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: 2015

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 Postgraduate ScholarshipsEmory University seniors Nancy Larson, McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg, Michelle York and Nina Zook of the Swimming and Diving Team 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 96 postgraduate scholarships over the school's history, and its 79 since 2000 are more than any other NCAA institution (Stanford entered the winter season with 78 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships since 2000, and has not reported its winter winners yet).

Recognition: 2014

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   Championships, Swimming and DivingWomen, National Champions for the fifth straight year; Men, No. 3 | 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, and its 75 since 2000 are more than any other NCAA institution except Stanford, which entered the spring season with 76 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships since 2000.

Recognition: 2013

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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