MA in Management Scholarships

What you need to know:

  • The Wake Forest University School of Business awards scholarships to applicants each year, as funds are available.
  • Scholarships are offered on a competitive basis.
  • There is no separate application; all applications received by the scholarship deadline are automatically considered for scholarship awards.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply by the scholarship deadline for consideration for scholarship(s).
  • Candidates who apply after the scholarship deadline will be considered as funds are available.
  • Applicants who are awarded a scholarship will be notified at the time of the admissions decision.
  • Admission does not guarantee a scholarship award.

Eligibility requirements
There are very specific eligibility requirements for the MA in Management program. Please verify your program eligibility before applying. If you have questions about your candidacy, contact one of our admissions directors.

Scholarship Deadline
All MA candidates who submit a complete application before the scholarship deadline will automatically be considered for scholarship awards.

Scholarship Types
The MA program offers several types of scholarships described below, including the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers, Deacon Scholars awards, Choctaw Scholars awards, Dean’s Scholars awards, Corporate Fellowships and other scholarship awards offered on a competitive basis. To be considered, please review all information on the awarding process.

Stacy McElroy

Maleek Frazier

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. 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.

Scholarship Types

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:

Deacon Scholars Program

This full-tuition scholarship program is for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and displayed campus leadership and involvement. Applicants must meet one set of the following criteria to be considered and are encouraged to apply by the scholarship deadline. No separate application is required.

  • Overall GPA minimum of 3.25 AND GMAT minimum of 650 or GRE minimum of 316
  • Overall GPA minimum of 3.50 AND GMAT minimum of 630 or GRE minimum of 314

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Choctaw Scholars Program

The Wake Forest University School of Business and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Scholarship Advisement Program (CNO SAP) have partnered to provide scholarship opportunities specifically for members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Contact the MA program enrollment management team for more information.

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.

Download the MA Corporate Fellowship brochure 

Candidates interested in being considered for the Corporate Fellowship award for Summer 2016 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.

Other Scholarships

The MA program awards a range of additional scholarships to high achieving, qualified candidates. All applicants are encouraged to apply by the scholarship deadline for consideration. No separate application is required.