Mary Blevins Merris Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Carl E. Merris to "honor the memory of Mary Blevans Merris and to extend indefinitely the influence of her inspiring life." Mrs. Merris was born in 1858 on a small farm in Cass County, Missouri and lived to be 87. She loved books and reached out for their stimulating companionship. She was kind and gentle and understanding. In her life she quietly reflected the presence of Christ. This scholarship is awarded to a female in her second year whose life reflects the values exemplified by Mrs. Merris, and who has demonstrated scholastic ability in her first year