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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Wake Forest University School of Business has partnered with the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement campaign, which helps veterans and eligible dependents pay the cost of tuition. The School of Business Enrollment Management Center administers the program and funds are available for Wake Forest graduate business programs including MBA, MSA and MSM degrees. The Yellow Ribbon campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and provides matching scholarship funds to honor military service for those serving post 9/11. Veterans (or dependents) who are 100% eligible and qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program will receive up to $15,500 in matching funds from the University per academic year.

What are the next steps:

  • To take advantage of this program, please verify your Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Complete the Yellow Ribbon application process through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • In addition, you will need to complete the online application for the Wake Forest University School of Business.

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.