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.

Headshots of Makayla Key ’24, Lindley Andrew ’24, and Maya Groff ’24
May 06, 2024

Three Morehead-Cain Scholars receive Chancellor’s Awards for excellence in academics, student activities, and leadership

Three Morehead-Cain Scholars have received Chancellor’s Awards, the only campus-wide student recognition program at the…

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A student in business attire smiles at the audience behind a podium with a mic at Senior Dinner.
May 06, 2024

UNC–Chapel Hill inducts eighteen Morehead-Cains into Phi Beta Kappa

This spring, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inducted eighteen Morehead-Cain Scholars into Phi…

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Andrea Stumpf ’84
May 03, 2024

Morehead-Cain Mentor Andrea Stumpf ’84 on taking an ‘exploratory approach’ to mentorship

Written by Cate Miller ’25, Morehead-Cain Scholar Media Team For Andrea Stumpf ’84, serving as…

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