Morris College recently received a $1,100 scholarship thanks to the generous donation of The Forum and Mrs. Amy Burnett Weaver. The award was recently presented to Morris College President, Dr. Luns C. Richardson by Dr. Andrena Ray, current president of The Forum, at the organization’s monthly meeting.
President Richardson was the guest speaker at The Forum’s meeting. Dr. Richardson, introduced by Ms. Janet Clayton, Forum member, was received with applause and words of praise for the progress being made at the institution.
The Forum is an organization of professional business and community minded women who network to promote their influence and leadership in Sumter and the surrounding communities.
The Betty Burnett Memorial Scholarship Fund was donated to the college in honor of the life of the late Mrs. Betty Burnett, a founding member of The Forum who was very active in the Sumter community. She advocated for education and equity for all people.
The Forum was organized in 1982.