Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement

Presidential Scholarships for Distinguished Achievement recognize up to twenty first-year students who possess exceptional talents in art, dance, debate, music, and theatre.  These $16,000 renewable scholarships are awarded on the basis of application, audition and interview. Applicants who submit all materials along with their WFU admission applications by Nov. 15 will also be eligible for other University scholarships. Presidential Scholar applications received past Nov. 15 will be considered as talent areas allow.

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Application Procedure for Individual Instruction Fee Scholarships

Those students who feel they have a need and would like to apply for a scholarship to cover or partially cover their individual instruction fee should fill out the application. See the current semester’s deadline within the application.

Applied Lesson Fee Scholarship Application


The Giles-Harris Music Competitions

Occurring each February, the Giles-Harris Music Competitions honor former esteemed piano faculty members Lucille Harris and Christopher Giles and offer Wake Forest student musicians the chance to perform and compete for cash prizes. Invited guest judges from among the region’s finest musicians choose the winning performances in both voice/instrumental and piano divisions. All Wake Forest students enrolled in individual instruction on any instrument or voice type and regardless of their major are eligible to enter the Competitions with their instructor’s permission.

Giles-Harris Entry Form

More information and history about the Giles-Harris Competitions can be found on the Giles-Harris Competitions page.

The Boteler Prize for the Pursuit of Excellence in Music

This prize is awarded annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate music students to pursue individual projects to advance their musical education. Eligible music majors and minors are nominated by individual faculty to submit proposals for the prize each spring. The award was established in memory of Louise Cochrane Boteler (’75), who pursued a career in choral music education following graduation.

The Christian Cappelluti Prize

This prize is awarded to one or more students demonstrating outstanding musical merit and promise. Students at any level, including incoming first-year students, may be nominated by a faculty member, with awards made upon a vote of the full music faculty. The award is named in memory of Wake Forest graduate Christian Cappelluti (’97), who died unexpectedly at the age of 22.