Morehead Scholars at UGA
A new needs-based scholarship fund, announced by President Jere W. Morehead in September, will help pay for undergraduate students to study in Washington, D.C.
The Wade and Virginia Morehead Scholarship Fund, in honor of Morehead’s parents, was established with a $25,000 contribution from the president. Additional gifts are expected to help the fund reach $100,000 over the next five years.
Need-based scholarships are a priority for Morehead on a campus where 7,000 students are eligible for federal Pell Grants, available only to very low-income students. The Morehead Scholarship will support students with demonstrated financial need who want to participate in the UGA Washington Semester Program. The program sends students to Washington, D.C., to intern and study with legislators, government agencies and businesses that call the nation’s capital their home. Individual awards will vary from $1,000 to $2,000.