Emory’s Office of Admission offers merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year students who are nominated by appropriate high school officials through the Emory and Goizueta Scholars programs. Other scholarships are available through Martin Luther King Jr., debate and music programs. If you receive an Emory scholarship, it is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided you maintain high standards of personal and academic excellence. In addition to the scholarship, you may also receive other financial aid based on additional demonstrated need. Your total aid from all sources may not exceed the cost of attendance.
You may obtain additional information regarding nominations for merit-based scholarships and admission to Emory College at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800.727.6036 or 404.727.6036.
All scholarships for incoming first-year students require a student to be nominated by appropriate high school officials in order to be a candidate for selection. Nominations for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars are made by the high school principal to the superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools. Nomination forms are mailed to high schools in the early fall. As many as four candidates may be nominated by each school.
All nominees and applicants for the scholars program must be candidates for admission to Emory College and must complete their application for admission and all materials for scholarship selection by November 1. The selection process for a number of the scholarships includes a weekend visit to the campus in late March or early April. Finalists will be brought to Emory (at no expense to them) for four days to interview with the scholars selection committee and participate in activities designed to help them become better acquainted with programs and opportunities at Emory.
All scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit, without regard to financial need, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status. Recipients of merit-based scholarships are not precluded from receiving other financial aid based on additional demonstrated need (see Need-based Financial Aid).
Secondary schools are invited to nominate their most outstanding students as candidates. During the initial stages of the selection process, nominees will be considered as candidates for all scholarships (with the exception of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars, who are selected through the Atlanta Public Schools as noted above). Individual scholarships are described in detail on the Scholarships page. They are renewable for four years of study in Emory College. For those that provide full tuition, the award includes the cost of tuition for the current academic year less any other awards a student receives designated specifically for tuition.