Each year the School of Business awards scholarships based on a variety of factors 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, demonstrated 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.


Additional Scholarship Consideration


Review the links below for details regarding available MSA scholarships through Wake Forest and specific eligibility requirements. Complete any supplemental information request forms (in addition to the admissions application) to be considered for these individual awards.

Available scholarships through NCACPA:

  • Local Scholarships
  • NC CPA Foundation Inc. Scholarships
  • James L. McCoy Scholarship Fund
  • Minority Accounting Student Scholarship
  • Max Mukelabai Future Leaders Scholarship

Available scholarships through AICPA :

  • AICPA Minority Accounting Scholarships
  • AICPA Graduate Accounting Scholarships
  • Other AICPA and Organization Scholarships

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.

Submit Eligibility Information

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.

Submit Eligibility Information

Judson Davie DeRamus Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Award Requirements: Students with demonstrated financial need, academic ability, and prior service accomplishments.
Award Preferences: Persons committed to entering or remaining in public service.

Submit Eligibility Information

Michelle Bettin Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $6,000
Award Requirements: Wake Forest 5th year MSA students with demonstrated financial need.
Award Preferences: Students demonstrating exceptional service to improve the well-being of others, and interest and potential in leading others to make similar contributions to humanity.

Submit Eligibility Information