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."

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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."

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