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2014 September

The Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement

Are you talented in art, dance, debate, music or theatre? Are you interested in continuing to paint, prance, argue, sing or act in college? If you answered “yes,” you may be a good fit for our talent-based scholarship at Wake Forest – The Presidential Scholarship.

WFU OrchestraWhat is it? The Presidential Scholarship is a $16,000 per year award and is designated for students with significant talent in dance, music, theatre, art and debate. This talent-based scholarship is one for which you must complete an additional application. It consists of a sample of your work, whether that be a video of you performing on stage or a portfolio of your studio artwork. Why the additional application? The Admissions Committee wants to be sure that our faculty members get to see your work. When you submit a Presidential Scholarship application, that sample of your work goes to that specific arts department to be evaluated. So what does this mean? This means that if you want your talent in the arts to be considered as part of your application, we ask that you submit an application for the Presidential Scholarship in lieu of an arts supplement to the regular application. “May I apply for more than one,” you ask? Certainly! Just know that you can be awarded a Presidential Scholarship in only one area.

Where is this application? It has been newly updated for electronic submission and is located on our Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement webpage.

In short, if you are looking to contribute your artistic talent to the Wake Forest community, start working on your portfolio now and submit that Presidential Scholarship application by December 1st!

Lori Pilon ‘12
Assistant Dean, Merit- and Talent-Based Scholarships

Special Fall Admissions Programming

On Friday, we mailed out invitations to our fall Discovery Day, Visions and Near and Far events – they should hit your mailboxes any day now. We hope you will be able to join us on either one of these days or for a traditional information session and tour sometime this fall. For details and registration information (required for all sessions and events), surf over to our Undergraduate Admissions Visit webpage.

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Global Wake Forest

We love sharing with you the terrific things happening in our Center for Global Programs and Studies. I strongly encourage all prospective students and families to spend time on their website where you will find a great deal of information on our study abroad opportunities, international minors, Worldwide Wake and more. They recently produced a short one minute video which captures the excitement generated by some of their programming. Check it out!

 

Thrive: Comprehensive Wellbeing At Wake Forest

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The campus-wide kick-off of “Thrive: A Comprehensive Approach to Wellbeing” will take place here on Friday, September 5. An event for all Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students, it will feature a festival designed to inform and inspire the campus community to think differently about their personal approach to wellbeing.

Light-hearted activities involving puppies, a labyrinth, and hundreds of three-foot tall leaves will help the campus community consider serious topics such as financial planning, work satisfaction, intellectual engagement and spirituality. At the center of the event, a 90-foot long, three-dimensional, leaf-shaped installation will represent Wake Forest’s holistic approach to wellbeing.

Committed to the tradition of educating the whole person, Wake Forest has always promoted a culture of health and wellbeing. I confess to playing my share of table tennis matches against colleagues on Hearn Plaza and to listening to friends play on our outdoor piano steps from the arch but a few feet away. It’s not all “Work Forest” around here … not at all.

To learn more about wellbeing initiatives at Wake Forest, visit our Thrive website.

New Admissions Website

While our students only just arrived back to campus and began classes some ten days ago, others here at Wake Forest have been busy all summer long working on enhancements to our website. Thanks to the efforts of a remarkable group of creative minds, we launched our new Wake Forest University Undergraduate Admissions website last week. From the basics on how to apply for admission to in depth profiles of Wake Forest students to wonderful videos highlighting our commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship, the website offers a comprehensive look at all that Wake Forest and our community have to offer. I encourage you to pay the site a visit and also welcome feedback via comment.

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