Morehead-Cain Scholars Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

October 15, 2019

Awarded By

Morehead-Cain Foundation

Award Amount

The scholarship pays full tuition and student fees, renewable for three additional years. Scholars will also receive a laptop computer and participate in summer enrichment programs. The total value of the scholarship is approximately $80,000 for in-state students and $140,000 for out-of-state students.


The number of recipients for this program varies annually. Last year, 70 students were selected to receive Morehead-Cain scholarships.

Additional Information

The Moorehead-Cain Scholarship is a four-year undergraduate scholarship designed to financially assist and academically challenge exceptional students from North Carolina, the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom who are attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Morehead-Cain Scholars grow and learn in environments that kindle intellects, challenge capabilities, teach invaluable skills, and illuminate personal goals. Scholars are challenged to make a difference in the world by growing and developing as a leader. Selected students must participate in Summer Enrichment Programs beginning in the summer prior to their freshman year. Although there is no minimum grade point average or test score required to apply, selection is based on leadership, scholarship (academics), moral force of character and physical vigor. Financial need is not considered. Finalists must participate in telephone and/or personal interviews between Oct. and Nov. Winners will be selected from the semi-finalist pool during in early spring.

Deadline Info

Application information for this award is available online from the Moorehead-Cain Foundation website. A current high school senior in Canada or the United Kingdom must be nominated by his/her second ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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