As an Emory Scholars Program scholarship recipient, you will participate in enriched intellectual, cultural and social programs throughout your college years. Distinguished members of the faculty serve as program directors and advisers, helping you to plan and execute your activities and facilitating your access to the academic and cultural opportunities of the University and the city of Atlanta. The University is pledged to enhance the collegiate lives of Emory Scholars in every possible way.
Learn more about the program, its history and its benefits at the Emory Scholars Program website.
The Emory Scholars 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 nomination form, scholar essay, scholar recommendation and all admission application materials must be submitted by November 15 of your senior year. Though the submission deadline is in November, the application is not a binding, early decision application.
You 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 if you are an early decision applicant, you have to pay your binding deposit in January or February.
You will learn whether or not you become a semifinalist online in late January through your OPUS account. From a pool of approximately 350 semifinalists, Emory will select and notify scholarship finalists in late February. Emory will bring these finalists to campus for interviews, which usually take place in late March.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Double Major: Music Performance and Cultural Anthropology
Extracurricular Activities: Emory Symphony Orchestra, Emory Scholars Program, Emory Habitat for Humanity
“The Emory Scholars Program is more than an academic pursuit. It’s also an incredible opportunity to form a family within the Emory community.
“In choosing to come here I was especially intrigued by Emory’s anthropology faculty, location and many opportunities on and off campus. I loved the campus: all of the trees, open spaces, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts and relaxed feel of the campus and population in general.
“I love the diversity of friends, and I love the opportunities to dabble in every interest that I have. I cannot imagine attending a university that is not Emory.”