beatrice Sanders Award
To the student counselor who has made the most outstanding contributions to the Counseling Program.

Best Kept Rooms Award
Awarded to the residents of the best kept room in each hall.  Donated by the College.

Boley-Diggs-Sanders Award
Awarded to a female student who exemplifies scholarship and Christian principles.  Donated by the Woman’s Auxiliary, Wateree Baptist Association Lower Division in honor of Margaret S. Boley, Mary H. Diggs and Beatrice G. Sanders.

Creative Decoration Award
Awarded to the residents of the room in each hall for the most creatively decorated room and door during the annual Christmas open house.  Donated by the College.

Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Marshall Award
Awarded to a deserving student who exemplifies high scholarship, has a good citizenship record, and shows commitment to the growth and development of Morris College.  Donated by Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Marshall.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Award
Awarded to the student with a 2.5 grade point average and above, who participated in both community and student activities that foster and reflect the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ethel German Scott Memorial Award
Awarded to the student musician of the Morris College Gospel Choir for the current academic year.  Donated by Mrs. Sandra Scott Gibson.

Ethel M. Gordon Award in Early Childhood Education
Awarded to the most outstanding student in Early Childhood Education.

Florence Darby Reed Award
To an individual from the student members of the Morris College family who exemplifies strong religious convictions.

Garrick-Pinson Commemorative Award
To the best all-around student in the Senior Class.  

H. H. Butler Commemorative Award
To the student who exhibits a strong personality, deep earnest convictions, and Christian character.  

Hallman Education Award
To a rising sophomore student majoring in Teacher Education and who has passed the Praxis I Examination.

Lena M. Baldwin Memorial Award
Presented to the junior or senior majoring in Health Science with the highest grade point average.

Luns C. Richardson Freshman English Award
To the freshman student maintaining the highest average in Freshman English.  Donated by Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President.

Luns C. Richardson Praxis II Examination Award
To the student making the highest Praxis II scores during the senior year.  Donated by Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President.

Mrs. E. D. Dixon Memorial Award
Awarded to an outstanding male and female member of the Gospel Choir.

National Council of Negro Women, Mary McLeod Bethune Section Award
Awarded to two junior or senior Teacher Education majors (one male and one female) who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 2.5, demonstrate exemplary standards of living, and are actively involved in campus and/or community affairs.

O.R. Reuben Prize
Given to the male student who best exemplifies interest and participation in current issues and in projects of human welfare and uplift.  

Ronald McNair Award
Presented to a junior or senior Biology major with the highest grade point average.

Special Award for Creative Writing
For the best creative writing during the year by a Morris College student.  

T. B. Wright Memorial Award
To the senior who has taken the most active part in religious activities on the campus.  

The Fannie W. Nowlin Memorial Award
Awarded to a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society who best exemplifies leadership, intellect and professionalism in Education.  Donated by the children of Mrs. Ivey N. Staley and Willie Nowlin, Jr.

The Harris Sabino Richardson Memorial Award
Awarded to a junior of good moral character, with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, and who is supporting himself/herself financially

The I. DeQuincy Newman Award
Awarded to a student majoring in Political Science who demonstrated outstanding leadership skills.  Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

The Inez Hilton Vereen Practicum in Education Award
Presented to the junior student, who during the semester of Practicum, exemplifies creativity, responsibility, self-reliance and professionalism.  The student must maintain a  3.0 or better average during the semester of the Practicum experience.

The Ivey N. Staley Award
Awarded to the member of Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who best exemplifies commitment, dedication and scholarship.

The Jenkins Family Award
Presented to the Freshman who writes the best article in the “Bell Ringer.”

The Marion Newton Award
To the most outstanding student in student activities.  Given by Rev. Marion Newton.

The One More Effort Federated Club Award
For the encouragement of a full-time Morris College sophomore or junior Teacher Education major (regardless of field of concentration) who has good moral qualities and a grade point average of not less than 3.0.

The Rev. Edward H. Thomas Award
No description given.

The Shellie Dunbar Prize
To the young lady who makes the most improvement in scholarship, is the most cooperative, and excels in usefulness.  Donated by the Woman’s Baptist State Convention.

W. H. Hightower Memorial Award
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior female student who contributed outstanding leadership through her work with the Baptist Student Union.

Walter Brown Award
Awarded to the junior or senior majoring in Political Science with the highest grade point average.

Willie Alma Dawson Moody Memorial Award
Awarded to a sophomore or junior with at least a 2.5 grade point average or better in Education (Early Childhood Education) and who displays good character and teaching promise, leadership qualities and is in need of financial assistance to achieve educational goals.

Willis C. Johnson Memorial Award
Awarded to a student in need of assistance who has completed the sophomore year with a grade point average of 3.2 or better.  This student must also have exhibited qualities of good citizenship during freshman and sophomore years.  

Xi Epsilon Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Award
To the Morris College student who, through his/her participation and leadership contributes the greatest toward promoting the intellectual atmosphere of the College.  The student must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.  Donated by the college chapter.