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Peg Morrow Jones Endowment Scholarship supports agricultural sciences  

A scholarship at Morehead State University can help students gain hands-on experience in MSU's agriculture sciences program. MSU Eagles can earn financial assistance through the Peg Morrow Jones Scholarship Endowment.  

The scholarship’s namesake, Peg Morrow Jones (Class of 1970, 1973, 1975), received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism in 1970, a Master of Arts in Education in 1973, and a Master of Higher Education in 1975. Jones spent her career at MSU and is a proud retiree. She is also an alum member of Delta Gamma sorority.  

Initially established in 2017, the scholarship was part of the MSU Foundation’s Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign. This campaign made naming opportunities in the newly renovated Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) available to scholarship donors. Jones named a fireplace inside ADUC in honor of her parents, Gilbert and Ann Morrow. The Morrow Family Fireplace is on the second floor of ADUC inside the Prefontaine Tower.  

“I am honored to be able to help current students in affording their college education,” Jones said, “and having the opportunity to honor my parents makes it even more special.”    

Now endowed, the scholarship supports agricultural science students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Recipients must also be Kentucky high school graduates and have financial need.  

The 2023-24 scholarship recipient is Lucas Sparks from Tollesboro. Sparks served in the United States Navy for several years.  

“Being a nontraditional student, getting a degree is something I’ve envisioned for a while,” Sparks said. “Receiving scholarship assistance has really given me a second chance and allowed me to have access to opportunities I wasn’t sure I’d have.”   

For more information on this scholarship or creating an endowment, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations & Development by calling 606-783-2033 or emailing    

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