Topics: Morehead-Cain Scholarship

The Morehead-Cain Foundation grants four-year scholarships at UNC to select motivated undergraduate students. It was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States and is modeled off the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

Candidates are chosen based on their moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor and leadership. Students in this program also receive funding for four summers to engage in outdoor leadership, public service, international research and private enterprise.

The John Motley Morehead Foundation was created in 1945, and the Morehead scholarship program was established six years later. In 2007, the program was renamed the Morehead-Cain foundation after a $100 million donation from the Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation.

Due to budget cuts throughout the years, the Morehead-Cain Foundation was forced to reduce incoming class size, accepting only 48 students in 2011 as opposed to the 64 it accepted in 2010. But 59 scholars were welcomed into the Class of 2019 group.

Chancellor Folt announces new fundraising matching campaign


At the University Day ceremony Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced a campaign called Give For Good that aims to raise $20 million for scholarships and grants in the next year.

Luck of the Irish: Sasha Seymore starts a new path


Sasha Seymore traversed the basketball court at UNC and is now traversing the world.

Senior and recent graduate will study in China as Schwarzman Scholars


For Morehead-Cain Scholars Larry Han and Max Seunik, the opportunity to complete a master’s program in China will serve as a springboard for global career options. 

Morehead foundation will get petition today

About two weeks ago, Kristen Gardner and other Morehead-Cain students and alumni started a petition to allow undocumented students to receive the scholarship.

Andrew Crabtree led a life full of character


Andrew Crabtree, a UNC sophomore, died Saturday after a two-and-a-half-year battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was 19.

UNC junior Laura Rozo dies after battle with cancer


Laura Rozo, a UNC junior and Morehead-Cain Scholar, died Thursday afternoon after a long battle with cancer. She was 20.

McCrory proposes tuition increases for out-of-staters

Georgia native Audrey Horne is afraid that she might never again walk into the dusty geology building or cheer among a sea of fervid Carolina blue fans at the Smith Center after this year.