Emory 2016 Essay Scholarship


Spring 2018 External Scholarships

External scholarships are not affiliated with Emory University and provided only as a resource. To apply for these scholarships you must visit the organization’s website.


Internal Awards

Emory has a number of scholarships available to students providing additional financial support. Currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply throughout the year.


Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. To apply, undergraduate applicants must have completed at least two semesters at Emory or Oxford; graduate applicants must have completed one semester at Emory. Scholarship selection is based on a student's merit, and financial aid will be strongly considered.  The scholarship is now open to international students not eligible for financial aid. These students must fill out a questionnaire in addition to the regular application.

Scholarship Amount: $10,000


Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

To apply, visit http://www.alumni.emory.edu/awards/emory-alumni-board-scholarship.html


 J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund

The J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund is to support leadership opportunities and increase the leadership

potential for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Individual Leadership Awards in the maximum amount of one thousand dollars can be made to students who are enrolled at Emory on a full-time basis at the time of the award. Students may only receive one Award per academic year, but may reapply for an Award in subsequent academic years.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000


Application Deadline: Rolling

To apply, visit http://www.lgbt.emory.edu/resources/leadership_funding/michael_aycock.html



Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund

The Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund provides stipends to support leadership opportunities for two LGBT students or allies each year. In keeping with the values of the fund's namesake, Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund recipients will pursue opportunities related to physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual or environmental health.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000


Application Deadline: Rolling

To apply, visit http://www.lgbt.emory.edu/resources/leadership_funding/daniel_adame.html



The National Scholarships &Fellowships Program

The National Scholarships & Fellowships Program provides information and support for Emory College students, undergraduates enrolled in other Emory University divisions, and recent alumni interested in pursuing nationally competitive merit awards and internal Emory awards.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://college.emory.edu/national-awards/awards/emory-internal-awards.html

Scholarship Search Engines

These websites are an easy way to find a variety of scholarships for all students. Often all that is required for each scholarship is a short essay, you can easily apply for multiple scholarships at once.










Salt Scholarship Search

Use Salt, our new financial literacy tool, to find scholarships that fit you uniquely. Run a search with as much or as little detail about yourself as you like and Salt will give you opportunities that suit you best.

Emory FPC Facebook

We post scholarships and financial literacy updates on our Facebook page. Like and follow for more information




Incoming Freshmen/Undergraduates

These scholarships are ideal for incoming first-year students and current undergraduates, and are open most of the year. Check them to see which ones apply to you.



Oratorical Contest

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Scholarship Amount: $1,500-$18,000


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit www.legion.org/oratorical



United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

A variety of scholarships are available for United Methodist students who need help with tuition expenses at United Methodist-related schools. In the 2018-2019 academic year many scholarships will be provided through the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program. Students' United Methodist Churches at home, UM-related institutions of higher education, and UM Annual Conference Foundations partner with UMHEF and together provide students up to $4,000 in tuition expenses for an academic year. Other available scholarships have unique or specific criteria established by the donor. Some awards benefit students attending seminary or planning to serve in ministry, a couple are for persons planning to become military chaplains, and numerous others are specific to a certain state, conference, region, school, or area of study. There is also a scholarship that benefits a student who is deaf, blind, or hard of hearing.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

To apply, visit https://www.umhef.org/scholarship-search 


Creative Concept Awards

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partners with dedicated sponsors to offer creative challenges and special award and scholarship opportunities for students. We’re delighted to offer several returning (as well as a few new!) scholarship opportunities the 2017 Awards.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/sponsoredawards/



National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org



Good Colleges Scholarships

Good Colleges offers short-essay competitions for college students. Just write 150-250 words. Award categories are: study hard, healthcare, study abroad. The scholarships are always open. In each category, a new round starts as soon as one finishes.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000


Application Deadline: Rolling

To apply, visit https://goodcolleges.online/#scholarships



Army ROTC Scholarships

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and overall grade point average. Army ROTC scholarships are not awarded based on a student’s financial needs. This scholarship is offered through Georgia Tech, and is available to students who are dual-enrolled at Georgia Tech and Emory.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://armyrotc.gatech.edu/scholarships



Graduate Students


Some of the best scholarships and fellowships are only available at the graduate level. Graduate students in any school at Emory should check this list periodically.



Bridging the Dream Scholarship

Sally Mae has offered 4 scholarships of $20,000 each to creative, leadership-focused students. The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students is accepting entries and considering finalists across all degree specializations. The winners will represent a variety of future career paths.

Scholarship Amount: $20,000


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

To apply, visit https://bridgingthedream.scholarsapply.org



AICPA Scholarships

AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Additionally, we encourage students to contact their state CPA societies and college/university financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance.

Scholarship Amount: $5,000-$12,000


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a CPA credential.


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx



Air Force Association Scholarships

The Air Force Association believes that students are the key to securing our nation's future. AFA supports students through multiple scholarships, programs, and awards. Our scholarship program enables students to engage in learning experiences in which they might now have had the financial means to participate.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be United States Air Force personnel, or have a direct family member who is.


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://www.afa.org/informationfor/students/ScholarshipsTeachers



American Psychological Association Scholarships

The APA maintains a list of possible funding sources for psychologists at all educational levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral students. These opportunities include scholarships, research grants, work-study, and fellowships.

Scholarship Amount: Varies


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in psychology or a related field.


Application Deadline: Varies

To apply, visit http://www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx



Rotary World Peace Fellowship

Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Scholarship Amount: Full


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must speak English and ideally at least one other language proficiently.
  • Applicant must have 3-5 years of related full-time work or volunteer experience.
  • Applicant must be pursuing either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate related to peace and security.


Application Deadline: Rolling

To apply, visit https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en 


Maddie Clifton (pictured) and her senior thesis adviser, Kim Loudermilk, will travel to New York City in June for Clifton to receive the Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising and Society from the Advertising Educational Foundation.

Recent Emory College of Arts and Sciences graduate Maddie Clifton has won the Alfred J. Seaman Award for Best Undergraduate Essay on Advertising and Society from the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF).

Clifton, a double major in political science and interdisciplinary studies, won the award for her essay, “There Certainly is More to Fear Than Fear Itself.” Her work compared the infamous “Daisy” television ad from the 1964 presidential campaign to the 2004 attack ad, “Swiftboat Veterans for Truth.”

Kim Loudermilk, a senior lecturer in the Institute of the Liberal Arts and Clifton’s adviser, says both spots aired when the country was at war and there was significant political polarization, delivering messages that played on fear.

“Her contention is that certain time periods make for a more fearful electorate and make people more susceptible to fear-based advertising,” Loudermilk says.

Clifton’s research became the centerpiece of her senior thesis studying the role political advertising has had on political polarization, as well as advertising’s reaction to that trend.

Clifton, who begins working in Emory’s Office of Undergraduate Admission on June 1, won $1,000 for her work. Her paper is now under consideration for publication in the AEF journal, Advertising and Society Review.

Both she and Loudermilk will travel to New York City for the foundation’s Honors Night event on June 14.

The AEF is a non-profit organization that provides and distributes educational content to enrich the understanding of advertising and its role in society, culture and the economy.  The Seaman award is presented for an original paper that focuses on the role of advertising in culture and society.


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