Need-Based Scholarships

Students qualifying for need-based assistance could receive funding from one of our need-based awards:

The Lettie Pate Whitehead foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states. The Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program, which provides scholarship grants to schools and colleges for deserving female students. The Foundation also supports selected nursing homes and hospices in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia serving the needs of elderly women. More about the Lettie Pate Whitehead foundation can be found here: Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is awarded annually to Christian female students from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee or Florida that demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The amount of awards granted vary the year. Recipients receive a $12,000 tuition scholarship distributed over two years: $10,000 to be disbursed in year one and $2000 to be disbursed in year two. Additionally, recipients receive an $8,000 Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) award over the course of two years at Rollins. 

This $8,000 tuition scholarship is awarded annually to deserving incoming MPH/MSPH students. The award is disbursed evenly over the course of the degree program. Applicants are nominated by departments and the number of recipients varies each year. Domestic applicants must submit the FAFSA to be considered for this award. 

International and DACA Applicants are also eligible for this award.

This institutionally funded award is for full-time MPH/MSPH students. Awards, which are typically, $4,000 for the first year of study, are made on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the completion date of the FAFSA.

This institutionally funded award is for full-time MPH/MSPH students. Awards, which are typically, $4,000 for the first year of study, are made on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the completion date of the FAFSA.

These institutionally funded grants range from $4,000 to $12,000 and are gifted on a first-come, first-serve basis by the financial aid office in early March. All awards and aid are based upon eligibility and availability of funds. To improve your chances of receiving one of these need-based scholarships, make sure you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available in January. In the future, the FAFSA will be available sooner- in October. 

Graduate student financial need is determined differently than the way it was calculated when you were an undergraduate student. If you are a domestic student, be sure to submit a FAFSA. International students are eligible for the Pathways award and should visit our International Students' Programs and Services page for more information about other funding resources.  

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal regulations require that students receiving financial aid maintain satisfactory academic progress, which will be monitored by the Office of Financial Aid. All students who receive financial aid—whether from federal, state, or Emory-funded sources—must be enrolled degree candidates in good standing to retain financial aid awards.   

Aid recipients must meet certain quantitative and qualitative measures and complete their programs within a maximum time frame. The definition and criteria to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress are described here.  If a student has questions regarding this policy, he/she should contact their Financial Aid Advisor.