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Sonny Carter Scholarship

Application Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), March 21, 2024

Open to: Juniors (graduating between December 2023 and August 2024)
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

  • 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. The award provides $25,000 toward senior year educational expenses. 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 form
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts



  • Lara Gemar ('21C), Public Policy Anaylsis


  • Elliot Hicks (‘20C), Chemistry


  • Amelia Hartje (‘19C), Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology


  • Gabrielle Stravach (‘18C), Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology


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

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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