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The Morehead-Cain Award

The oldest merit scholarships in the US, the Morehead-Cain Award is granted to as many as three Canadian students who show promise of exceptional value to the community, moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. It is tenable only at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The award covers full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books and supplies and a laptop. It includes four summer internships in outdoor leadership, public service, international research, and private enterprise. Recent recipients of this award include UCC Old Boys Marco Romeo ’07, Adam Jutha ’08, and Allen Champagne ’11.

Students may apply as sponsored or direct applicants. A detailed overview of the required qualities is available here.

If you would like to be considered as one of this year’s sponsored applicants from UCC, you must complete this questionnaire and submit to Ms Berndsen by Monday, September 22 at 9 a.m.

UCC may sponsor up to three candidates; other students may apply online as direct applicants; the deadline is Tuesday, October 14. Our previous winners have included both sponsored and direct applicants. The scholarship regulations stipulate that students who intend to apply Early Decision to another U.S. university are not eligible to apply for this award as either a sponsored or direct applicant.

As with any scholarship application, you should speak with your university adviser first to ensure that you would be a suitable candidate.