available at other colleges and universities in South Carolina. A. Academic Excellence is our chief objective. At Morris College, nothing comes before academics ...
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100 Years 2008
MORRIS COLLEGE S
100 Years 2008
President’s Welcome Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President, Morris College
At Morris College, students are provided with a
variety of opportunities and experiences to become creators of knowledge who edify the college’s motto: Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve. Since 1974, Dr. Luns C. Richardson has led Morris College with a commitment to educating its students to set standards in their endeavors and dedicate themselves to excel in education. Under his leadership, the college has also seen tremendous growth and has accomplished a variety of historical feats. Since its founding in 1908, Morris College has continued to flourish and impact the world.
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® –U.N.C.F
At Morris College, we make sure every one of
Thousands of young people who might never have attended college have been enabled by Morris College to reap the rewards of higher education. Our policy of admitting all who have the potential to do college work, our commitment to providing individualized instruction, and our strong program of financial aid offer exciting opportunities for personal advancement. Our location is uniquely attractive. For a small college, Sumter, South Carolina is an ideal location. This small, friendly city in the heart of South Carolina offers a warm atmosphere that enhances the close family feeling on our campus. The people of Sumter are supportive of the College and its students and make us feel welcome in the community.
History Morris College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the College opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution awarding
A Christian environment strengthens us. A Morris College education is stronger because of the Christian environment in which learning takes place. Our concern for
baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences.
each student and our commitment to help each one achieve his or her personal best reflect this philosophy. Morris College serves the needs of its students, alumni, and community. It serves its students by: Providing a sound program of liberal education in selected curricular areas and maintaining a strong program of teacher education. Providing counseling in academic, social, career and personal development. Promoting an ethical and religious
Intrare Libris — Dispartire Servire Enter to Learn
— Depart to Serve.
our students has an opportunity to succeed. environment to complement the student’s total development. It serves its alumni by: Maintaining a continuous relationship to address the interests of the alumni and the institution. It serves its community by: Providing continuing education and services to clergy and laity. Promoting the growth and development of the larger community through public service programs. Providing research services and facilities in the solution of academic and community problems. Morris College is primarily a student-centered institution, which seeks to fulfill this mission by: Evaluating the academic performance of students to ensure their competence in communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Emphasizing a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences. Emphasizing specific professional and technical skills necessary to meet societal demands.
Morris College is a historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college, operated by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina. The College is committed to promoting the intellectual and personal
Mission Statement The mission of Morris College is to prepare students for full and productive careers, enhancing both their lives and the society in which they take their places.
development of every one of its students.
Academic Excellence is our chief
At Morris College, nothing comes before academics. Our students know that to be successful in life, they must have a firm academic foundation. Every aspect of our academic program is geared toward providing that foundation. The faculty at Morris is extremely well qualified - about sixty-five percent hold doctorate degrees. Our dedicated professors make learning a satisfying experience, and provide personalized instruction, with an average student faculty ratio of 17:1. The academic program at Morris is organized under six academic divisions: General Studies Business Administration Education Natural Sciences and Mathematics Religion and Humanities Social Sciences Students may earn the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Eduction, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in five academic divisions. The Division of General Studies does not award degrees. Technology is preparing Morris students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century! Recognizing the importance of computers in modern society, Morris College provides information technology resources so that every student is afforded the opportunity to acquire basic computer competencies. There are five computer laboratories with Internet access to support instructional and research applications in the major academic areas. Typical applications include desktop publishing, statistics, database management, spreadsheet analysis, graphics, and communications. The College also provides Internet access in the residence halls.
