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What kind of student is an Emory Scholar? 

At Emory, we believe the criteria for a merit scholarship goes way beyond GPA and test scores. We invest in students who have creative minds, are intellectually curious, and are engaged with their communities and areas of interest. 

Emory Scholars are typically the students you describe like this: “I have never met a student this curious, engaged, bright, accomplished, and kind, all wrapped into one.”

Broadly talented:
We’re looking for students who have made the absolute most of the opportunity and resources available to them.
  • Impactful character
  • Iintellectual and personal vigor
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Masterful communication skills
  • formidable leadership and creativity in school or the community
  • High potential for enriching the lives of peers at Emory
Accomplishments of a few recent Scholar finalists:
  • Running for lieutenant governor of Kansas
  • Serving as vice chair of local citywide Youth Parliament in the UK
  • Chairing the city of Beaverton's human rights commission 
  • Serving as co-founder of 2 STEM-based startups, published 10 papers, and filed 4 patents
  • Starting a self-sustainable organic produce farm that now feeds 300 people
  • Being selected as one of only 85 Foyle Young Poets of the Year, out of 11,000 writers
  • Serving as principal percussion of the Chicago Youth Symphony
More than just a merit scholarship

In addition to full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board, Scholars often enjoy many of these benefits:
  • University grants beyond what is typically available for research, internships, service, and study abroad opportunities
  • Additional mentoring and networking opportunities with top-tier faculty connected to the Scholar programs
  • A community of active, engaged Emory Scholars on campus and across the globe

Fall 2020 Information Now Available!

Emory University has announced revised plans for the Fall 2020 semester that will require fewer students on campus and nearly all classes will now be online.
To learn more about what to expect for Fall 2020 for Emory College of Arts and Sciences, go to the Emory College Forward website.
Faculty: Go to the College Remote Teaching site for all College resources and guidelines for online teaching and learning.
Deadline Information can be found HERE
Important Details
  • Applicants do not need to be nominated by their high school counselor.
  • Selection as an Emory Scholar is nonbinding.
  • There are three paths into the program: Emory Scholars, Oxford Scholars, and Goizueta Scholars.
  • There is no separate application or additional Scholars essay.
  • All students, regardless of citizenship, can be considered.
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