Martha Sue Baker Morrow Scholarship (SM6197)
Honors Martha Sue Baker Morrow’s lifelong dedication to excellence in teaching and to high standards of academic scholarship in high school teaching. Martha Sue Morrow, nee Baker (1924-1969), was a 1946 graduate of Texas State University and a highly respected teacher at Bay City High School in Bay City, Texas.
One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding and applied to the following fall. Martha Sue Baker Morrow (1924-1969) was an exceptionally dedicated, respected, and caring teacher.
A graduate of Southwest Texas State University, Mrs. Morrow taught at Bay City High School for 18 years, where she established a chapter of the National Honor Society and was a wonderful model for her students. A memorial statement issued by her school district described Sue Morrow as “…one of those persons possessing a special personality. She was unselfish, kind, thoughtful of others, happy, even-tempered, of high moral character and always saw the best in others. She was one who was never too busy to be of service to students.”
- be an exemplary, upper division, undergraduate teacher candidate in secondary geography
- submit their GPA (counts one-third in judging)
- submit recommendation letters from university faculty or mentor teachers (counts one-third in judging)
- write a 500-word essay discussing teaching goals and interests, with an emphasis on dedication to teaching and educational philosophy, as well as efforts to make a difference in students’ lives and learning through teaching and educational service whether innovative or traditional, inside or outside of the classroom (counts one-third in judging)
- be enrolled for 12 semester hours