Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic and personal merit. Academic scholars placed on Honor or Conduct Council probation for the first time will lose their scholarships permanently. All scholars are expected to remain enrolled on the Oxford campus for four semesters.Students receiving four-year scholarships at Oxford will have those scholarships continue to Emory College, Goizueta Business School, or the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, if academic requirements are met.

Robert W. Woodruff Scholars
The Robert W. Woodruff scholarship competition is for high school seniors who have demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, and 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.

All students who apply for admission to Oxford College by November 15 and check the scholarship box on the Common Application Supplement are automatically considered for these awards and will be notified by March 1 if they are chosen as scholar candidates. Students must maintain a 3.4 grade-point average to continue as Woodruff Scholars. Scholarships are granted for four years and are awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit without regard to financial need, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status. All students are expected to remain enrolled on the Oxford campus for four semesters.

Dean’s Scholars
These full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to first-year applicants. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capabilities. Each student must maintain a 3.4 grade-point average to continue as a Dean’s Scholar. All students who apply for admission to Oxford College by November 15 and check the scholarship box on the Common Application are automatically considered for these awards and will be notified by February 1 if selected as a scholar candidate.

Scholarships are granted for four years and are awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit without regard to financial need, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status. All students are expected to remain enrolled on the Oxford campus for four semesters.

Faculty Scholars
These half-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to first-year applicants. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capabilities. Students must maintain a 3.4 grade-point average to continue as Faculty Scholars. All students who apply for admission by November 15 and check the scholarship box on the Common application Supplement are automatically considered for these awards and will be notified notified by March 1 if selected as a scholar candidate.

Scholarships are granted for four years and are awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit without regard to financial need, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran’s status. All students are expected to remain enrolled on the Oxford campus for four semesters.

Emory Opportunity Award
These scholarships range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year for four years with two years at Oxford College and two years on the Atlanta campus. These are awarded annually. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capabilities. Students must maintain a 3.2 grade-point average to receiving the Emory Opportunity Award.

Alumni Scholars
These scholarships are funded at $2,500 each and are provided annually through generous donations from Oxford College alumni. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capabilities.

Liberal Arts Scholar
These scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000 per year for four years with two years at Oxford College and two years on the Atlanta campus. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership capabilities. Students must maintain a 3.2 grade-point average to continue as a Liberal Arts Scholar.

Sophomore Scholarships

Dorothy J. and Robert C. Atkinson, M.D. Award
Established in 2014 by Susan Atkinson Gregory 77Ox 79C and Robert C. Atkinson, Jr. 75Ox 77B to honor their parents. Awarded to a rising sophomore with preference given for pre-medical students from the Southeastern United States.

Brad Edwards Leadership Award
Established in 1990 in memory of Oxford student Bradley Patrick Edwards by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Joseph Edwards, and friends. The one-half tuition scholarship is presented to two rising sophomores at Oxford College with outstanding character and who cares deeply for his or her fellow students, school, and community as demonstrated by broad-based involvement and leadership. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA while at Oxford.

Cody Family Scholarship
The Cody Family Scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. William Cody, associate professor of political science, and his wife Mildred, to benefit rising sophomores.

Judy Greer Scholarship
Awarded annually to two rising sophomores who exemplify the spirit and mission at Oxford College. Candidates must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a record of leadership, and plan to be on the Oxford campus for both semesters of their sophomore years. This award was initiated by the class of 1959 and supported by other alumni and friends to honor Judy Greer, professor of physical education, on her retirement from Oxford College in 1996. She taught at Oxford for more than 30 years.

Oxford Scholars
Academic scholarships are awarded annually to Oxford students continuing to the Atlanta campus. These students are nominated by the dean of Oxford College in consultation with the Oxford faculty. Nominees must show academic achievement, leadership ability, strong character, and potential to make significant contributions to Emory College. Final selections are made by the dean of Emory College. These scholarships are renewable for the senior year, provided the student maintains an acceptable academic record.

Sammy Clark Scholarship
Established in 2005 by alumni and friends to honor Reverend Sammy Clark, Oxford College chaplain from 1982 to 1999, this $5000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student for the sophomore year only. The recipient, expected to maintain a 2.5 grade-point average while at Oxford, should be someone who is a servant leader and exhibits a genuine concern for the needs of other human beings.

Additional Scholarships

Two/four scholarships are provided by the United Methodist Church for outstanding Methodist students.

