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A Magnolia Scholar Story: Taylor Seiple

by June 27, 2017
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At first, Taylor Seiple assumed the Magnolia Scholarship was simply a tremendous means to a life-changing end: a Wake Forest education. And then she discovered it meant even more: an achievement, a distinction and a community unto itself. “It absolutely makes my identity here,” she said. The process starts when Read more »

A Magnolia Scholar Story: Megan Blackstock

by June 26, 2017
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Between academics, a campus internship, a teaching assistant’s duties and volunteer work with two organizations, Megan Blackstock’s weeks are packed tighter than a carry-on travel bag. But while she does all that juggling, the junior Biochemistry major has her eye on a future that is just as aligned with Wake Read more »

A Magnolia Scholar Story: Emeli Marroquin

by June 23, 2017
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Emeli Marroquin has not planned her life after Wake Forest just yet. There are still mountains to hike, people to meet and classes to take. But this much is a solid bet: She will take on new challenges and overcome them. Marroquin, the only member of her El Salvadoran family Read more »

A Magnolia Scholar Story: Alex Reyes

by June 22, 2017
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Maybe it was when she gave her family a tour of the Wake Forest campus that first time. Or maybe it was the day she first walked into the Manhattan headquarters of PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an intern. Alex Reyes isn’t quite sure when the enormity of her family’s story and Read more »

Magnolia Scholar to Featured Graduate

by May 22, 2015

Linnet Hennkens-Cruz is one of 17 graduates featured for the Wake Forest University 2015 Commencement. Linnet majored in Spanish and plans to work as a legal interpreter and freelance as a translator for a year in Arizona. Afterwards, she plans to attend law school and become an international or immigration lawyer. Read more »

Magnolia Scholar to Fulbright Finalist

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Araceli Morales-Santos (’14) is one of nine Wake Forest recent graduates and alumni to be selected as a finalist for the US Student Fulbright Program. Araceli will be an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil (2016). Good luck and success to Araceli! Read more >>>

Magnolia Scholars Program Receives 6.5M Gift

by April 4, 2013

Dr. Steven and Becky Scott have committed $6.5 million to further the education of first generation college students through Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program. Click here to read the full story

It Starts With Me…

by October 21, 2010

The Magnolia Scholars program carries the legacy of “Old Wake Forest. ” When Wake Forest opened, it was an Eastern North Carolina, white, male, Baptist college. Virtually all of the students were from farms and small towns, many were first generation college students. They left Wake Forest with grand ambitions Read more »