The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships bear the name of the renowned businessman and philanthropist who was head of The Coca-Cola Company for many years and was a peerless benefactor of Emory University. The scholarships are awarded to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and  creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University.

Recipients of the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of full tuition, fees, and University room and board.