Finalists in the competition for these awards will be invited to visit campus for interviews (attendance is mandatory) during Finalists Weekend held at the end of March.
Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Scholars
The Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Scholarships honor a distinguished alumnus and supporter of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Aimed at bringing talented Georgians to Emory, the Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to young men and women from Georgia who have distinguished themselves by academic excellence, individual achievement, and service to their schools and communities during their secondary-school careers. Recipients are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of tuition and fees along with University room and board for eight semesters of undergraduate study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding students from the Atlanta Public Schools whose qualities of mind and spirit promise outstanding contributions to society. Scholarships are in the amount of full tuition and fees, University room and board, and any additional need, as demonstrated by the College Scholarship Service PROFILE, for eight semesters of undergraduate study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Interested students should seek nomination through their high school guidance/college counselor.
Robert W. Woodruff Scholars
The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships bear the name of the renowned businessman and philanthropist who was head of The Coca-Cola Company for many years and was a peerless benefactor of Emory University. The scholarships are awarded to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University. Recipients of the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of full tuition and fees along with University room and board for eight semesters of undergraduate study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
The following endowed scholarships are awarded each year in the amount of full tuition and are renewable for eight semesters of undergraduate study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Finalists in the competition for these awards will also be invited and required to attend Finalists Weekend.
Henry L. Bowden Scholars
The Bowden Scholarships honor an eminent graduate of Emory College of Arts and Sciences who served for twenty years as chair of the University's Board of Trustees. Henry L. Bowden Scholarships are conferred on the basis of academic achievement, character, and leadership. Residents of the Southeast will be considered, with Georgia residents given priority.
Charles and Anne Duncan Scholars
Charles William Duncan Jr. of Houston, Texas, established this scholarship for gifted students residing west of the Mississippi River. One Duncan Scholarship is awarded each year, with priority given to residents of Texas and the Southwest.
Edward D. Smith Scholars
The Edward D. Smith Scholarship has been endowed in honor of an outstanding Emory College of Arts and Sciences alumnus who became one of the South's leading bankers. The scholarship, which gives priority to an outstanding graduate of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, commemorates Mr. Smith's devoted trusteeship of both Emory and Westminster. The Edward D. Smith Scholarship recognizes strong moral character, top academic achievement, and effective, unselfish service to others.
J. Pollard Turman Leadership Scholars
J. Pollard Turman, a native of Atlanta, was a member of the Emory community and a guiding force at the University for more than fifty years. Throughout his life, Mr. Turman was an influential humanitarian. His understanding and support of higher education, combined with his personal commitment, have benefited institutions throughout Georgia. The J. Pollard Turman Leadership Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students who show special leadership potential, as demonstrated by their personal commitment to service and excellence in school, civic, and other activities combined with sound academic achievement. Residents of the Southeast receive special consideration.
D. Abbott Turner Scholars
The D. Abbott Turner Scholarship is awarded each year to an exemplary graduate of a high school in Georgia. Preference is given first to graduates of the Brookstone School in Columbus and then to students who are natives of the Chattahoochee Valley. Turner Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, achievement, and service.
Woodruff Research Scholars
Like the Robert W. Woodruff scholarship, the Woodruff Research Scholarships also bear the name of the renowned businessman and philanthropist who was head of The Coca-Cola Company for many years and was a peerless benefactor of Emory University. The Woodruff Research Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships that also come with up to $10,000 to support undergraduate research experiences over four years at Emory. Undergraduate research experiences are available to students in any field of study, and recipients may begin participating in undergraduate research as soon as their first year at Emory. The funds may be used to support participation through established Emory undergraduate research programs, to support involvement in summer research programs at other institutions, or as work-study funds during the academic year.
Chris A. Yannopoulos Scholars
Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carlos in the memory of Mrs. Carlos's son, the Chris A. Yannopoulos Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated an interest in classical studies or who represent the strengths brought to the United States by immigrants.
In addition to the endowed scholarships, the College honors a group of notable individuals by selecting scholarship recipients in their memory. Unless noted otherwise, these scholarships are awarded in the amount of full tuition and are renewable for eight semesters of undergraduate study in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
For 2013, finalists in the competition for these awards will be invited to visit campus for interviews during Finalists Weekend held March 20-23. Attendance is mandatory.
The Flora Glenn Candler Scholarships bear the name of the woman who proved to be Emory's greatest patron of the arts. Candler Scholars are recognized for their pursuit of excellence both in academics and the performing arts.
The Ignatius Alphonso Few Scholarships honor the founding president of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. As early as 1832, he believed that the Methodists of Georgia should start a college to provide systematic education on the western frontier of the state. His efforts were rewarded when Emory was granted its charter in 1836, with Few as the first president.
The Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Scholarships carry the name of Emory College of Arts and Sciences' second president and the author of numerous sketches known collectively as "Georgia Scenes," a celebrated piece of regional literature.
