(Shelby, NC) – CCC student, Shaun J. Morris, was recently selected to attend the Suffolk University DiscoverLaw.org Pre‐Law Undergraduate Scholars (SU DiscoverLaw.org PLUS) Program for the summer of 2013. Morris’ high academic standing, application, and strong personal interview helped land him a coveted spot in the undergraduate scholars program. At CCC, Morris is pursuing an Associate of Arts and is a work-study in the IT department. He is also the secretary for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a senator for the Student Government Association, a member of Minority Male Mentoring, a member of the Drama Club, as well as a TRiO student.
TRiO director, Annette Toms, says Morris has overcome many obstacles to become a successful student. “Shaun prides himself on making school a priority and knowing that with his education, his future is even brighter. CCC has given him an opportunity to land firmly, walk quietly, and prepare to sprint to the finish line.” she says.
The SU DiscoverLaw.org PLUS will be held June 2‐29, 2013 on the Suffolk University campus in Boston, Massachusetts. As a participant Morris will live in a Suffolk University dormitory and have all expenses paid including meals and books. He will also receive a $1,500.00 stipend to assist with costs of travel to and from Boston, general living expenses, and to off‐set the cost of not working for the month of June.
Morris will follow up his time at Suffolk University with another summer internship with Dream Builders Inc, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Morris has been accepted to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, which is his first choice as a transfer university. Additional accomplishments for Morris include his pending application and candidacy for the impressive Keith Sherin Global Leader’s Semester in DC Program this fall, being sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education. Morris is also a recipient of the Golden LEAF Scholars Program scholarship to attend a 4-year North Carolina university.
Morris is a graduate of Garinger high school and is the son of Moses Colbert and Debra Morris.