Scholarships: MA in Management

The Scholarship Awarding Process

Details of the awarding process:

  • The Wake Forest University School of Business awards scholarships to applicants each year, as funds are available.
  • Merit-based 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.
  • Awards will be made only once.
  • Admittance does not guarantee a scholarship award.

Eligibility requirement reminder: 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 counselors.

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

Scholarship types: The Center for Enrollment Management offers several types of scholarships described below, including Corporate Fellowships, Deacon Scholar awards, Choctaw Scholar awards, merit-based scholarship awards and the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers. To be considered, please review all information on the awarding process.

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Corporate Fellowships

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

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

Corporate Fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens. Decisions regarding the Corporate Fellowship award will be made by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Corporate Fellowships are highly competitive.

Download the MA Corporate Fellowship brochure 

Candidates interested in being considered for the Corporate Fellowship award for Summer 2015 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. 

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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 Center for Enrollment Management for more information.

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Center for Enrollment Management awards a range of scholarships to select, qualified candidates. All applicants are encouraged to apply by the scholarship deadline for consideration. No separate application is required.

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Peace Corps’ Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

‚ÄčThe Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program at the Wake Forest School of Business offers Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) the chance to gain valuable hands-on business experience through our 10-month MA in Management program. The Coverdell Fellows program annually awards 50 percent tuition scholarships (valued at approximately $21,000) to two RPCVs of high merit, and will consider an additional full tuition scholarship for an RPCV of extraordinary merit. Consideration for other merit-based 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.
  4. The $100 application fee is waived for RPCVs.

For more information, contact: John Montana, Assistant Director, MA Admissions
Phone: 336-758-5025, E-mail:

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