Awards & Honors
Each year one graduate of Emory University receives an award, named for Marion Luther Brittain, that is intended to give public and permanent expression of gratitude for service to the University, rendered without expectation of reward or recognition.
Charles & Anne Duncan
Charles William Duncan Jr. of Houston, Texas, established this scholarship for gifted students from west of the Mississippi. At least one Duncan Scholarship is awarded each year, with priority given to residents of Texas and the Southwest.
Chris A. Yannopoulos
Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carlos in memory of her son, the Chris A. Yannopoulos Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated an interest in classical studies or who represent the strengths brought to the United States by immigrants from other lands.
D. Abbott Turner
The D. Abbott Turner Scholarship is awarded each year to a distinguished graduate of a Georgia high school. Preference is first given to graduates of the Brookstone School in Columbus and then to natives of the Chattahoochee Valley. Turner Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, achievement, and service.
The Dean’s List recognizes the top 20 percent, by semester grade point average, of all college students enrolled for Fall or Spring semester in campus courses. Besides having the requisite grade point average, a student must have been enrolled for twelve or more hours, completed all course work, and earned no grades of U (unsatisfactory).
Edward D. Smith
The Edward D. Smith Scholarship has been endowed in honor of an outstanding Emory College of Arts and Sciences alumnus who became one of the South's leading bankers. The scholarship, which gives priority to an outstanding graduate of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, commemorates Mr. Smith's devoted trusteeship of both Emory and Westminster. The Edward D. Smith Scholarship recognizes strong moral character, top academic achievement, and effective, unselfish service to others.
Ely R. Callaway
The Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Scholarships honor a distinguished alumnus and supporter of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Aimed at bringing talented Georgians to Emory, the Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to young men and women from Georgia who have distinguished themselves by academic excellence, individual achievement, and service to their schools and communities during their secondary-school careers. Recipients are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of tuition and fees along with University room and board for eight semesters of undergraduate study at Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
Flora Glenn Candler
These scholarships bear the name of Emory’s greatest patron of the arts. Candler Scholars are recognized for their pursuit of excellence both in academics and the performing arts.
Henry L. Bowden
The Bowden Scholarships honor a distinguished graduate of Emory College who served for twenty years as chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. Henry L. Bowden Scholarships are made on the basis of academic achievement, character, and leadership to students who show promise of significant contributions to Emory College. Residents of the Southeast will be considered, with Georgia residents given priority.
The Jocelyn M. Taylor Scholarships honor a long-time and loyal member of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences staff. This scholarship honors her lifetime of exceptional and devoted service to Emory College of Arts and Sciences and recognizes the all-important contributions which the staff of the College collectively makes to the fulfillment of the College’s educational mission and the well-being of its students and faculty.
These scholarships, in the amount of two-thirds tuition, are offered each year to a highly select group of Emory Scholar Semi-finalists in recognition of their outstanding academic record and potential for intellectual contributions to the Emory community.
These scholarships bear the name of the 1911 Emory graduate who became known as the most distinguished American scholar in his generation focusing on Old English language and literature.
Kevin C. Limp
Liberal Arts Scholarships, which are partial tuition scholarships, are awarded to Emory Scholar Semi-finalists in recognition of their academic excellence. Recipients of Liberal Arts Scholarships are not admitted into the Emory Scholars Program. After their first and/or second year in Emory College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Scholarship recipients may compete for a Dean’s Achievement Scholarship. If successful, they become Emory Scholars and are permitted financially to combine the two awards.
Lucius L. McMullan
These scholarships are awarded to students who chose to pursue the first two years of Emory University’s liberal arts curriculum at Oxford College and then transition to Emory College of Arts and Sciences to complete the curriculum. Each year Oxford College designates a number of its outstanding incoming freshmen as Oxford Scholars. Oxford Scholars include Robert W. Woodruff Scholars, Dean's Scholars, and Faculty Scholars, all of whom are selected on the basis of their grades, curriculum test scores, essays, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in the Scholars Program. While enrolled at Oxford, these scholars participate in the Oxford Scholars Program, and they participate in the Emory Scholars Program once they transition to the Atlanta campus.
J. Pollard Turman, a native of Atlanta, was a member of Emory's family and a guiding force at the University for more than fifty years. Throughout his life, Mr. Turman was an influential humanitarian. His understanding and support of higher education, combined with his personal commitment, have benefited institutions throughout Georgia. The J. Pollard Turman Leadership Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students who show special leadership potential, as demonstrated by their personal commitment to service and excellence in school, civic, and other activities combined with sound academic achievement. Residents of the Southeast receive special consideration.
Robert W. Woodruff
The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships bear the name of the renowned businessman and philanthropist who was head of The Coca-Cola Company for many years and was a peerless benefactor of Emory University. The scholarships are awarded to young men and women who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University. Recipients of the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships are awarded a stipend equal to the cost of full tuition, fees, and University room and board.
The Stipe Society is designed to foster original, independent scholarship and creative endeavors in the arts among Emory College students and to encourage communication between undergraduate students and faculty members engaged in scholarly research. Twenty currently enrolled students are selected as associate scholars each year on the basis of proven ability in a field of scholarship and recommendations by teachers in that field. Election is for one year only, and students must apply for re-election. Those Stipe Scholars who are not already receiving faculty/staff courtesy scholarships or other scholarships that include full tuition receive an honorarium of one thousand dollars; for those receiving need-based financial aid, this honorarium replaces the college grant portion of their aid up to the amount of one thousand dollars. For further information, contact the Office for Undergraduate Education, 300 White Hall, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.
Apply fall of junior year. The United Negro College Fund and The Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Fellowship is intended to encourage African American undergraduate students in furthering their science education and pursuing biomedical science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art industrial laboratory. The fellowship consists of a summer internship prior to your senior year and a second summer internship upon graduation. The award is up to a maximum of $35,000 that consists of a scholarship of up to $25,000 and two summer research internship stipends totaling at least $10,000. Additional information may be found at UNCF-Merk Science Initiative.
William E. Simon
Apply Fall term of Senior year. The William E. Simon Fellowship was created to encourage the pursuit of endeavors that are of benefit to yourself and your fellow man. Unrestricted cash grants will be awarded to those that have demonstrated self-direction, dedication and originality in the pursuit of a goal that can make a positive contribution to society. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute will award three fellowships with the first award being $40,000 and the second and third awards being $5,000 each. Please note that the Intercollegiate Studies Institute offers additional opportunities as you continue your graduate studies. Additional information can be found at Intercollegiate Studies Institute.