Emory Advantage Graduates First Class of Students

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Courtney Black 11C, Willow Wood 08OX 11C, and Kyle Black 11C were among the graduates.

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The first students to receive four years of financial aid from Emory Advantage graduated from Emory in May with grade-point averages ranging from 3.3 to 4.0. Their accomplishments illustrate the program’s value, Emory’s leaders say.

“Thanks to donors who are investing in the Emory Advantage program, Emory has been able to give these students a solid foundation for success,” says Emory President James Wagner. “Not only does the program provide for broader access to an Emory education, but it also helps ensure, just as important, that the experience and perspectives of these students are present on campus to enrich the entire university community.”

The first Emory Advantage awards were granted during the 2007―2008 academic year to 133 entering freshmen in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Goizueta Business School. Ninety-four percent were from single-parent households, and 38 percent were the first in their families to graduate from college. To support the program, visit campaign.emory.edu/EmoryAdvantage.

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