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Prairie, Morris, and Distinguished Scholars

The Prairie, Morris, and Distinguished Scholars Awards are competitive academic scholarships.

Prairie Scholars

Prairie Scholars receive a scholarship package equivalent to full tuition, renewable for up to four years.

Morris Scholars

Morris Scholars receive a $24,000 scholarship package, disbursed evenly over four years, plus a one-time $2,500 scholarship stipend. The stipend may be used during the second, third, or fourth year at Morris to engage in an eligible scholarship experience (e.g., to study abroad, to participate in a research or artistic project, or to travel to academic conferences).

Distinguished Scholars

Distinguished Scholars receive a one-time $1,500 scholarship stipend. The stipend may be used during the second, third, or fourth year at Morris to engage in an eligible scholarship experience (e.g., to study abroad, to participate in a research or artistic project, or to travel to academic conferences).

There are a wide variety of ways that Scholars can use their stipends while participating in academically enriching experiences. To use your Scholar stipend, please complete the Morris or Distinguished Scholar Stipend Request Form. The program coordinator will need to sign off on your form before the Office of Financial Aid can verify and disburse your stipend. Please stop into ACE for further assistance.

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!

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