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The Emory College Scholars Program is a place where extraordinary students meet extraordinary opportunities. Opportunities to discover and develop your values, craft a vision for your life, and grow your skills, experiences, and network to make that vision a reality. We invest in people who are poised to be the next generation of change-makers in society—the doers, dreamers, thinkers, and builders who are committed to serving their communities and their world.

Emory Scholars can engage in any field of study and are leaders in student organizations, sports, music, research groups, and everything else Emory and Atlanta have to offer. This diverse community of 100 students comes together for a range of deep programming throughout the year focused on developing the Scholar Qualities.

College is about much more than what happens in the classroom. The Emory Scholar experience is about ensuring that your college years provide remarkable opportunities for personal growth within a community that knows you, supports you, and challenges you.

All Scholar Events

Annual Scholars Retreat
Scholars take an extended time away at a beautiful resort to focus on community building, personal growth and reflection.
Community Dinners
Twice a semester the Scholars community gathers to enjoy a meal and scholarly discourse with faculty and alumni.
Scholar Workshops
An opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers and alumni panels with a focus on personal and professional development.

Summer Opportunities

Internships and Research

Scholars can apply for funding to support unpaid domestic or international internships. Funding is also available to support expenses related to research projects and travel to attend conferences where a student is presenting research findings.

Programs Abroad
Scholars have the opportunity to experience and explore global cultures through funded Emory Study Abroad programs.
Service Based Opportunities

Scholars connect with the wider Atlanta community through service-based learning and internship experiences.

Community Engagement

Scholar Fellows
Scholars Fellows are student employees who work closely with Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program staff.
Networking with Faculty & Alumni
Scholars build their network with faculty and alumni at coffee talks, lunch and learns, and other scholar events.
All Scholar Service Projects
Volunteering is a key part of the Scholar experience. Scholars regularly take part in Emory's Days of Service.

Academic & Campus Benefits

Personalized Advising
Scholars received individualized advising that focuses on the needs and challenges of high achieving students at Emory.
Priority Class Registration
Scholars receive priority registration. This allows you to craft your schedule for full exploration of the Emory curriculum.
On-Campus Housing
The program covers the cost of on-campus housing and allows you to choose your preferred residential community.

Scholar Mentoring Programs

Peer-to-peer mentoring during the first year at Emory ensures that new students are welcomed into the community and supported through their transition to college. Individual mentors are chosen with care to connect incoming students with upper-class students with similar interests or backgrounds. Programming throughout the year provides opportunities for mentoring pairs to come together regularly and familiarize new students with Emory, Atlanta, and the Scholars Program.

...And More

The Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program offers a wide range of specialized Scholar programming and opportunities, so all Scholars can engage in what most aligns with their personal growth goals and career plans. Scholars also benefit tremendously from additional opportunities and benefits such as access to the Scholars Lounge, Scholar Fellows, Scholar Trips, and Conference Travel Grants.

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