The Valedictorian Scholarship is an institutional program that recognizes superior academic performance. Incoming freshmen and transfer freshmen who have attempted less than 24 credit hours in college, have been selected as valedictorian of their graduating class, have minimum test scores of 1170 on the old version of the SAT (taken prior to March 2016), 1240 on the new version of the SAT (taken March 2016 or later), or 26 on the ACT, and are entering a degree program at Emmanuel College are eligible for this scholarship. (The graduating class must have at least ten graduates and must meet regular acceptance requirements. No probational or conditional accepts will be eligible for this scholarship.)
Incoming transfer students who have attempted 24 or more credit hours in college with a 3.65 cumulative GPA or higher for all coursework attempted, selected as valedictorian of their high school graduating class, and are entering a degree program at Emmanuel College are eligible for this scholarship. (The graduating class must have at least 10 graduates.)
For 2016-2017, the award is up to $4,500 per semester or up to $9,000 per year. The recipient must be a full-time degree-seeking student. Students beginning enrollment during the Spring Semester are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is non-transferable, not available during the Summer Semester, and not redeemable for cash.
Students receiving the Valedictorian Scholarship are not eligible to receive the Zenith, Pinnacle, Apex, Peak, Crown, Summit, Crest, Academic or Achiever Scholarships.
The application to apply for the Emmanuel College Valedictorian Scholarship is the Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid. The application is available online here.
For incoming freshmen, high school transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. For incoming transfers, high school transcripts and all college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
To renew the Valedictorian Scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.65 cumulative GPA or higher. The Office of Financial Aid determines continuing eligibility for the next award year at the close of each spring semester. A recipient can receive this scholarship for up to eight semesters.
In addition to scholarship, students are encouraged to apply for additional forms of assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid here and the HOPE Scholarship and Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant here.
All grants, scholarships and loans singularly or in combination cannot exceed a students’ cost of attendance. A students cost of attendance is determined by the financial aid office and includes tuition, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.