Ideas and Opinions

Thokozile Zimba ’19 Explores Advertising in NYC—A Summer Story

September 21, 2018

This week we’re back with another Summer Enrichment Program story. Meet Thokozile Zimba, a senior from Zambia who spent her final Morehead-Cain summer working in the advertising industry in New York City. This is her summer, in her words. “It’s difficult

Jakob Hamilton ’19: The International Touring Organist

September 14, 2018

Jakob Hamilton ’19 is not your average pre-med student. Yes, he studies biology. But he also has a second major: music. This summer—the summer before his senior year—Jakob didn't pursue research in a lab. Instead, he titled his Morehead-Cain International Research

Three Things We Wish All Applicants Knew

September 7, 2018

We're lucky. Every year we get to read thousands of essays where young leaders from around the world put forth their very best selves. We hope our applicants see the process as an opportunity as well: a chance for self-reflection,

Some Application FAQs

August 31, 2018

Applying to the Morehead-Cain is a big decision and an involved process, and we want you to feel confident all along the way! To help you navigate this important process, we've answered some common questions below. Continue reading

What We’re Looking For

August 24, 2018

We’re not secretive or ambiguous about what we look for in scholars. We seek students who embody our four pillars: leadership, character, scholarship, and physical vigor. But what do those words actually mean? Scholarship For us, this means that you

Our Application Is Live! Now What?

August 17, 2018

Hooray! The 2018–2019 Morehead-Cain application went live just a couple of days ago! It’s time to dig down and start filling out your application for the nation’s first merit scholarship (founded at its first public university!). This is a huge