Merit-Based Scholarships at Emory University

Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships to prospective students as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. In addition to funding, finalists will be flown to Atlanta, Georgia for an on-campus visit at no expense to the students. The deadline is on 1 November 2020.

Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Experience-based learning, inventive majors and minors, and numerous co-curricular opportunities that the university offers allow students to get prepared for ever-changing career opportunities.  Out of 8,000-10,000 students applying to be scholars each year, up to 200 of them receive the award.

Finalists are required to attend an on-campus Scholars Finalists Visit held in the spring. Taking place over several days, the fully-funded visit includes activities and interviews designed to help finalists become better acquainted with Emory University and the opportunities available for them. 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. 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.

The deadline is on 1 November 2020.


Main criteria

To be considered for scholar programs, candidates 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 1 November 2020 or 15 November 2020.

Scholarships are renewable for a total of eight regular academic year semesters of undergraduate study, provided students maintain high standards of personal and academic excellence and meet semester and annual requirements of their program.

Find out more about scholarships at Emory University. 

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