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 Masters in Management program offers several types of scholarships, including the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers, Deacon Scholars awards, Dean’s Scholars awards 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 Masters 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 program, you’ll be a strong candidate for rewarding jobs in the business, nonprofit and government sectors.

As an Masters in Management 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 Masters in Management 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: Neel Brooks, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
Phone: 336-758-4095, E-mail: brooksnp@wfu.edu

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 Scholarship Glenn Monroe Tucker Scholarship for Travel and Tourism Lisbeth C. Evans and James T. Lambie Scholarship
 Arun Rao Scholarship Hatchell Retail Innovation Scholarship M.C. Benton, Jr. Scholarship
 Bern Beatty Scholarship Heineken USA, Inc. Scholarship Mary Elizabeth Barrow Scholarship
 Bobby S. Robinson Scholarship J. Houston Butler Scholarship Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Scholarships
 Bowman Family Scholarship James C. Carlisle Scholarship Medlin Masters in Management Scholarship
 Brandt Scholarship James W. Johnston Scholarship Michelle Bettin Scholarship
 Combs Celebrate Freedom Scholarship Jean Hopson Scholarship NC Treasury Management Association Scholarship
 Cooper D. Cass Scholarship Joel A. Weston, Jr. Scholarship NewBridge Bank Scholarship
 Dale and Karen Sisel Scholarship John C. Whitaker Jr. Scholarship Salzman-Medica Foundation Scholarship
 Dingledine Scholarship for Positive Social Impact Judson Davie DeRamus Scholarship Scarritt Family Pro Humanitate Endowed Excellence Fund
 Dupree Scholarship Kelly Family Scholarship Susan M. Ivey Scholarship
 Elster Foundation Business Leaders of the Future MBA Scholarship Ken Thompson Scholarship Wachovia Scholarship
 Ferguson Family Scholarship Kim and Dorothy Westmoreland Scholarship Wake Forest MBA Alumni Scholarship
 Gay Nell Hutchens Scholarship Lee Garber Memorial JD/MBA Scholarship Warren Stephens Honor Scholarship
 Glenn Monroe Tucker Management Scholarship Leon and Betty Wahrhaftig Scholarship Wells Fargo Scholars Program

External Scholarships

Regarding external scholarships, due to the rapidly changing nature of that type of assistance, we do not maintain a comprehensive listing of external scholarships. Rather, we encourage candidates to research relevant professional organizations, religious affiliations, and community groups for availability.