Emory College of Arts and Sciences

The time is now to Seed the Future


Emory College

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Emory College is the liberal arts engine of one of the world’s leading research universities. We attract the most ambitious and talented students of all economic strata who come to Emory to expand their potential, and to take that potential to create positive change in the world.

Competition to recruit and retain these students is fierce. Scholarship support is a critical factor in opening Emory’s gates wide to the students who will thrive here.

In recognition of this greatest need in Emory College—a need that will only grow over time—philanthropic support for scholarship endowment is the highest priority. A generous donor has provided a match on an escalating scale for gifts of $50,000 or more to endowed scholarships.

There are several ways that you can create your legacy, whether through creating an endowed scholarship on your own or by coming together with a handful of others.


The Match

The scholarship match $250,000 - $1,000,000 or more will be matched 2 to 1 $100,000 - $249,999 will be matched 1.5 to 1 $50,000 - $99,999 will be matched 1 to 1


The Need for Scholarship Endowment

"A scholarship endowment gift, and the 100 new scholarships donors have created, are about more than just the numbers. They are gifts of transformative experiences — gifts that enable students to take advantage of everything that Emory has to offer. Maintaining our momentum in scholarship support is vital to our entire liberal arts research and teaching mission. We look forward to the next 100 scholarships and beyond."

— Dean Michael A. Elliott, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of English and American Studies
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The need for a stronger endowment for scholarships is urgent. Emory College lags far behind its peers in the proportion of scholarships funded by earnings from endowment. Only about 10% of Emory College’s scholarship expenditure is funded by endowment earnings; peer institutions average 30% of scholarship funding from endowment.

Gifts to scholarship endowment will affect in perpetuity Emory College’s ability to compete for the best students and to provide an exceptional Emory experience through operational dollars that must now be used to offset the nearly $80 million gap in scholarship funding.

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the next 100 scholarships and beyond

The time is now.


Since the Scholarship Endowment Initiative began in 2013, visionary donors have created or augmented more than 100 endowed scholarships for students in Emory College, nearly doubling the number of endowed scholarships available.

Generous alumni, parents, and friends have been inspired by the match to stretch their philanthropy to levels they might not have considered possible. 

For more than 74% of the donors who have given an endowed scholarship, that gift was the first major gift commitment to Emory they have made. The lifetime philanthropic goal of creating an endowment for scholarship is now attainable—for families, individuals, and even friends or classmates who would like to band together.

If you are interested in making an enduring impact, there has never been a better opportunity to invest.

The time is now to Seed the Future


Contact Development Officer

To learn more about how you can invest in developing the next leaders, game-changers, professionals, and humanitarians, contact a development officer using the form below. Please fill out your name, email address and a brief message to prompt a development officer to contact you directly with more information.


Mike Byerley

Senior Director of Development
Emory College of Arts and Sciences