Morehead-Cain Foundation

The Morehead-Cain Foundation’s mission is to sustain and enhance the excellence of UNC-Chapel Hill. We invest in young leaders, creators, and thinkers determined to make a profound impact on the world, and we give them the support and encouragement they need to set their potential free.

Barbara Hyde calls the Morehead-Cain Scholarship one of her proudest achievements

 

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Student Support

Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

Gift to Carolina program that supports students pursuing careers in STEM.

Alumni

Morehead-Cain Scholar Scoops Opportunity

Establishing a thriving entrepreneur

Leadership

Serving the Chapel Hill Community

A member of Chapel Hill’s governing body is also a Carolina senior.

Morehead-Cain scholar Sarah Mackenzie sits atop a camel in Petra, Jordan.
Global Impact

Saying ‘Yes’ To Opportunities

Morehead-Cain Scholar and international student Sarah Mackenzie's career goals grew directly from her experiences supported by the Discovery Fund.

Student Support

Give Together Scholarship Challenge

The Give Together Scholarship Challenge aims to raise an additional $10 million to support the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the nation's first merit scholarship program.

Student Support

Student Entrepreneurship

“What I learn in school really complements what I’m doing outside of the classroom.”