Overview

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.

Important Facts

  • All applications received by the scholarship deadline are automatically considered for general scholarship awards.
  • Candidates who apply after the scholarship deadline will be considered as funds are available.
  • 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.

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.

Available Scholarships

The MA program offers several types of scholarships, 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 for specific scholarships listed below, please review all information on the awarding process. All other scholarships will be based on information collected through the admissions application.

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.

Eligibility:

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.