Foundation Scholarships

Below please find a list of scholarships and grants available to WakeMed employees through the WakeMed Foundation.  The WakeMed Foundation awards and administers scholarships and grants to fund continuing education opportunities and programs that will further WakeMed's mission.  WakeMed employees, before you apply, please make sure to review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship to determine if you qualify.  If you have questions, please contact foundation@wakemed.org


Skills Scholarship

Application Deadlines: Feb. 15; May 15; Sept. 15.

The intent of Skills Scholarships is to provide individuals with funds to attend classes, seminars, conferences and programs. Scholarships are designed to help employees go above and beyond, and gain new skills that will help expand existing services. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate impact to patient care.


Grant Requests

Application Deadlines: Feb. 15; May 15; Sept. 15.

The Foundation accepts any type of funding request from any department at any amount.

Please note: Applicants should confirm (with manager, VP, etc.) if a proposal through the hospital’s purchasing authorization process is needed prior to Foundation submission. If so, contingent approval is required before proceeding with the Foundation’s application process.


Helton Awardee

Application Deadline: Aug. 15

The intent of Helton Awardee is to provide funding for a group (department or collaborative group) defined as three or more, seeking education or training to prepare for a certification exam. The certification can NOT be a requirement of a current job position. Funding support does not pay for the exam cost. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate impact to patient care.


Helton Fund

Application Deadline: Sept. 15

The intent of Helton Scholar is to provide funding for individuals seeking to complete a higher education degree. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate impact to patient care and financial need.


About the WakeMed Foundation

The WakeMed Foundation is the philanthropic partner of WakeMed, supporting the health and well-being of our community.

Foundation staff share the hospital's dedication in advancing quality health care for those in need. We help the health system turn goodwill into medical achievements that touch the lives of thousands of patients each year.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers responsible for advancing the mission of the WakeMed Foundation through philanthropic initiatives and programs designed to support the health system. 

Please visit us at: www.wakemed.org/foundation.