The James T. “Tommy” Morris Fund was established in honor of Tommy Morris. Prior to his death at 62 he spent 34 years in the criminal justice field to include 22 years of service on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. A native of Clarke County, Georgia he worked his way through college as an Athens police officer earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UGA. In 2002 his family established a fund in his name through the Criminal Justice Studies Program and the University of Georgia Foundation. In 2012, the fund reached endowed status through a generous contribution made to the fund. Donations may be made in memory of Tommy Morris. Checks should be clearly marked as "For the James T. Morris Fund" and made payable to the University of Georgia Foundation.
The fund was established to provide a stipend for a student in need of financial support during their internship. Application materials are available from the program office early each spring semester.