Leadership and Character Scholars constitute a small cohort of exceptional students who are committed to developing their leadership and character during their four years at Wake Forest.

Leadership and Character Scholars receive a full scholarship to Wake Forest, along with special opportunities for leadership and character development, including:

  • Conversations with visiting speakers and exemplary leaders
  • Specially designed retreats, workshops and discussion groups
  • Personal mentoring
  • Summer stipends to pursue service, internships and research related to leadership and character

The Leadership and Character Scholars Program is designed to strengthen students’ sense of community, inform their values and vocation and prepare them to serve their communities well beyond Wake Forest.

2023 commencement featuring graduating scholars

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Our First Class of Leadership & Character Scholars has Graduated. Here’s What They Taught Us.

Three members of the Class of 2023 and the Director of the Scholars program, Ann Phelps, talked about what the Scholars experience meant to them.