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 in February 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 in February 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 in February 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.

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 and remain enrolled on the Oxford campus for four semesters.

Sophomore Scholarships

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.

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 thirty 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 twelve semester hours. Formal application for this grant must be made through gafutures.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.

Part-time Jobs, Loans, and Veteran's Benefits

Information concerning part-time jobs in offices, the library, the dining hall, residence halls, and laboratories; loan funds available to prospective students; and financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Oxford College, 801 Emory Street, Oxford, Georgia 30054.

Named Scholarships

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.

Dr. William Troy Bivings Scholarship

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 twenty years of service.

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.