What to Expect

Experiencing all that Emory & Henry has to offer. 

This year-long program that will provide you with exciting and unique learning and leadership experiences during your first year of college and beyond. You will also have the opportunity to earn additional scholarship funding!

Students work together with the Outdoor Program during their orientation during the summer learni...Students work together with the Outdoor Program during their orientation during the summer learning skills that translate to the classroom.Russell Scholars Orientation

You’ll come to campus for five days in the summer for an orientation built around four pillars of the E&H experience: academics, service, outdoor adventure and project work. Increase your confidence by trying new activities that will push you out of your comfort zone

First Semester Academic Support

In your first semester, you will take a 1-credit study strategies course and work with a peer mentor, to help you adjust to the rigor of college classes.

Ongoing Leadership Development

During the spring semester, you will take a project-based learning class that will help you develop leadership skills, and you can apply to become a mentor to new students in the Russell Scholars Program as early as your sophomore year.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students in good academic standing at the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 Russell Scholars scholarship; students with a 2.5 GPA or better receive a $2,000 Russell Scholars scholarship.