The Dumas Malone Scholarships honor an Emory alumnus who is considered America's most accomplished biographer. From 1962 until his death in 1987, Malone was resident biographer at the University of Virginia. There he completed his Jefferson volumes, the fifth of which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
The Kemp Malone Scholarships bear the name of the 1911 Emory graduate who became known as the foremost American scholar of his generation to focus on Old English language and literature.
The Benjamin E. Mays Scholarships honor a long-time leader in the Atlanta community, past president of Morehouse College and a mentor for Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morehouse. This award is offered in the amount of two-thirds tuition to a select group of MLK Scholar finalists.
The Alexander Means Scholarships carry the name of a multitalented scientist, physician, minister, and teacher who served as the fourth president of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. In equal parts, he combined scientific, philosophic, and poetic temperaments.
The David M. Potter Scholarships honor this Emory alumnus who was highly regarded for his comprehensively researched and penetrating writings on the South and other subjects. He was awarded, posthumously, the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861.
The Jocelyn M. Taylor Scholarships honor a long-time and loyal member of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences staff. This scholarship honors her lifetime of exceptional and devoted service to Emory College of Arts and Sciences and recognizes the all-important contributions that the college staff collectively makes to the fulfillment of the College’s educational mission and the well-being of its students and faculty.
The Scholars Program proudly offers the following grants to outstanding Scholars on an annual basis.
- Peter Dowell Excellence in Research Award
- Thomas D. Lancaster Service Award
- Bobbi Patterson Servant Leadership Award
- Garland Richmond Excellence in Research Award
Alben W. Barkley Debate Scholarships (Selected from first-year applicants to Emory) Up to two outstanding debaters in the incoming first-year class are recognized each year with scholarships renewable for four years of undergraduate study. These awards (and the Barkley Forum debate program) honor the memory of Alben W. Barkley, a late vice president of the United States and graduate of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates for admission to Emory College of Arts and Sciences with outstanding debating experience should include their debating history on the admission application. Information may be obtained by writing to Melissa Wade, Director of Barkley Forum, Drawer U, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, or by visiting www.emory.edu/BF/.
Dean's Achievement Scholarships*, are awarded each year to rising sophomores and juniors in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated unusual capability through involvement in the academic and extracurricular life of the Emory community. Students who wish to be considered for these highly competitive scholarships should visit the Scholars website for further information. They will also become full participants in the Emory Scholars Program. Students who are already receiving other Emory merit-based awards or courtesy scholarships cannot receive additional financial assistance from this award. For students who are receiving need-based financial aid, these awards will normally replace loan support in their financial aid package.
* Dean's Achievement Scholarships include the Ammerman family, Jeanne Gold, Pat H. Odom, and Goodrich C. White awards.
Dean's Music Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming first-year students who show exceptional promise in their applied areas of music. The awards cover half the cost of tuition. Students who wish to be considered for these scholarships meet all admission requirements of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, plan to major in music, and must audition for the scholarships before February 1. No additional application is required. Scholarship recipients are notified in April. For more information about the awards or about the audition process, go to music.emory.edu or call 404-727-6445.
John Emory Scholarships, are offered each year to a highly select group of Emory Scholar semi-finalists in recognition of their outstanding academic record and potential for intellectual contributions to the Emory community. The award covers two-thirds the cost of tuition.
Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarships,were established in 1976 to honor the internationally renowned golfer. Jones was an Emory alumnus who was not only a remarkable athlete, but also an individual of rare loyalty, compassion, and integrity. The Scholarship provides for a fully paid year of study for an Emory student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, founded in 1410. The scholarship is available to sophomores, seniors, and graduate students who will not be more than 23 years old at the time study commences. For more information, contact Dean Joanne Brzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-727-6160. Please note: While recipients of the Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarships from Emory are not included in the Emory Scholars Program, many Emory Scholars have won this award.
Liberal Arts Scholarships, are awarded to Emory Scholar semi-finalists in recognition of their academic excellence and partially cover tuition costs. Recipients are not admitted into the Emory Scholars Program; however, after their first and/or second year in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, recipients may compete for a Dean’s Achievement Scholarship. If successful, they become Emory Scholars and are permitted financially to combine the two awards.
Oxford Scholarships are awarded to students who chose to pursue the first two years of Emory University’s liberal arts curriculum at Oxford College and then transition to Emory College of Arts and Sciences to complete the curriculum. Each year Oxford College designates a number of its outstanding incoming freshmen as Oxford Scholars, which include Robert W. Woodruff Scholars, Dean's Scholars, and Faculty Scholars, all of whom are selected on the basis of their grades, curriculum test scores, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in the Scholars Program. While enrolled at Oxford, these scholars participate in the Oxford Scholars Program, and they participate in the Emory Scholars Program once they transition to the Atlanta campus.
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