Awards

There are so many external scholarships out there that it can be hard to know where to start! On this page, you’ll find more information about the awards that Demon Deacons apply for most often, and learn more about the on-campus nomination process that some require. Take a look at the resources below, and once you’ve decided on pursuing a particular award, make an appointment to learn more:

  • Fulbright – Dr. Alyssa Howards – Email at howardal@wfu.edu.
  • Truman – Dr. Hana Brown – Email at brownhe@wfu.edu or sign up for office hours here.
  • STEM – Dr. James Pease – Email at peasejb@wfu.edu
  • UK Scholarships (and all others!) – Scholars Office Director, Jackie Sheridan – Email at sheridj@wfu.edu or sign up for a meeting here

Here’s our general Scholarships and Fellowships Flowchart, which breaks down awards by interest area, year, and GPA. You can also view a sortable version on Google Docs here

STEM majors, check out this amazing Big List of Stem Awards that Dr. Pease, our Faculty Director for STEM Scholarships, has put together. 


Some of the most competitive awards require an on-campus nomination. What that looks like varies according to each award and how many other students apply, but in every case, it means submitting your application before the official deadline so that a Selection Committee can review your materials, offer feedback, and invite you to an interview if needed. Below are the awards requiring nomination and some important dates.