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Blake Brandes ('06) received a 2006 Marshall Scholarship, and Lakshmi Krishnan ('06) received a Rhodes Scholarship the same year.

Calling all post-graduate scholarship recipients

At least 100 Wake Forest students and alumni have won prestigious post-graduate scholarships through spring 2008, including 13 Rhodes Scholarships, 42 Fulbright Scholarships, 14 Truman Scholarships, six Goldwater Scholarships, three Marshall Scholarships and three Beinecke Scholarships.

But the exact number of students to win other competitive awards, including Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships, National Science Foundation Scholarships, German Chancellor Scholarships and other major awards is unknown.

If you earned a national or international transportable post-graduate scholarship during or after college, and especially before 2003, please contact , director of the Wake Forest Scholars program, to confirm that award. This does not include scholarships awarded by and unique to an individual graduate or professional school. Check the list below to see if you're already listed.


Date of award included after graduation date if different.
In some cases, students listed declined the scholarship to pursue other opportunities.

Rhodes Scholarships

British Marshall Scholarships

Luce Scholarships

  • John Knight (1978, 1984)
  • Mary Heim (1980, 1985)
  • Raymond Farrow (1986, 1989)
  • Rogan Kersh (1986, 1992)
  • James M. “Jay” Smith (1990, 1995)
  • Manning Rountree (1994, 1998)

Beinecke Scholarships

(Graduation date listed. All awards made in junior year.)

  • Stephanie Spellers (1993)
  • Samuel Kerlin (1997)
  • Neal Richardson (2004)

Truman Scholarships

(Graduation date listed. All awards made in junior year.)

Mellon Fellowships

  • Rogan Kersh (1986, 1987)
  • Derek Furr (1990)
  • Shannon Poe-Kennedy (1998)

Goldwater Scholarships

(Graduation date listed. Awards made in sophomore or junior year.)

National Science Foundation Scholarships

  • Shannon Poe-Kennedy (1998)
  • Christian Stevenson (1999)
  • Paul Thomas (1999)
  • Kedra Garrison (1999)
  • Neal Richardson (2004)

Fulbright Scholarships

(Recipient followed by topic and place of study)

* ETA — English Teaching Assistantship. Other Fulbrights are for graduate study or research.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

  • Vishak John (2003)
  • Rostia Najmi (2004, 2007)

Jacob Javits Scholarships

  • Andrew Estel (2004)

Pickering Fellowships

  • Elizabeth “Liz” Lundeen (2007)

NIH Partnership Scholarships
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

  • Kezia McKeague (2005)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Bilyeu (1990, 1992), England
  • John Whitmire (1997, 2002), New Zealand
  • Matthew Triplette (2005), New Zealand
  • Bengt Eric Carlson (2007), Colombia
  • John Toner (2007), Bolivia
  • Jonathan Barry (2007), England
  • Patricia Crawley (2008), Italy
  • Robert Palmer (2010), Latin America

German Chancellor Scholarships (Alexander von Humboldt)

  • Seth Brodsky (1997, 2005)



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