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Heart of Emory Award
Description: The Heart of Emory is an award of highest honor bestowed upon three undergraduates who represent the best of what Emory has been and will be. These individuals are active, passionate contributors to the Emory community; engaged individuals who have created a legacy through connection, creativity and a commitment to social justice.
Recipients of the Heart of Emory cultivate a flourishing community around them through ethical decision making, excellence through critical inquiry, cultural humility and demonstrate a dedication to living out a life of courageous integrity. These individuals represent what makes Emory worth ‘hailing the gold and blue.’
Heart of the Ambassador Award
Critical Language Scholarship
Chinese Poetry Contest Winner
Coca-Cola Ambassador of the Month
Dean's List Fall '21 & Spring '22
Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
NSLI-Y Alumni Award for Volunteerism
Robert W. Woodruff Scholar
Fall 2021 to Spring 2025
Description: Woodruff Scholars carry on Robert W. Woodruff’s legacy of passionate intellectual curiosity, creative leadership, and a strong motivation to use one’s talents and skills for the benefit of others rather than individual glory. Scholars’ choices are motivated by forceful and unselfish character, which manifests as generosity, empathy, and clear motivation to enrich the lives of others at Emory and in the wider world.
Scholars possess the creativity and leadership to translate this generosity and empathy into concrete action that benefits their communities. They envision positive change and innovate viable solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems.
Intellectual and personal vigor is at the heart of this creative work. Scholars eagerly confront the difficult questions, complex issues, and uncomfortable challenges presented by contemporary societies. They use their intellect, ingenuity, and resilience to make novel connections, formulate powerful problem-solving strategies, and collaborate with others to implement change. Scholars’ intellectual vigor is complemented by a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, as demonstrated by outstanding academic achievement.
Scholars understand the importance of relationships in leadership, and they know how to make use of language to forge connections with others. They possess the communication skills to convey their view of the world with sensitivity to the needs of differing audiences. Scholars listen as frequently and carefully as they speak, displaying receptiveness to differing perspectives and a genuine desire to learn about others’ experiences.
Acceptance Rate: ≈ 0.15%
Selected as 1 of 150, 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars from a pool of nearly 100,000 applicants from across the United States.
Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars program is an achievement-based scholarship for graduating high school seniors which recognizes students for their ability to lead and serve, as well as for their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to celebrate changemakers and trailblazers through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.
National Beta Scholar
Fall 2021 to Spring 2025
Description: Selection of National Beta Scholarship recipients is based on a number of factors with special emphasis on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, as well as National Beta Involvement.
The award recognizes student achievements and accomplishments that furthers the principles that Beta Club tries to instill in the young adults they work with. Winners are commended for supporting their school and community through servant leadership and meaningful community service to make for a true learning environment.
Description: As a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship from the US Department of State, I have been studying at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fall semester was online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the spring semester has been in person.
The Chinese academic year program aims to significantly enhance student’s ability to communicate with confidence in Mandarin. The program provides intensive in-class language instruction (at intermediate and advanced levels) and host family stays. Volunteer service activities with community-focused organizations, cultural classes such as calligraphy, tai-chi, kung-fu, and Chinese chess, and local excursions to cultural and historic sites, serve to complement classroom learning and provide students with diverse opportunities to practice their language skills.
NSLI-Y Academic Year Scholar
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar
Description: Selected from a pool of over 80,000 initial applicants from across the United States to be recognized for academic and leadership potential through school and extracurricular activities.
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete a higher education, and provides scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal—each individual, over a lifetime, in every way they can. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter, and excel in a profession, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
Description: A National scholarship awarded by the Burger King McLamore Foundation to high school seniors on the basis of the values defined by James W. McLamore: integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship, and commitment to education.
These were the values that defined BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholar
Taco Bell Live Más Scholar
Spring 2020 to Spring 2023
Description: The Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship is awarded by the Taco Bell Foundation each year to students around the United States. Thousands of applicants submit videos that outline their passions and aspirations for their futures and how they developed such passions throughout their lives. This educational scholarship is awarded to “the next generation of innovators, creators, and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world.” Live Más Scholars are commonly referred to as “passioneers” for their unwavering drive to pursue their dreams and chart new paths in the areas of study they pursue.
