• June 2, 2015
    Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Logout|My Dashboard

UGA President Jere Morehead institutes new need-based scholarship - The Red and Black : Administration

UGA President Jere Morehead institutes new need-based scholarship

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Related Galleries

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:00 am | Updated: 8:41 am, Fri Sep 13, 2013.

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead is establishing a new need-based scholarship fund in honor of his parents.

The Wade and Virginia Morehead Scholarship Fund is designed to help undergraduate students study in the nation's capital as participants in the UGA Washington Semester Program. The program sends students to Washington to intern with legislators, government agencies, and different businesses.

According to a press release, with more than 7,000 UGA students qualifying for the Pell Grant, a U.S. Department of Education aid given to low-income students, Morehead said one of his priorities is to raise support for need-based scholarships.

The first gift of $25,000 funded the scholarship, and other gifts will help the this scholarship fund reach $100,000 within the next five years. 

Students will be selected for the scholarship based on financial need at the discretion of the program coordinator. Scholarship awards will vary from $1,000 to $2,000, and students chosen will be known as Morehead Scholars.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • cloverhurst1 posted at 2:07 pm on Tue, Sep 3, 2013.

    cloverhurst1 Posts: 1

    Keep up the good work Dr. Morehead!