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The Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship
The Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship provides funds for a K-State undergraduate student to work on a project that impacts public policy and involves community service. The scholarship is made possible through an endowment established by Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse.
The scholarship is awarded to support an undergraduate student’s project that involves community service and has the potential to impact public policy. An internship with a public agency, community organization, education institution, or other policy or community-based entity should be part of the scholarship experience and must be secured prior to submitting an application.
The proposed outcome of the project or internship must benefit an organization, group of people within the community, or an educational program. The final outcome does not have to occur during the three-month scholarship period (e.g., publication of article prepared during the internship), nor does the project have to be implemented as proposed; however, the application must demonstrate the project's potential for success.
The recipient must prepare a final report for the Morse Department of Special Collections that provides an overview of the project goals, overall experience, and outcomes of the recipient’s internship, along with documentation that was created during the internship.
A $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to any undergraduate student enrolled at Kansas State University. The scholarship is awarded in three installments over the summer and is deposited in the student's financial account with K-State as follows:
- $1,000 when the scholarship is granted
- $1,000 approximately halfway through the summer, after the recipient has demonstrated substantial progress on the project
- $1,000 upon completion
Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2013.
Applications should consist of the following documents:
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor with expertise and a shared interest in supporting the project
- Letter of application explaining
- Your intended career path
- Why you are interested in the development of public policy
- The experience you hope to gain as a result of this scholarship
- Project outline including
- Statement of project goals
- Detailed plan for meeting project goals
- Letter of support from your internship sponsor
A committee of K-State faculty members reviews the applications and selects the recipient based on the quality of the submission.
Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to