Methodist Ministerial Scholarships
Sons or daughters of active United Methodist Ministers or missionaries may receive a scholarship of 45 percent of current tuition. Application forms may be obtained from the Oxford Financial Aid Office and the minister must meet the criteria of being included in one of the United Methodist Conference Journals.

Courtesy Scholarships
Emory offers a Courtesy Scholarship program for continued educational development for employees, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners, and children. Courtesy Scholarship information may be obtained from Emory Human Resources or on Emory’s Human Resources website under Benefits.

Georgia Tuition Grant/ Georgia HOPE Scholarships
All students must complete a FAFSA application to be eligible for these awards. A state grant is available to each legal resident of Georgia who attends a private college in the state and takes a minimum of 12 semester hours. Formal application for this grant must be made through gacollege411.org. The amount of the grant varies each year. The Financial Aid Office at Oxford will have information on funding amounts each summer.
 
Georgia HOPE Scholarships are available for each entering student designated by his or her high school as a HOPE Scholar and each returning student maintaining a grade-point average of at least a 3.0.

Named Scholarships

In addition to the financial assistance for students provided in the operating budget of Oxford College, there are 43 endowed scholarships that have been given as charitable investments in youth and in memory of friends and loved ones. Friends and alumni interested in establishing such scholarships are invited to contact Oxford’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations. These scholarships are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid based on financial need as determined from the FAFSA and PROFILE.

Dr. Arthur Nicholas Anderson Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1977 by Mrs. Betty C. Anderson in memory of her husband, a member of Oxford’s class of 1938.

Josiah K. Bates Scholarship
Established in 1993 as a bequest from the estate of Josiah K. Bates, who graduated from Oxford College in 1954.

W.A.C. Baker Scholarship
Established in 1985 by Ouida Shearhouse in memory of her father, W.A.C. Baker.

Clark and Ruby Baker Scholarship
Established in 1974 through the estate of Clark and Ruby Baker.

C.R. Bard Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a second-semester first-year student with a proven record of excellence in the math/science curriculum. This award also comes possible with the benefit of a possible summer internship at the local Bard plant.

Jackie and Clifford Bell Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Clifford A. Bell 46Ox 50C for a deserving high school graduate from Washington County and surrounding areas on the basis of merit and need.

Judith and Edred Benton III Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Harry L. Gilham, Jr. of Atlanta, James S. Benton 59Ox of Augusta, and other members of the Benton family in memory of Edred C. Benton III 57Ox 62D 66D, and his wife, Judith Grandy Benton.

Dr. William Troy Bivings Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Helen Bivings Crawford in memory of her father, Dr. William Troy Bivings.

H. Duane Blair Scholarship
Established in 2015 by an estate gift of Dr. H. Duane Blair 48Ox 50C 54M 58MR. Preference will be given to a student studying science.

Reverend W. Marion Bloodworth Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Mrs. Gladys Bloodworth of Des Moines, Iowa, in memory of her husband, Reverend W. Marion Bloodworth 49Ox 59T.

John Bostwick Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Dr. John Bostwick, III 62Ox, a member of the Oxford College Board of Counselors and renowned plastic surgeon at Emory University Hospital.

Dean Stephen Bowen Scholarship
The Bowen Scholarship was established in 2016 by alumni and friends to honor the retirement of Dean Stephen Bowen from Oxford College. This scholarship will be awarded annually based on need and merit.

Branham Scholarship
Provided through the estate of Elizabeth F. Branham in memory of her grandparents, the Reverend and Mrs. W.R. Branham Sr.; her parents, the Reverend and Mrs. W.R. Branham Jr.; and Miss Lynn Branham.

Edwin J. and ReLee Brown Scholarship
Established in 1958 by Mr. Phil Buchheit, publisher of the Spartanburg, South Carolina, Herald-Journal, and friends in memory of Mr. E.J. Brown, a former faculty member.

Edmond Weyman Camp Jr. Scholarship
Started in 1978 by members of the Camp family and friends in honor of Dr. Edmond Weyman Camp Jr., a former member of the Oxford faculty who graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine in 1935.

Wilbur “Squire” Carlton Scholarship
Established by former students in the class of 1946, and completed by Dr. Adrian Grass 49Ox, in memory of Squire Carlton, who taught Latin at Oxford College from 1926 to 1974.

