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Scholar Programs Help Students Excel (2017)

As we prepare for the notification of our Scholar Finalists for the Emory University Scholars Program, we wanted to take a few minutes to share more about the types of highly-selective scholarship programs available at the university. (We invite you to meet current Scholars as well: Noam Kantor, math whiz from Missouri; and Amy Hou, environmental and economics major from Seattle.)

The Emory Scholars Program

The Emory Scholars Program is a distinctive enrichment program that seeks members who are grounded in the Scholar qualities of intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, servant leadership, communication skills, and commitment to community. The program is unique in allowing its Scholar members many choices in both programming and experiential opportunities, so that they can engage in what most aligns with their personal growth goals and career plans.

Scholars regularly engage in events that help each Scholar understand opportunities available to him or her. They also benefit tremendously from meaningful engagement with a community of Scholar peers as well as alumni, faculty, and community members. Emory Scholars are full-time students on the Emory College of Arts and Sciences campus in Atlanta and are active participants in the Emory community and beyond, giving of their time, energy, and talents to better their lives and the lives of others.

All Scholars receive a merit-based scholarship such as the signature Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, the George W. Jenkins Scholarship or other distinguished named scholarships. Most financial awards consist of full tuition, fees, room and board; some full or partial tuition scholarships are also awarded. Scholars are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA requirement (typically a 3.4), meet various expectations designed to enrich their growth and support their involvement on campus, and meet conditions specific to their scholarship type.

The Oxford Scholars Program

The Oxford Scholars program encourages Scholars to grow in their academic and personal development as well as make positive contributions to the Oxford College community. The program includes activities such as dinners with faculty; lectures and discussions about significant literary, historical, or artistic topics; and other events of interest. The cultural component of the program exposes Scholars to a wide range of events in the local area and in Atlanta, such as plays and concerts.

All Oxford Scholars begin their academic journey at Oxford College, in Oxford, GA, for their first and second years. Oxford Scholars continue to the Atlanta campus as juniors, where they join the Emory Scholars Program opportunities for their remaining time as undergraduates. (Learn more about Oxford College here.)

All of the scholarships are four-year awards and follow the student from Oxford College to the Atlanta campus, whether the student continues on to Emory College, the Goizueta Business School, or the School of Nursing. Oxford Scholar recipients must complete four semesters at Oxford College before moving to the Atlanta campus. Additionally, Scholars must adhere to the Honor and Conduct Codes and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 throughout their undergraduate career. Scholars are expected to be leaders both inside and outside of the classroom and active participants in Oxford Scholars events and discussions.

The Goizueta Scholars Program

The Goizueta Scholars Program is awarded to exceptional students who have indicated their interest in pursuing a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) on their application. The Goizueta Scholars Program is run by the Goizueta Business School, but students begin their career in Emory College of Arts and Sciences along with the incoming first-year class.

Goizueta Scholars have the opportunity to enroll in special business scholar seminars, even as a first-year students, and participate in an extensive array of leadership and professional activities. The Goizueta Scholars build a community that spans all four years and are in a position to interact with some of the most admired business executives in the world. Additionally, Goizueta Scholars are advised personally by the Dean of the BBA program and given access to a wide variety of ongoing Goizueta resources, including internships, mentoring, and other career services.

The Goizueta Scholars award will support four years of undergraduate study, including study-abroad options, and ranges from half tuition to full tuition and fees. Goizueta Scholars also have guaranteed admission to the business school and priority access to business classes during class registration.

We invite you to meet current Scholars: Noam Kantor, math whiz from Missouri; and Amy Hou, environmental and economics major from Seattle. You can also learn more about the Legacy of the Emory University Scholar Programs from an associate dean.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us by posting a comment to this blog, tweeting us @emoryadmission, or emailing us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Note that Scholar Program invitations and any associated merit scholarships are subject to change from year to year. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and to learn more about scholar program opportunities.






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  1. @Kanan:

    Scholar Finalist Notifications
    The email sent to those applicants selected as Scholar Finalists will provide instructions on how to access their Scholar Finalist letter.

    A few key points regarding Finalist selection and notification:

    Scholar Finalists who applied Early Decision II or Regular Decision will also receive an early notification of admission to Emory College of Arts and Sciences and/or Oxford College. This is detailed in their Finalist letter.

  2. If a regular decision applicant has received a scholarship, does it mean that they are accepted into the program?

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