Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship and Fellowship

Robert Woodruff Statue at Emory University

Become a Woodruff Scholar

The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships and Fellowships, named for the renowned businessman and philanthropist who headed The Coca-Cola Company for many years and gave generously to Emory University, are the founding and signature scholarships at Emory University.  

Young men and women who demonstrate qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, impressive skills in communication, significant leadership and creativity in school or community, and clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University receive these awards.

The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships and Fellowships include full tuition and fees.

Woodruff Scholars and Fellows are a part of a larger community of Woodruff Scholars and Fellows which exist across all of the Colleges and Schools within Emory University.  The Woodruff Scholarship and Fellowship provides students with much more than just a merit scholarship. The School of Nursing invests time in every scholar's personal development through a set of leadership development programming and opportunities.

Nicole Makris

Nicole MakrisNicole is a Family Nurse Practitioner student at the School of Nursing. She is a staff assistant in the Emergency Operations Center and the CDC where she is developing the Emergency Preparedness Student Nurse Association pilot program. Nicole formerly served as School of Nursing research assistant, helping to develop pediatric environmental health curriculum for nurses. She was recently named an Emory University 100 Senior Honorary Member, is a School of Nursing student ambassador, and is the Director of Communications for the Emory International Student Nurses Association.

Kate McGinnis

Kate is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner student at the School of Nursing. She has been a NICU nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston since 2007 where she serves as the chair of the Developemental Care Council. Pain/Stress Management Core Measure Workshop, Relationship-based care taskforce and the CHOA NICU Analgesia/Sedation Guideline Team. Kate was a 2012 March of Dimes Georgia Nurse of the Year finalist and has participated in numerous lectures and in-service seminars during her time at CHOA.

Lindsey Smith

Lindsey is an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner student at the School of Nursing. She currently serves as a CICU nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston and was formerly a CICU nurse at Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan where she served as a primary preceptor.  While at Mott, Lindsey was on the Operations Committee where she collaborated on a multidisciplinary team related to work flow and patient safety. 

Catherine Ortman

Cate OrtmanCate is an ABSN student participating in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. She was recently awarded the Commandant's List Trident Scholar and Bowman Scholar at the US Naval Academy, an award given to 15 out of more than 1,000 students. Nicole is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and is an associate with an engineering firm where she conducts senior level searches.

Jessica Noggle-Taylor

Jessica Noggle-TaylorJessica is an ABSN student participating in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care program. She is an inaugural member of the volunteer program at Mass General Hospital Center for Palliative Care. Jessica received NIH funding for Complementary and Alternative Medicine focusing on a feasibility trial to evaluate yoga for sleep quality in patients with insomnia and PTSD. In 2011, she was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavioral Research Fund.

Applications are not accepted for this award. All students are automatically reviewed for this award during the admission review process and will be notified individually if they are chosen to receive the award. Students who submit applications for admission after December 15th will not be considered.

Applications are not accepted for this award. All students are automatically reviewed for this award during the admission review process and will be notified individually if they are chosen to receive the award. Students who submit applications for admission after December 15th will not be considered.