Nominating Schools

Nominating schools are high schools outside of North Carolina that are each eligible to nominate candidates for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Out-of-state and international students cannot apply directly for a Morehead-Cain Scholarship; they must be nominated by their high schools.

View a searchable list of nominating schools by location.

In North Carolina, Canada, and Great Britain, all high schools can nominate students and all high school seniors are also allowed to apply directly if they feel they are eligible.

Interested in becoming a nominating school? Please visit this site in January 2018 to apply to become a nominating school for the  2018–2019 academic year. The process to accept eligible nominating schools for the 2017–2018 cycle is closed. We will follow up in April with all interested schools. Feel free to contact selections with any questions.

If you are a counselor at a school that is not currently a nominating partner, your students could still be eligible for the Morehead-Cain through the Admissions Referral Program (ARP). Students who apply to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the October 15 Early Action deadline are considered for the Morehead-Cain. North Carolina residents attending high school outside the state may nominate themselves and apply directly.