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.

Available Scholarships

The MSA program offers several types of scholarships, including endowed awards, the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program and other scholarship awards offered on a competitive basis. All scholarships will be based on information collected through the admissions application, with the exception of the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program which requires a separate essay. Other external scholarship opportunities are listed below and candidates should contact those participating organizations for additional information.

Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program

The Wake Forest School of Business is proud to collaborate with the Deloitte Foundation to champion diverse talent entering the CPA profession. Together, Wake Forest and the Deloitte Foundation are happy to support students with a record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by providing a limited number of full scholarships to the Wake Forest Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree program. For more information, including specific eligibility and a link to the required application form, click here.

Endowed Scholarship Awards

The Wake Forest School of Business is fortunate to receive strong financial support from alumni and other benefactors who fund a number of endowed scholarship awards. This ongoing support is critical to our ability to assist exceptional students with the financial means to pursue a graduate business education. The list below recognizes the various scholarship funds and the generosity of our donors who support the School of Business and its students.

Alm Family ScholarshipHoneycutt-Kelly Family Accountancy Scholarship FundMichelle Bettin Scholarship
Benjamin Lancaster Jr. Accounting ScholarshipJean Hopson ScholarshipMunnings-Dupree Business Scholarship
Bowman Family ScholarshipLeon Cook Scholarship FundPerry-Wiseman Accounting Scholarship for Graduate Students
Caron-Wiseman ScholarshipLinda and Sal Restivo Scholarship FundPeter Stathis Endowed Accountancy Scholarship Fund
Combs Celebrate Freedom Scholarship FundLisbeth C. Evans and James T. Lambie-Wiseman Scholarship FundPrentis-Kelly Scholarship Fund
Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars ProgramLyons-Kelly ScholarshipSchool of Business Inclusion Fund
Dixon-Kelly Family Accountancy ScholarshipMarr-Wiseman Graduate Business ScholarshipSears-Dupree Scholarship
Dr. Lee Knight Scholarship FundMary Reynolds Babcock Foundation ScholarshipsSimonetti-Dupree Scholarship
Frisby Business ScholarshipMarybeth and Rick Hays – Wiseman ScholarshipTessien-Dupree Scholarship
Griggs-Wiseman ScholarshipMarybeth Torbet Hays ScholarshipWachovia Scholarship
Gunckel-Wiseman ScholarshipMatthew Mancuso Memorial Scholarship FundWiseman Scholarship
Hitchcock-Dupree Family ScholarshipMcCann Family Accounting Scholarship

Other Available Accounting Scholarships

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

Other available scholarships:

Other External Scholarships

Below is a limited list of external scholarship opportunities available through third parties. These links are provided for your convenience, but the School of Business does not administer, endorse or provide guidance on the application processes, nor is involved in the review and selection process. There are numerous free financial aid scholarship searches available, so use discernment and be cautious of companies that charge a fee for their services. We also encourage candidates to research relevant professional organizations, religious affiliations, and community groups for availability. The following organizations offer free scholarship search tools for students.