Scholarships Listings

Bertha Belle Williams Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need.

C. V. Owens Scholarship
Presented to the student with the highest average in Religion and who has good leadership abilities

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships
The South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation provides scholarship assistance to some persons who are physically handicapped or who have a behavior disorder due to social or cultural deprivation. The applicant must have average high school grades, an acceptable score on the required test(s) for graduating high school seniors, and at least a "C" average if already enrolled in Morris College. Applications should be made directly to the South Carolina Department of Vocational rehabilitation office in your area.

Dr. L. W. Long Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a non-traditional junior or senior with the highest grade point average.

Morris College Presidential Scholarship
Morris College Presidential Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen students who rank in the upper twenty-fifth percent of their high school graduating class. These scholarships are renewable each year if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. The amounts of the scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 per year. Application for this scholarship may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records. For additional information contact Mrs. Deborah Calhoun at (803) 934-3225.

NTE and GRE Fee Waivers
The Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, makes available to colleges and universities yearly a limited supply of fee waivers for the National Teachers Examination and the Graduate Record Examination. Student eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students desiring to receive a fee wavier should contact the Office of Financial Aid at the College.

Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship
These scholarships are for outstanding high school graduates who want to pursue teaching careers after they finish college. A Douglas scholarship provides up to $5000 a year to students who graduate from high school in the top ten percent of their class, and who maintain a 2.70 grade point average. Generally students are required to teach two years for each year of scholarship assistance received. Application for the Douglas Scholarship may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, or by contacting the Student Loan Corporation at P.O. Box 21487 Columbia, S.C. 29221 or 798-0916.

Pee Dee Baptist Association Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a bonafide Baptist and member of a bonafide member church of the Pee Dee Baptist Association, and has demonstrated a previous interest in receiving religious training at his or her church. Applicants must have at least a high “C” grade average and must submit three letters of recommendation, one each from their Pastor, their Church School Superintendent, and a former teacher or guidance counselor or principal of the high school from which they graduated. Pee Dee Baptist Association Scholarship

Reserved Officers Training Corp (ROTC)
Students enrolled in the Reserved Officers Training Corp may become eligible to receive scholarships to cover the cost of their tuition. To be eligible to receive four-year scholarships students must apply during their junior year of high school. Three-and two-year scholarships are awarded to students who apply during their freshman or sophomore years in college, respectively. A grade point average of 2.5 is required for students to maintain their scholarships.

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and show promise of continued excellence may receive $1500 for the first year of post-secondary education. High School students may contact their guidance counselor for more information and applications procedures, or they may contact the Morris College Office of Financial Aid.

South Carolina Congress of Christian Education Scholarship
Awarded to two deserving students majoring in Pastoral Ministry or Christian Education.

The Mary A. Vereen-Gordon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to assist students, based on financial need, in their pursuit of academic studies at Morris College. Established by colleagues, friends, admirers, and family of Dr. Mary A. Vereen-Gordon, former Dean of Academic Affairs and outstanding faculty member.

The Anderson Honors Program Scholarship
Presented to a member of R.A.R.E. with financial need for educational expenses.  

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to four students (rising sophomores, juniors or seniors) with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, majoring in Pastoral Ministry or Christian Education.

The Arthuree McCoy Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior of good moral character majoring in Media Arts or English who writes the most outstanding article published in The Heritage or other publications.  

The Bernice Wells Stukes-Mose Scholarship
Presented in memory of James W. Stukes to the student who has high scholarship and is outstanding in leadership skills and in service to the college and local community.  

The Bertha Smith Irvin Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.  Student must in Teacher Education and doing their Practicum.

The Bertha Wright Elmore Annual Scholarship
Awarded to a South Carolina student in need of financial assistance and majoring in Education.

The Booker Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a student who possesses high Christian ideals and demonstrates a keen interest in Physics or Chemistry

The Dan Robert Bodison, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior with a declared interest in English or related area.

The David McLaughlin Scholarship
Awarded  in memory of Dr. David McLaughlin to a deserving student of good moral character majoring in one of the sciences and maintaining a grade point average "B" or above.  Donated by Mrs. Iris McLaughlin.

The Dill and Azalee Bates Gamble Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education with a “B” or better average.

The Dorothy Duckette Robertson Scholarship
Presented to a deserving student majoring in elementary education with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.

The Dr. Adelle W. Stewart Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need.

