Counselors

The Morehead-Cain is among the most selective undergraduate educational opportunities in the U.S., with only 3 percent of candidates gaining admission each year.
I'm Nominating From...

How do I nominate a student?

Convene a nominating committee, which may consist of counselors, school administrators, and other faculty members, and make your selections based on the Morehead-Cain selection criteria.

Things you should know:
  • All high schools in North Carolina are eligible to nominate students for the Morehead-Cain. The number of nominees from each North Carolina school is determined by the size of the senior class:

    • Graduating Class Size
    • Up to 199
    • 200–399
    • 400–499
    • 500+

    • Nominees
    • 2 nominees
    • 3 nominees
    • 4 nominees
    • 5 nominees
  • Please notify your nominees no later than September 27. Once selection is made, it’s the school’s responsibility to notify the nominees of their nominations.

    You do not need to submit the names of your nominees to us; they will indicate that they’re school nominees on their Morehead-Cain applications. You’ll have a chance to verify that status later in the application process.

  • To assist you in identifying your nominee(s), feel free to distribute the following forms:

    FOR FACULTY AND STAFF INPUT:

    Recommendation for Nomination (North Carolina Schools)

    FOR POTENTIAL NOMINEES:

    Morehead-Cain Questionnaire

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for candidates attending school in North Carolina is October 15, 2019

All counselor-provided materials (school report form, letter of recommendation, etc.) are also due by this date.

Please encourage your students to complete and submit the “School Information” and “Recommendation” sections of their applications first. This gives you time to finish your materials by the application deadline. Skipping around the application is allowed; they don’t have to complete their application in order.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A COUNSELOR:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her counselor as part of their application. Once entered, the counselor receives an email with instructions for completing an online school report form for their student.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A RECOMMENDER:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her recommender as part of their application. Once entered, the recommender receives an email with instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation in the form of a Word or PDF document.

Both the school report form and recommendation emails are sent from selections@moreheadcain.org and indicate “Morehead-Cain” as the sender. Nominees may input the same person as his or her counselor and recommender. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please add this email address to your list of known or safe addresses.

APPLYING TO CAROLINA:

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 final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2020.

How do I nominate a student?

Convene a nominating committee, which may consist of counselors, school administrators, and other faculty members, and make your selections based on the Morehead-Cain selection criteria.

Things you should know:
  • An out-of-state school must be an official nominating school of the Morehead-Cain Foundation to put forward students for the scholarship. Out-of-state nominating schools may nominate two seniors each year for the scholarship.

    Are you a nominating school?

  • To assist you in identifying your nominee(s), feel free to distribute the following forms:

    FOR FACULTY AND STAFF INPUT:

    Recommendation for Nomination (Out-of-State Schools)

    FOR POTENTIAL NOMINEES:

    Morehead-Cain Questionnaire

  • Once selection is made, it is the nominating committee’s responsibility to notify the nominees and the Morehead-Cain Foundation. Please provide the students’ contact information and transcripts using the nomination form linked below.

    The deadline for out-of-state schools to complete this form is June 30, 2019.

    Nomination Form

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for candidates attending schools outside North Carolina (U.S. only) is October 1, 2019

All counselor-provided materials (school report form, letter of recommendation, etc.) are also due by this date.

Please encourage your students to complete and submit the “School Information” and “Recommendation” sections of their applications first. This gives you time to finish your materials by the application deadline. Skipping around the application is allowed; they don’t have to complete their application in order.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A COUNSELOR:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her counselor as part of their application. Once entered, the counselor receives an email with instructions for completing an online school report form for their student.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A RECOMMENDER:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her recommender as part of their application. Once entered, the recommender receives an email with instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation in the form of a Word or PDF document.

Both the school report form and recommendation emails are sent from selections@moreheadcain.org and indicate “Morehead-Cain” as the sender. Nominees may input the same person as his or her counselor and recommender. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please add this email address to your list of known or safe addresses.

APPLYING TO CAROLINA:

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 final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2020.

How do I nominate a student?

Convene a nominating committee, which may consist of careers advisers, school administrators, and other faculty members, and make your selections based on the Morehead-Cain selection criteria.

Things you should know:
  • Nominating schools in the United Kingdom may nominate two students each year for the Morehead-Cain; nominated students should either be in their final year at school or have just completed their final year (and be taking a gap year). British students who are not nominees may also apply for the scholarship directly.

    Are you a nominating school?

  • To assist you in identifying your nominee(s), feel free to distribute the following forms:

    FOR FACULTY AND STAFF INPUT:

    Recommendation for Nomination (Out-of-State Schools)

    FOR POTENTIAL NOMINEES:

    Morehead-Cain Questionnaire

  • Please notify your nominees no later than September 27. Once selection is made, it’s the school’s responsibility to notify the nominees of their nominations.

