Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. 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.
The Application Process – Deadline: November 15
To be guaranteed consideration for the Emory University Scholar selection process students must submit all required application materials by the November 15 Emory University Scholar Programs deadline. Applicants will need to select one of Emory's three admission decision plans (Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision). Please note students applying Early Decision I (EDI) may apply for the Scholar Programs, but need to meet the EDI November 1 deadline for all application materials.
The selection for merit-based scholarships is administered by the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission in conjunction with Emory College, Oxford College, and the Goizueta Business School. The scholarship selection process remains separate from the financial aid application process and will have no impact on a student's need-based financial aid award.
Emory University Scholar Programs application deadline
Application review by Admission, Scholars, and Faculty committees
Scholar notifications announced
Finalist awards and Scholar Programs membership announced
Enrollment deposit deadline
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who wish to apply must respond "Yes" to the following question presented on the Common Application or Coalition Application:Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. The aim of the scholar community at Emory University is to empower students, through distinct resources and support, to reach their full potential and have a notable impact on the university, Atlanta, and greater global community. Are you interested in being considered for the Emory University Scholar Programs (all application materials for ED1 due November 1st; all application materials for ED2 and RD due November 15)?
To be considered for the Emory University Scholar Programs, applicants must submit all required application materials by the November 15 deadline. Even if applying for the EDII or RD application plans, which have later application deadlines, one must still meet the November 15 deadline to be guaranteed consideration for any merit-based scholarship review.
Students applying Early Decision I may apply for the Scholar Programs but need to meet the November 1 deadline for all application materials.
In the past students needed to be nominated for the Emory University Scholar Programs. Starting with the 2013-2014 application cycle there is no longer a nomination process. High School Guidance Counselors may still submit supplemental nomination recommendation letters if they choose. However, it is not required.
Finalists will be notified by February 15. Only finalists will receive a notification. Students who are not selected as finalists will continue to be considered by our Admission Committee for admission under the decision plan they selected. Please know that applying to the Scholar Programs and not being selected as a finalist has no bearing on the student's overall admissibility to Emory University.
Yes. There are limited merit-based scholarships beyond those associated with the Scholar Programs, but the Admission Committee reviews all applicants for these additional awards. Applicants do not need to submit any additional materials to be considered.
Yes, applicants may be selected as a finalist for a specific Scholar Program and still gain admission to the other college. For example, a student may be selected as a finalist for Emory Scholars and also gain admission to Oxford College. As well, a student may be selected as a finalist for Oxford Scholars and also gain admission to Emory College. Do note, notification about finalist standing for Emory University Scholar Programs will be released by February 15, whereas decisions about admission are released based on a student's selected admission plan.
Yes. Selected Goizueta Scholars will gain admission to Emory College or Oxford College, based on their application preference, as well as guaranteed admission into the Goizueta Business School following their sophomore year.