The percentage of alumni donors to Emory & Henry College ranks among the top 5 percent of colleges and universities nationwide, and is a testimony to the high degree of satisfaction Emory & Henry graduates have with their education. This support translates into support offered to Emory & Henry College students who may qualify for a variety of named and endowed scholarships.
Please note Emory & Henry College institutional scholarships and grants are for tuition only. College policy stipulates that no student's total award may exceed the cost of tuition (with the exception of the Bonner Program). Awards are based on full-time enrollment each semester and divided equally between fall and spring semesters. If a student is enrolled for only one semester in an academic year, he or she will receive half of his or her annual award for that semester. If a student is not full-time at the end of add/drop period each semester, institutional aid will be removed and other aid adjusted depending on level of enrollment. Financial aid will not be changed until the end of the add/drop period to allow a student ample time to finalize their course schedules and ensure full-time enrollment. Students planning to be enrolled only part-time should notify the financial aid office in writing of their plans so their aid can be adjusted ahead of enrollment so billing statements will reflect accurate aid.
No institutional aid is available for summer term study.
Named for the renowned patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia's first governor for whom the College is named, and symbolizes the College's commitment to the ideals of freedom and civic virtue. This prestigious scholarship of up to $20,000 is awarded to top academic achievers.
Named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent church leader at the time the College was founded, who symbolizes belief in the union of faith and learning. This prestigious scholarship of up to $20,000 is awarded to the top academic achievers who are members of the United Methodist Church.
Emory & Henry College awards merit-based scholarships ranging from
$8,000 to $20,000. These scholarships are determined by a student's overall academic proifile at the time of admission. The specific amount of scholarship will be included in the official acceptance letter.
A student's academic scholarship and/or grant may be underwritten with funds from over 300 endowed scholarships, the result of the generosity of our alumni and other donors. Some portion -- and in a few cases all -- of your academic scholarship may be underwritten by a named scholarship. In most cases, you do not need to apply for these endowed funds. Our financial aid office matches worthy and deserving students with each endowed scholarship according to the specifc requirements of that fund. If there is an applicaiton required, your admission counselor or the financial aid office can help you with this process.
Your official financial aid award letter may be updated during the school year to alert you to the fact that you have received one or more endowed scholarships.
In addition to possible scholarships provided directly from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (www.gbhem.org), limited amount of funds are available through the United Methodist Scholarship Award from Emory & Henry College.
Emory & Henry College is committed to engaging our students in the kind of service that builds citizenship and communities. We believe that as a college, we have the power to not only change the lives of our students, but to change the lives of those who come in contact with our students. Through either the Bonner Scholars Program or Associates Program of service scholarships given by the Appalachian Center for Community Service, we encourage students to commit to serving their neighbors at Emory & Henry and beyond.
The Honors Program provides distinctive academic and co-curricular experiences to outstanding students who are committed to excellence and have strong leadership skills. The Honors Program students are expected to raise the level of intellectual discourse campus-wide and to get involved in the campus as well as the surrounding community. Honors Scholars are awarded $1,000 per academic year in addition to any other merit-related scholarships. Additionally, each student is allotted $2,000 to be used over four years to support study abroad, undergraduate research and other components of academic plan. Honors Scholars are selected after a rigorous, invitation-only interview process during the College’s annual Scholarship Days held each year in November and February. Students must be accepted by November 1 to be eligible for an invitation to the Fall Scholarship Day, and January 15 to be eligible for an invitation to the Spring Scholarship Day.