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UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Morehead-Cain, you must be:

  • a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • on track to graduate in the spring

Please note: While candidates for the scholarship are more than welcome to apply to other colleges and universities under Early Action or Regular Decision application plans, candidates are not permitted to apply binding Early Decision to other colleges or universities while under consideration for the Morehead-Cain.

Entering the Selection Process

These eligibility requirements are the same for all students applying for the Morehead-Cain, but there are five different ways to enter the selection process:

North Carolina

  • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
  • Apply directly for the scholarship


Great Britain

Out-of-state or International

  • Be nominated by your high school (only eligible schools can nominate)
  • Be nominated by an eligible affiliate program
  • Apply directly as a self-nominee if you are a resident of North Carolina who attends an out-of-state school

Admissions Referral Program (ARP)

The UNC Admissions Office refers particularly strong Early Action applicants to UNC to the Morehead-Cain selection process. In most cases, referred students attend high schools that are not eligible to nominate on their own.


About Mychal Wynn

Mychal Wynn, Founder/CEO of the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity, is the author of 28 books ( on parenting, student achievement, and college planning, and is the creator of the College Planning Cohort (TM) Program. He, together with wife, Nina, also serve as the Ministry Leaders for the Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry.
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