Our Learning Resources Center is an integral part of our academic program. The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center (LRC) is centrally located on campus. The library holds over 78,000 book volumes and 750 periodicals in addition to numerous fulltext article databases, electronic journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauruses. The Internet can be accessed for research purposes through the terminals in the Reference area on the first floor, on the second floor, and also in the computer lab on the third floor of the LRC. The web-based library catalog enables users to access all
library materials easily from anywhere on campus. In addition, some of the article and index databases are accessible from off campus. Other services provided are photocopying and Interlibrary Loan services. Morris College is a member of PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries), and through this cooperative arrangement, students, faculty and staff have access to South Carolina’s virtual academic library with thousands of electronic titles. The arrangement is also designed to include access to books available at other colleges and universities in South Carolina.
objective. The Learning Resources Center also provides a special collection, The Coleman Collection. These are books written by and about African Americans. The Media Center, on the third level, houses three major areas for production: the instructional media workroom, the journalism laboratory, and audio/visual facilities. In addition, it hosts curriculum guides, materials and resources for prospective teachers, a photography laboratory, a filmlecture room for seminars, and a computer laboratory with 24 computer terminals. The Media Center facility enhances all of the institution’s programs. Faculty, staff, and students use audio-visual equipment, resource kits, and a variety of media items including the Internet, CD’s, DVD’s, videotapes, audio tapes and movies to supplement learning processes. Radio station on campus The college has an AM radio station located in the Media Center on the third floor of the Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center. WMCC 640-AM is a low-power broadcast station of 100 watts. The transmission is only to the campus perimeters. This is a laboratory that affords students hands-on experiences. Students will gain skills in on-air presentations, audio recording/production, advertising, public relations and other management skills. While fulfilling their major degree requirements, internships for Mass Communications majors are available under the direction of the instructor. Cooperative Education Program Our Cooperative Education Program allows students to work in business, industry, or agencies for two or more semesters. This allows them to gain valuable experience in the work place, college credit, and in some cases a salary.
This program also offers career guidance where participants realize the relationship of their classroom experience to the world of work.
Low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities who have a verifiable academic need are eligible to participate in the Student Support Services project.
Upward Bound Upward Bound is a federally-funded pre-college program for high school students. It is designed to help low-income students successfully graduate from high school. Some become the first generation in their families to attend college. Student Support Services
The Student Support Services project is a federally-funded activity that provides academic support and cultural development for 200 freshman and sophomore students. The goals of the project are to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students and to foster an institutional climate conducive to the success of low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. Project services include: Academic and career advisement Assistance with locating and securing financial resources College survival workshops Peer tutoring Individual and group counseling Supplemental instruction
Army ROTC Army ROTC is a coeducational program that produces college educated men and women to serve as officers in the Army, National Guard, and Reserves. ROTC students are in a no-obligation program for two years. In the junior and senior years, as participants in the Advanced Program, they are paid $100 per month. Scholarships and other financial benefits are also available to those who qualify.
At Morris College, our students know that to reach their goals in life, they must have a firm educational foundation.
The Division of General Studies Prepares Students To Succeed.
To meet the diverse needs of freshmen, sophomores and transfer students, the Division provides an academic program and academic support services. Its programs promote relationships among faculty, advisors, and students in an effort to provide students with the collegiate environment necessary for academic success. Courses and programs offered by the Division of General Studies provide a
rigorous academic foundation for students, through success-oriented experiences which promote excellence, scholarship, and retention. The Division also sponsors a
variety of activities to enhance and display the talents of freshmen and sophomores. Each year the Division publishes The Bell Ringer, a literary magazine for freshmen, and Dear Bess, a literary magazine for sophomores, and sponsors the Freshman Extravaganza and Sophomore Parade of Stars, Scholar’s Bowl, and Freshman Oratorical Contest. Honors Program The Division of General Studies houses the Morris College Honors Program. This program provides an environment conducive to intellectual stimulation and growth through honors seminars and co-curricular experiences. The Honors Program is designed to encourage leadership, to promote critical thinking, and to meet the needs of scholars who are academically capable, intellectually curious, and highly motivated. The program is implemented through special Honors seminars and other projects and activities coordinated by the program director.
