The Morehead-Cain Scholarship

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Provided byThe Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Number Available60
DeadlineOctober 31, 2017
Type of AwardScholarship
RenewableYes, 4 year(s)
DonorMorehead-Cain Foundation


Level of StudyBachelor;
Field of StudyAny Field of Study
Year of StudyAll Years
Course LoadFull-time
School of StudyThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Region of StudyUnited States
Schools AttendedAny School
Region of Residencen/s
Academic Standing0
Financial NeedNo
Status in CanadaAny
Automatic ConsiderationNo


The Morehead-Cain is a full merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises support for your four years of study at UNC, including:
  • full tuition
  • student fees
  • housing
  • meals
  • books and a laptop
  • supplies and miscellaneous
  • a four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before your first year
  • Discovery Funds to be used for educational pursuits outside of the classroom

Applicant Criteria:

  1. Leadership
    You influence, energize, and inspire others to work together to make an impact. It’s more than titles held or roles played. For you, leadership is about courage and action. You initiate. You get things done.

  2. Moral Force of Character
    Courage, humility, integrity, maturity, perseverance, self‑awareness, generosity, and empathy—these are the core values of the Morehead‑Cain community. You embrace the fact that you are growing and learning, and you are energized by the journey ahead.

  3. Scholarship
    You live for opportunities to learn. You thrive in an academically rigorous environment, yet are able to contribute to your community in other ways. You’re ready to take full advantage of UNC’s academic excellence.

  4. Physical Vigor
    You have demonstrated a sustained commitment to fitness and wellness. You value what is gained—collaboration, sportsmanship, discipline, stamina, and persistence—by preparing for and engaging in competitions and performances.*

The Morehead-Cain is conferred solely on the basis of merit. Financial need is not considered in the selection of Morehead-Cain Scholars.

There are two ways students attending high school in Canada may be considered for the Morehead-Cain. They may:
  • be nominated by their high school
  • nominate themselves by applying directly

Applications must be submitted submitted online. Application forms will be posted in mid-August.

Contact Information

Contact NameMorehead-Cain Foundation
AddressPost Office Box 690
Chapel Hill, NC
United States
Postal Code27514-0690
Phone(919) 962-1201
Fax(919) 962-1615
Toll Free1 (800) 741-9023
Application Address
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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