Fellowships

Undergraduate Student Fellowships

Jacqueline Morris was the Center’s first undergraduate honors thesis student. She was a rising senior, majoring in Psychology and Public Policy, when she passed away in a tragic car accident in her native Arizona in 2000. Her parents established the Jacqueline Anne Morris Memorial Foundation to support research by undergraduate students who, like their daughter, are “dynamic, bright, ambitious and idealistic.”

The foundation has endowed two fellowship programs to support students who are interested in conducting research in the following areas:

Morris Fellowship Award for Research on Child and Family Policy

Undergraduate students engaging independent research (e.g. honors thesis, independent study) on topics related to children and families can apply for the Morris Fellowship Award for Research in Child and Family Policy. To qualify, students must fill out an application , agree to share your research product with CCFP, and prepare a poster presenting your research results.

  • Applications are due by October 22, 2021
  • Each award is for $1,000
  • Up to six awards may be granted each year

Morris Fellowship Award for Research on Gifted and Talented Education

Undergraduate students engaging independent research (e.g. honors thesis, independent study) on policy issues regarding education of gifted and talented students can apply for Morris Fellowship Award for Research on Gifted and Talented Education. To qualify, students must fill out an application , agree to share your research product with CCFP, and prepare a poster presenting your research results.

  • Applications are due by October 22, 2021
  • Each award is for $1,000
  • Up to six awards may be granted each year

2020-21 Morris Fellows:

Catherine McMillanCatherine McMillan, history major, education minor
Project: Supporting a North Carolina elementary school mentoring program during COVID-19
Mentor: Adam Hollowell, Adjunct Instructor of Education; Senior Research Associate, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity