Morris Personal Financial Planning Endowed Scholarship
At the advice of their own financial planner, Miles and Mary Morris funded this scholarship with an IRA gift, which will afford them significant tax benefits. They are among UVU’s most generous donors, having given over $1.5 million for three other scholarships, the Morris Professorship in Entrepreneurship, the Miles and Mary Morris Timpanogos Room in the Library, and the Dean’s Discretionary Fund at the Woodbury School of Business. The former owner of Morris Motors, Miles has also supported UVU’s automotive program.
Utah Valley University’s Personal Financial Planning program is ranked among the top five in the nation and boasts a job placement rate of 100 percent. The program prepares graduates to work with individuals and organizations in the planning and management of wealth. A new endowed scholarship established by Miles and Mary Morris will support a student each year in the program.
“We are grateful for the generosity of the Morris family,” said Jacob Sybrowsky, assistant professor of finance and economics. “As the Personal Financial Planning program grows, we have an increasing number of students who are working hard to complete their degrees. Many have financial constraints, and a scholarship may be the difference for them between finishing and delaying graduation.”
The couple has supported UVU with gifts of time and talent as well, Mary on the Foundation Board and School of Business Advisory Board and Miles on the Automotive Technology Advisory Board. All four of their children attended UVU.