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 was awarded each year to a freshman embraces a strong allegiance to the African-American culture. Now, the scholarship continues to support exemplary incoming freshman from metropolitan high schools who also demonstrate 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 58 Donations:

  • Barbara M.
    I Gave $50
    I volunteer weekly in Chester,PA and see the enormous need for opportunities for higher education among minorities
  • Stephanie M.
    To support a worthy mission to bring higher education to inner city youth in Baltimore gets my vote!
  • Michaela W.
    Cracker
  • Tyrone M.
    I Gave $100
  • Marsha M.
    I Gave $250
    It’s important that we help our own.. We need to show our love and support the next generation! As Barack Obama said “we need to up our game”
  • Glenda Moultrie L.
    I Gave $25
    Towson Black Alumni Alliance Homecoming Vendor's Row 2017
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '95
  • tonya s.
    I Gave $50
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous '92
  • Jack M.
    I Gave $25
  • Jennifer A.
    I Gave $100
    It is an honor to help another person succeed.
  • Harriett T.
    I Gave $50
  • Kesha C.
    Kesha C. '96
    I Gave $100
  • Jack M.
    I Gave $25
  • Michelle H.
    I Gave $50
    Thank you, TBAA, for the reminder to GIVE! If not US, who?
  • Angela H.
    Angela H. '87
  • Kendra  J.
    Kendra J. '90
    I Gave $90
  • Jack M.
    I Gave $25
  • Romaine Summers A.
    I Gave $50
  • Angela H.
    Angela H. '87
    Love the opportunity to give back.
  • lavette a.
    I Gave $100
  • Michelle H.
    I Gave $25
    Thank you for the reminders to GIVE!
  • Jennifer A.
    I Gave $100
    It is always good to give back to help others!
  • Harriett T.
    I Gave $50
  • Michelle H.
    I Gave $50
    Paying it forward!
  • Edna P.
    Edna P. '84
    I Gave $100
    I am inspired by Ms. Barnes and Ms. Harris, and the legacy they built at Towson. I'm proud to be a graduate.
  • Kenneth M.
    I Gave $25
    Kappa Alpha Psi-Hot LZ Spring '83
  • Deniece M.
    I Gave $50
    Deniece M. '82 I gave $50.
  • Ann B.
    I Gave $50
    for my esteemed BCPSS Colleague who brought this scholarship fund to my attention. Hopefully one of our city students will benefit.
  • Alison L.
    Alison L. '84
    I Gave $25
    Alison Y. L.L. donated......