Each year the School of Business awards scholarships to eligible, deserving applicants who we feel would benefit greatly from a Wake Forest education and contribute significantly to the intellectual and civic life of the campus. Award decisions are based on considerations including academic merit, financial need, and individual award criteria.

Your Next Steps


  1. Submit your admissions application online. Applicants are automatically considered for general scholarship awards.
  2. Review additional individual scholarship awards listed below and complete the brief form to indicate interest and provide any award-specific eligibility requirements. Note: this step can be completed prior to or in conjunction with submission of the admissions application.
  3. Scholarship decisions are made in conjunction with admissions decisions on a rolling basis. Applicants who are awarded a scholarship will be notified at the time of the admissions decision.

Available Scholarships

Combs Celebrate Freedom Scholarship Fund

Award Preferences: veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in Operation Desert Storm or any subsequent war or military conflict. Secondary preference will be given to children and spouses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel who were killed, wounded, or listed as Missing in Action as a result of Operation Desert Storm or any subsequent war of military conflict.

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Dupree Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $15,000
Award Preferences: Students with career interests in the fields of finance, venture capital or capital markets.

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Hatchell Retail Innovation Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $25,000
Award Requirements: Employees and children of employees of the Pantry and Alex Lee, Inc. family of companies.
Award Preferences: Students who wish to study retail management and engage in the Center for Retail Innovation at the Wake Forest School of Business. Secondary preference to those with demonstrated financial need.

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Medlin Masters in Management Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $15,000
Award Preferences: Students that have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and high moral character as an undergraduate student.

Submit Eligibility Information

Student Stories

Stacy McElroy

Stacy McElroy credits the alumni network for leading her to the MA program and inspired her career path. She believes that alumni involvement with the MA program brings students additional value as they share their advice, connections, as well as consistent financial support that ensures we continue to attract the best students.

Maleek Frazier

When Maleek was looking into graduate school, he found the MA program and knew it was the right step for his future. But for his family, finding the flexibility in their budget to take on a second degree was an issue. So when he received a pivotal phone call from the School, he was able to make a life-changing decision.

Peace Corps’ Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program at the Wake Forest School of Business offers Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) the chance to gain valuable business experience through our MA in Management program. The Coverdell Fellows program annually awards 50 percent tuition scholarships to two RPCVs of high merit, and will consider an additional full tuition scholarship for an RPCV of extraordinary merit. Consideration for other scholarships will be given to additional RPCV candidates based on the strength of their applications.

Peace Corps volunteers return with outstanding project management and adaptability skills. When you combine these skills with the technical business acumen, professional development and hands-on learning opportunities that you’ll gain in the MA program, you’ll be a strong candidate for rewarding jobs in the business, nonprofit and government sectors.

As an MA student, Coverdell Fellows will participate in a 144-hour internship with a local nonprofit organization working to address the needs of our community. Additionally, Fellows will work as graduate business consultants for a local business or nonprofit as part of their curriculum.


To apply as an RPCV for the Coverdell Fellows program at Wake Forest, you must have completed your undergraduate degree no more than four years prior to the April 1st application deadline and you must have limited or no significant work experience outside your service in the Peace Corps.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply online through the general MA program application.
  2. Apply by April 1st to be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program. Other applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  3. Indicate in your application essay that you would like to be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program.

The $100 application fee is waived for RPCVs.
For more information, contact: John Montana, Sr. Associate Director, MA Enrollment Management
Phone: 336-758-5025, E-mail: montanjs@wfu.edu

Corporate Fellowships

The School of Business is strongly committed to building a diverse student body. To further this goal, we have established Corporate Fellowships for our MA in Management program in an effort to reward high-achieving, high-potential students from underrepresented groups.  Fellows receive full tuition plus a generous stipend to help cover living expenses. Fellows also receive personal mentoring from corporate sponsor executives.

Past and present Corporate Fellowship sponsors have included: American Express, Cigna, ExxonMobil, Flow Companies, Frito-Lay, Hanesbrands, Merck, Novartis, PepsiCo, Reynolds American, Steelcase, United Technologies, Wells Fargo and Walmart.

Corporate Fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens. Decisions regarding the Corporate Fellowship award will be made by the MA program on a rolling basis.

Candidates interested in being considered for the Corporate Fellowship award for Summer 2017 enrollment are required to:

Complete the online admissions application for the MA in Management program and submit all supplemental application components by the scholarship deadline.

Imani Brown (MA ’17) describes her experience as a Corporate Fellow in the MA program. During her time at Wake Forest, Imani experienced tremendous personal and professional growth, which helped her land at position with Nationwide Insurance.

Candidates interested in Corporate Fellowship awards can read more by Downloading the MA Corporate Fellowship brochure.