The Morris and Prairie Scholars Awards are competitive academic scholarships. The Prairie Scholars Award is a full-tuition scholarship renewable for up to four years, while Morris Scholars will receive up to a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year)—plus a one-time $2,500 scholarly stipend. Both awards are dependent upon the recipient maintaining a 2.5 GPA. There are a wide variety of ways that Morris and Prairie Scholars can use their awards while participating in academically enriching experiences.
To utilize your Morris Scholar stipend and to get your stipend approved before having the Financial Aid office verify your award, students need to work with ACE Director Paula O’Loughlin.
How have past students utilized their stipends?
Some Morris students have used their stipend to study abroad in countries like India, Antarctica, or Belize. Others have used them to participate in and present research. Several students recently traveled to India to research women and economic development while others have used the stipend to fund travel to research conferences. Another student used their stipend for research in the writing of a novel. Still other students have used the stipend to fund internships in Washington, D.C.! The possibilities are endless!