Learners’ Assistance Program The Learners’ Assistance Program (LAP) is an activity of the federally-funded Title III program. LAP supports the Division of General Studies in its effort to ensure the academic success and retention of freshmen and sophomores. Select faculty tutor students one-on-one and in small groups in English, mathematics, biology, reading, history and speech. LAP faculty make use of up-to-date materials and technology in order to provide students with the best tutorial services available. Students in need of tutoring must attend weekly sessions, and tutorial services are available daily Monday through Friday and some evenings. Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center The Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center offers students access to computer workstations and educational software programs geared toward improving their skills in English, mathematics, biology, reading, history, and speech. The Academic Success Center provides test preparation for standardized instruments including PLATO, the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. The Center is available to Learners’ Assistance Program faculty and students as a setting for tutorial/instructional sessions. This facility is available to all students during the academic year.
The Division of General Studies at Morris College offers students, through its core curriculum of liberal arts courses,
an opportunity to improve their skills and learn the content necessary for success in major courses.
The Academic Success Center provides test preparation for standardized instruments like Learning Plus, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.
The Division of Business Administration Develops Tomorrow’s Leaders.
The Division of Business Administration focuses on the development of individual abilities and the marketable skills necessary to secure employment in business, industry, government or other agencies. The Division is aware of society’s need for persons in responsible positions to display professional, moral and ethical behavior and thus seeks to develop skills for solving problems, appreciating global concepts, and utilizing technology. Business Administration majors will exhibit strong leadership qualities and effective managerial skills in a professional environment.
in banking, finance, retail, advertising, e-commerce, insurance, government agencies, and many other areas. The courses at Morris focus on the needs of our students today to meet the employment challenges of tomorrow. To cultivate a sense of public responsibility, students are provided with numerous opportunities to participate in a variety of community service activities. Our students are strongly encouraged to continue their education and professional development by taking the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and completing a graduate degree program in business.
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Majors The Division offers two majors: Business Administration Organizational Management Three minors are offered: Business Administration Computer Information Systems
Organizational Management The MCMI-Advance Program is an accelerated degree program that offers evening and weekend classes for working adults age 25 and older who have 60
Business Information Technology Our graduates launch their careers into a variety of advanced positions in corporate America, as well as in the public sector. Business alumni have exciting positions
semester hours of transferable college credits. The Program offers students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Organizational Management in as short a time as eighteen (18) months. Classes usually meet one evening a week from 6 to 10 p.m., although occasionally classes meet more than one evening a week. This program is innovative in that students attend classes as a group or “cohort,” which in turn provides for academic exchange, peer support, and professional networking. Our students have access to library resources and services, advanced technology, service learning, and career services as well as a host of other resources and activities that are afforded to traditional students. Grants, scholarships, and student loans are available for students who qualify.
Morris alumni are finding successful careers in their chosen fields.
The Division of Education Shapes Tomorrow’s Teachers.
The Division of Education at Morris College offers majors in: Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Health Science Recreation Administration Secondary Education specialization in biology, English, mathematics, and social studies. The teacher education component of the Division is approved by the South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Majors are divided into four main segments: general education, major courses, professional education, and electives. The professional sequence consists of courses and experiences which directly contribute to the mastery of the competencies that characterize effective teachers. To ensure that candidates have opportunities for practical experiences, a minimum of 100 hours of pre-directed field experiences is required. The culminating internship, commonly termed “directed student teaching,” provides opportunities for intensive involvement with the teachinglearning process within the setting of the public school system for sixty consecutive days. All teacher education majors must pass Praxis I, Praxis II, and three Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) summative evaluations. ADEPT is a process established by the State of South Carolina for evaluating teaching personnel.
Graduates of the Division’s programs can pursue careers as a: Recreation Administrator Community Health Educator Leisure Specialist Camp Counselor Health Care Supervisor and a variety of other interests.
The Division of Education has as its purpose to facilitate the academic, ethical, and professional development of students toward the goal of becoming effective teachers, health professionals, and leisure specialists who are competent,
critical thinkers, reflective practitioners, and caring individuals.
Graduates of the Division’s programs can pursue careers in teaching, as well as a variety of other interests.
The Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Prepares Students To Make An Impact In The New Century.
Morris College’s Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics offers majors in: Biology Biology/Secondary Education Mathematics Mathematics/Secondary Education Upon graduation from Morris College, Biology and Biology/Secondary
Education majors find challenging careers in research, medical and health-related areas, laboratory testing, quality control, inspection, industrial applications, and teaching in private and public schools. Similarly, Mathematics and Mathematics/ Secondary Education majors find satisfying careers in data processing, testing, data collection, information analysis, and teaching in private and public schools. The majors also prepare students to pursue graduate studies in biology and mathematics. Although the Division does not offer majors in nursing or engineering, we
participate in collaborative programs with other institutions in pre-nursing (USC-Columbia), preengineering (Clemson University, USC), and a mathematics-engineering dual degree program at North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT). Under these programs, students complete initial courses at Morris College and then transfer to USC or Clemson to complete their respective bachelor’s degrees in nursing or engineering. After completing the engineering degree requirements at NCAT, students simultaneously receive a degree in engineering from NCAT and a B.S. degree in mathematics from Morris. To help students attain their career goals, the Division makes available test materials (CD’s, books, and software) that enable them to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The Morris College HBCU-UP TestingLearning Center is the hub of these activities. Further Enrichment Programs Morris students participate in summer research and enrichment programs at other institutions throughout the nation. The Biology Club and the Mathematics Club make it possible for students to assume leadership roles among their peers.
Through the HBCU-UP Project, the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the
Division provides on-campus projects and research experiences that prepare students for graduate school and scientific research careers. The Division’s Scientific Lecture Series provides further enrichment by exposing students to professional role models in research, academe, the health fields, and technology. Field trips undertaken in connection with biology courses broaden students’ perspectives by giving students the opportunity to observe activities and phenomena firsthand. Students may also attend scientific meetings where they meet and interact with scientists in many fields of scientific research.
We participate in collaborative programs with other institutions, including USC, Clemson, and North Carolina A&T State University.
The Division of Religion & Humanities Develops The Art Of Communication And Expression.
Recognizing the institution’s origins in training preachers as well as teachers, Morris College offers a curriculum to address the human element in us all. Every student at Morris College is exposed to these disciplines through courses in the Division of Religion and Humanities. These courses are essential to the development of study skills and communication techniques, and they contribute to the awareness and appreciation of creativity and its expression. These courses also develop awareness of humanistic concerns and help relate these concerns to contemporary life. Careers Abound. Career choices are numerous for graduates of the division: The Pastoral Ministry major prepares students to be effective ministers. Students majoring in Christian Education prepare for a variety of job functions in the church, including functions such as superintendents and directors of many different kinds of church auxiliary units. Both of these majors in religion require an internship. English majors are prepared in three components–language, literature and composition–that will assure success in a variety of careers, including entry level positions in advertising, publishing, public relations, and editing. Students who wish to teach may major in English/Secondary Education Specialization. The English Secondary 10 Education Specialization majors will be
fully certified to teach English in high school upon graduation. Students studying Mass Communications take a variety of courses in journalism, broadcast media, advertising, and public relations. Additionally, Mass Communications majors are required to complete an internship for graduation and have a number of handson opportunities to operate the student radio station on campus. Many of our graduates find immediate employment in television, radio, newspaper, and other media markets throughout South Carolina and the nation. A major in Liberal Studies permits students to be creative and combine a core
Majors in the Division of Religion and Humanities: Pastoral Ministry Mass Communications Christian Education English English/Secondary Education Liberal Studies of courses in Religion and Humanities with course work in the natural or social sciences. Students acquire a broad background of knowledge that leads to success in many career fields including civic and governmental organizations and private enterprises. The Division’s majors provide an excellent foundation for success in graduate and professional schools, which all students are encouraged to pursue.
The Morris College TV and radio studios offer students opportunities for hands-on experience in actual broadcasting settings.
