University Scholarship Programs

The Guy T. Carswell Scholarship awarded to entering first-year students possessing outstanding qualities of intellect and leadership, covers the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and includes an allowance for books and personal expenses. Scholars may receive up to $5,000 at least one summer for approved travel or study projects. The following funds support the Guy T. Carswell Scholarship program.

          The Deal Family Scholarship gives preference first to students from Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander counties, NC; second to other North Carolinians; and third to other students.

          The Gentry Family Scholarship assists needy recipients.

The Joseph G. Gordon Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students showing exceptional promise and leadership potential who are members of constituencies historically underrepresented in the College. Made possible by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the University, this scholarship covers the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and includes an allowance for books and personal expenses. Scholars may receive up to $5,000 at least one summer for approved travel or study projects.

The Graylyn Scholarship, awarded to an entering first-year student to recognize leadership and academic excellence, covers the costs of tuition and fees. Scholars may receive up to $5,000 at least one summer for approved travel or study projects.

The Nancy Susan Reynolds Scholarship is awarded to up to extraordinarily capable entering first-year students. Made possible through the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, this scholarship covers the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and includes an allowance for books and personal expenses. Scholars may receive up to $5,000 at least one summer for approved travel or study projects.

The Stamps Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a high degree of intellectual curiosity and scholarship, exceptional promise in leadership, service and social responsibility, perseverance, character, integrity, and innovation. Made possible through the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and through matching funds from Wake Forest University benefactor Mr. Porter B. Byrum, this scholarship annually covers the costs of tuition, fees, room and board, and includes an allowance for books and personal expenses. Scholars may receive up to $15,000 total over their four undergraduate years for approved travel or study projects.

The Abernethy-Sowers Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to residents of Catawba County, NC, and second to resdidents of surrounding counties.

The Armstrong Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to residents of FL, GA, AR, and PA.

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) Scholarships are awarded for academic and personal achievement and pay an amount determined by the U.S. Army for tuition; a flat rate for texts, equipment, and supplies; and a subsistence allowance. Interested students should contact the Department of Military Science.

The Baker Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Anne & John Barry Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Bauer Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars is awarded based on academic merit.

The George M. & Daisy Olive Beavers Scholarship assists students on the basis of leadership, citizenship, and character.

The Frank L. Blum Construction Company Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Dr. George E. & Lila C. Bradford Scholarship is awarded to outstanding entering first-year students with an intent and capacity to prepare for a career in medicine.

The Bragg Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Russell Brantley Scholarship for Writing assists a student based on merit and exceptional talent in writing, with preference to creative writers.

The Junius C. & Eliza P. Brown Scholarships assist needy and worthy residents of North Carolina, with preference to residents of Rockingham County, NC.

The Patricia Heiges Brown Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Edward Otis Burroughs Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to a student who is an organist and intends to major in music performance, second to a student who intends to pursue a career in secondary education with an emphasis in vocal music instruction, and third to a student who intends to major in physics.

The Byrum Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Robert P. & Dorothy Caldwell Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, and a commitment to helping others. A portion of these funds gives preference to needy students from Gaston and Catawba, NC, counties.

The Mark C. Christie Scholarship assists students based on merit, with preference to graduates of public high schools in WV or in VA west of Lynchburg.

The Cooper Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Collins Family Scholarship assists needy students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body, with preference first to US-resident Hispanic students who are not US citizens, and second to US-resident Hispanic students.

The Crawford Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Gary Franklin Culler Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students based on ability and leadership potential, with preference to students from High Point, NC.

The Curlee-Hodge Scholarship assists needy students, with preference first to students not intending a major in the School of Business, and second to students with a physical disability. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average to be eligible for a renewal of the scholarship.

The Egbert L. Davis Jr. Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students from North Carolina demonstrating outstanding academic performance, diligence, integrity, character, leadership, and reasonable athletic competence. Awards are renewable based on a B average, exemplary personal conduct, and participation in the religious life of the University.

The Dean Family Scholarship assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to students with US citizenship.

The Devine Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Molly Dingledine Scholarship assists needy students with artistic ability, with preference first to majors, and second to minors, in studio art.

The Winston & Elizabeth Dozier Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Eddins Family Scholarship assists students based on ability, character, integrity, leadership, and a desire to make a contribution in their communities, with preference first to residents of Stanly or Polk counties, NC, or Spartanburg County, SC, and preference second to students from North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Faig Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to graduates of public high schools in the greater New York metropolitan area, and second to graduates of public high schools.

The Farmer Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Lelia & David Farr Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students with an interest in and acumen for entrepreneurship.

The Fideles Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to female students.

The First Citizens South Carolina Scholarship assists South Carolina residents who express an interest in pursuing studies in business, accounting, finance, economics, or a related field, with preference to needy students.

The Bobbie Fletcher Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on ability and leadership to a female from North Carolina, possessing the qualities of kindness, thoughtfulness, unselfishness, patience, and determination. Preference is given to needy students.

The Fownes Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to students interested in premedical studies, chemistry, or biology.

