Earl F. Morris 
Endowed Scholarship Program



This scholarship program was started in 1992 in memory of Earl F. Morris, long time trustee and volunteer for The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), graduate of Wittenberg University, and founding partner of the Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur law firm in Columbus. The donors' intent is to distribute annually the memorial fund earnings as scholarships to promising and dedicated pre-law students. A representative of the Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur law firm will serve on the selection committee. Decisions will be based on the submitted information. Any student who will be a senior in the 2019-2020 academic year and is enrolled at an OFIC member institution is eligible to apply. Scholarship awards will be added to scholars' financial aid packages.

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen

  • Qualify for financial aid

  • Enrolled full-time in an OFIC member college

  • Pre-law student (applicant's intent, not necessarily major)

  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA

  • Senior class rank for the 2019-2020 academic year

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skill

  • Involved in campus and/or community activities

The following application materials are required:

  • Online application, including a 1-2 page personal statement

  • Faculty recommendation

  • Verification of financial need

  • Approval of pre-law advisor

  • An official copy of your college transcript

Deadline for completion of the application April 30, 2019