Scholarship Name: Morehead-Cain Scholarship
Awarding Country: United States
Morehead-Cain Scholarship is a fully funded Scholarship in the United States.
We provide a four-year, fully funded educational experience for exceptional student
leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We seek driven, courageous, and inquisitive leaders eager to embrace new and unknown experiences.
In return, we provide life-changing opportunities. We offer you the freedom to chart your own course.
We set your potential free.
Are you willing to commit yourself to the superior effort, industry, and responsibility?
Are you ready to add your mark to the Morehead-Cain legacy? The benefits of making such a
commitment are practically limitless.
Who We Are
The first merit scholarship program established in the United States. Founded at the first public university in the United States. The first to envision and implement a strategic summer enrichment program and, most recently, the first to designate a fund for discovery for each of our scholars. Established in 1945 and inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the Morehead-Cain provides an undergraduate experience without peer.
Four years, four summers—fully funded. A world-class education. Immersion in a vibrant student body. Experienced advisors to help introduce the scholars’ passion and potential to a world of opportunity. Exclusive enrichment and networking opportunities—indeed a lifetime connection—with the unparalleled community of Morehead-Cains across the globe.
See also: How to get a UK Global Talent Visa
Scholars bring the potential; we set it free. We fund. We connect. We encourage. On occasion we question. Sometimes we guide. Frequently we get out of the way. What we don’t do is dictate. The Morehead-Cain is a program proven to develop leaders within a structure that is intentionally nimble. We provide a net, then let scholars go, giving them the trust and freedom to pursue their own interests, mine their own potential, determine their own sphere of influence, and make their own impact.
See also: Wake Forest USA Merit Based Scholarship
Create Your Application
Visit apply.moreheadcain.org and start your journey.
Add Your School Counselor
Go to “School Information” and scroll down. Enter your school information, your senior year courses, and your college or guidance counselor.
- Your school counselor needs to submit information by the application deadline. Entering their name allows us to give them access to the application portal—and gets the process started.
Add Your Recommender
Go to “Recommendation” and enter your recommender’s contact information early. This gives them time to write and upload a great recommendation.
We’re often asked, “who should be my recommender?” Choose someone who knows you well. They should be able to comment on your personal character, leadership qualities, and commitment to learning.
Take a Breath
Stop. Take a Breath. Reflect.
Ask yourself questions such as: what are my values? What motivates me? What are my goals?
Knowing the answers to these questions will help you immensely as you complete your application. Our process is designed to help us to get to know you, and that becomes much easier when you know yourself.
Start Your Application
There’s no right—or wrong—order to work through your Morehead-Cain application.
Do it your way. Just pace your self. And have fun—we mean it!
Start your Essay Responses…Outside the Application Portal
Your essay is important. To us, and to you.
Every year we hear from students who toiled over their essays for hours, only to be logged out of our portal after inactivity. Their work is lost.
We encourage you to draft your essay responses in Google Drive or Microsoft Word—and copy and past e when you’re ready.
Check In With Your School Counselor and Recommender
Your counselor and recommender have the same application deadlines that you do.
Remember to follow up with them a week before materials are due. Have they submitted your school information form? Is your recommendation ready for upload?
Review and Submit
Try to give yourself a day to review your application before you finish. Reading it one more time will make you feel better.
Then hit “Submit” and relax. You did it!
And remember the application deadline is October 1, 2022!