Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment A Project of Academic Affairs

Providing Dedicated Support, Continuing a Legacy

For more than 20 years, the Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment has paid homage to Marvis Evon Barnes '59 and Myra Ann Harris '59, the first African American graduates of Towson University (then Maryland State Teachers College at Towson). Originally established through the tireless efforts of G.O.L.D. (Granting Opportunity for Learning and Development) Associates, a dedicated union of African American alumni, the scholarship is awarded each year to an exemplary incoming freshman from a metropolitan high school who demonstrates a strong allegiance to the African American culture and also demonstrates financial need.

How Can You Help?

You have the power to continue a legacy. Ms. Barnes and Ms. Harris were pioneers at Towson, and your gift helps area students follow in their footsteps at TU. Don't let their memory be forgotten - make a gift to the Barnes-Harris Scholarship Endowment today!

Supported by 37 Donations:

  • Leah C.
    I Gave $50
  • Leah C.
    I Gave $50
  • Sheila A.
    Sheila A. '88
    I Gave $50
  • Harriett T.
    I Gave $25
    I appreciate them paving the way.
  • Meg B.
    Meg B. '79
    I Gave $100
  • Jennifer A.
    I Gave $200
    I give every year in honor of these 2 pioneering women. Their story in the alumni magazine was inspiring. I am proud I am an ece educator!
  • Tammie K.
    I Gave $50
    Amazing opportunities for students to attend the University.
  • Michelle H.
    I Gave $50
    Paying the legacy forward!
  • Lisa E.
    Lisa E. '88
    I Gave $50
    Thanks for paving the way!
  • Joe F.
    Joe F. '82
    I Gave $100
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  • Anita L.
    Anita L. '81
    I Gave $25
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    Anonymous '90
    I Gave $50
  • Jan  L.
  • Anonymous A.
    I Gave $2,714.97
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
  • Ellen B.
    Ellen B. '84
    I Gave $50
    I am giving to support an Afro-American legacy as well as to give to my Alma Mater.
  • Juanita M.
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    Anonymous '10
    I Gave $10
  • Sue  M.
    I Gave $100
    McCormick & Co., Inc. matching gifts program
  • Bianca P.
    Bianca P. '12
  • LaVern C.
    I Gave $100
    As an alum, I am honored to give to this scholarship. Thank you Ms. Barnes and Ms. Harris for paving the way and setting the example.
  • Meg B.
    Meg B. '79
  • Jolene I.
    Jolene I. '82
  • Michelle H.
    I Gave $50
    Supporting our future leaders!
  • Kesha C.
    Kesha C. '96
    I Gave $200
  • Patricia & Robert R.
    I Gave $250
  • Natalie D.
    I Gave $25
    Class 1999 (MS), supporting those in need with a drive to succeed!
  • Traevena B.
    I Gave $100
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela C. '88
    As a black alum, it is my responsibility to help pave the way for future generations enjoy the benefit of higher education.