The Samuel T. Gladding Scholarship assists students based on merit, leadership, and community service, with preference to students from Alabama.

The Earl Haden Hamilton, Sr. Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The George Foster Hankins Scholarships assist needy and worthy residents of North Carolina or children of alumni/ae living in other states, with preference to residents of Davidson County, NC. The following funds support the Hankins Scholarship program.

          The Roena B. & Petro Kulynych Scholarship assists needy students, with preference first to students from Wilkes County, NC, and second to students from Avery County, NC.

          The Kutteh Family Scholarship assists needy students with strong preference first to students from Iredell County, NC, and second to students from its contiguous counties.

          The Lowden Family Scholarship assists needy students with preference first to students from Montgomery County and second to students from Anson, Stanly, Davidson, Randolph, Moore, or Richmond counties, NC.

          The William Henry McElwee & Douglas Plonk McElwee Scholarship assists needy students who graduated from a public high school and are residents of Wilkes County, NC, with preference second to residents of Iredell County, NC.

          The Dr. B.L. & Betty Ferrell Woodard Scholarship assists needy students, with first preference to applicants attending North Johnston High School in Kenly, NC, second preference to residents of Johnston County, NC, third preference to residents of a county contiguous to Johnston County, and fourth preference to North Carolina residents.

The Louise Patton Hearn Scholarship for Human Service assists students who have demonstrated exceptional service to improve others’ well-being and who show interest and potential in leading others to make similar contributions to humanity.

The Paula S. Henson Scholarship assists students from the Appalachian region.

The Heritage Scholarship is awarded to needy entering first-year students who represent the traditional constituency of the student body and who show outstanding academic achievement or potential, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, the enthusiasm and courage to take advantage of a college opportunity, a sense of service and social responsibility, and perhaps special talent in some aspect of the liberal arts.

The Hilsabeck Summer Bridge Scholarship assists two participants in the Summer Bridge program, one who is preferably a member of a Wake Forest athletic team.

The Robert P. Holding Scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year student from North Carolina (with strong preference to eastern North Carolina) demonstrating strong academic talent and exceptional promise in civic leadership. The Holding Scholarship is a competitive need-based scholarship.

The Todd & Deborah House Endowed Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Hunter Family Scholarship for Community Service assists students with a strong commitment to community service.

The James Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Shelley & Tom Jennings Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Peter & Yamile Jimenez Scholarship assists needy students, with preference to Hispanic or Latino students from FL.

The J. Lee Keiger Sr. Scholarship assists North Carolinians with preference to students from the ALLTEL-Carolina Telephone Company service region.

The Mary Virginia Kyle Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to students who have been raised by a divorced or widowed single mother, and second to students from the Southeast US.

The Jean Hobby Ladd & Guy Richard Ladd Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Randall D. Ledford Scholarship assists a physics major or a student planning to major in physics.

The Randall D. Ledford Scholarship II assists NC residents who are physics majors or who plan to declare a major in physics.

The Lindsay Leiter Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Zeno Martin College Scholarship assists students based on academic performance, diligence, integrity, character, and leadership, who graduated from a high school located in the NC counties of Yadkin, McDowell, or Wake, with preference to Yadkin.

The James Capel Mason Scholarship assists worthy students.

The M. Craig Massey Memorial Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Andrew B. McMerty Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students who are US citizens or permanent residents, by reducing loan expectations.

The McMullen Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Merit Supplemental Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students showing exceptional promise who are members of constituencies historically underrepresented in the College.

The Moore Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to students from rural NC.

The Morrison Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Motamed Scholarship assists first-generation college students, with preference to students who are, or whose parents are, residents of the US but not US citizens, to help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

The Charles & Johnnie Murphy Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Hiram Abif Myers III Scholarship assists needy students who exemplify the ideals and characteristics of Hiram Abif Myers III, such as dedication to his or her studies, a strong sense of purpose, a belief in the promise of the future, a positive and pleasant personality, and a dedication to his or her community, with preference first to graduates of Roswell High School in Roswell, GA, second to children of alumni of Roswell High School, third to graduates of other Roswell or North Fulton County area high schools, and fourth to graduates of high schools in the Southeastern US.

The Joseph M. Neal & Kay Fundis Neal Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists students from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho, with preference to needy students, by reducing loan expectations.

The Neville Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Pappas Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The William Louis Poteat Scholarship is awarded to up to twenty entering needy and worthy first-year students who are active members of a North Carolina Baptist church and are likely to make significant contributions to church and society. A letter of recommendation from a church member is due January 1. The following funds support the William Louis Poteat Scholarship program.

          The Ben T. Aycock Jr./Minta Aycock McNally Scholarship.

          The Rev. Benjamin S. Beach Scholarship.

          The Rev. Edgar Douglas & Jean Sholar Christman Scholarship, established by the Ministerial Council of Wake Forest University.

          The Cockman/Gore Scholarship.

          The H. Max Craig Jr. Scholarship, established by Winfred Norman Hasty Jr.