    You do not need to submit the names of your nominees to us; they will indicate that they’re school nominees on their Morehead-Cain applications. You’ll have a chance to verify that status.

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for candidates attending schools in the United Kingdom is October 15, 2019

All counselor-provided materials (school report form, letter of recommendation, etc.) are also due by this date.

Please encourage your students to complete and submit the “School Information” and “Recommendation” sections of their applications first. This gives you time to finish your materials by the application deadline. Skipping around the application is allowed; they don’t have to complete their application in order.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A COUNSELOR:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her counselor as part of their application. Once entered, the counselor receives an email with instructions for completing an online school report form for their student.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A RECOMMENDER:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her recommender as part of their application. Once entered, the recommender receives an email with instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation in the form of a Word or PDF document.

Both the school report form and recommendation emails are sent from selections@moreheadcain.org and indicate “Morehead-Cain” as the sender. Nominees may input the same person as his or her counselor and recommender. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please add this email address to your list of known or safe addresses.

APPLYING TO CAROLINA:

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 final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2020.

How do I nominate a student?

Convene a nominating committee, which may consist of counselors, school administrators, and other faculty members, and make your selections based on the Morehead-Cain selection criteria.

Things you should know:
  • Nominating schools in Canada may nominate two seniors each year for the Morehead-Cain. Canadian students who are not nominees may also apply for the scholarship directly.

    Are you a nominating school?

  • To assist you in identifying your nominee(s), feel free to distribute the following forms:

    FOR FACULTY AND STAFF INPUT:

    Recommendation for Nomination (Out-of-State Schools)

    FOR POTENTIAL NOMINEES:

    Morehead-Cain Questionnaire

  • Please notify your nominees no later than October 10. Once selection is made, it’s the school’s responsibility to notify the nominees of their nominations.

    You do not need to submit the names of your nominees to us; they will indicate that they’re school nominees on their Morehead-Cain applications. You’ll have a chance to verify that status.

     

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for candidates attending school in Canada is October 31, 2019

All counselor-provided materials (school report form, letter of recommendation, etc.) are also due by this date.

Please encourage your students to complete and submit the “School Information” and “Recommendation” sections of their applications first. This gives you time to finish your materials by the application deadline. Skipping around the application is allowed; they don’t have to complete their application in order.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A COUNSELOR:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her counselor as part of their application. Once entered, the counselor receives an email with instructions for completing an online school report form for their student.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A RECOMMENDER:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her recommender as part of their application. Once entered, the recommender receives an email with instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation in the form of a Word or PDF document.

Both the school report form and recommendation emails are sent from selections@moreheadcain.org and indicate “Morehead-Cain” as the sender. Nominees may input the same person as his or her counselor and recommender. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please add this email address to your list of known or safe addresses.

APPLYING TO CAROLINA:

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 final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2020.

How do I nominate a student?

Convene a nominating committee, which may consist of counselors, school administrators, and other faculty members, and make your selections based on the Morehead-Cain selection criteria.

Things you should know:
  • Nominating schools may nominate two seniors each year for the Morehead-Cain.

    Are you a nominating school?

  • To assist you in identifying your nominee(s), feel free to distribute the following forms:

    FOR FACULTY AND STAFF INPUT:

    Recommendation for Nomination (Out-of-State Schools)

    FOR POTENTIAL NOMINEES:

    Morehead-Cain Questionnaire

  • Please notify your nominees no later than September 27. Once selection is made, it’s the school’s responsibility to notify the nominees of their nominations.

    You do not need to submit the names of your nominees to us; they will indicate that they’re school nominees on their Morehead-Cain applications. You’ll have a chance to verify that status.

Important Dates

The deadline to apply for candidates attending school outside the U.S. (excluding Canada and the U.K.) is October 15, 2019

All counselor-provided materials (school report form, letter of recommendation, etc.) are also due by this date.

Please encourage your students to complete and submit the “School Information” and “Recommendation” sections of their applications first. This gives you time to finish your materials by the application deadline. Skipping around the application is allowed; they don’t have to complete their application in order.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A COUNSELOR:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her counselor as part of their application. Once entered, the counselor receives an email with instructions for completing an online school report form for their student.

IF THE STUDENT LISTS YOU AS A RECOMMENDER:

The student enters the name and email address of his or her recommender as part of their application. Once entered, the recommender receives an email with instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation in the form of a Word or PDF document.

Both the school report form and recommendation emails are sent from selections@moreheadcain.org and indicate “Morehead-Cain” as the sender. Nominees may input the same person as his or her counselor and recommender. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please add this email address to your list of known or safe addresses.

APPLYING TO CAROLINA:

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 final deadline to apply for admission to Carolina is January 15, 2020.