More Than a Scholarship

By accepting an endowed scholarship to attend Emory, Sarah Choi 16C received an unexpected bonus: the friendship of its donors, Paul M. McLarty Jr. 63C 66L and his wife, Ruth McLarty.

The McLartys have invited Choi to join them for meals at their Atlanta home and to talk about her transition to Emory. Choi has served as a freshman legislator on the Emory College Council, gone through the Emerging Leaders Experience program and on service trips with Volunteer Emory, and joined Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She also has a part-time job to help support her family.

“I probably would have had to give up on an Emory education had it not been for the McLarty Scholarship,” says Choi, who is from Lawrenceville and hopes to major in business administration and also international studies or sociology. “It takes the weight off my shoulders.”

The Paul and Ruth McLarty Scholarship supports an Emory College of Arts and Sciences student with demonstrated financial need and exceptional academic merit. “The McLartys have given me so much more than just the scholarship,” Choi says. “I know that I have gained amazing supporters who are always interested in my life at Emory.”

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