Award-Winning Students

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The university supports a well-rounded student experience by fostering a balanced approach to academic, cocurricular and extracurricular interests and achievements.

Nationally competitive awards and honors recognizing Emory students include:

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Goldwater Scholarship
  • Luce Scholar
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Rhodes Scholarship

Emory awards recognizing academic excellence include:

Recognition: 2016

NameAchievement
Rhodes ScholarshipLeah Michalove, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Mount Vernon Leadership FellowBen Goldfein, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Goldwater ScholarshipEthan Alwaise, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
NCAA Division III ChampionshipsWomen's Swimming and Diving Team were national champions for the seventh straight year. The women's tennis team won their second title in three years. | See more varsity team rankings
NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipsElizabeth Aronoff and Carolun Bonfield of the Women's Swimming and Diving Team,  Elise Viox of the Women's Cross Country Team and Lukas Mees, Jacob Seigel and Julie Williamson of the outdoor track and field program were each awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, bestowed upon student-athletes who excel academically and athletically, while also serving as leaders in the community. 
Emory has now been awarded 103 postgraduate scholarships over the school's history.

Recognition: 2015

NameAchievement
Goldwater ScholarshipNoam Kantor, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
John Lewis FellowshipsEmory College students Lamija Grbic, Mahamed Omar and Erica Sterling received John Lewis Fellowships, a human-rights focused educational program launched in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Humanity in Action, Inc., an international educational organization.
EMS Service of the Year and EMT of the YearEmory Emergency Medical Services, the university's student-operated, volunteer emergency medical services provider, earned top honors for Georgia's Region III Emergency Medical Services, garnering awards for EMS Service of the Year and EMT of the Year.
Emerging Leaders Network Community Service AwardPaul Evans, recognized for Distinguished Community Service as the Industry Tours co-chair of the ELN in 2013 and 2014, is a doctoral candidate in Neuroscience at Emory University, and his research project is focused on defining the cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. During his leadership at ELN he helped coordinate and run all of the Georgia Bio Industry Tour Series and doubled the number of annual tours for the association. In addition, he has made extraordinary efforts to improve networking opportunities for emerging and established professionals within the Georgia life sciences community.
NCAA Division III ChampionshipsWomen's Swimming and Diving Team were national champions for the sixth straight year. | See more varsity team rankings
NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipsNancy Larson, McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg, Michelle York and Nina Zook of the Swimming and Diving Team and men's tennis player Ian Wagner were each awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. 


Recognition: 2014

NameAchievement
NCAA Today's Top 10 AwardFormer Emory All-American softball player Megan Light was selected for this award, which recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities  Chemistry graduate student Omar Villanueva receives the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
Georgia Bio Emerging Leader of the Year Award  Dana Fallaize, a microbiology and molecular genetics program graduate student, is recognized for outstanding contributions to the growth of Georgia's life sciences community
Luce Scholar  Kyle Niezgoda, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
National Baseball Arbitration Competition  Law school students Matt Wilson and Greg McMillin win Tulane University Law School's annual simulated salary arbitration competition modeled on Major League Baseball procedures
NCAA Division III ChampionshipsWomen's Swimming and Diving Team won national championships for the fifth straight year; The women's tennis team captured the program's sixth national title in program history | See more varsity team rankings
NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipsMegan Light, Amanda Kardys, and Claire Bailey, Emory College of Arts and Sciences; Emory has now been awarded 92 postgraduate scholarships over the school's history.

Recognition: 2013

NameAchievement
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute  Genie Arcila, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, is selected for CHCI summer internship
Humanity in Action Fellowship  Perrinh Savang, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III standings  Emory's Department of Athletics finishes second for 2012-2013 season
Luce Scholar  Nick Thompson, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
U.S. Supreme CourtThe student-run Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Project wins a favorable opinion from the high court in the case of Bullock v. BankChampaign, N.A.

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