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Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship 2014 Recipient

WMHPC Board members Bob and Melanie Lee, with Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship 2014 Recipient Merriam Weatherhead.

WMHPC Board members Bob and Melanie Lee, with Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship 2014 Recipient Merriam Weatherhead.

The Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation announced this year’s winner of the Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship is Merriam Weatherhead, a junior at the University of Oregon majoring in sociology. Read more on our scholarship page…


WMHPC has been busy this year! Visit our events page to see what we’ve been doing.


 

Wayne Lyman Morse

Wayne Lyman Morse is celebrated for his legacies of independent judgment and integrity throughout his public service as a renowned federal labor arbitrator and four-term United States Senator from Oregon. He led the University of Oregon’s School of Law for 14 years, where he was the nation’s youngest law school dean at the time of his appointment…

…The causes that Wayne Morse spoke about so eloquently continue to dominate our national debate. His words and vision provide ongoing inspiration for all who seek to carry on his commitment to public service, integrity, world peace and the rule of law.

Read more about Morse in our biography by clicking on this PDF link (22 pages/325k).


 

Statue at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene, OR

Finding Wayne Morse in Eugene

Use our guide, “On the Trail of the Tiger,” to discover Wayne Morse sites in Eugene by downloading this PDF (2 legal size 8.5×14 pages/550k). All offer opportunities to learn about a remarkable Oregonian and to reflect on his legacies.

Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship

The Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation established the Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship in 2011 to annually recognize and help support an Oregon student who has demonstrated or may be inspired by the Senator’s legacy of public service, integrity, strong principles and independence. The scholarship is funded by the sale of inscribed paving stones in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and by private contributions.

Read more about the program on our Scholarship page.


 

Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship Program

The Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation established the Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship in 2011 to annually recognize and help support an Oregon student who has demonstrated or may be inspired by the Senator’s legacy of public service, integrity, strong principles and independence. Approximately 1,000 students each year have applied for the scholarship since its inception. We’re working to build an endowment for this $1,000 scholarship, ensuring its availability in coming years to deserving Oregon students.

Donors can help in two tax deductible ways: (1) Making a direct contribution for the Legacy Scholarship. (2) Purchasing a granite paver at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at the Lane County Courthouse in Eugene. A 4 by 8 inch brick-sized inscribed paver costs $165; a large 12 by 12 inch inscribed paver $750. Limited quantities are available.

Non-paver contributions can be sent to Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, 595 Crest Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97405, ATTN: Legacy Scholarship. For further details about pavers, contact us at (541) 682-5380.

Read more about the program on our scholarship page.