Emory Institution Grants and Scholarships

Emory University awards grants and scholarships to accepted Emory College students based on demonstrated need or academic merit.

Courtesy Tuition Benefit for Undergraduates

Dependent children of eligible Emory University faculty and staff may receive full-tuition scholarships, based on employee hire date and years of service. Eligible faculty and staff and their spouses or domestic partners may also receive a courtesy tuition benefit for a portion of their tuition.

Learn more about the Courtesy Tuition Benefit

Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship

The Dean’s Achievement Scholarship (DAS) selection process allows rising sophomores in Emory College and Oxford College to apply for the Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, which provides membership in the Woodruff Scholars Program and full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. In addition to the Woodruff Scholarship, the Dean’s Achievement Scholarship selection process also offers merit scholarships named for Madeleine Brown, Pat H. Odom, Henry L. Bowden, Norman Miller, and Goodrich C. White, each of which provides $10,000 per year for tuition. Three Emory College students will be offered the Woodruff Scholarship and approximately 20 students will be offered a Brown, Odom, Bowden, Miller, or White Dean’s Achievement Scholarship. All Dean’s Achievement Scholarships, including the Woodruff, take effect the semester following selection and are renewable for students’ junior and senior years.”

Find out more about the Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship

Emory Advantage

Emory Advantage is Emory University’s financial aid initiative that reduces the amount of money borrowed to pay for an undergraduate Emory degree.

Learn more about Emory Advantage

Emory University Grant

The Emory University Grant is offered on the basis of demonstrated financial need using information from the CSS Profile and FAFSA. Financial aid packages that include the Emory University Grant are made to full-time students only, with the exception of a prorated grant for final semester seniors who are permitted to underload.

Make sure you meet the filing deadlines.

Emory Opportunity Award

The Emory Opportunity Award (EOA) is a merit scholarship that is offered to select students in recognition of their academic excellence. Recipients of the EOA are not admitted into the Emory Scholars Program. The EOA is renewable for four years provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students are considered for this scholarship internally based on their application for admission and complete review of their financial aid materials, no additional application or material is required.

Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program

The Woodruff Scholars Program provides merit-based scholarships to exceptional incoming first-year students

Liberal Arts Scholarship

Partial-tuition Liberal Arts Scholarships are offered by the admission office in recognition of academic excellence. Liberal Arts scholarships are renewable for eight semesters (fall/spring) of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (a minimum cumulative 3.20 GPA) and student conduct of the highest standard.

National Merit Scholarship

Entering National Merit finalists who are selected as a school sponsored scholar and notify National Merit Scholarship Corporation that Emory is their first choice college will receive a yearly National Merit Scholarship of $2,000 sponsored by Emory for four years of attendance. Finalists chosen by National Merit Scholarship Corporation to receive other sponsored scholarships will receive those scholarships as prescribed by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. If the National Merit Scholarship recipient has been offered institutional grant funding, the grant funding will not be reduced by the amount of the scholarship.

Study Abroad

Students who enroll in Emory Semester Abroad or Emory Summer Abroad can use their financial aid for the program, including federal, state, need-based, and merit-based institutional aid, as well as external scholarship resources. The Center for International Programs Abroad also administers several study abroad scholarships.

United Methodist Ministerial Tuition Benefit

Dependent children of active United Methodist ministers or missionaries will receive a 45 percent tuition benefit. This tuition benefit may be adjusted when combined with other tuition scholarships. 

Download an application from our Forms page

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that allows degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the US to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual VA tuition and fees benefit.

George W. Jenkins Scholarship

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is a four-year scholarship offered to first-year Emory students based on academic merit, financial need, and a sincere interest in service and enhancing community engagement.

Find out more about the George W. Jenkins Scholarship

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars Program annually provides scholarship support to deserving Southern, Christian, female students with financial need and an interest in the health professions. At Emory University, Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students at Oxford College, Emory College, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the School of Medicine Allied Health Program.

Emory’s Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships are included in the recipients’ total financial aid package, and the scholarship follows scholars through their course of study, as long as they remain in one of the above-designated schools.

Learn more about the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars Program


QuestBridge is a national nonprofit program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students nationwide and connects them with the nation’s best colleges and universities. To apply to Emory University through QuestBridge, high school seniors must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match in the early fall.

Learn more about how to apply to Questbridge