Matthew J. Morris Memorial Fund
To his family and friends, Matthew Morris was their glue, inspiration, often voice of reason. Self-improvement and lifelong learning framed his life. His quiet voice in the ear of his friends and family helped everyone he touched look at life with a renewed sense of purpose. Matt cared about helping others in their research. He would come in at odd hours to participate in any way that he could. Always trying to learn more was the hallmark of Matt while he was in his undergraduate education and more so when he was finishing his MS thesis work, which was cut short by his unexpected passing.
The Matthew Morris Memorial Award will be given to a current University at Buffalo Nutrition Science or Exercise Science graduate student doing a thesis. Preference will be given to current MS in Nutrition Sciences students, however applications from Exercise Science and Nutrition graduate students will be considered. A student can receive the Award only once.
Additional criteria for the Award are that the student demonstrates:
a) Academic persistence and determination.
b) Willingness to help others.
c) Desire to learn as much as possible while completing his/her degree by doing thesis work in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.