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Senior Named Morehead-Cain Scholar
Senior Jesus Javier Rodriguez is the 2nd Explorer to receive the Morehead-Cain Scholarship.
It is unprecedented that a Columbus student earns this honor in back-to-back years.
Every year 70 students receive this prestigious honor, although half of them come from the state of North Carolina. Leaving only 35 spots for the most competitive high school students throughout the entire country! It is for this reason why a Columbus student winning this award, two years in a row is so impressive.
The Morehead-Cain is the oldest and most prestigious merit scholarship program in the US and was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. It was founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (our country's first public university). Thus making this scholarship the oldest and most prestigious in the country.
The scholarship covers four years’ tuition, room and board, annual stipends, travel costs, endless networking and research opportunities, and four fully funded summer experiences which include themed experiences all over the world!
About Jesus Javier Rodriguez
A Mas Scholar and 2020 Silver Knight nominee in Science, Jesus will be graduating with a 3.9 GPA and a 34 superscore on the ACT. He runs cross country and is the President of the Science Honor Society, and is the co-founder of Project Last Drop, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's official youth chapter dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes. Jesus has aspirations of being a radiologist, and has completed 4 externships while at Columbus, including one at the Cleveland Clinic.
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners.
Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.