Wayfind is a selective program that prioritizes students who are historically underrepresented in higher education (i.e., first-generation college students of color). Other selection criteria includes the following:
- Academic promise demonstrated through grades, school attendance, and discipline.
- 7th grade End of Grade scores of 3 or greater (a lower score does not disqualify you from becoming a Wayfind scholar)
- Qualifies for the federal free and reduced lunch program.
Upon acceptance, Wayfind Scholars receive mentoring and support for 4.5 years, from the second semester of 8th grade through high school. Wayfind scholars who complete the full mentoring program, apply to Wingate University, and receive acceptance can receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. To date, Wingate has invested more than $2.5 million in the inaugural class of Wayfind Scholars set to graduate in 2023.
Are you in the 8th grade?
Do you attend East Union or Monroe Middle School?
Will you go to either Monroe High or Forest Hills High?
Do you receive free or reduced lunch?
Have you been a good student?
Do you have a 3 or higher on your 7th grade end of grade scores?
The next application cycle will open fall 2023.
Dr. Abby Holland