Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship

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.

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.

Mr. Morris 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.

Award Criteria

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

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

Awardees

2018:

 

2017:

2016: Joshua Bush, Kings Fork High School
2015: Lindsay Ransome, King’s Fork High School
2014: Erin Whitley, King’s Fork High School
2013: Carlisha M. Bevins, King’s Fork High School

Application Procedure

  • Submit a completed application form with an official high school transcript.
  • Submit two reference letters from administrators, counselors, teachers, and/or other school personnel.
  • 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 Instructions

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 here. 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.

Download the Lewis F. Memorial Scholarship application here or, after February 1st, request an application by sending an email to wwinslow@suffolkfoundation.org, or calling (757) 923-9090 to have an application mailed to you.

U.S. Post Mail Address for Application Submission:

Suffolk Foundation
106 West Finney Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434