Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. Scholar programs are more than just merit scholarships. They empower students through resources and support to reach their full potential and make an impact on the university, Atlanta, and the world beyond.
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The aim of the campus scholar community is to empower students, through distinct resources and support, to reach their full potential and have a notable impact on the university, Atlanta, and the greater global community.
All students, regardless of citizenship, can be considered for the scholar programs.
Applicants do not need to be nominated by a high school counselor to be considered.
Students must be applying for any of the three phases of admission at Emory University.
The selection for merit-based scholar programs is administered by the Office of Admission in partnership with esteemed faculty.
Roughly 8,000-10,000 students apply to be Scholars each year. Out of that, 175–200 students are selected as Scholar Finalists. Finalists are required to attend an on-campus Scholars Finalists Visit held in the spring. Finalists are brought to campus at no expense to the student.
Taking place over several days, the visit includes activities and interviews designed to help finalists become better acquainted with Emory University and the distinct opportunities available for them here.
Applicants who are not selected as finalists for a program are still fully reviewed for admission under their selected application plan and will also automatically be considered for other smaller merit-based scholarships.
The Scholar selection process is completely separate from the financial aid process. When a student is eligible for both merit scholarships and financial aid, merit scholarships are awarded first. Students who applied for financial aid may also be eligible for need-based grants and loans if there is remaining need beyond the merit scholarship award.
November15:Emory University Scholar Programs application deadline. (Early Decision I applicants should apply by November 1.)
October-January: Applications reviewed by admission and faculty committees.
By end of February: Scholar Finalists are chosen and notified.
Early April: Finalists visit campus. Scholar programs membership announced.
To be considered for any and all scholar programs, you must select one of the three admission decision plans (Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision) and submit all required application materials by November 15. (Those applying Early Decision I must apply by November 1.)
You also must answer “yes” to the question on your application that says, “Do you wish to be considered for merit scholarships?”