Gap Year

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

Life at

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

Summer Enrichment Program

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

Lovelace Fund
for Discovery

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


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

Photo of a female scholar during her summer enrichment.

Scholar Stories

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

Scholar Map

Morehead-Cain Scholars come from all over the world to immerse themselves in the Program and seize an education at Carolina. Hover over the map to see where they come from!