Emory Institutional Grants and Scholarships

In addition to federal and state grants, scholarships, and loan options, Emory University undergraduate students may be eligible for institutional or partner grants, scholarships, or tuition benefit programs.

Click below to learn more about Emory's undergraduate grant, scholarship, and tuition benefit programs. 

Need-Based Grants & Scholarships

ProgramDescriptionApplication Guidelines

Emory University Grant

Available to all undergraduate students

The Emory University Grant is offered to students with a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid packages that include the Emory University Grant are made to full-time students only; however, final-semester seniors who are permitted to underload are eligible to receive prorated grants.

Eligibility for the Emory University Grant is determined using information provided on the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required by your program). No additional application is required for this program.

BBA Grant

Available to students enrolled in Goizueta Business School

The BBA Grant is offered to students with a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid packages that include the BBA Grant are made to full-time students only; however, final-semester seniors who are permitted to underload are eligible to receive prorated grants.

Eligibility for the BBA Grant is determined using information provided on the FAFSA and CSS Profile. No additional application is required for this program.

Nursing School Grant & Irene Woodruff Grant

Available to students enrolled in the Nursing School

The Nursing School Grant and the Irene Woodruff Grant are offered to students with a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid packages that include either of these grants are made to full-time students only. Because grant funds are limited, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA materials well before the filing deadline in order to be considered for this program. 

Eligibility for the Nursing School Grant is determined using information provided on the FAFSA and CSS Profile. No additional application is required for this program.

Emory Advantage

Available to all undergraduate students

Through the Emory Advantage grant program, eligible students with a demonstrated financial need will be offered institutional grants in their financial aid packages instead of need-based loans.

Your eligibility for Emory Advantage will be determined once you have been admitted and have completed your financial aid application. No additional application is required for this program.

Education Abroad Scholarships

Available to all undergraduate students

Financial aid can be applied to Emory's Education Abroad programs. However, if you plan to enroll in an Education Abroad program, you should meet with your financial aid advisor well in advance to determine your eligibility. To get more information about whether special payments are needed, please contact your Education Abroad advisor. Please note that distribution of funds will not be program-specific and may not coordinate with enrollment dates. Federal, Institutuional, and Private aid will disburse to your Emory student account during the regularly scheduled disbursement dates.

The Office for International and Summer Programs (OISP) also administers several Education Abroad scholarships to ensure their programs and accessible to as many students as possible.

Application processes may vary by scholarship. Learn more about Education Abroad Scholarships on the OISP website.

Merit Scholarship Programs

ProgramDescriptionApplication Guidelines

Woodruff Scholars Program

Available to incoming Emory College and Oxford College students

The Woodruff Scholars Program offers merit-based scholarships to exceptional incoming first-year students, based on their admission application. The Office of Financial Aid is not part of the Emory Scholars selection process.

Your eligibility for the Woodruff Scholars Program will be determined once you have completed Emory's admission application. No additional application is required for this program.

Emory Opportunity Award

Available to incoming Emory College students

The Emory Opportunity Award (EOA) is a merit scholarship offered to select students in recognition of their academic excellence, based on their admission application and financial aid materials. The EOA is renewable for four years, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Emory Scholars are not eligible for this award.

Your eligibility for the EOA will be determined once you have completed Emory's admission application, the FAFSA, and the CSS Profile. No additional application is required for this program.

Woodruff Dean's Achievement Scholarship

Available to incoming Emory College students

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 includes membership into the Woodruff Scholars Program and full tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. Up to three Emory College students will be selected to receive the Woodruff Scholarship each year.

Apply for the Woodruff DAS through the Woodruff Scholars Program website.

George W. Jenkins Scholarship

Available to incoming Emory College students

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.

Your eligibility for the George W. Jenkins Scholarship will be determined once you have completed Emory's admission application. No additional application is required for this program.

Liberal Arts Scholarship

Available to incoming Emory College and Oxford College students

The Office for Undergraduate Admission awards partial-tuition Liberal Arts Scholarships to select students in recognition of their academic excellence. Liberal Arts Scholarships are renewable for eight semesters (fall/spring) of undergraduate study, as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and demonstrates conduct of the highest standard. Emory Scholars are not eligible for this scholarship.

Your eligibility for the Woodruff Scholars Program will be determined once you have completed Emory's admission application. No additional application is required for this program.

Oxford Scholars Program

Available to incoming Oxford College students

The Oxford Scholars Program awards merit-based scholarships to exceptional incoming first-year students, based on their admission application. The Office of Financial Aid is not part of the Oxford Scholars selection process.

Your eligibility for the Oxford Scholars Program will be determined once you have completed Emory's admission application. No additional application is required for this program.

BBA Dean's Scholarship

Available to students enrolled in Goizueta Business School

The BBA Dean's Scholarship renews merit scholarships a student receives from Emory College or Oxford College when they choose to transition to the Business School to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration as their undergraduate degree. 

Your eligibility for the BBA Dean's Scholarship will be determined if and when you choose to apply to Goizueta Business School in your second or third year of study. No additional application is required for this program.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

Available to students enrolled in Emory College, Oxford College, the Nursing School, or the Medical Imaging Program

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation funds annual need-based scholarships for southern, Christian female students attending select institutions in the southeastern United States. At Emory University, Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students at Emory College, Oxford College, Emory College, the Nursing School, or the Medical Imaging Program.

Emory's Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships are offered in the recipients' total financial aid package, and the scholarship follows recipients through their course of study in one of the above-designated schools.

Your eligibility for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship will be determined once you have completed the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required for your program). 

QuestBridge

Available to incoming Emory College and Oxford College students

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, you must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match in the early fall of your senior year.

National Merit Scholarship

Available to incoming Emory College and Oxford College Students

In order to receive a National Merit Scholarship, a student must: 1) be a National Merit finalist, 2) be selected as a school-sponsored scholar, and 3) notify the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that Emory is their first-choice college. Students selected as school-sponsored National Merit Scholars will receive an Emory-sponsored scholarship of $2,000 annually for four years of attendance. Finalists may also be chosen to receive other sponsored scholarships by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Institutional grant awards rewarded to National Merit scholars will not be reduced by the amount of the scholarship.

Your eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship is determined based on your SAT/NMSQT performance. Learn more on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's website.

Tuition Benefit Programs

ProgramDescriptionApplication Guidelines

Courtesy Tuition Benefit for Undergraduates

Available to all undergraduate students

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.

Apply for the Tuition Benefit through Emory's Human Resources website.

United Methodist Ministerial Tuition Benefit

Available to incoming Emory College students

Dependent children of United Methodist ministers or missionaries may receive a 45% tuition benefit. The amount of this benefit may be adjusted when combined with other tuition scholarships. If you are eligible for this benefit, you will need to submit an application for each year of study.

Apply for the United Methodist Ministerial Tuition Benefit using the appropriate documents from our Forms page.