George W. Jenkins Scholarship

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to first-year Emory students based on academic merit, financial need, and a sincere interest in service and enhancing community engagement. The scholarship was established through the generosity of Publix Super Markets Charities in partnership with Emory University in honor of the innovative self-starter and civic-minded Publix founder George W. Jenkins, a Georgia native. Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States.

The Jenkins Scholarship is open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee (all of which are home to Publix Super Markets), graduating from a high school within their home state, and enrolling full-time at Emory College. 

Successful candidates will show in their application for admission purposeful engagement impacting their community, a strong work ethic, a history of overcoming significant adversity, and high financial need.

The award includes full tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, and a stipend each semester. In addition, the scholarship provides a computer at the start of the program of study and if needed, covers the cost of student health insurance at Emory. Jenkins Scholars also work together on a service project each year and have the opportunity to participate in one Emory sponsored alternative (service-focused) spring break during their four years at Emory, with funding provided by Publix Supermarket Charities.