Peacemakers Awards Millie S. Morris Scholarship

In the photo, Peacemakers Executive Director Jesse Lewis awards Takia Moody of Rocky Mount the Millie S. Morris Scholarship.

Peacemakers has awarded the Millie S. Morris Scholarship to Takia Moody of Rocky Mount. Moody attended Nash Central High School and plans to enroll at North Carolina Central University to pursue Criminal Justice studies in hopes of one day becoming an attorney.

The Millie S. Morris Scholarship was established in March 2017 in memory of Mildred “Millie” Shields Morris of Red Oak. Morris was a long-time educator in Edgecombe County and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools who passed away in June 2016. The scholarship is administered through Peacemakers of Rocky Mount. She was a devoted Christian who possessed a great passion for educating young children and was known for her heart of compassion for the students and families she served, particularly those from economically-disadvantaged households. Morris taught in Edgecombe and Nash County schools until she retired in 2015.

The Millie S. Morris Scholarship is a $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a student attending a two or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. Students who reside in the South Rocky Mount Community, and who have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university are eligible for consideration. Recipient must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a scale of 5.0, or 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

Peacemakers is a Christian community development organization serving the under-resourced area of South Rocky Mount with a mission to empower members of the community with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful and sustainable lives. For more information, call (252) 212-5044 or visit rockymountpeacemakers.org.