Jim Morrison is an alumnus of Florida State University and Southern Scholarship Foundation. Hailing from Winter Haven, Florida, Jim joined SSF and lived in the CLO #1 Scholarship House (1956-60), Selby II Scholarship House (1960-62), and the Lion’s Scholarship House (1965-66). His favorite SSF memory was hosting FSU President Robert Strozier for a house dinner. 

After graduating with a B.S. in Social Studies Education, M.S. in Social Science, and a PhD in Higher Education, Jim traveled to many places including Germany; State College, PA; and Durham, NC where he currently resides. Jim is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

According to Jim, SSF had a profound impact on his life, “In conjunction with a state teaching scholarship, SSF enabled me to attend FSU when I graduated from high school; otherwise, I am not sure how/when I would have obtained the resources to enter any college (there was no community college in Winter Haven, my home town).”