Through the Emory Scholars and Goizueta Scholars programs, scholarship recipients participate in enriched intellectual, cultural and social programs throughout their college years. Distinguished members of the faculty serve as program directors and advisers, helping scholars to plan and execute their activities and facilitating their access to academic and cultural opportunities at the University and in the city of Atlanta. The University pledges to enhance the collegiate lives of these scholars in every possible way.
Learn more about the Emory Scholars program, its history and its benefits at the Emory Scholars Program website.
The scholarship recipients always represent an impressive range of academic, cultural and extracurricular interests and achievements. Most of the students have been National Merit finalists or semifinalists, and almost all have won distinction beyond the classroom, including national awards in music, languages, science, mathematics, or other fields. They have held principal leadership offices in their secondary schools, served as editors of school newspapers and yearbooks, earned distinction in scouting and similar organizations and played significant roles in community and volunteer programs.
To be considered for an academic scholarship, students must be nominated by an appropriate high school official, normally the college counselor. Nomination forms are available online at www.emory.edu/admission in the early fall. Secondary schools may nominate up to four of their most outstanding students for the Emory Scholars process and one student for the Goizueta Scholars process. Students can be nominated for both Emory Scholars and Goizueta Scholars.
The appropriate nomination form(s), scholar essay, scholar recommendation and all admission application materials must be submitted by November 15 of the student's senior year. Though the submission deadline is in November, the application is not a binding, Early Decision application. A student may apply to Emory as an Emory Scholar nominee and as an Early Decision candidate, but if attendance at Emory is contingent upon receiving a merit scholarship, do not apply as an Early Decision candidate. Emory Scholar selections do not occur until early April, and Early Decision applicants have to pay their binding deposits in January or March.
All nominees will learn whether or not they become semifinalists in late January via the U.S. Postal Service. From a pool of approximately 350 semifinalists, Emory will select and notify scholarship finalists in late January. Emory will bring these finalists to campus for interviews, which usually take place in late March.
Finalist interviews typically take place in mid-March. Finalists will be brought to Emory (at no expense to them) for activities designed to help them become better acquainted with programs and opportunities at Emory and to aid the Scholars Selection Committee in making its final choices for the various awards. Attendance is mandatory for all scholar finalists.
Selection of merit scholars is extremely competitive. Emory typically receives 2,500 nominations and awards approximately 150 scholarships. The awards range from $11,000/year to the full cost of tuition, room, board and fees. Scholarships are renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided students maintain high standards of personal and academic excellence. All scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit without regard to financial need, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran/Reserve/National Guard status, or national origin.
For those scholarships that provide full tuition, the award includes the cost of tuition for the current academic year less any other awards that a student receives designated specifically for tuition.
Recipients of merit-based scholarships also may receive other financial aid based on additional demonstrated need. The total aid from all sources may not exceed the cost of attendance.
To request a brochure on financial aid and scholarships, please fill out our online request form or download the brochure. You may obtain additional information regarding nominations for merit-based scholarships and admission to Emory College by writing email@example.com or by calling 800.727.6036 or 404.727.6036.