Class of 1967 Scholarship
Established by the Oxford Class of 1967 to show their commitment to the continuation of student scholarship support at Oxford.

Cline Family Fellowship
Established in 1985 by John Cline, Pierce Cline, and Lucie Cline Huie, and awarded to musically talented students who agree to participate in the music program of Oxford College and Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

Robert Trulock Dickson Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Dr. R. Trulock Dickson 72Ox 74C of North Carolina. This scholarship is awarded yearly to a qualified student from the Georgia counties of Berrien and Grady.

Harold and Lucille Dobbs Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Denny Dobbs, a 1965 Oxford College graduate, in memory of his parents.

Willie D. and Carmen DuBois Scholarship
Established in 1990 through the estates of Carmen and Willie DuBois.

Fran Hardy Elizer Scholarship
Established in 2001 by her husband, Marshall Elizer.

Marshall R. Elizer Scholarship
Funded in 1987 by alumni and friends of Oxford College in honor of Marshall R. Elizer, who served as business manager, director of student services, and professor of mathematics from 1946 to 1978.

Reverend and Mrs. R.A. Etheridge Scholarship
Given in 1968 by the Reverend Roy P. Etheridge 1915Ox, a retired United Methodist minister, in memory of his parents, Robert A. and Harriet K. Etheridge.

Jennifer Lea Evans Award
The Jennifer Evans Award is awarded annually to a rising senior in Emory College who has exhibited passion for caring for sick, injured, or disabled children, and who has demonstrated throughout his or her high school and college years a love and capacity for working with children. Preference will be shown to those candidates who are Oxford originating students and pre-medical school students. The award is to be used to cover educational expenses in his or her senior year in Emory College.

Dean N. Bond Fleming Scholarship
Funded in 1976 by gifts from alumni and friends of Oxford College in honor of Neal Bond Fleming, dean of Oxford College from 1966 to 1976.

W. Jay Fraser III and Erin Fraser Scholarship
Established in 2017 by alums Jay Fraser 88Ox 90C and Erin Fraser 89Ox.

Cody Family Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Dr. William Cody, associate professor of political science, and his wife Mildred, to benefit rising sophomores.

Franklin Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1993 by the John and Mary Franklin Foundation.

B. Lisa Friddell, MD Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1996 in memory of Dr. B. Lisa Friddell 86Ox 88C by the physicians and coworkers of Affinity Health Group in Albany, Georgia, where she practiced. This scholarship is for a student who intends to study medicine.

Godfrey Scholarship
Established in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. S. Charles Candler of Madison, Georgia, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Godfrey, Mrs. Candler’s parents.

Adrian L. Grass Scholarship
Established in 1999 by Dr. Adrian L. Grass 49Ox of El Paso, Texas.

John W. and Sara M. Gregory Scholarship
Established in 1987 in honor of John and Sara Gregory. John Gregory taught literature at Oxford College for 32 years. Sara began as a chemistry professor and then served as the Oxford librarian for 18 years.

Sara McDowell Gregory Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2011 by John W. Gregory, Sr. This scholarship is for an Oxford student library assistant demonstrating need and merit.

Orin Thomas Grier Scholarship
Established in 2001 through the estate of Orin Thomas Grier 59Ox of San Francisco. It is awarded annually on the basis of need with preference to Georgia students.

Orin Thomas Grier Study Abroad Scholarship
Established in 2001 through the estate of Orin Thomas Grier 59Ox of San Francisco. It is awarded annually on the basis of need with preference to Georgia students who enroll at Oxford and who participate in Oxford’s study abroad program.

James Shook Hammons Scholarship
Established in 2001 through the estate of Sara M. Hammons of Brunswick, Georgia, in honor of her brother, James Shook Hammons.

Bobbie and Curry T. Haynes Scholarship
Funded in 1978 by gifts from alumni and friends of Oxford in honor of Curry T. Haynes, professor of biology from 1945 to 1970, and Bobbie Haynes, infirmary supervisor from 1946 to 1978.

William Harrison Hightower, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1979 by William H. Hightower, Jr. 34B.

Margaret Hough Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Colonel John F. Hough in honor of his wife, Margaret. Their son Jeff was a former history professor at Oxford who passed away in 1965 at the age of 28.

Butch Houston Scholarship
Established in 1990 in honor of Norman “Butch” G. Houston, III 62Ox 64C by Oxford College classmate Henry Mann 62Ox 64C.

