Sonny Carter Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Open to: Juniors (graduating between December 2018 and August 2019)
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: Any field in the College of Arts and Sciences
Award criteria: leadership; service; academic achievement
Award provides: Partial tuition for one academic year
Open to international students: Yes

Eligibility criteria:

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

The Sonny Carter Scholarship memorializes an Emory alumnus who was a soccer player, physician, test pilot, and astronaut: Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., '69C, '73M. This merit based scholarship was established by Mrs. Dana Carter, '70C, and Dr. David Short, '70C, along with other family and friends of Sonny Carter. The Sonny Carter Scholarship is awarded each year to an Emory College of Arts and Sciences student who demonstrates a commitment to developing his or her full human potential and who clearly strives to use his or her intellectual, physical, and moral qualities for the common good. An applicant must have an outstanding academic record, demonstrated involvement and leadership in the community, moral qualities supporting the common good, and evidence that physical activity is a regular part of the applicant’s life.

Application components:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

If you are interested in applying, download the application procedures.

Make an appointment with a NS&FP advisor to discuss your eligibility and competiteveness. After you have met with a NS&FP advisor, download the application.