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Dr. Hugh B. Morris Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007, this endowed scholarship was created by Mrs. Emmeline Morris in memory of Dr. High B. Morris, her husband. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year, full-time student who is pursuing a career in dentistry or dental hygiene. Students awarded must show academic talent or financial need.

Dr. Hugh B. Morris was a practicing dentist and endodontist in Watertown, NY for over thirty years. In 1946, he opened his practice in Watertown, NY. In 1966, he was awarded certification by the American Board of Endodontics and was named a diplomat of the American Board of Endodonitcs. He also wrote an article that was published in the New York State Dental Journal called, “Significance of the Granuloma in Endodontic Therapy”. Dr. Morris attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. In 1984 he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Empire State College. He was a veteran of WWII and was discharged in 1945 as a Major. Dr. Morris was an avid bridge player and was active in the community working at the local YMCA and volunteering at Samaritan Hospital after retirement. He also was president of the Watertown Community Concert Association, member of the Watertown Human Rights Commission and the Citizens Advisory Council for public television, a member of the Barben-Jones Post 1400, and played flute and bass viola in the Watertown Little Theater for many years.

The Jefferson Community College Foundation is grateful for Mrs. Emmeline Morris for establishing this wonderful scholarship in memory of her husband, Dr. Hugh B. Morris.