The Dr. Marion Woodard Wright McLester Endowment Scholarship
An annual award presented to the education major who performs the greatest amount of college and community service as identified by the Education Division Chair.

The Dr. W. H. Neal Scholarship
Presented  to the junior student with the highest average in Mathematics for three consecutive years.  

The E. J. Lewis Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is pursuing a degree in divinity or education and is an active participant in campus organizations and/or ministries which support the Sumter community.

The Edward H. Thomas Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student very much involved in voter registration and grass roots-politics and in good standing with the College.  The student must have at least a 2.5. grade point average.  

The Eta Zeta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Scholarship
Awarded to a member of Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. who exemplifies high scholastic ability, leadership, strong moral character and has earned the highest GPA in the chapter.  

The Eva McLendon-Johnson Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Criminal Justice, maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or above, possessed of strong moral character and a sincere interest in the criminal justice system.

The Frank K. Sims Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Sociology who exemplifies scholarship, leadership, and strong moral character.

The Gamma Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship
Awarded to the member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity with the highest grade point average.

The Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

The Geneva and Everett T. Thompson Scholarship
Awarded to the sophomore student with the highest average in Elementary Education.  Donated by the Thompson Family.

The George and Mollie J. Washington Scholarship
Presented to the most outstanding student in secondary education.  

The Goodfellows Club Scholarship
Awarded to a resident of Sumter, S.C., must be an education major who has passed the Praxis I Examination.

The Hilton W. Shirley, Sr., Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving male or female who excels in Computer Science and exemplifies genuine leadership.  

The J. R. Blanding Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student from Lee or Clarendon County.

The J. S. Utsey Scholarship
Presented to a rising junior or senior Business Administration student with a grade point average or 2.7 or above.

The James B. and Carrie Dennis Haile Educational Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the field of Teacher Education.

The James S. Maddox Scholarship
Awarded to a needy and deserving student, majoring in Christian Education or Pastoral Ministry showing great promise for Christian leadership.  

The James Samuels, Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship
To a rising junior or senior music (Concert Choir, voice, or piano) student who demonstrates leadership ability.  The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and must be recommended by the music faculty.  Donated by the Sumter Music Guild, Inc., and friends.

The Janie S. Hightower Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a student majoring in education who maintains a 2.5 grade point average or above and is in need of financial assistance.

The Jessie W. Taylor Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in English or Jounalism and/
or writing inspirational literature.              

The John and Beatrice Chapman Thomas Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Math or Science.

The Junius E. Dowell Scholarship
Awarded to a member of Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and a member of Iota Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The L. W. Williams Endowed Ministerial Scholarship
Presented to a rising junior or senior with a 2.5 GPA.  The recipient must be either a licensed or an ordained minister of any Christian Denomination who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry.  

The Laura Teal McCleese Lawrence Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving rising senior from Trinity Baptist Church of Florence, or from the city or county of Florence, South Carolina, who exhibits scholarship, leadership, service, and character and majors in Elementary Education.  Grade point average must be 2.8 or above.

The Lottie and Wheler Matthews Scholarship
Presented to a conscientious student majoring in education with a grade point average of 2.5 or above and in need of financial aid.  

The Luns C. Richardson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to exceptional high school graduates with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0.  Scholarships of $4,500 annually are renewable for up to four years.

The Luns C. Richardson Pee Dee Area Scholarship
Sponsored by the Pee Dee Area Morris College Alumni, businesses, and friends.

The Mamie James Hannah and Candace James Richardson Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student with financial need.

The Mamie N. Coker Scholarship
Awarded to the junior with the highest average in Early Childhood Education.  

The Matthew O. Ramsey Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student majoring in Education with plans to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Established by Matthette Ramsey Williams, in honor of her father, a Morris College graduate and instructor.

The Mordecai Johnson Scholarship
Presented to a deserving rising junior Political Science major with a Pre-Law Minor who has a 2.7 or above grade point average.

The Morris College National Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to  one advanced student in Teacher Education and two students in any other major who meets the following criteria:  Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, evidence of good character and teaching promise, leadership qualities, and a need for financial assistance to achieve educational goals.  

The Mount Moriah Baptist Church Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Christian Ministry with a 2.5 GPA or better.

The Pauline Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding student in the Cooperative Education Program.

