Due mid-Spring semester senior year
The Shepard Scholarship, which provides funding toward graduate school tuition and/or expenses, is open to graduating seniors in any Emory undergraduate school and Emory alums who gradauted from Emory on or after May 2008 with a degree from any Emory University bachelors program
The trust documents that established the award stipulate three selection criteria:
- exceptional academic performance: as evidenced by a variety of indicators such as a superior GPA (past winners typically have cumulative GPAs of 3.8 or above, with an average of 3.922), independent research, Emory Honors, other awards and distinctions, and excellent letters of recommendation;
- ability to complete the designated graduate program with distinction;
- admission to a program ranked among the best for the discipline/focus.
The amount of the award and the number of awards available are dependent on the financial performance of the trust fund.
The award may be used toward a Masters or PhD only; no other degrees are supported.
The award must be applied toward a FIRST Masters or PhD degree(see note below regarding Emory joint or dual degree programs*)
Recipients must be beginning the degree program Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. The award cannot be deferred, so you should apply in the spring before you expect to begin grad school.
You must have applied to top ranked graduate programs by the deadline for Shepard applications and, if selected for the Shepard, must have received a letter of acceptance from the graduate program by the time the award is announced.
The graduate program may be an Emory University graduate program or a graduate program at another university.
The award may be used in the US or abroad.*Emory’s joint Bachelors/Masters programs:
- Seniors enrolled in the College but earning joint Bachelors/Masters degrees that will be granted on the same graduation date are NOT eligible for Shepard funding in support of the Masters portion of their program. They ARE permitted to apply for support for a second Masters or PhD which they would begin after completion of the Emory joint degree program.
- Students enrolled in a joint Bachelors/Masters degree program in which they will graduate with a Bachelors degree and then return to Emory to continue coursework and/or research toward a Masters degree MAY apply for Shepard funding for the year of additional Masters work.
Applications must be received by 4:00 PM, Monday, April 8, 2013.