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Bobby Jones Scholarship

Due to COVID-19, the 2020-21 selection was suspended. Therefore, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates are eligible to apply in the 2021-22 academic year cycle, as well as Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 graduates. For questions, please email

Application Opens: October 25, 2021
Application Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), January 13, 2022 

Information Sessions:
Friday, October 29, 12-1 PM, White Hall 110.  Click here to register
Tuesday, November 2, 5-6 PM, White Hall 110. Click here to register
Wednesday, December 8 (reading day), 2-3 PM. Zoom. Click here to register

Open To: Graduating Seniors, 2020 Graduates, Current Emory Grad Students
Award Type:
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership; interest in cultural exchange
Award provides: One year of study, including tuition waiver and living stipend, at the University of St Andrews in Scotland
Open to international students: Yes 

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree by Fall 2022

The Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1976 to honor the late Robert T. Jones Jr., an internationally renowned golfer, Emory alumnus, and extraordinary human being. Each year, the Scholarship provides a fully paid year of study for four Emory students at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The Robert T. Jones Trust recognizes individuals who will be excellent representatives of Emory University at St Andrews. In general, the qualities required to fulfill this ambassadorship include academic excellence and exemplary character, integrity, and citizenship.

The Robert T. Jones, Jr. Scholarship is a university-wide scholarship that is open to students in any school. It can be awarded to graduating seniors or to graduate students who are in the early stages of their post-graduate work. Successful applicants must have an outstanding academic record; a record of significant leadership in the life of the Emory community and/or the Atlanta community, with the expectation that the individual would be similarly involved in community life at St Andrews; excellent speaking and writing abilitiesstrong interpersonal skills; and academic and/or scholarly interests that can be pursued through the offerings at St Andrews. Bobby Jones Scholars may seek an academic degree at St Andrews or take classes but not seek a degree. The St Andrews Prospectus, including a listing of programs and classes offered, may be viewed on-line at the University of St Andrews website (

Finalists will be announced by early February. A Friday evening reception and Saturday interviews for finalists will be held in late February.


  • Application form
  • CV/Résumé
  • Essay 1: Personal Statement (500-800 words)
  • Essay 2: St Andrews Program Proposal (500-800 words)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts


  • Sarah Hunter ('20C) Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
  • David Kulp ('20C) Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
  • Kendall Chan ('20C) History; Political Science
  • Adesola Thomas ('20C) Political Science; English



  • Wei Wei Chen ('18C), Film Studies
  • Carli Kovel ('18C), Chemistry
  • Leah Neiman ('18C), Ancient Mediterranean Studies
  • Jason Sell ('18C), Psychology


  • Jason Ehrenzeller (‘17C), Spanish; International Studies
  • Jhénelle Elder (‘17C), Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
  • Julianna Joss (‘17C), Political Science; Dance and Movement Studies
  • Ekaterina Koposova (‘17C), Art History


If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, please request registration.
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