The Marjorie J. and Richard L. D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship

2016 Recipient

Maddision May, 2016 Morse Scholarship Recipient




Madison May 

Political Science and International Studies Major, Leadership Studies and French Minors


"My internship was in a rural part of central Ghana. I was employed by the National Center for Civic Education, and during my down time, I taught in a kindergarten classroom and coached a soccer team of young women. The Morse Scholarship covered my trip costs and my living expenses. Soccer is a huge part of Ghanaian culture, and thanks to the Morse Scholarship, I was able to co-found the very first soccer team for girls in the central Ghana area. I am optimistic that the creation of this team will ignite a trend of empowerment of women through sports all across the beautiful country."


2015 Recipient

Garrett Wilkinson, 2015 Morse Scholarship



Garrett Wilkinson (left)

Microbiology, Nutritional Science, and Gerontology

"The Morse Scholarship allowed me to travel to Narayanpur, Nepal with the Open World Cause, a non-profit organization that works to establish cross-cultural partnerships and extend educational opportunities to students around the world. In Narayanpur, our team was able to collect media documentation of a new school, distribute technology to the school's teachers, issue demographic questionnaires, distribute water filters to students' families, and collect assessment data from previous classes of students under the school's teachers in other areas of Nepal. Summer projects like this are hard for most students to pursue, as they both cost money and don't allow for working a summer job. The Morse Scholarship made it possible for me to pursue what I am passionate about without any worry for my financial capabilities during the upcoming semester."


Past Recipients

2016 Madison May Internship Report: Civic Education in Ghana 


Garrett Wikinson

Analyzing the Successes of Rural Bilingual Education in Nepal


Zev Allen

CommunityCORE: Bookmobile and Lunchbox, an Exercise in Rural Engagement.


Ross M. Allen

CommunityCORE: A Case Study and Reflection on Community Development in Rural, Northeast Kansas


Sophia Ford

Know It & Grow It!  Empowering and Educating Youth in Wilson, Kansas through Gardening


Courtney Frantz

Finding My Passion: A Compilation of An Internship For the ARC of Sedgwick County

2011 Gretchen Strathe

Camp Pocono Trails 2011: Counseling at a Weight Loss Camp

2010  Erin White

Human Connection and Social Development: Lessons Learned From A Summer in Ghana


Lydia Peele

Connecting Community Service to Careers in Public Service

2008 Molly Hamm

Educating Young Consumers Through Debate on Global Issues: A Summer Experience with the United Nations Foundation. UnivArch QC903 .H36 2008

2007 Ann Sanders

Short-Term Consumer Cash Loans: Looking Backwards and Forwards. UnivArch HG3755 .S26 2007.


Kate Romanova

Truth-In-Voting: Election Reform and the Manhattan Community. UnivArch KF4904 .R66 2006.


Sonya L. Britt

[Family Financial Behaviors]. UnivArch HG179 .B738 2005

2004 John Cash

Public Administration Challenges of the 'Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement's' Notification Provision. UnivArch K3631 .C37 2004

2004 Miriam Litfin-Salt Using Native American Games to Encourage Physical Activity in Children. UnivArch E98 .G2 L58 2004


Jessica Burch

The Adoption and Safe Families Act: A Qualitative Analysis of Daily Practice. UnivArch HD875.55 .B87 2003

2003 Jayasri Krishnasamy Advancing Health Care Information System for Enhanced Sharing. UnivArch R858 .K75 2003.


Sharit M. Kelley

Client Feedback Program [Marriage and Family Therapy, Dept. of Family Studies and Human Services]. UnivArch RC488.5 .K45 2002


Debra M. Sellers

The Intergenerational Creative Arts Project [Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community]. UnivArch HM726 .S45 2002


Theresa M. Foster

Integrating a Financial Counseling Center into the Family Center on the Campus of Kansas State University. UnivArch HG179 .F67 2001