Scholarship & Financial Aid

Q: I have a few questions regarding the FAFSA (001564) and other loan options, who should I contact?

A: All questions regarding federal and private loans should be directed to Emory University's Financial Aid Office. You may reach the office by calling 1.800.727.6039.

Q: Are the deadlines the same for fellowship and scholarship applicants?

A: No, all admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships so long as funds are available. If you plan to apply for the Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship your completed application materials and nomination letter must be uploaded to our website by Jan. 14. More information >>

Q: Does it have to be in the office by the deadline dates?

A: All materials must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Q: Where can I find the application for the Woodruff Fellowship?

A: There is not a separate application for the Woodruff Fellowship. For more information, click here >>

Q: Who should write my nomination letter for the Woodruff?

A: The Woodruff nomination letter should be submitted by an academic dean, pre-law adviser, professor, or another appropriate official from your undergraduate or graduate institution. If you have been out of school for more than two years and are employed, you may seek a nomination letter from your current employer.

Q: Can the same person who wrote my nomination letter for admission write my nomination letter for the Woodruff Fellowship?

A: Yes. However, students typically have their Woodruff nomination letter and two letters of recommendation written by three different recommenders.

Q: What should the person nominating me for the Woodruff say in their letter?

A: 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. Your letter should cover the above mentioned attributes.

Q: May I use a letter that I included in my CAS report to suffice for the letter nominating me for the Woodruff?

A: No, the Woodruff nomination letter is submitted in addition to your two letters of recommendation.

Q: Does Emory Law have both merit-based and need-based scholarship?

A: No, Emory Law only considers applicants for merit-based scholarships.

Q: I don't understand why I didn't get a scholarship. I am highly qualified!

A: Unfortunately, we simply do not have the funds to give to every qualified applicant. We receive many outstanding applications, and the committee has a difficult decision to make in deciding which ones will receive scholarship, and how much.