Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment

The goal of the Barnes-Harris Endowment is to support incoming freshmen from metropolitan public high schools, who are enrolled full-time (12 or more credits each term), and who demonstrate financial need.

The Barnes-Harris Scholarship was established in the names of Marvis Evon Barnes ’59 and Myra Ann Harris '59, Towson University's first African-American graduates.

The Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment was created in 1993 by members of G.O.L.D. (Granting Opportunity for Learning and Development) Associates, a group of TU black alumni including Monica Taylor ’87, ’94 (President); Ira Cox ’88; Pamela (Wright) Gray ’87; Paul-Sean Gray, Sr. ’88; June (Wood) James ’86; Rodney Keller ’88; Vernon Marrow ’87; Wanda (Valentine) Price ’88; Michael Ray ’88; Tracie (Gutrick) Upchurch ’89.*

Both Ms. Barnes and Ms. Harris wanted the scholarship to be awarded to a freshman who possessed “a strong allegiance and has been influence by the African-American culture.”

Apply to the Scholarship

Scholarship Application

The scholarship application deadline is May 1st.

Give to the Endowment

You have the power to continue a legacy. Don't let the history they made be forgotten. Make a gift to the Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment today!