Charles Elias Shepard Scholarship for Graduate Study

Application Deadline:

April 5, 2018

Open to: Graduating seniors or Emory alums*
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement
Award provides: Funding toward graduate school tuition and/or expenses
Open to international students:  Yes

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Plan to attend graduate school for a masters or PhD beginning in the Summer or Fall of the application year or that begins in the Spring of the subesequent year
  • Be beginning a first graduate degree **
  • Be admitted to a graduate program ranked among the best for the discipline/focus

The Charles E. Shepard Scholarship provides funding toward graduate school tuition and/or expenses for students pursuing a masters or PhD. Applicants must have a superior record of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise (past winners typically have cumulative GPAs of 3.8 or above, with an average of 3.922), as well as other indicators of substantive intellectual accomplishment (research awards, departmental awards, independent research, publications, etc.). Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to complete with distinction a graduate program ranked among the best for the discipline/ focus. Seniors and alumni from any Emory University undergraduate program, including those in Emory College, Goizueta Business School, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Emory School of Medicine, are eligible to apply for the Shepard Scholarship.

Application Components:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • 2 recommendations
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé/ CV
  • Letter of Acceptance from designated graduate program
  • Financial Award Declaration
  • Cost of Education form

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 and the Cost of Education form.

* Open to Emory alums who graduated from Emory in the previous three years with a degree from any Emory University bachelors program OR graduating seniors

** 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 Master’s 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.