U.S. Senator Wayne Morse, the Tiger of the Senate who taught law at the University of Oregon, championed funding for education as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Education. During his tenure more education legislation was adopted in Congress than during any previous period in U.S. history, earning him the title of “Mr. Education.”
The Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation (WMHPC) acknowledges this important contribution of the Senator’s career with a university or vocational college scholarship, the Wayne Morse Legacy Scholarship. Established in 2011, it is awarded annually to a worthy Oregon student to be used at an institution of higher education in Oregon. Five outstanding young Oregonians have been selected thus far – attending Portland State, Oregon State, the University of Oregon and Lane and Portland Community Colleges.
WMHPC is working to build a firm financial base for the scholarship so we can pass the integrity and principles of Wayne Morse on to future generations of Oregonians. One of our most successful efforts is for engraved pavers and plaques that are bought by individuals, businesses or organizations and which surround the life-size statue of Senator Morse at the Lane County Courthouse on East 8th Avenue in Eugene. Tributes to Senator Morse or to his progressive ideals are welcomed. The pavers are long-lasting and will be legible for decades.
The pavers are $250 for a 4”x8” stone, $500 for a 4”x15” stone, $750 for $15”x13” stone and $1,000 for a 23”x15” stone. All but the engraving cost goes to the scholarship fund, and contributions for the scholarship are tax deductible.
Johnny Earl, President