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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


November 3, 1870
John Motley Morehead III, an 1891 graduate of the University, was born in Spray, North Carolina. In 1945, he created the John Motley Morehead Foundation, which administers the Morehead Scholarship program. Patterned after Oxford University's Rhodes Scholarship program, the Morehead Scholarship seeks to establish the University as one of the nation's premier institutions by attracting students with "demonstrated capability and leadership and promise of future distinction."
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