Morris Fellows explore how individuals in a free society form groups, teams, and enterprises to achieve common ends, and how thoughtful, committed, ethical leaders can help their organizations thrive and prosper.

Selection Process

The John Locke Foundation invites any eligible North Carolina resident to apply to the E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders.
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Prestigious Alumni

Past Fellows are in leadership positions across North Carolina, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to bring together public and private institutions to solve key problems.
Meet Our Alumni

Who was E.A. Morris?

The program is named in honor of Mr. Edwin A. Morris. Under his four-decade leadership, Greensboro-based Blue Bell, Inc. became the world’s largest manufacturer of work and recreational clothing.
E.A. Morris Biography
"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."
- Jack Welch

2017 Fellowship Calendar

08
Dec 2017
Application Deadline
Application period closes, applications due
08
Jan 2018
Finalists Selected
Finalist Notification & Invitations to Selection Weekend
02
Feb 2019
Fellowship Ends
2017 Fellowship ends/Hello Goodbye Gala

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Meet, connect and learn from past alumni

Past Fellows are in Leadership positions across the North Carolina, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to bring together public and private institutions to solve key problems.