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Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Pittsboro, NC - Diane Thompson, a senior at Northwood High School, was notified on Friday, March 8, that she is one of the 64 newest recipients of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, a full scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. Only approximately three percent of this year’s applicants were recipients.
The scholarship criteria are moral force of character, scholarship, physical vigor, and leadership. The award fully funds four-year tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books and a laptop, supplies and other miscellaneous items. In addition there are summer enrichment programs that are customized to each scholar.
Thompson is interested in studying communications, marketing and education.
The Morehead-Cain was the first merit scholarship program established in the United States. It was also the first to envision and implement a strategic summer enrichment program and, most recently, the first to designate a fund for discovery for each of its scholars. The Morehead-Cain was established in 1945 and was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.