Emory Dawson

Emory Dawson Scholarship

The Emory Dawson Scholarship is given by the Elks Club of Brunswick in honor of Emory Dawson. After suffering a spinal cord injury in the Vietnam War, Mr. Dawson came back to Glynn County and actively worked with and supported numerous humanitarian organizations. Mr. Dawson was also the president of the Student Council for two years and earned three associate degrees during his time at the college. The Emory Dawson Scholarship is awarded to students at the College of Coastal Georgia with disabilities who demonstrate strong academic performance with preference will be given to students seeking a bachelor’s degree from the College of Coastal Georgia. The selection for this scholarship is based upon input from the Director of Counseling and Disability Services and the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, with the final selection being made by the President of the College. This $1500 scholarship is awarded to two students each academic year and is dispersed at the beginning of the fall semester. Pending funding annually, a student may be eligible for up to two years of scholarship support; provided, however, that all eligibility requirements are met and a new application is submitted for each year.

Criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Student must be registered with the Office of Disability Services by submitting sufficient documentation of disability
• Student must be willing to attend the Elks Club Emory Dawson Luncheon and have information pertaining to their disability shared with attendees of this luncheon
• Minimum SAT score of 350-Verbal, 350-Math (freshmen)
• Minimum ACT composite score of 14 (freshmen)
• Minimum 2.0 GPA
• Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you registered with the Office of Disability Services?
  2. Students selected for this scholarship must be willing to attendd the Elks Club Emory Dawson Luncheon/Reception and have information pertaining to their disability disclosed to attendees. Are you willing to meet this requirement?