Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Generation Student Wins Scholarship to Cambridge

Christopher Carter, born and raised in the small town of Elkin, N.C. bagged groceries as a teenager. Before college, he’d never ventured more than 400 miles from home. Then he won a life-changing Morehead-Cain Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. And next year, he'll be going to Cambridge.

Carter, a UNC senior and first-generation college student, has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a merit award covering all expenses for one to three years of graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

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