          The Nathan D. Dail Scholarship, established by Robert L. & Barbara D. Whiteman.

          The Davis Poteat Scholarship.

          The Evans Family Scholarship.

          The W.D. & Alberta B. Holleman Memorial Scholarship.

          The E. Glen & Joyce Holt Scholarship.

          The Lynn Hampton Parker Scholarship.

          The Walter & Eva Reynolds Scholarship.

          The Roy & Doris Smith Scholarship.

          The Minnie & Fred Stone Scholarship.

The Donald C. & Heidi Hagen Prentiss Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to students from the NC counties of Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, or Washington, and second to students from eastern NC.

The Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement, valued at $16,000 annually, is awarded to up to twenty entering first-year students based on exceptional talent in art, dance, debate, music, and theatre. A separate application is due December 1. The following funds support the Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement program.

          The Annenberg Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership, with preference to students who express strong communication skills, such as in the areas of writing or debate.

          The Burchfield Presidential Scholarship assists a student based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The John J. Carpenter Family Presidential Scholarship assists a student based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Ceruzzi Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Steven & Laurie Eskind Presidential Scholarship assists a student based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Kitty Green Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Hurst Family Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Milhaupt Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Strobel Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership.

          The Thorkelson Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership

          The Webb Presidential Scholarship assists students based on merit, exceptional talent, and leadership

The Bobby Carlyle & Margaret Ferguson Raynor Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to NC residents wishing to pursue a career in dentistry, second to other students wishing to pursue a career in dentistry, and third to NC residents wishing to pursue a career as a Christian minister.

The Riley Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to students interested in participating in the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Program.

The Leroy & Teresa Robinson Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students from the high schools in Montgomery County, NC, based on academic achievement, diligence, integrity, character, and leadership.

The Roy O. Rodwell Sr. Scholarship assists a student each year up to the cost of tuition, with preference to North Carolinians.

The Rowland Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Scarborough Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference to students with a parent who is a public school teacher in NC or SC, and renewable with a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average and enrollment in at least one economics course at Wake Forest

The Mark Schurmeier 9/11 Peace Fund assists undergraduate students who are residents of the U.S., based on merit and need, with preference to students directly affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., or other victims of political, social, or religious terrorism. The fund may also support student projects, travel, or academic studies dedicated to the reduction or elimination of terrorist activities and the promotion of peace.

The John Aaron & Vida Lee P. Senter Scholarship assists North Carolinians based on ability, diligence, integrity, character, and leadership, with preference to residents of Harnett County, NC, and active members of a Baptist church in North Carolina.

The Daniel R. & Barbara F. Shouvlin Scholarship assists students who help achieve and sustain the diversity of the student body.

The Earl F. & Jane P. Slick Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The K. Wayne Smith Scholarship is awarded to needy entering first-year students, with preference to residents of Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, and Alexander counties, NC, and to children of full-time employees of OCLC, Inc. of Dublin, OH.

The Zachary T. Smith Leadership Scholarship, established by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, is awarded to needy entering first-year students from North Carolina with outstanding leadership evidence and promise, often to reduce loan expectations.

The Stanton Family Scholarship assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The William G. Starling Scholarship assists needy students based on their ability, character, integrity, leadership, and desire to make a contribution to the community in which they live.

The Toll Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Townsend Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Harold Wayland & Nelle Futch Tribble Scholarship assists students with superior academic ability.

The Kenneth Monroe Tucker Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students, with preference to students from Wilkes, New Hanover, or Brunswick counties, NC.

The George Nelson Turner Scholarship assists students based on leadership ability and merit, with preference to those from North Carolina, who graduated from a public high school, who were academically ranked in the top third of the high school class, who lettered in a varsity sport while attending high school, and who participate in Christian religious and community service activities. Need is considered but is not a required or controlling factor.

The USS Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students based on academic performance and leadership, with preference to children of USS Corporation or its eligible subsidiaries.

The Wake Forest Cultural Diversity Scholarship established by Linda J. Gamble, assists students whose residence is outside of the U.S., based on academic ability and potential to add to the diversity and cultural awareness of the Wake Forest community.

The Marshall & Jo Walker Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The George Hampton Wall & Billie Olive Wall Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The D.E. Ward, Jr., M.D. & Sara Henry Ward Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Waters Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Leonidas Polk Williams Sr. Scholarship assists students from Chowan, Camden, and Pasquotank counties, NC, on the basis of merit.

The John G. Williard Financial Aid Fund provides scholarships to needy students from NC and surrounding states.

The John G. Williard Scholarship assists middle income students.

The O.W. Wilson Scholarship is awarded to entering first-year students with superior records and excellent potential.

The O.W. Wilson-Yancey County Scholarship assists needy students from Yancey County, NC, with excellent academic records.

The Yezzi Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations.

The Yoh Family Fund for Wake Forest Scholars assists needy students by reducing loan expectations, with preference first to females from the greater Philadelphia, PA area, and second to students from PA.