Scholarship Information

Wake Forest School of Medicine MD Endowed Scholarships

WFSM has over 100 endowed scholarships for both merit-based and need-based scholarship awards.  A listing of our endowed scholarships can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook (make a link) on page 24. 

Merit-Based Scholarships – Applicants complete merit-based requirements when applying to WFSM.  If a student is selected to receive one, it will be renewed each year of medical school as long as the student meets Satisfactory Academic Performance (SAP).

Need-Based Scholarships – Students (incoming and current) need to apply each year while in medical school.  Information needed includes current year’s FAFSA, Need Access Form, and most recent tax forms for student, spouse (if married), and parents even if the student is not claimed as a dependent.   (See Need-Based Scholarship Application tab for additional information and links).  

External Scholarships

External scholarships provide an excellent source for funding medical school.  WFSM’s Office of Financial Aid announces external scholarships that become available through student emails.  However, we also recommend that students continue to search for scholarships on their own as well.  Click the sites below to search for scholarships pertaining to your specific interests and talents as well as service programs that offer scholarships.

Please submit your External Scholarship Matching Datasheet (make a link to form) which the Office of Financial Aid will keep on file throughout your tenure.  As scholarship opportunities arise that match your demographic information, we will forward that information to you for review and possible application.   

Internet Search Sites

Service Commitment Scholarships

Armed Forces Scholarships

All three branches of the military offer scholarships and WFSM is honored to have military students among our student body.  Should you have an interest in learning more from students who are receiving military scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and a student will be identified to assist with your questions.


Quick Reference

Financial Aid

Phone: 336-716-4264
Fax: 336-716-9593


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Office of Financial Aid
Wake Forest School of Medicine
PO Box 573183
Winston Salem, NC 27157

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