Scholar Experience

Scholars have access to four transformational summers, a global network of more than 3,300 alumni, a team of advisors, and so much more.

International Gap Year

An opportunity to step away from academia, explore the world, and focus on personal growth for a year before beginning college.

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Scholars enjoy access to world-class faculty and a vibrant student community.

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Four distinct experiences designed to accelerate leadership development, from gaining resilience in the wilderness to pursuing professional internships.

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Special grants that enable scholars to say “yes” to opportunities during the academic year or summer.

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In addition to tuition, books, and room and board, Morehead-Cain offers funding for UNC–Chapel Hill’s more than 400 study abroad programs.

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Learn how scholars are making an impact on campus and beyond.

Alumni Experience

Our global alumni network is more than 3,300 strong. Alumni invest in scholars through mentorship, job and internship opportunities, and philanthropic support.

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Morehead-Cains connect to share opportunities, join affinity groups, organize events, and more.

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Every three years, hundreds of alumni return to campus for a weekend of reunion and learning.

Scholar & Alumni Stories

Learn how scholars are making an impact on campus and beyond, read alumni success stories, and more.

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July 22, 2024

Gowri Abhinanda ’26 on advocating for gun violence prevention policy

Gowri Abhinanda ’26 has sought to amplify youth voices on gun violence prevention since eighth…

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A baby bison rests their head on their mother’s body.
July 19, 2024

Documentary produced by Anna Connors ’24, Aayas Joshi ’26 tracks last remaining wild herd of American bison in Yellowstone

An independent documentary by Anna Connors ’24 and Aayas Joshi ’26 tells the history of…

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A scholar wearing a t-shirt and rolled up pants wraps her arms around an elephant in the river with trees surrounding them.
July 16, 2024

Advocating for elephant welfare in Sri Lanka

For her Global Perspective summer, Maya DeCoux ’26 is volunteering with the Elephant Care Relief…

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