Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission offers merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year students through a variety of programs. The primary merit-based scholarship opportunity is through the Emory University Scholar Programs which has an advanced application deadline of November 15.

Emory University Scholar Programs

Emory College, Oxford College, and the Goizueta Business School offer partial to full merit-based scholarships and membership in Scholar Programs to incoming first-year students through the Emory University Scholar Programs.

The purpose of these highly selective programs is to provide financial awards, dedicated programming, and distinct opportunities to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement. Selection into the Emory University Scholar Programs comes with the expectation that each scholar will use the resources and support provided by the Program to fulfill their potential. Scholars are challenged to utilize their talents to impact the Emory Community, Atlanta, and beyond. Further information and details about the application process can be found at the Emory University Scholar Programs website.

Emory Scholars
The Emory Scholars Program provides merit-based awards to students who have established strong academic records while being engaged in their school and community. The Program is dedicated to the academic enrichment of the university, embracing a challenging standard of achievement locally, nationally, and internationally. Visit the Emory Scholars Program website for further details and specifics about scholarships offered through the program such as the esteemed Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, George W. Jenkins Scholarship, MLK Jr. Scholarship, Barkley Forum Debate Scholarship, and Dean's Music Scholarships.

Oxford Scholars
The Oxford Scholars Program seeks to promote intellectual and leadership capacities, encourage civic engagement and social responsibility, and develop ethical leadership skills and collaborative decision. The program encourages student scholars to continue their academic and personal development as well as make positive contributions to the Oxford College community. Visit the Oxford Scholars website for further details.

Goizueta Scholars
The Goizueta Scholars program provides support for four years of undergraduate study, including study abroad options and the opportunity to enroll in special business school seminars. Goizueta Scholars will have guaranteed admission to the business school and priority access to business classes. Further details can be found by visiting the Goizueta Scholars website.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Liberal Arts Scholarship
Liberal Arts Scholarships, which are partial tuition scholarship, are awarded through the admission office in recognition of a student's academic excellence. Recipients of Liberal Arts Scholarships are not admitted into the Emory Scholars Program.

Georgia HOPE Scholarship
Georgia residents are often curious as to whether Emory recognizes the Georgia HOPE scholarship program. Yes, Emory offers assistance to Georgia students who qualify for the HOPE scholarship and graduate from an eligible high school with a 3.0 of higher grade point average. For Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, students attending Emory University who qualify for the HOPE scholarship will receive $1,968 per semester towards Emory tuition. Georgia residents must complete a FAFSA to receive this scholarship.

National Merit Scholarship
Entering National Merit finalists, who select Emory or Oxford as their first choice college and notify the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, will receive a National Merit Scholarship of $2000 sponsored by Emory / Oxford. If the National Merit Scholarship recipient has been awarded institutional grant funding, the grant award will not be reduced by the amount of the scholarship.