David J. Hughes, Jr. Scholarship
Established in 1969 by Julius A. McCurdy 24C 26L in memory of his grandson, David J. Hughes, Jr.

Robert Ingram Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Dr. Robert Ingram 65Ox 67C of Opelika, Alabama, in memory of his parents.

A.W. Jackson Scholarship
Established in 1987 to honor Professor A.W. Jackson, physics and math professor from 1930 to 1945 and Oxford College business manager from 1945 to 1971.

Oxford Latino Engagement Scholarship
The Oxford Latino Engagement Scholarship was established in 2016 by Judge J. Antonio DelCampo 89Ox 91C and Dr. Kelly Phipps DelCampo 95G, to provide scholarship assistance to Oxford College students with preference for students who demonstrate leadership in activities that work to address social, political, cultural, and professional issues affecting people in the Hispanic/Latino community.

John Lewis Keller Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2008 by family and friends to honor the memory of John Keller 04Ox 07C. This scholarship is awarded annually to an Oxford sophomore who has shown excellence in participation and endurance in working through his or her disabilities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Funded jointly by Oxford College and the Newton County King Scholar Fund, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to a student from a Newton County high school who chooses to attend Oxford College. This full-tuition award is presented on the basis of financial need and merit and continues to Emory College, Goizueta Business School, or Nell Hodgson School of Nursing. Students must maintain a 3.2 GPA to continue as MLK scholars.

J. Frederick and Mary Burns Landt Scholarship
Provided by family and friends in 1991 in memory of Dr. Fred Landt, an Oxford College professor of biology for 29 years, and in honor of his wife, Mary B. Landt, an Oxford College library assistant.

Martha Lokey Lovett Scholarship
The Martha Lokey Lovett Scholarship was established in 2015 by Martha Lovett 56Ox 58C is to help support students at Oxford. Martha Lokey Lovett was the first president of Dooley’s Dolls.

Worthey F. and Vara Kitchens Lunsford Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Reverend Lunsford, who graduated from Emory Academy in 1925. Reverend Lunsford was a Methodist minister who maintained an interest in Emory and Oxford College throughout his life.

Charles M. and Eloise A. Mann Scholarship
Established in 1993 by Henry Mann 62Ox 64C of Atlanta and his brother, Dr. Charles Mann 57Ox 62M 67MR, of Newnan, in memory of their parents.

William Arthur Matthews Scholarship
Established in 1978 by Beverly Cone Matthews Sossoman 38C in memory of her husband, Dr. William A. Matthews 32Ox.

Willis L. Miller, III Scholarship
Established in 2014, this scholarship provides a full-tuition scholarship for an Oxford College student with demonstrated financial need. First preference will be awarded to a student who has participated in the Student Mentoring in Life and Education (S.M.I.L.E.) program at Valdosta High School. Second preference is to award to a student from Valdosta High School. Third preference will be to award to a student from Valdosta, Georgia, or the area geographically closest to it.

Willis Miller and Dr. John Miller Scholarship
Established in 2016 by Willis “Wyn” Miller III 67Ox 69C 72L and JohnM. Miller, Jr. in memory of their fathers, Willis L. Miller, Jr. and Dr. JohnM. Miller. Preference will be given to a student who has participated in the Student Mentoring in Life and Education program at Valdosta High School, followed by preference given to a student from Valdosta High School or the area geographically closest to Valdosta, Georgia.

H. Dean Minor Scholarship
Established in 1993 in honor of H. Dean Minor 38Ox 40C by his daughter, Lucretia Minor.

Dan C. Moore Scholarship
Established in 1987, this scholarship honors Professor Dan C. Moore and his 40 years of teaching mathematics and physics.

Dr. William and Nancy Murdy Scholarship
Established in 1993 by former Oxford dean and chief executive officer, William H. Murdy, and his wife, Nancy.

Michael S. Overstreet Scholarship
The Michael S. Overstreet Scholarship was funded in 2007 by family, classmates, and friends of Michael Overstreet 76Ox 78B who passed away in 2001 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The scholarship’s primary benefit is for children of alumni who wish to attend Oxford College to ensure that new generations may participate in the excellent education and personal relationships that the Oxford experience offers.

Alan Palmer Scholarship
The Alan Palmer Scholarship was established in 2004 by family and friends in memory of Alan Palmer 86Ox 88C who was a campus leader, socially active in numerous campus activities, events, and organizations, and a lover of all sports. This scholarship is awarded annually to an Oxford student who exemplifies Alan’s characteristics and qualities.

