How to apply for the Morehead-Cain

The deadline to apply for the Morehead-Cain is October 15, 2015.
The final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2016.

First, figure out if (and how) you’re eligible.

To be eligible for the Morehead-Cain, you must be:

  • A competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • On track to graduate in the spring
  • Unmarried and without children

Please note that Morehead-Cain candidates are not permitted to apply to other colleges or universities under a binding Early Decision application plan.

These eligibility requirements are the same for all students applying for the Morehead-Cain, but there are five different ways to enter the selection process:

 

North Carolina

  • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
  • Apply directly for the scholarship

 

Canada

  • Be nominated by an eligible school
  • Apply directly if you don’t attend an eligible school

 

Great Britain

  • Be nominated by an eligible school
  • Apply directly if you don’t attend an eligible school

 

Out-of-state or International

  • Be nominated by your high school (Please note: Only eligible schools can nominate)
  • Be nominated by an eligible affiliate program
  • Apply directly as a self-nominee if you are a resident of North Carolina who attends an out-of-state school

 

Admissions Referral Program (ARP)

The UNC Admissions Office refers particularly strong Early Action applicants to UNC to the Morehead-Cain selection process. In most cases, referred students attend high schools that are not eligible to nominate on their own.

 

Please note:

Admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a separate process from the Morehead-Cain application. All forms and correspondence dealing with admission to Carolina should go directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts two independent merit scholarship programs: the Morehead-Cain and the Robertson. A student may not be considered for both scholarships at UNC-Chapel Hill at the same time.