Information for
New Nominators

Welcome to the Morehead-Cain Scholar selections process.
We’re honored you’re interested.


Learn more about who we are.

We identify. We invest. We inspire. The Morehead-Cain is a fully funded educational experience that goes far beyond tuition and room and board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

We offer life-changing experiences and a lifelong connection to an unparalleled community.

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Learn more about the scholar experience.

We want you to know that the Morehead-Cain is much more than a scholarship. Who in your senior class would embrace the extraordinary journey that lies ahead?

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Learn more about what we seek.

We ask nominating partners to give careful thought to our four selection criteria: Leadership, Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, and Physical Vigor.

Each year you’ll be searching for two nominees who are both scholars (admissible at competitive universities and embodying a unique intellectual curiosity) and transformational leaders, the gravitational center of your senior class.

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