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Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship


The highly competitive Dean’s Achievement Scholarship (DAS) selection process allows rising sophomores in Emory College and Oxford College to apply for a variety of merit scholarship awards, including the Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarship

Emory and Oxford Colleges award multiple Dean’s Achievement Scholarships of varying amounts and durations, ranging from one-time awards of a few thousand dollars up to renewable awards that cover full tuition and fees. 

One Oxford College student and up to three Emory College students will be awarded Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarships. The Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board for up to five semesters of undergraduate study. Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholars also have access to additional benefits offered through the Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program, such as priority registration, summer enrichment funding, and the opportunity to participate in specialized professional development activities.


To be eligible to apply to for the Woodruff DAS and other Dean’s Achievement Scholarships, students must:

  1. have been enrolled full-time as a first-year student in Emory or Oxford College in fall 2020 and spring 2021,
  2. enroll full-time in Emory or Oxford College in fall 2021, and
  3. have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 after the spring 2021 semester, and
  4. have made extraordinary contributions to the academic, intellectual, and extracurricular life of the Emory community.  

Selection for Dean’s Achievement Scholarships is extremely competitive. Successful applicants will have a record of outstanding academic success and demonstrated evidence of their impact on Emory's community. Recipients of the Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship must also provide demonstrated evidence of embodying the Woodruff Scholar Qualities in their personal, academic, and extracurricular experiences at Emory.

2021-22 Application and Selection Timeline

key dates in the 2021-22 DAS selection process

Thurs, May 27

Virtual Woodruff DAS Information Session, 4-5 PM ET (Access the recording)

Wed, June 9

Virtual Woodruff DAS Information Session, 12-1 PM ET

Mon, June 7

Application Available

Sun, August 1 (11:59 pm ET)

Application Deadline

Wed, Sept 1

Faculty recommendations requested for semi-finalists

Wed, Sept 22

Faculty recommendation submission deadline

WEEK of Oct 25

Emory College DAS finalists invited to interview

Sat, Nov 13

Emory College DAS interviews

WEEK of Nov 15

Award decisions released


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.

Scholar Application Experiences

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



Students who have questions about the Dean’s Achievement Scholarship selection process or the Woodruff Scholarship should email the Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program.

Contact the Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program

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