George S. and Betty Jane Morrison Children's Mental Health Scholarship

Purpose: Established in honor of George S. and Betty Jane Morrison and to provide scholarships for educational support for early childhood and elementary pre-service teachers and early childhood/elementary graduate students who are involved in and with programs and/or agencies that support, enhance and contribute to the mental health of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary (grades 1-6) children.


  1. Minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Full time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full time enrollment;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in Teacher Education and Administration at the University; in the event no applicant meets this criteria, then students enrolling full-time at the University will be eligible for consideration; and
  4. As part of the application process, applicants must submit for review by the Scholarship Committee an 800-1,000 word essay that includes the following:
      • Their views of why mental health is important to the healthy development of young children
      • How parents and teachers play an essential role in enabling children to develop good mental health
      • A description of their activities in promoting children's mental health
      • How the scholarship will help them achieve their personal and professional goals of helping children develop good mental health in the home and classroom.