Bobby Jones Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 17, 2019

Open to: Seniors; current Emory graduate students
Award Type: Academic
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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree by Fall 2019

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 abilities; strong 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 Components

  • 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

If you are interested in applying, download the application procedures, attend an info session, and review supporting materials on Canvas.

You can review last year's application (2017-18), but please note that this year's application will be available in CollegeConnect after Thanksgiving.