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 undergraduate students who, like their daughter, are “dynamic, bright, ambitious and idealistic.”

The foundation has endowed a fellowship program to support students who are interested in conducting research in an area of child and family policy. Up to six awards are granted each year. Each selected student receives $500-1,000 to cover research-related expenses.

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