Interested in being a part of the LAUNCH family?


The Wake Forest College LAUNCH for Leadership Program is designed for high-performing, underrepresented high school students who are college bound. Admission decisions are based on the application information, essays, recommendation from school personnel, and high school transcript.

Students who will be juniors during the 2022-2023 academic year are eligible to apply for our 2022-2023 program. Additionally, applicants should be from Winston-Salem, Charlotte, or the surrounding communities, as Scholars are expected to attend monthly in-person events at their regional Wake Forest University campus (Winston-Salem Main Campus or Charlotte Campus).

Our application for the 2022-2023 year is currently closed. Our application for 2023 – 2024 will open in early 2023.