Asheville School senior named a finalist for Morehead-Cain scholarship

From the press release:

ASHEVILLE, NC (January 30, 2012) Asheville School Senior Lawrence Waller was recently named a finalist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship – one of the oldest and most prestigious four-year merit scholarships in the United States.

Waller, one of only 7 percent of nominees named as a finalist in 2012, will continue to the Finalist competition at UNC Chapel Hill from February 25-28, where he will join approximately 125 other finalists. While visiting the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Waller will be interviewed by the Morehead-Cain Central Selection Committee. Of the group, approximately 55 will receive the scholarship.

According to their website, “The Morehead-Cain is a program proven to develop leaders in a framework intentionally nimble. We provide a net, then let scholars go, giving them the trust and freedom to pursue their own interests, mine their own potential, determine their own sphere of influence, and have their own impact.” (

This scholarship includes an annual stipend that covers full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books and a laptop, travel, a four-year Summer Enrichment Program, and other student costs. This four-year scholarship is valued at approximately $85,000 for in-state and $164,000 for out-of-state students.

An Asheville School senior, Waller is a National Merit Semifinalist. He is the founder and president of the Young Republicans Club of Asheville School. A senior columnist for the Ashnoca, a student-run newspaper, Waller also serves as the student chair of the Asheville School Honor Council. He is a member of the Cum Laude Society and has participated in the Asheville School theater program for three years. Asheville School congratulates Lawrence Waller on his finalist status!


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