The Division of Social Sciences
Guides Students To A Variety of Successful Careers.
field trips. The Social Sciences Seminar gives students a forum for synthesizing and sharing the total learning experience within their respective majors. Membership in student organizations like the Criminal Justice Club or Sociology Club is encouraged as a means of giving students opportunities to become involved in campus and community activities such as voter registration, mentoring programs, and African-American History Month.
Students can add breadth and depth to the educational process through course offerings and special learning experiences in the Division of Social Sciences. These opportunities include internships, where students perform supervised work assignments with agencies related to their major area. Through these placements, classroom knowledge is supplemented and reinforced by real world experiences. Besides providing students the chance to refine professional skills, internships also enable students to learn more about the specific fields in which they would like to work after graduation. Conferences and field trips assist learning. The educational process is further enhanced through participation in professional meetings, conferences and
Majors in this Division represent both traditional fields and contemporary concerns. Majors are offered in:
The Division of Social Sciences offers a broad range of majors. The courses, taught by a diverse faculty,
Criminal Justice History Political Science Social Studies/Secondary Education Specialization Sociology
are designed to develop students’ individual abilities while preparing them for graduate education or careers in such diverse areas as teaching, law enforcement, and social services. Examples of projects and activities that benefit the majors in the Division as well as the college community are: Voter Registration Drives Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance African American History Month Seminars Educational/cultural trips
The Morris College Experience
Recreational, cultural, and religious activities are a vital facet in the lives of Morris students, and we make sure that all of our students have numerous opportunities to participate. Friendships formed here last a lifetime. There are lots of opportunities to make friends and to have fun at Morris. Many places on campus provide a quality, informal atmosphere where all students can mingle and get to know each other. The campus dining hall and Student Center provide settings for socializing and casual interactions among the students. The dining hall serves the campus with a wide variety of choices at every meal, making mealtime an exciting adventure. The Student Center provides an additional place to relax, eat, or study. The Center also provides recreational activities, including billiards. The Center also offers food service for on- and off-campus individuals. Moving in... Our comfortable residence halls quickly become “home away from home,” and roommates become lifelong friends. Each residence hall sponsors and hosts many activities that facilitate interaction and create a living-learning environment. Educational film series and seminar-lectures are major residence hall programs. Morris College has five residence halls: two for females, two for males, and one assigned as needed. 12 Each residence hall contains
a learning center, complete with a minilibrary and computers, television/social lounges, telephone service, a microwave oven, vending machines, laundry facilities, and access to Internet service from individual rooms. Students wishing to reserve a room in one of the college’s residence halls for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters) or for summer session I or II must submit a room reservation fee in the amount of $100.00 together with a completed Housing Agreement Form. When the student actually occupies the reserved room, the $100.00 fee shall be converted to a payment toward part of the total fee due on the room. The room reservation fee is $50.00 for each summer session. The Housing Agreement Form should be returned by August 1 for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters), by May 1 for Summer Session I and by June 1 for Summer Session II. For the spring semester, the deadline date is December 15.
How our student leaders get involved. Student activities at Morris College are designed to provide opportunities for students to enhance their academic development as they strengthen their leadership skills. Each student is encouraged to join the organization that provides for him/her an avenue for personal fulfillment and skills development. Morris has over 50 student organizations available for you. These include the Student Government Association, honor societies, academic clubs, recreational clubs, class memberships, singing groups, and Greek-letter organizations. Students and student organizations are encouraged to provide input on all issues affecting campus life. Intercollegiate and intramural athletics add spice to campus life. Both intercollegiate and intramural athletics foster school spirit and physical activities. In addition, they provide a wide variety of wellness programs and activities. The Morris Hornets compete with other college teams in basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, cross country, golf, and tennis. Morris College’s athletic program offers plenty of excitement and participation for both fans and players.
