Scholarship Fund Board
Message From the MCSF Senior Scholar Director
Dear Morehead-Cain Alumni and Scholars,
When I enthusiastically accepted the Morehead-Cain Scholarship in my senior year at North Buncombe High School, I thought I knew what my next four years would look like. I read through the website, binged all the YouTube videos, had participated in Final Selection Weekend, and had heard countless stories from alumni and scholars. So, I understood what this was, right? Not really. As promised . . . the Morehead-Cain is an experience like no other, but I truly needed to live it to understand the truth behind those words.
Even with the disruption of the pandemic, my time at Carolina as a Morehead-Cain Scholar has been life-changing. I have had opportunities and experiences that have not only stretched and challenged me but have inspired and energized me as well. I have developed friendships with amazing scholars and alumni from near and far, whose backgrounds and interests are wonderfully diverse. I have engaged deeply with the Carolina community, immersing myself in the countless opportunities this University has to offer. The Foundation has granted me more than an education, it has provided me with a support system of peers, alumni, and wonderful staff who have allowed me to champion my journey.
During the darkest moments of the pandemic, I continued to be inspired by scholars and alumni who remain dedicated to addressing urgent and complex problems while working to create opportunities for others. At every turn, the Morehead-Cain met or exceeded my expectations. Now in my senior year at Carolina, I am thrilled to help welcome the Foundation’s new leader, Chris Bradford. I am energized by Chris’s strong desire to enhance the Program and think creatively about our role in the world of higher education. In just a few months, I will be a Morehead-Cain Alumna. When I graduate, I plan to do my part to help Chris and the Foundation continue to uphold our promise to provide an experience like no other and imagine the impact that this Program will have in the future.
As I look at my own life after Carolina, I do so with excitement and immense gratitude to Morehead-Cain. I’m honored to be part of this community and look forward to engaging with all of you in the years ahead.