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Other Woodruff Scholarships


In addition to the standard Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, several other scholarships are given as Woodruff Scholarships. The students selected take part in the same programming as regular Woodruff Scholars but their scholarship may have additional criteria and is named in a way to distinguish it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK, Jr.) Scholarship

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK, Jr.) Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) who are accepted to Emory. Students who receive the MLK, Jr. Scholarship demonstrate outstanding character through contributions to their communities, intellectual and personal vigor, high academic achievement, leadership qualities, and the potential to enrich the lives of their peers at Emory. All APS seniors - regardless of ethnicity - who are accepted into Emory University are considered for this scholarship award. The MLK, Jr. Scholarship currently covers full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board.

Debate Scholarship

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The Barkely Forum Center for Debate Education, named after former United States vice president and Emory alumnus Alben W. Barkley, is the home of Emory's nationally ranked intercollegiate policy debate team. The Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education, in conjunction with the Emory Office of Admission, awards a merit scholarship to an incoming first-year Emory College student each year. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and debate excellence. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees.  

Finalists for the Debate Scholarship are also considered for and may be offered a Robert W. Woodruff "Debate" Scholarship, which consists of full tuition, fees, and on-campus room, and board. Woodruff "Debate" Scholars participate in the full range of programming available to other Woodruff Scholars.

Music Scholarship

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The Emory College Department of Music, in conjunction with the Emory Office of Admission, awards merit scholarships each year to incoming first-year students who show exceptional promise in their applied areas of music. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must demonstrate outstanding achievement in both academics and musical accomplishment, and they must audition for the scholarship. Scholarships range from full tuition and fees to half tuition.  

Finalists for the Dean’s Music Scholarship are also considered for and may be offered a Robert W. Woodruff "Music" Scholarship, which covers full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. Woodruff "Music" Scholars participate in the full range of programming available to other Woodruff Scholars. 

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