Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Lewis F. Morris

Teacher, Coach and Principal

Former students of Chuckatuck High School and friends of Lewis F. Morris proudly established the Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship to be    presented to a deserving student who follows the example of this former respected teacher, coach and principal. The Suffolk Foundation is honored to have been selected to distribute this worthy scholarship.  Mr. Morris, a native of Pound, VA was a teacher, coach, and a principal of Chuckatuck School from 1952 - 1965.  He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and came from a family of educators.  He led by example and was loved by all who knew him.  He was a fierce competitor who taught his athletes and other students his highest principles of sportsmanship and fairness.  His leadership, friendship, inspiration, dedication, and philosophy that education and discipline will help mold the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow, was our inspiration to learn.

 PURPOSE

The purpose of The Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual award to one scholarship applicant. The scholarship fund will be sent directly to the attending university or college for the sole purpose of paying expenses.    

 The  Scholarship value will be based on the interest earned off of the investments - $500 to $1,000.

AWARD CRITERIA

Each scholarship applicant must, at the time of the award:

  1. Be a resident of the City of Suffolk
  2. Be a home-based senior at King’s Fork High School in the City of Suffolk
  3. Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher
  4. Be involved in both school (athletic and extra curricular)and community activities

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Submit a completed application form with an official high school transcript
  2. Submit two reference letters from administrators, counselors, teachers, and/or other school personnel.
  3. Submit an essay of 300 - 500 words of why you believe you should be considered for the Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

The Foundation will be working directly with the King’s Fork High School counselors in an effort to award one deserving senior The Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship.  Your school counselor will be sent a copy of the scholarship by February 1st and applications may be downloaded from the Foundation's Website after that date: www.suffolkfoundation.org. (See Below)  For any further information, contact Mr. Win Winslow, Executive Director of the Suffolk Foundation, by either emailing him at wwinslow@suffolkfoundation.org or by calling (757) 923–9090.  The application must be in the Foundation's office at 106 West Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 by 12 noon, the last business day of March.  Therefore, it will be necessary, if mailing the application, to have the application in the mail well in advance of the last day of March.

 

Electronic Scholarship Application Instruction:

U.S. Mail Application Submission Address:  

  • ·Suffolk Foundation
  • 106 W. Finney Ave.
  • Suffolk, VA 23434
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                                                                           RECIPIENTS

                           2013 RECIPIENT:  CARLISHA M. BEVINS

                           2014 RECIPIENT:  ERIN WHITLEY

                           2015 RECIPIENT:  LINDSAY RANSOME

                           2016 RECIPEINT:  Joshua Bush, Kings Fork High School