Begun in 1990, the Graylyn Scholarship is offered to one student each year and recognizes leadership and academic excellence, with funding provided by and in recognition of the Graylyn International Conference Center of Wake Forest University.
Successful applicants have pursued the most challenging curriculum available to them and have achieved grade point averages and SAT scores that place them in the top few percentage points in comparison to their peers (often in the top 1 percent of their class, with SAT-1 scores above 1500). Further, Graylyn Scholars have typically been leaders in a variety of extracurricular pursuits and won recognition for their interests at the regional, state, or national level.
The Graylyn Scholarship covers the annual cost of tuition, room and board, plus $1500 for personal expenses. Graylyn Scholars are encouraged to apply for up to $3000 for a research, study, or travel project during each of the three summers between the first and senior years. Graylyn Scholars also receive an extra $500 allowance for expenses related to one semester at a Wake Forest overseas program.
Finalists are invited to campus for interviews and are notified by the end of March.