The Heritage Scholarships are awarded to students with special gifts in the liberal arts and sciences who have demonstrated their academic potential, critical curiosity, and passion for learning. The Heritage Scholarship was established in 2001 by an anonymous donor to encourage students with significant need, and/or those who have grown up in rural areas or small towns, and/or those who are among the first generation of their families to attend college, to consider attending Wake Forest.
These scholarships are awarded to students with a record of 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 special talents in some aspect of the liberal arts.
The Heritage Scholarship is a competitive need-based scholarship. Applicants should complete both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA by January 1, so that need may be determined before the selection process is complete.