What is the Morrison Scholarship?

The Kathryn M. Morrison Scholarship in Political Studies recognizes a student entering their first year of post-secondary education from Newfoundland and Labrador who displays an exceptional interest in politics, public policy and community leadership, and an ability to articulate critical thinking and analysis in a political context. 

Established to recognize the contributions of Kate Morrison, a passionate lawyer, public servant and advocate for social justice, the scholarship aims to encourage the study and practice of politics and public service.

Our world is facing some of the toughest challenges in history, and we expect governments to respond with concrete public policy. Yet, at the same time, increasing polarization and negative perceptions of politics and policy-makers have led far too many citizens to disengage. While we continue to rely on governments to address our concerns, many students do not receive proper civic education, nor are they encouraged to consider careers in politics or public service.

The Morrison Scholarship aims to change that. 

Scholarship Value

The Morrison Scholarship for the academic year 2024-2025 will be valued at $3,000, with half payable at the beginning of each academic semester. Fundraising efforts are always ongoing, and if you or someone you know would like to make a secure, tax deductible contribution, please click below!

With Special Thanks

In addition to all of our wonderful individual donors, the Morrison Scholarship would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of Morrison's Truck Sales of Prince Edward Island. Their steadfast commitment has helped us continue growing the scholarship and better support our student recipients.

If you or your organization would like to support the cause of civic education through our scholarship, you can make a donation here, or email us at info@morrisonscholarship.ca for more information.