Morris College is a member of the Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Independent Conference. Intramurals provide the campus community with an opportunity to compete regularly in organized sports with an emphasis on having fun. Events include flag football, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and tennis. Weightlifting and aerobics add to our extensive list of opportunities to enhance wellness awareness and involvement. Counseling services help students grow. Morris offers counseling to our students, whatever their needs. These counseling services include counseling
and other programs are offered to enhance the student’s development. The counseling services at Morris College afford opportunities to help make a student’s college experience as problem-free as possible. Healthy students learn more. We’re proud of our health facility, which provides up-to-date care to students. The College has a full-time nurse on staff and a staff doctor who visits the campus three times a week. Local transportation to and from off-campus medical appointments is provided for students upon request. Each student is covered under a health insurance policy that includes prescription coverage.
Students and student organizations are encouraged to provide input on all issues affecting campus life. Morris College’s Board of Trustrees includes student representation.
Open House Dates January 26, 2008 Parents’ Day/Homecoming Celebration February 6, 2008 Middle School Visitation February 13, 2008 High School Visitation February 19-22, 2008 Religious Emphasis Week Celebration April 18, 2008 Student Government Association Weekend May 3, 2008 Commencement Convocation May 17, 2008 Placement Test/Open House/ Information Session May 19 – June 18, 2008
on personal, social, academic, religious, or financial problems. The Office of Counseling and Testing also provides educational materials, programs, and assistance for all types of alcohol and drug abuse problems. Individualized counseling, group counseling, workshops, seminars,
First Session Summer School June 21, 2008 Placement Test/Open House/ Information Session June 19-July 21, 2008 Second Session Summer School July 12, 2008 Placement Test/Open House/Information Session
Membership in student organizations gives students opportunities to become involved in campus and community activities.
Becoming a Student Applications and entrance requirements
Applicants may gain admission to the freshman class by meeting one of the following requirements: A) Presenting evidence of graduation with a diploma from an accredited high school, ranking in the upper ¾ of the high school class, and successfully completing the following standard 24 units. English 4 Mathematics 4 FRESHMAN U.S. History 1 INFORMATION Computer Science 1 AVAILABLE Natural Science 3 Foreign Language THE PRESIDENTIAL or Vocational 1 SCHOLARS AWARD PE or ROTC 1 Electives 7 THE LUNS C RICHARDSON Social Studies 1 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Government ½ Economics ½ TOTAL 24 B) Presenting evidence of graduation with a diploma from an accredited high school, achieving an overall grade average of at least “C,” and successfully completing the above standard 24 units. C) Presenting evidence of graduation with a diploma from an accredited high school, successfully completing the above standard 24 units, and meeting one of the following: 1. an SAT score of 800 or an ACT score of 18 2. a high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher 3. high school rank in the upper 75 percent of the graduating class D) Presenting evidence of having passed the General Educational Development (GED) Test. 14
H) With the exception of foreign students, students seeking admission to a degree program are required to submit ACT or SAT scores that will be used for informational purposes. E) Presenting evidence of having scored no less than 35 on any part of the Army General Development Test. F) Presenting evidence of having graduated from a high school under the eleven-year plan prior to the 1947-1948 school year. G) Applicants who do not meet one of the above stated requirements for admission, but who can present evidence of graduation with a diploma from an accredited high school and who have successfully completed the above standard 24 units, are still eligible for admission to the College. Such applicants, admitted on academic probation, may not enroll for more than 13 credit hours during each of the first two consecutive semesters, and are required to attend assigned study sessions and tutoring sessions. A limited number of applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria may be admitted on probation upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee.
Choosing a minor Students who are interested in expanding their educational background and preparation may choose to minor in the following disciplines: English Business Mathematics Administration Music Biology Computer Information Gerontology International Systems Relations Pastoral Ministry Minority Studies Christian Education (A minimum of 18 hours is required to earn a minor.)
