Wake Forest Fund – School of Divinity

At the School of Divinity, the annual fund directly supports our MDiv students, who are called to work for justice, reconciliation and compassion. It is because of generous supporters that these exceptional students attend Wake Forest University, earn their Masters of Divinity, and become remarkable and dynamic faith leaders.

Your gifts to this fund play an integral role in shaping tomorrow’s leaders for a life of service. All who enroll at the School of Divinity receive some form of financial aid. Your gift will help provide scholarships to students and allow them to focus on their academic pursuits rather than their financial obligations.

Scholarship Support


The School of Divinity at Wake Forest University is increasingly becoming a top choice for students who are called to be leaders in churches and other faith-based ministries. This broadening profile is crucial to the success of our mission, directly enabling us to attract and retain students who will thrive at Wake Forest. We are committed to growing our scholarship resources, thereby expanding the student financial aid that we can offer.

Success in this area will have the greatest and most immediate impact on the work of the School of Divinity and the lives of its students, most notably by reducing their educational debt obligations. Most of the career paths our graduates pursue are not financially lucrative, and we need to ensure that they can graduate without an outsized debt burden constraining their vocational choice. Please help us provide the necessary resources to allow our Master of Divinity students to follow their callings and meet the immense needs of our broken world.

How can you help provide financial aid for Wake Divinity students?

Establish an endowed scholarship

Endowed scholarship funds provide the School of Divinity with valuable financial aid that reduces debt and makes attending Wake Forest a reality for deserving students. These funds constitute the best long-term solution for minimizing student educational debt. Our tuition is the lowest among Wake Forest University Programs. That means that scholarship endowment gifts to the School of Divinity have a high impact in relation to educational cost. The minimum commitment for a named scholarship endowment is $100,000. These funds are a significant way to honor a person or family and to establish their name in a legacy that will benefit students for generations.

Give to an established scholarship endowment

Friends of the School of Divinity have established endowed scholarship funds for general student support, as well as for specific purposes ranging from denominational awards (granted to students expressly affiliated with Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, or other traditions), to socially or professionally driven scholarships (given to students of color, women, or those interested in specific ministries like chaplaincy, for example), to funds provided on the basis of geographical considerations (for instance, to students from within North Carolina). Additional gifts to any of these funds increase their capacity to benefit students.

Support the Wake Forest Fund – School of Divinity

Consider a gift of any size to The Wake Forest Fund – School of Divinity. Gifts to this fund go entirely to provide financial aid for our MDiv students. The School of Divinity relies on this fund to provide financial aid not covered by restricted scholarship funds. Donors who join a Giving Society, which requires a five-year pledge of a minimum of $1,000 per year, are recognized as Wake Forest’s most generous alumni, families, and friends.

Divinity Internships

Divinity Internships

The Art of Ministry program attends to three related sources of ministry wisdom: ministerial identity, ministry practice, and theological reflection.

Students have the opportunity to be deeply involved in community engagement and internships throughout the region of our state, engaging ministries addressing poverty, child welfare, LGBTQ advocacy, chaplaincy, palliative care, community-supported agriculture, racial justice work, community organizing, refugee resettlement, prisoner re-entry, disability accommodation, and advocacy for victims of sexual assault.

If you’re interested in supporting scholarships, please contact Hannah McMahan King, Assistant Dean of Development, School of Divinity at kinghm@wfu.edu and be sure to include your full name, email, and phone number.