Emory awards Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships and Benjamin E. Mays Scholarships each year to outstanding students from the Atlanta Public Schools. Students who receive these scholarships demonstrate outstanding character through contributions to their communities, intellectual and personal vigor, high academic achievement, leadership qualities and the potential to enrich the lives of their peers here at Emory.
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships—open to all ethnicities—cover full tuition, fees, room and board as well as any additional needs as demonstrated by the College Scholarship Service’s PROFILE. The Benjamin E. Mays Scholarship provides a two-thirds tuition award.
If you are interested, seek nomination through your high school guidance/college counselor. As many as ten candidates may be nominated by each school. We mail nomination forms to the Atlanta Public Schools in early fall and the nomination form and your complete application for admission must be submitted by November 15.
For more information, call the Office of Admission at 404.727.6036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Park, Georgia
Majors: Anthropology and Human Biology
Extracurricular Activities: Mu Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity, Programs of the Emory Center for Science Education
“Emory focuses on community building and service with events every weekend. Emory is like the United Nations: you have a chance to meet all types of people. I’ve mentored students, met with top administrators, worked towards increasing funding, and most of all, been a part of a group of people that are vested in the community.
“Going to college in my hometown has been great. I really enjoy integrating high school and college friends. Plus there’s the option of doing laundry [at home] and enjoying some great Southern home cooking!”