Richter Scholarship Program

The Richter Scholar awards are available for graduate and undergraduate students for the purpose of globally-oriented independent study in foreign countries.

Students are encouraged to pursue enriching, broadening projects that have the promise of being life-changing. To enrich the independent study experience, each student is required to have a faculty mentor for their project.

Here is an example of a great project done by Kgosi Hughes (’23).

Ready to Apply?

Due: February 14, 2023

Length: 2-9 Weeks

Who: Rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year undergraduate students
Information for graduate students

Funding: Up to $6000


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ACC Meeting of Minds 2023

This year, Wake Forest University was represented at the annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference by two previous Richter Scholars! Zacary Contreras presented his project, “Casta Paintings in the 21st century: Identity Propaganda, Indigenismo, and the Reclamation of Identity Art in Mexico.” Laura Page presented her project, “An Investigation into Cultural and Societal Factors Affecting Maternal Birth Outcomes in Iceland and the Netherlands.”

Laura Page stand in front of her presentation at the ACC Meeting of the Minds conference.