You Can Afford to Attend Morris College
Over ninety-eight percent of Morris College’s students receive some type of financial aid. We participate in several financial aid programs. Assistance to students comes from federal, state and private programs consisting of grants, loans, work, and scholarships. Any student attending Morris College is eligible to apply for financial aid and is encouraged to do so. Applying is the key word! You must apply in order to receive consideration. Early completion of income tax forms and financial aid applications will give you the best chance of receiving the aid for which you are eligible. Scholarships/Grants Students attending Morris College also can receive scholarships from the Luns C. Richardson Endowed Scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship Program, and the College Fund/UNCF. Federal Pell Grant recipients may also qualify for the ACG Grant or Smart Grant. These scholarships/ Federal and State Financial Aid Programs in which Morris College participates Pell Grant
up to $4,310/year
grants are based on academic achievement and/or financial need. During the Annual Prizes and Awards Night, students are presented the scholarships and awards listed in the College Catalog. To apply, contact the Office of Financial Aid. How to apply for Financial Aid Complete the following: 1. Morris College Application for Financial Aid 2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov 3. Parent Loan Application (optional) 3. To apply for UNCF Scholarships complete a student profile and general application: www.uncf.org
Morris College participates in the following programs funded by the South Carolina Education Lottery: Palmetto Fellow Scholarship S.C. LIFE Scholarship S.C. HOPE Scholarship
Deadlines for Financial Aid Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Session
April 30 October 30 March 30
For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (803) 934-3238 or 934-3245. The office is located in the Mabel K. Howard building.
Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
up to $4,000/year
South Carolina Tuition Grant (S.C. Resident)
up to $3,200/year
College Work Study Program up to $2,000/year Perkins Loan
up to $3,000/year*
up to $5,500/year
Parent Loan to Undergraduate Students total cost of education/year minus other aid received *Based on availability of funds
Academic Year 2007-2008 Non-boarding student tuition and fees including insurance, room and board for two semesters: $ 9,250.00 Boarding students’ tuition and fees including insurance, room and board for two semesters: $ 13,384.00
15 *SC residents may apply for the South Carolina Tuition Grant by listing “Morris College” in Step 6 of the FAFSA.
Costs at Morris College compare very favorably with most publicly-funded colleges and universities.
How to Find Morris College
Web Guide Instructions Start by visiting www.morris.edu on the internet. At the bottom, (“Quick Links”) click on Prospective Students for: How Do I Apply? Admissions New Freshman Forms Financial Aid Housing
The accompanying map illustrates our location, right in the middle of South Carolina, where the climate is mild and the people are friendly. Sumter is a short drive from the mountains and the coast.
Forms may be hand delivered to the Admissions and Records Office on the first floor of the I.D. Pinson Memorial Administration Building.
Take The Next Step and Take Your First Step Toward Personal Growth And Development. The first step in the process of becoming a student here is submitting the following forms. Then you will be on your way to the personal growth and development you can expect to experience at Morris College. We welcome you. Mail applications to:
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MORRIS COLLEGE 1. Security check-point 2. Pinson Memorial Administration Building 3. H.H. Butler Educational Building 4. Academic Hall 7. Mabel K. Howard Counseling Center 9. Student Center 10. Garrick Boykin Human Development Center 11. G. Goings Daniels Hall (men’s residence) 12. L.C. Richardson-W.A. Johnson Resources Center (library) 13. W.H. Neal-Iola Jones Fine Arts Center 14. Wilson-Booker Science Building 15. Dobbins-Keith-Whitener Hall (women’s residence)
16. Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center 17. Athletic field 18. Graphics-Communication Center 2008 19. President’s Home 20. Tennis court 22. Anna D. Reuben, Mamie N. Coker, Magnolia Lewis, Albertha Simons Hall (women’s residence) 23. J.O. Rich, S.C. Cureton, E.F. Johnson Hall (men’s residence) 24. O.R. Reuben Chapel and Religions Center 25. Willie E. Givens, Jr., Alphonso R. Blake, Arabella Hester Rich, Pauline Winston Thompson Student Center 26. Charles G. Adams, C. Mackey Daniels, Marion Woodard Wright McLester, Beatrice Gregg Sanders Hall (women’s residence)
100 Years 2008
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