The Morehead-Cain Scholarship

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Amount $212,096
Provided by The Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Deadline October 31, 2017
Donor Morehead-Cain Foundation
Renewable Yes, 4 year(s)
Number Available 60
Type of Award Scholarship
Automatic Consideration No


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.


Level of Study Bachelor;
Year of Study All Years
Citizenship Any
Status in Canada Any
Schools Attended Any School
Field of Study Any Field of Study
Language English
Region of Residence n/s
Course Load Full-time
Region of Study United States
Activities n/s
Financial Need No

Contact Information

Morehead-Cain Foundation (919) 962-1201 (919) 962-1615 1 (800) 741-9023 Post Office Box 690, Chapel Hill, NC, United States. 27514-0690
Last updated: Thursday, August 31, 2017

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