Frances Morris Memorial Scholarship
Charles Freeman Stamper originally established the Frances Morris Memorial Scholarship in 1992 in loving memory of his Caldwell Parish high school English teacher, who personified the importance of education through dedication to her students. Mrs. Morris recognized that Freeman was searching for self-understanding and acceptance and needed to be in an academic environment which would expose him to all manner of personalities and preferences. By encouraging Freeman to attend college and live on campus, Mrs. Morris pulled out a chair to the table of life and told him to Sit. This Scholarship will offer many more chairs of opportunity in her honor.
1. Recipient(s) may be a resident of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, or Arkansas. Recipient(s) must be enrolled full-time and must reside on campus while eligible to do so.
2. Recipient(s) who are entering freshmen must have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in high school and must maintain a college cumulative 3.1 GPA at the end of each academic year in order to retain the scholarship until graduation or for four academic years, whichever comes first.
3. Recipient(s) other than entering freshmen must have a cumulative 3.1 GPA and must maintain a cumulative 3.1 GPA at the end of each academic year in order to retain the scholarship until graduation or for three academic years, whichever comes first.
Recipient(s) must address the following two criteria as completely as possible in a short essay form, giving examples of how he/she meets these criteria:
- Recipient(s) must demonstrate leadership potential.
- Recipient(s) eligibility shall not be biased on race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, handicap, veteran status or political belief. Students who support and understand the relevance of diverse sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.
*Support from peers, families, professionals, and communities can significantly strengthen young people who identify as LGBTQ. Applicants should explain how they actively support the gay community either as a member or an advocate.