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Eleanor Bolton awarded Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill

by | May 5, 2021 | News, Top Left Box

Eleanor Bolton

Eleanor Bolton plans to graduate this spring from William Amos Hough High School

Eleanor Bolton, a student at William Amos Hough High School, has received the Morehead-Cain, a four-year, opportunity-laden scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning in fall 2021.

Eleanor Lindsay Bolton (Eleanor) will graduate this spring from William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina. Eleanor is the founder and president of the Hough Make-A-Wish Club, which raises money in order to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. She also serves on the Youth Leadership Council for Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. Eleanor is vice president of mentorship of the DECA chapter at her school, where she helps incoming students prepare for marketing competitions, and has participated in her school’s voter registration drive and social justice club. At Carolina, Eleanor is interested in studying political science and statistics. She is the daughter of Holly and John Bolton of Davidson, North Carolina.

If you would like to learn more about the entire Morehead-Cain Class of 2025, you can read the full announcement here.

For questions about this release, or for more information about the recipient(s), contact the Communications team via email at [email protected].

The Morehead-Cain Class of 2025
Morehead-Cain will welcome to Carolina 76 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from throughout North Carolina, the United States, and the world. The class of 2025 includes:

  • 36 scholars from North Carolina
  • 30 scholars from 20 different states
  • 5 scholars from the United Kingdom
  • 4 scholars from Canada
  • 1 scholar from Nepal

More about the Morehead-Cain Scholarship
The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is a four-year, undergraduate merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a lifelong challenge to make a positive difference in the world. In addition to tuition, books, and room and board, the Morehead-Cain funds four summers of travel and experiential learning. It also offers scholars Discovery Fund grants for additional educational experiences. Morehead-Cain Scholars enjoy close relationships with some of the world’s best professors; a network of more than 3,200 Morehead-Cain Alumni; a diverse and thriving college campus in one of America’s most picturesque settings; and opportunities to become leaders in a wide variety of academic, social, and service organizations. Learn more about Morehead-Cain.

More about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 107 master’s, 65 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 340,000 alumni live in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and 159 countries. More than 185,000 live in North Carolina.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation
Media relations contact: Brendan Foley, Director of Communications
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-723-8713 (cell)

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