Students who achieve academic distinctions through earned GPA on all courses taken at Emory & Henry are graduated as follows: cum laude if at least 3.3, magna cum laude if at least 3.6, and summa cum laude if at least 3.9. Grades in courses accepted for transfer of credit to Emory & Henry are not included in the computation of cumulative GPA.
Academic achievements also are recognized during each semester. Students who enroll for a minimum of twelve semester hours and whose semester averages are 3.6 or above are placed on the Dean's List. (Students with a grade of lncomplete are not eligible for the Dean's List, though students with a grade of ln Progress are eligible.) Alpha Chapter of Sigma Mu scholarship society was established in 1936. Membership is limited to the highest ranking tenth of the senior class and the highest ranking fifteenth of the junior class. The first-year student with the highest overall average at the end of the first year of study is named for the Sigma Mu Freshman Award. Those students ranked at the top of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes receive the Snavely Prize for their respective class. The winner of the Senior Snavely Prize receives a Revere bowl. A number of other academic awards are presented to junior and senior students by individual departments.
Emory & Henry has a comprehensive program of merit scholarships which are awarded to students on the basis of their academic achievements and, in some cases, their records of leadership and service. First-year students and transfer students who have compiled outstanding records are considered for a number of merit scholarships. Such scholarships may impact other financial aid received. For information on scholarships, see http://www.ehc.edu/admissions/cost-financial-aid#scholarships grants.
Leadership and Service Awards
The Senior Service Award may be given to one senior student who has made unusually outstanding contributions to campus life. The Cardinal Key Cup and Blue Key Cup are given each year to a female and male student who have been distinguished by leadership and service on campus. A senior orator is chosen each year by vote of seniors to express the aspirations and concerns of the class as part of Commencement exercises. A limited number of junior and senior students are chosen each year for listing in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.