Programming and Research Grants

Wake Forest maintains a diverse and inclusive environment to enable all participants to contribute their full potential in pursuit of University objectives and personal success. This involves celebrating various cultures, religions, ethnicities and identities in our community; infusing inclusive excellence into our faculty initiatives; offering curricula that are reflective of a global society; and developing intercultural education programs that equip our students, faculty, and staff with skills and knowledge to become global citizens.

Grants for Students

  • Travel Stipend

    The travel stipend can be used to offset expenses related to transportation, hotel, and meals for WFU sponsored Career Treks and Connects events. Priority is given to students who have not received a travel stipend during the current academic year.

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  • Professional Development Grant

    The professional development grant covers expenses such as a professional wardrobe and business accessories (i.e. business cards, stationery, pad-folios) that are a necessary part of the career development and job search process.

    Students can apply for a grant up to $300.

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  • Experiential Learning Stipend (Internship)

    The experiential learning stipend helps to offset student costs for unpaid summer internships and/or research projects in their career field of interest. Students can request up to $3,000 in their application.

    All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the experiential learning (internship) stipend. Students are not eligible to apply if they are receiving funding from another source.

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  • Textbook Assistance (Intercultural Center)

    Each semester the Intercultural Center offers textbook assistance to students with high financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

    For more information, please contact Darlene Starnes at starnedd@wfu.edu.

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  • Intercultural Center Student Funding

    This fund provides awards to students who are studying abroad, participating in a service trips, internships, and other activities as the Office deems are in the best interests of both the University and the student.

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  • Scholarship for Women

    Each semester the Women’s Center posts a number of scholarship opportunities to give women students from all backgrounds the opportunity to study abroad, go to conferences, and find jobs for after college. Visit womenscenter.wfu.edu for updates on deadlines and opportunities.

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  • LGBTQ Resources

    There are a number of local, statewide, and national scholarships available for LGBTQ students, allies, students who work for social justice and equity in their communities, and students who are part of LGBTQ families.

    Visit lgbtq.wfu.edu for updates.

  • Student Budget Advisory Committee Funding (SBAC)

    SBAC is a student government committee responsible for allocating operating funds to chartered student organizations and monitoring the way those funds are spent. Once chartered, groups may apply for this type of funding.

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  • Student Activities Fee Committee (SAF)

    The Student Activity Fee fund was developed to enhance campus-wide social, recreational and community-building activities. Groups wishing to apply for event funding should first find an appropriate date and reserve an event space. The next step is developing an event plan and budget.

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  • Diversity and Collaboration Fund (DCF)

    The Diversity & Collaboration Fund (DCF) was created to provide greater incentives for programs and events that bring diverse groups of students together in new ways. Events may be cultural, social, academically-focused and/or recreational but must be open to the entire WFU community.

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  • Chaplain’s Grant

    This fund is setup to assist Faculty, Staff, and Students in times of financial hardship. This includes individuals that work on the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus, Graylyn, or Wake Downtown but are employed by an outside contracted group such as Aramark. Limited funds are available.

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Grants For Faculty & Staff

One of the core missions of the Provost’s Office is to support Wake Forest University faculty in their research and scholarly endeavors. In support of this mission, a number of funding opportunities are available through the Provost’s Office.

Contact Us


Office: Reynolda Hall, Suite 302
Phone: 336.758.3824
Email: diversity@wfu.edu

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