Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

Carolina students conducting an experiment.

A group of Chancellor’s Science Scholars conduct a chemistry experiment in the lab of Dr. David Nicewicz at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation has partnered with the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to give a total of $750,000 to an innovative program at Carolina: the Chancellor’s Science Scholars (CSS) program. 

The CSS program seeks out the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and prepares them for top graduate programs and careers during their time at Carolina. According to Chuck Lovelace ’77, executive director of the Morehead-Cain Program, supporting the CSS program is a “natural extension of the Morehead-Cain founders’ vision” to enable talented and exceptional students to pursue their academic interests.

“In order for the country to remain at the forefront of STEM-related research and innovation, opening access for bright students to participate in research is crucial for our success,” said Dr. Thomas Freeman, executive director of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program. “We’re grateful for the Morehead-Cain Foundation’s investment in strengthening the diverse and highly trained STEM leadership of tomorrow.” 

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