Elizabeth Morrison Barron Memorial Art Endowed Scholarship

An avid gardener and a young artist, in love with nature, its beauty and its bounty, Elizabeth Morrison Barron left her mark on the Southern Pines community in many ways. A Sandhills graduate, she painted custom farm signs for homes and farms in horse communities, many of which still remain along Youngs Road in Southern Pines. She also was the official photographer for the Moore County Hounds, an excellent cook who catered for the Southern Pines equine community, and she designed and organized the Paddock Gallery, a series of drawings for the Stoneybrook Steeplechase.

Barron’s connections to the college extend beyond her status as a Sandhills alumnus. She was a close friend of longtime art instructor Denise Drum Baker, and her father, Dr. Maxwell Morrison, donated from his own garden some of the first camellias to be planted at the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens.

Established by her friends, family, and the Southern Pines community, in her memory after her untimely death in 2004, The Elizabeth Morrison Barron Endowed Memorial Art Scholarship is given annually to a second-year student pursuing an art career, who has demonstrated a talent and love of art. Selection is based on merit and/or financial need.

Friends and Family of Elizabeth Morrison Barron