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Emory Law offers fellowships and scholarships to students who qualify.

Woodruff Fellows Program

In 1980, Emory University established the Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program for juris doctor students. Emory Law awards up to five Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships in Law each year to men and women of exceptional character, scholastic abilities, and leadership qualities. Each fellowship covers full tuition and fees plus a $3,000 stipend per year.

Please note: JM, LLM, and SJD students are not eligible for the Woodruff Fellowship.

Learn more about the Woodruff Fellowship »

Merit-Based Scholarships

Admitted students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete for consideration. 

Please contact the Office of Admission at or 404.727.6802 with any questions.

JD Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Emory Law is proud to participate in the program and offers a Yellow Ribbon award of $5,500 per academic year to two JD students. To be considered for an Emory Law Yellow Ribbon award, you must first be admitted to the JD program at Emory Law. Yellow Ribbon awards are only available for JD students. 

Please see the Veterans Administration website for additional information on eligibility. Emory Law Yellow Ribbon will be matched by the Veterans Administration based upon the most recent guidelines as found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website. All Yellow Ribbon awards are based on Post 9/11 Veterans eligibility requirements established by the Veterans Administration and are not need-based. For more details go to the Registrar's Website.

Application Process:

We will begin accepting applications for Emory Law’s Yellow Ribbon awards for the 2020-2021 academic year at 9:00 a.m. EST on July 1, 2020.

The application consists of the following two documents:
  1. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  2. Veteran’s Data Enrollment Sheet

Applications will be accepted via the following:

  1. Email sent to Anthony Spatola, Director of Graduate Program Admissions
  2. Regular mail sent to the attention of Anthony Spatola at Emory Law Office of Admission, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
  3. Hand delivery to the Office of Admission, suite 150 at 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

Yellow Ribbon awards will be assigned based on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon receipt, application materials will be date stamped. Multiple applications received on the same date will be prioritized by the earliest date of acceptance to the JD program. If further prioritization is needed, random selections will be used. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application was received by the Emory Law Office of Admission.

Eligibility is to be determined by the Office of the Registrar at Emory University, VA Benefits Department.  In the event that a Yellow Ribbon applicant is found not eligible for VA funds, the available award will be given to the next person on the prioritized list.

All questions can be directed to: 

Anthony Spatola
Director of Graduate Programs Admission
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road

Please visit our JM Financial Aid page for details on the JM Yellow Ribbon program. 

Emory Employees

Emory Law offers a 15% Founders Scholarship to Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees who are accepted to the JM program and enroll in Fall semester of an academic year. Employees also may be eligible for the Courtesy Scholarship Program, or another education benefit program.

Scholarships for Women

Scholarships have been established to assist a wide range of students who are interested in furthering their education. Visit this website for a list of opportunities available to women.

International Students

Possible funding resources for international students:

Possible funding resources for US students and permanent residents:

Other Financial Resources