Dr. Stephen C. Scott Scholars Program

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The Dr. Stephen C. Scott Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program designed to provide full-time Wake Tech students with an opportunity to pursue studies at Wake Tech and participate in a leadership development program. The program is named after President Emeritus Dr. Stephen C. Scott and reflects the values he instilled in the college through his leadership.

The scholarship was started by Mark and Rachel Selisker with a $25,000 endowment fund. Rachel Selisker is a Wake Tech graduate and a former member of the Wake Tech Foundation Board of Directors. Over the years, many private donors have joined the Seliskers in supporting the Scott Scholars program, adding $400,000 to sustain the program in perpetuity.

What are the benefits of being a Scott Scholar?

Each Scott Scholar will receive the following:

  • A scholarship valued at up to $3,500 per year to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies
  • A college-issued laptop (if desired) to use while enrolled at Wake Tech and participating in the Scott Scholars program
  • A mentor at Wake Tech who will serve as an advocate for the student, providing guidance and opportunities for leadership development
  • A paid internship placement in industry related to the student’s program of study or a non-profit community organization, offering opportunities to engage in service leadership and/or experience working in their field of study
  • The opportunity to participate in a student-centered leadership development or other relevant professional development opportunities during the academic year
  • A one-on-one meeting with President Emeritus Dr. Stephen C. Scott up to twice a year to discuss leadership, vision, and community
  • Opportunities to participate in special events and projects as designated by the program administrator and/or recommended by the student’s mentor

Who is Eligible?

  • Current Wake Tech students or CCP students who have completed 12 credit hours of college-level coursework
  • Students who have a Wake Tech GPA of 3.30 or higher and significant accomplishments and achievements
  • Students who have demonstrated community service work
  • Students who have demonstrated leadership skills and abilities

What is the Application Process?

Applications are accepted once a year, March 1 - April 30 for the upcoming academic year. To apply:

  • Go to https://www.waketech.edu/wake-tech-foundation/what/scholarships/scholarship-guidelines
  • Review the guidelines and click the APPLY NOW link at the bottom of the page
  • Login using your Wake Tech student credentials and complete the General Application
  • Click on the green arrow then click ‘Apply’. (Note: The green arrow will only appear if you meet the minimum criteria of 12+ hours of college-level class work completed and an unweighted GPA of 3.30 or higher.)
  • Complete the Supplemental Questions and submit two letters of recommendation by the April 30th deadline