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K-State Today Student Edition

February 5, 2019

Apply for the Morse Scholarship: $3,000 for a community-minded summer project or internship

By Sarah McGreer Hoyt

graphic are you passionate about improving commuinities

Do you want to make the world a better place? Why not start this summer? K-State Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2019 Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship provides funds to support a project or internship that gives a student the experience of working in community, state or federal government or providing service in the nonprofit sector.

The project or internship must encourage the development of public policy which improves the quality of family and community life. Applications will be accepted until March 25.

Since 2001, the scholarship has awarded more than $65,000 to 22 undergraduates who were interested in public policy and community service and chose to put those passions to work for the benefit of others.

The 2017 scholarship winner, Katelyn Pinkston, is a K-State senior in agricultural education. Pinkston used the Morse Scholarship to support her work as a mentor and undergraduate assistant for a new program called Training the Next Generation of Kansas Water Advocates, a conservation initiative and conference for Kansas teens.

Other recipients:

  • Traveled to Nepal to support Tripur Kinder Academy, a private, English language school funded by a nonprofit.
  • Created a bookmobile to bolster early childhood literacy in northeastern Kansas.
  • Taught nutrition and biology to Wilson, Kansas, youth by engaging them with a community garden.

To learn more about the award and review the application process, visit lib.k-state.edu/morse-scholarship.