Description: I studied abroad on a full scholarship in Chengdu, China from June 2019 to August 2019. I was able to increase my Mandarin proficiency from Novice Low to Intermediate Mid according to the ACTFL proficiency scale and built lifelong connections with friends made through volunteer work, school activities, and my host family.
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship offered by the US Department of State immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them formal and informal language practices and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Scholars receive intensive language instruction, live with a host family for the duration of the program, and participate in a variety of community service and cultural activities as a part of this full scholarship experience.
NSLI-Y Summer Scholar
Spartan Leadership Award
The Spartan Leadership Award is presented to one Campbell High School senior voted by the school faculty and administration to have exhibited strong and effective leadership qualities throughout high school and achieving great success as both a leader and pioneer of school initiatives in addition to being an ambitious and valuable follower when helping other leaders execute events, fundraisers, games, and other endeavors. The leadership award is one of the few awards presented on graduation day.
Description: As of 3 September 2019, there are 3,421 schools offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP), in 157 different countries worldwide. The DP was established to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility, and to promote international understanding. The DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills through three core elements. 1) Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know, 2) The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper, and 3) Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), in which students complete a myriad of projects related to those three concepts throughout high school.
The six academic subject groups are studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the arts.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level. Standard level subjects take up a minimum of 150 teaching hours where Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.
My Academic Subject Groups: Higher Level English Literature, Higher Level World History, Higher Level Economics, Standard Level Mathematics, Standard Level Physics, Standard Level Spanish Language.
IB Exam Scores: HL English Lit – 6/7, HL History – 5/7, HL Econ – 7/7, SL Math – 7/7, SL Physics – 7/7, SL Spanish – 7/7.
Diploma Score: 41/45 points*
*Top 3.2% of the 170,335 2020 IB Diploma candidates from 3,020 schools in 146 countries around the world.
Campbell Spartan Activity Award
Description: The Spartan Activity Award is given to one Campbell High School senior voted by the faculty and administration to have exhibited a strong balance of activities throughout high school and achieving great success both inside and outside the classroom. These activities include a rigorous course load, being a member of a sports team, clubs and extracurricular school activities, volunteer and service initiatives, employment, etc. The recipient exemplifies the ability to manage their time with efficiency and success consistently throughout all four years of high school. The activity award is one of the few awards presented on graduation day.
Description: The Smyrna Business Association continually strives to support the Smyrna community and wants to encourage Smyrna’s youth to pursue education, integrity, and excellence in all areas of life.
This scholarship is available to a high school graduate pursuing a major in the field of Business. Selection emphasis is on both financial need and academic performance.
Smyrna Business Association Scholarship
Rotary Club of Vinings-Cumberland Scholarship
Description: The Rotary Club of Vinings-Cumberland Scholarship is typically awarded through an essay contest and application process. However, in 2020 the Club decided to award the scholarship to three students on the basis of performance over the past year in their high school service program, Interact Club.
The Rotary Mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
In support of the Rotary Mission, the Rotary Club of Vinings-Cumberland Scholarship supports high school graduates for living and illuminating their pillars, and most notably their motto, “Service Above Self.”
Description: The Darryl B. Dennis II (Be Brave) Scholarship is a memorial scholarship awarded to a Campbell High School graduate in 2020 on the basis of exemplifying the memory or Darryl Dennis in addition to academic achievement. The application’s primary essay was about struggle and what challenges would be faced to be able to pursue post secondary education in addition to any challenges overcome to pursue education in high school.
Darryl Dennis II aka (Lil D) was a very special young man who lost his life at the age of 22. He was an up and coming music producer and he had a special trait of inspiring others and being a joy to be in his company. It was stated at his memorial that his smile could inspire someone to want to live. His infectious personality is still being missed to this day. One of the great loves of his life was the time he spent at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia.
Darryl B. Dennis II "Be Brave" Scholarship
Eagle Scout Rank
Diploma Seal of Triliteracy
International Skills Diploma Seal
Description: The GA Department of Education believes it is important for students to acquire the interdisciplinary skills they need to be globally competent and competitive. The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.
To qualify for the award, the student must have completed at least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, have participated in at least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts, completed a minimum of twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project, and a final Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above.
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