Morris scholarship available

Published 8:44 pm Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship Committee has agreed to allow the Suffolk Foundation to begin distribution of The Lewis F. Morris Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was established by former students and friends of Chuckatuck High School, where Lewis Morris was a teacher, coach and principal from 1952 to 1965.

He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and came from a family of educators, according to a press release announcing the scholarship. He led by example and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a fierce competitor who taught his athletes and other students the highest principles of sportsmanship and fairness. His leadership, friendship, inspiration, dedication and philosophy that education and discipline will mold the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow, was his students’ incentive to learn.

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The scholarship is available to seniors at King’s Fork High School. Scholarship applications are available from the guidance office at King’s Fork High School or may be downloaded from the foundation’s website, Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship may send their donation to the Suffolk Foundation, attention Mr. William Hill, 106 W. Finney Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434. The scholarship amount will be based on the interest earned on the scholarship, usually being valued between $500 and $1,000.