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Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship


Overview

Emory College of Arts and Sciences provides an opportunity for first-year students in Emory College and Oxford College to apply to join the Emory Scholars Program through the highly competitive Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholars (DAS) selection process.

The program seeks to find individuals with outstanding academic success who are grounded in the Emory Scholar Qualities of intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, servant leadership, communication skills, and commitment to community.
 
Among eligible applicants, approximately twenty rising sophomore students will be selected as Woodruff DAS Scholar Finalists and will each receive a $10,000 merit-based tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded in each Scholar Finalist’s sophomore year at Emory College or Oxford College and is renewable for their junior and senior years in any of Emory University's undergraduate schools: Emory College, Goizeuta Business School, or the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Students who are already receiving other Emory merit-based awards, with the exception of the Liberal Arts Scholarship and Emory Opportunity Award, cannot receive additional financial assistance from either award. For students who are receiving need-based financial aid, these awards will normally replace loan support in their financial aid package.

Merit scholarships of $10,000/year include: Henry L. Bowden, Madeleine Brown, Pat H. Odom, Norman C. and Henry J. Miller, and Goodrich C. White awards.

All Woodruff DAS Scholar Finalists will be invited to participate in an interview process. Through that process, three Emory College students and one Oxford College student will be selected as Robert W. Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholars and become members of the Emory Scholars Program early in their sophomore year and for their junior and senior year, their $10,000 award will be replaced with the Robert W. Woodruff merit scholarship, which consists of full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board for any of Emory University's undergraduate schools.

Typically, the Woodruff merit scholarship will replace all other Emory merit-based awards. If eligible, additional need-based aid may be awarded up to the total Emory Cost of Attendance for the relevant school. 

Application

Apply for the Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship

Once you click on the application link, you should see a listing for "Robert W Woodruff Deans Achievement Scholars." Click on it and use your Emory network ID (i.e. the username and password you use for Emory email) to login and access the application.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to be a Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholar, an Emory College or Oxford College student must:

  1. have been enrolled full-time as a first-year college student in Emory College of Arts and Sciences or Oxford College in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019,
  2. have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 by the end of the Spring 2019 semester, and
  3. have made extraordinary contributions to the academic, intellectual, and extracurricular life of the Emory community.  

Emory University students who apply to be a Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholar (DAS) should know that this is a highly competitive selection process. Interested students are very strongly encouraged to learn about the Emory Scholars Program, the Scholar Qualities, and the Scholar Experience via our website.

2019 Application and Selection Timeline

April 15

Woodruff DAS Application Opens for Emory College & Oxford College

April 17

Emory College Woodruff DAS Information Session 
5:30 - 6:30 PM, Math & Science Center, Suite E200

RSVP Here

April 18

Emory College Woodruff DAS Information Session
5:30 - 6:30 PM, Math & Science Center, Suite E200

RSVP Here

April 19

Emory College Woodruff DAS Information Session
2:30 - 3:30 PM, PAIS 230

RSVP Here

April 22

Emory College Woodruff DAS Information Session
5:30 - 6:30 PM, PAIS 230

RSVP Here

April 24

Oxford College Woodruff DAS Information Session
12 - 1 PM, Phi Gamma, Oxford Campus

No RSVP Required

April 30

Emory College Woodruff DAS Information Session
5:30 - 6:30 PM, Math & Science Center, N306

RSVP Here

June 3

 Woodruff DAS Application Deadline at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

August 1

Woodruff DAS Finalist Decisions Released

September 7Emory College Woodruff DAS Finalists Interviews 
TBDOxford College Woodruff DAS Finalists Interviews
September 9 Emory College & Oxford College Woodruff DAS Decision Announcements

Scholar Application Experiences

Watch this video from current Dean's Achievement Scholars on the application experience

 

Contact

Students who have questions should contact the Emory Scholars Program via email.

Contact the Scholars Program

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