Waterford School Senior Wins Prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Tony Liu, a senior at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, was among 48 students from around the world to win the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship valued at $150,000.

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The relationships I've built with my friends, mentors, and teachers will stay with me as I continue on to my next adventure

Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

Tony Liu, a senior at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, was recently selected as a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious merit award program. Liu is the only Morehead-Cain scholar from Utah this year.

Liu serves as student body president and is first chair violist in the Waterford orchestra and small chamber ensembles. He also co-founded the history club at Waterford and helped the soccer team win two state championships. He is the son of Jian and Jie Liu of Lindon.

Among the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the United States, the Morehead-Cain pays all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, including the cost of a laptop computer and four summer enrichment and internship experiences. Additional funding is provided for educational and experiential opportunities during the academic years. The value of the scholarship is approximately $150,000 for an out-of-state student.

The Morehead-Cain Foundation seeks top high school students who are dynamic leaders in their schools and communities, rank near the top of their class academically, and exert positive and meaningful influence in non-academic areas. Only select secondary schools are invited by the Morehead-Cain Foundation to become official nominating schools. Each year, a designated school may select just one candidate to nominate for the scholarship.

“We are truly honored to be one of the select nominating schools for Morehead-Cain,” said Nancy Heuston, Waterford Head of School. "I predict that the partnership between Morehead-Cain and Tony Liu will have national significance, and offer our heartiest congratulations to both. Tony is a young man who draws people to him because he is always moving forward, whether as a brilliant scholar of national distinction or as the creator of memorable events that become part of our school tradition. Some students attend college hoping to meet people who will open doors for them. Tony will not expect this. On the contrary, he will design and construct the door and then open it for others.”

Liu is excited about this new opportunity, yet reflective about his experience at Waterford. “As I reflect on these past years as a Waterford student I couldn't be more grateful for my experiences. The relationships I've built with my friends, mentors, and teachers will stay with me as I continue on to my next adventure.”

The Waterford School is a private, college-preparatory school located in Sandy, Utah, for students in preschool through grade 12. For more information visit http://www.waterfordschool.org

For more information about the Morehead-Cain Class of 2017 visit http://moreheadcain.org/news