Scholarship Endowment

Scholarship endowment is critical to keeping open the doors of higher education to deserving students regardless of their financial circumstances. Through an endowed scholarship, donors can:

  • Permanently honor the person whose name it bears 
  • Influence the quality of and accessibility to medical care for this and future generations
  • Inspire philanthropy in others 

On average, more than 90 percent of our medical students receive scholarship and loan support each year to secure their education. Yet, most medical students still incur educational debt. Members of recent classes have graduated with an average medical school debt of more than $150,000 each. Projected average debt for members of the Class of 2014 is expected to reach $170,000. 

Scholarship endowment makes a significant difference: Every $1,000 in scholarship support reduces a student's potential indebtedness by more than $8,400. 

Learn more about how an endowment works. 

Need-blind Admissions

Wake Forest’s School of Medicine admits students without regard to their financial circumstances. Once admitted, the university works with students and their families to find a financial aid package that includes scholarship grants, work-study opportunities, loans, and student and family contributions. 

By admitting students regardless of their ability to pay for their education, the School of Medicine gets the most talented people from all walks of life, creating a diverse community that mirrors the world around us.

Endowed Scholarships

 To see a full list of Endowed Scholarships please click here.   

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Newmans fund scholarship

Newmans fund scholarship

W. Harold Newman, MD ’56, and his wife Ernestine, helped three of their four children through the School of Medicine, but they wanted to make sure others had that experience as well. The Fayetteville, N.C., couple, who have traveled the world on medical missions as a way of giving back, recently endowed the Newman Family Scholarship with a $100,000 gift to the school. Preference for the award would be given to students who show a desire to volunteer and give back to their community.

Last Updated: 04-22-2014
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