Richard and Carolyn Riley Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

Wake Forest University offers students who know that they have an interest in entrepreneurship the opportunity to participate in the Program in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship early in their college experience. The Richard and Carolyn Riley Scholarship is awarded annually for one year to a student who shows outstanding potential in entrepreneurship. This scholarship carries a value of $2,500 and will be available to a student who has declared an ESE minor prior to submitting the application.

This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the Richard and Carolyn Riley through the endowed Richard and Carolyn Riley Fund for Entrepreneurship.  The purpose of the Fund is to provide funds for undergraduate students in the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship program who are participating in learning experiences related to their for-profit and not-for-profit entrepreneurial career interests.  The learning experiences should have an ethics focus

Preference in awarding funds will be given to students who exhibit strong moral character, an interest in entrepreneurship, and a great concern for business ethics

For more information about this scholarship, contact Polly Black, Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (blackka@wfu.edu).

Favorable consideration is given to a student who has declared an ESE minor prior to submitting the application.

Applications due April 3, 2017.

To apply for this award:

  • Declare an Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation, which should come from someone who can comment on your interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Include a brief letter asking to be considered for the Riley Scholarship, describing how you became interested in entrepreneurship and how you plan to continue these interests at Wake Forest and beyond.
  • Please send your brief letter and recommendation to:

Professor Polly Black
Director, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
230 Reynolda Hall
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27106