Brewton-Parker student receives Cason Memorial Ministerial Award

MOUNT VERNON -- Quentin Jermaine Morris, a Brewton-Parker College student at the college's Liberty County campus in Hinesville, was awarded a $600 scholarship from the Durward V. Cason Fund and Georgia Baptist Convention for the fall semester.

Morris is a sophomore from Claxton who is majoring in ministry. He is a continuing student in the external program.

The Durward V. Cason Jr. Memorial Fund was established in 1958 equips African-American students who live in Georgia who are preparing for service as a pastor, missionary or other church-related vocations such as minister of music, education or youth, chaplain, Christian social minister or professional Christian Counselor.

The Memorial Fund honors the life of Durward V. Cason Jr., who had committed himself to prepare for service as a medical missionary in Africa until he tragically drowned in December 1957. The fund has grown from the original gift of $135 to more than $250,000.