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William Louis Poteat Scholarship

William Louis Poteat Scholarship

The William Louis Poteat Scholarship program, which began in 1982, commemorates one of the university’s most notable historical personalities. William Louis Poteat, a fervent Baptist, was a biology professor, president of the institution from 1905 to 1927, and a highly renowned proponent of academic freedom. These scholarships promote Wake Forest’s long-standing ties to its Baptist roots and the state of North Carolina.

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Eligibility

The Poteat Scholarship is a competitive need-based scholarship. Applicants should complete both the CSS Profile® and the FAFSA™ by January 1, so that need may be determined before the selection process is complete.

Benefits

The William Louis Poteat Scholarship is awarded to up to twenty entering needy and worthy first-year students who are active members of a North Carolina Baptist church. The award is based upon excellent academic achievement, promise of leadership, and involvement in one’s church, and recipients must show promise of making a significant contribution to church and society.

Application

Applicants for the Poteat Scholarship must submit a letter of recommendation form completed by a church member by January 1 to: William Louis Poteat Scholarship Officer.

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