Albert W. Rees Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1957 by family and friends in memory of Professor Albert W. Rees, a former superintendent of the university and academy at Oxford.

Renfroe Scholarship
Established in 1991 by Gerald and Jean Eickhoff in honor of Mrs. Eickhoff’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Carl Renfroe.

Nancy and Charles Rice Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2009 by John G. Rice in honor of his parents Charlie and Nancy Rice.

William and Anne Munroe Shapiro Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 by alumni and friends in honor of Professor Bill Shapiro and his late wife, Anne Munroe Shapiro. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in political science or other social sciences.

The Shulman Family Trust at Oxford College
Established in 2017 by the estate of Robert H. Shulman 64Ox 66B to support a student with demonstrated financial need with a preference for students who have contributed to Jewish life or study, either during high school or at Emory.

Walter Crawford Stevens Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1957 by Mrs. Marie Stevens Walker Wood of Macon, Georgia, in memory of her father, Walter Crawford Stevens, a member of the class of 1873.

E. Walton Strozier Scholarship
Established in in 1979 by gifts from alumni and friends of Oxford in memory of E. Walton Strozier 1914Ox, professor of social studies and a member of the faculty for 36 years. Professor Strozier retired in 1960.

Lawrence Studstill Scholarship
Established in 1900 by Ethel and Lawrence Studstill.

Charles Edwin Suber Scholarship
Established in 2011 in memory of Charles Suber 42Ox.

Peter and Bessie Superty Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Peter and Bessie Superty.

Thomas Chalmers Swann III Scholarship
Given by Mrs. Julia Swann Miller Williford in memory of her son, Mr. Thomas Chalmers Swann III, a student at Oxford in 1943. This scholarship is for a worthy student from Newton County.

Dallas Tarkenton Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Alva J. Hopkins III 72Ox of Folkston to honor Dr. Dallas Tarkenton, former registrar and director of admission, associate professor of social studies, and the first director of development at Oxford College from 1961 to 1974. He was instrumental in the founding of the Oxford College Board of Counselors.

John and Quida Temple Scholarship
Emory College established the scholarship in honor of John Temple’s retirement from Emory University in June 2003. John Temple was formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer of Emory University. Temple came to Emory to serve as executive vice president in 1982 and retired from this position in the summer of 2003 after 20 years of service.

Louise R. and Euler B. Thompson Scholarship
Established in 2016 by Ina L. Thompson 61Ox 63C and Richard Wolf 64B to honor her parents. Preference is given to students from Walton County, Georgia, and next to students from the state of Georgia.

David L. O’ Neal and Leila Thornley Scholarship
Established in 1979 by David L. and Leila Thornley O’Neal and Harriette Louisa Thornley.

Floyd Watkins Scholarship
Named in honor of the late professor Floyd C. Watkins, Emory University Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Literature, to offer support to recipients defined in accordance with his wishes, this scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore from a small town in the South who intends to pursue studies in the humanities at Emory College. The award involves a grant for each of the three final years of the student’s undergraduate career. The award recipient is determined in the spring by the English faculty with the approval of the other members of the Division of Humanities.

Alfred B. Watson and Agnes Watson Green Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Alfred B. Watson Sr. to honor his son, Al 57Ox, and his daughter, Aggie 62Ox.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Funded by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, a charitable private foundation dedicated to the support of needy women in nine southeastern states.

J. Slater Wight Scholarship
Established in 1955 by Mrs. J.S. Wight in memory of her father, J. Slater Wight.

Reverend T. Newton Wise Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Reverend and Mrs. Tillman Newton Wise. Reverend Wise graduated Oxford College in 1938 and Candler School of Theology in 1940.

William L. Wright Memorial Endowment
Established in 1990 by Edward R. Wright 52C 54G in memory of his grandfather, William L. Wright.

Virginia H. Yates Scholarship
Established in 2009 by the estate of Virginia H. Yates.

Zorn Family Oxford Scholarship
The Zorn Family Oxford Scholarship was established in 2014 by Dr. George L. Zorn 62Ox 64C 68M and Jane Cobb Zorn 67BSN in honor Dr. Zorn’s mother and father, Sarah Austin Zorn and Rev. George Luey Zorn to provide scholarship assistance to Oxford College students based on need and merit.