The Pi Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
Presented to the young  lady in the freshman class who demonstrates high scholastic achievement and displays the qualities of finer womanhood, as determined by the chapter members.  She must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above.

The Pinkie Reid Scholarship
Awarded to a junior of good moral character majoring in broadcast media, maintaining 2.5 or above grade point average and possessed of a sincere interest and demonstrated talent in broadcast media.  

The Presidential Scholars Program
The Presidential Scholars Program was established by the College to recognize and recruit high school seniors who have above-average academic records. Award recipients must rank in the upper one-fourth of their graduating class, must have been admitted to Morris College and must have submitted a completed application for the scholarship by the prescribed date. The following memorial funds, organizations and corporations have established scholarship endowments that are used to support the Presidential Scholars Program.

  • The Ruth Mack Memorial Fund
  • D. L. Scurry Foundation
  • Sumter Chamber of Commerce
  • Danka Industries
  • GSX Chemical Service
  • SCANA Corporation
  • Heritage Classic Foundation
  • Sumter Rotary Club
  • SAFE Federal Credit Union

The Reverend Arthur Walter Williams Scholarship
Awarded to the three rising sophomores with the highest grade point averages.

The Reverend W. A. Johnson, Sr. and Mrs. Annie M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding student in religion

The Robert Gregory White Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to assist, encourage, and support a deserving African-American male. Student must be a freshman with a grade point average no less than 2.0 and no higher than 2.4 and exhibit a commitment toward getting an education and reaching his potential. Established, by Mr. Robert and Mrs. Priscilla White, to reflect the memory of Robert Gregory White, their son-affectionately known as “Ohio”.

The Rosa S. Riley Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior education major with a 3.0 grade point average or above who plans to teach in South Carolina.  

The S. L. Roddey, Jr. Scholarship
Presented to the rising senior majoring in Business Administration with the highest grade point average.

The Sarah M. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student who maintains high scholarship and provides student leadership through his or her participation in co-curricular activities.  

The Sim and Costella Townsend Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Townsend family of Bamberg and Dillon Counties.  The award is presented to a deserving student based on need and academic potential.

The Sumter Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Scholarship
Awarded  to the member of Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., with the highest semester grade point average.  Funds are to be used for the purchase of instructional materials.

The Thomas Moss Americanism Scholarship
Established by U. S. Senator Strom Thurmond, Advisor to John P. Gaty Charitable Trust.  Awarded annually to needy and worthy students based on a paper on Americanism, the specific topic of which is announced prior to January 1.

The United Supreme Council Endowed Scholarship.

The Vashti Jackson Smith Scholarship
Awarded to two needy first-time freshmen(male and female) with outstanding high school academic achievement and good citizenship.

The Victoria Wine Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving rising junior education major who maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point average.  

The W. M. Blount Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a worthy and deserving student majoring in Christian Education, Pastoral Ministry, or Teacher Education.

The W. E. Price and Ada Lee Price Memorial Scholarship
The fund awards annually a scholarship to a deserving female and a deserving male student.  In selecting the deserving recipients, emphasis shall be placed on character as well as scholastic ability.  Financial need may also be considered.  The fund also provides annual assistance to the Pre-Alumni Council of Morris College.

The Wachovia Endowed Scholarship
Presented to a rising junior or senior majoring in Business Administration.  

The Westcott A. Johnson Scholarship
Presented to a worthy student who has a good academic record and who exhibits outstanding commitment to and support of Morris College.  Preference given to a student from Georgetown or Florence County.

The William B. Sanders Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to the rising sophomore boarding student who demonstrates outstanding growth in interpersonal skills, personal discipline, academic success, and positive involvement in student life activities.  

The William M. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship
Established by Dr. C. C. Goodwin, Jr., of Sumter, this award is presented to a needy and deserving student who exemplifies strong academic potential, leadership skills, and a good citizenship record.

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in education who has passed the Praxis I Examination, has a GPA of at least 2.5 or better, and shows leadership qualities.

The Xi Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Scholarship
Awarded to the female freshman student with the highest grade point average.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Students attending Morris College are also eligible for various scholarships that are provided through the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The college makes recommendations to UNCF for its consideration in awarding various scholarships to eligible students. Scholarships are awarded based on the student's academic average, financial need, academic major and state of residency. These scholarships range in amounts from $200 to $4,000 per year. Additional information may be obtained from The College Fund/UNCF or the Office of Financial Aid.