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 awards are for tuition only, are based on full-time enrollment by students 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
$6,000 to $20,000. These scholarships
can include talent-based funds (Art, Theatre, Music), academic program funds
(Pre-Health, Church Vocations & Leadership, Honors Program), as well as
academic scholarships based upon admission criteria. The total merit award offered to individual
students depends upon a student's academic performance in high school (or
college GPA for transfer students), as well as results of interviews, auditions
or portfolio reviews in specific programs (if eligible).
The maximum amount of merit-based scholarship (combination of any
academic, talent or program award) is $20,000. Once that maximum is reached,
any additional aid must be based on financial need. If a scholarship is awarded
for participation in a particular program, such as Art, Theatre, Music, or
Honors, merit funding will be reduced by the amount of the award if the student
leaves the program and/or declines the award. Merit-based aid is normally not
increased after a student’s first year. If additional scholarships are earned
for second and subsequent years, they are used to underwrite institutional aid
that has already been awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package.
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.