Richmond County Scholarship Program

The Scholarship
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center receives generous funding from one individual for Richmond County students to attend programs at Morehead. The Richmond County Scholarship Program covers each student’s ticket and a transportation subsidy of $200 to each school.

For visits from external programs, the scholarship will cover the standard $250 fee for a DESTINY or a DREAMS visit to a school, and the standard fees associated with a PLANETS visit.

Morehead's broad range of educational programming enables elementary, middle school and high school teachers to apply for the scholarship.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center offers planetarium shows, Discovery classes, Science LIVE! demonstrations, exhibits and movies that will capture your students’ imaginations and illustrate key science concepts. To learn more about Morehead's range of programming, please visit our Now Showing page and follow the links.

Please click on the following links to learn more about the external programs DESTINY, DREAMS and PLANETS.

To apply, click on the link to the online application form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the school year. You will be contacted within two weeks about the status of your application.

If you are interested in receiving a visit from one of the external programs, please click on the name of your preferred program and follow the instructions to request a visit: PLANETS, DREAMS or DESTINY. The initial deadline to request a visit for the 2014-2015 school year is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Requests received by this date will have priority for initial scheduling. Requests received after this date will be scheduled upon availability.

Gifts such as this make it possible for Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to bring science education to North Carolina children who might not otherwise have this opportunity. To ensure the continuation of this wonderful program, please take a moment to have your class write a thank you letter and we will forward it to the scholarship donor.

Please send your letters to:

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator 
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center 
UNC-Chapel Hill 
CB# 3480
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3480