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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 jdadmission@emory.edu or 404.727.6802 with any questions.

Philanthropic Scholarships

Emory University School of Law has benefitted greatly from the philanthropic contributions of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations, over its 100-year history. The school is pleased to recognize the generosity of those donors who have made possible the scholarships listed below. 

Endowed Scholarships for 2020-2021

Alan E. and Myrna Sheftall Rothfeder Family Scholarship

Albert W. Stubbs Endowed Scholarship

Black Law Students Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

Boisfeuillet Jones Law School Scholarship Endowment

C. Robert Henrikson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Charles E. Watkins Scholarship Endowment

Clarence Haverty Ridley Endowed Award

Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund

Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Class of 1963 Law Scholarship

Class of 1964 Law Scholarship Fund

Class of 1967 Law Scholarship

Class of 2007 3L Gift Endowed Award

Class of 2009 3L Gift Fund

Conley Ingram Endowed Scholarship Fund

Daniel A. Summer 85L Memorial Scholarship Endowment

David and Rhonda Kessler Scholarship

David A. Giannotti Scholarship Endowment

David S. Cohen Scholarship In Law

Davidson College Alumni Scholarship Fund

Debra Cohen De Rothschild Scholarship Fund

Edward W. Branan Scholarship Endowment

Erle Phillips Endowed Scholarship

Fred W. Elarbee Scholarship Endowment

George Ong 97L Scholarship Endowment

George W. Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund

Georgia Civil Justice Foundation Trial Advocacy Scholarship Fund

Giancarlo Family Endowed Scholarship

Gozansky Scholarship Endowment

Harry L. and Eleanore Raoul Greene Law School Scholarship

Irwin Liu Endowed Scholarship Fund

J. William Gibson Scholarship Fund

James C. Hill 48L Memorial Scholarship Endowment

James H., Jr. and Frances Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund

James T. Colson Scholarship Fund

Jia-Lih Simeral Memorial Scholarship Endowment

John K. Halvey Endowed Scholarship

John L. Taylor, Jr. 71L Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Judge Anthony Alaimo Endowed Scholarship

Judge Rowland W. Barnes Scholarship Endowment Fund

Judge Stephen and Beatrice Dodd Toth Endowed Scholarship Fund

Judge William C. O'Kelley Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kathy Buckman Gibson Scholarship Fund

Kenneth F. Murrah Endowed Scholarship

Kessler-Eidson Endowment in Memory of Kathleen Kessler

King and Spalding Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kitchens New Cleghorn Scholarship Fund

Krieger Family Scholarship Fund Endowment

Latham Law Scholarship Fund

Law School Scholarship Endowment

Linda L. Savage and Mary Lee Lebey Scholarship Fund

Mark O. Shriver IV 73B 81L Family Law Award Endowment

Martha Fagan Scholarship Endowment

Meyer Warren Tenenbaum Scholarship Endowment

Michael Capps Scholarship Endowment

Omeed Malik 06L Scholarship Endowment

Patricia C. Dwinnell Butler Endowed Scholarship Fund

Paul and Ruth McLarty Law School Scholarship

Paul J. Geller 93L Family Endowed Scholarship

Randolph W. Thrower Scholarship Endowment

Reynolds Family Scholarship Endowment

Sidney Parks Law Scholarship

Smith Gambrell & Russell Scholarship Fund

Sol I. Golden Scholarship Endowment

Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan Scholarship Endowment

Thomas L. Bisanz Endowed Scholarship for the Center for Transactional Law and Practice

Toy Family Law Scholarship

Wayne L. Cardon Scholarship Endowment

Willard DeWitt Scholarship Fund

William C. McFee, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

William D. Ferguson Endowed Scholarship Fund

William E. Shanks, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

William H. Agnor Scholarship Endowment

Admitted and enrolled students will be automatically considered for scholarships. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete for consideration.

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:

This year's two Yellow Ribbon awards have already been awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Admitted students are welcome to apply in case one or both current recipients become ineligible.

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