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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. 

For the 2024-25 application cycle, Oxford College and Emory College students will participate in one single process. We anticipate awarding only one Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, in addition to other DAS awards. 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 2023 and spring 2024,
  2. have taken at least 14 graded credit hours (not Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) each semester,
  3. enroll full-time in Emory College, Goizueta Business School, or Oxford College for fall 2024,
  4. have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 after the spring 2024 semester.

Students who meet these qualifications will be notified of their eligibility in May. 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.

2024-25 Application and Selection Timeline

key dates in the 2024-25 DAS selection process

Wed, May 29

Students notified of eligibility

Mon, June 3

Application Available

Mon, June 3

Virtual Woodruff DAS Information Session, 3-4 PM ET

Fri, June 28

Virtual Woodruff DAS Information Session, 10-11 AM ET

Wed, July 10

Virtual Woodruff DAS Information Session, 12-1 PM ET

Thurs, August 1 (11:59 pm ET)

Application Deadline

Week of Aug 26

Notifications go out to all students about first round of review

Sun, Sept 1

Faculty recommendations requested for semi-finalists

Mon, Sept 23

Faculty recommendation submission deadline

By Oct 25

DAS finalists invited to interview

Sat, Nov 16

DAS interviews in-person on Atlanta campus

Week of Nov 18

Award decisions released


Apply for the Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship (Available June 3)

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.


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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