Stipe Society of Creative Scholars

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The John H. Gordon Stipe Society was founded to foster creativity and original scholarship among Emory College students. The Stipe Society is comprised of six appointed scholars each year, one from each area of the creative and performing arts.

Stipe Fellows

In any given academic year, six Stipe Fellows are chosen to receive a $4,000 academic tuition scholarship. One student is chosen from each area of creative writing, dance, film, music, theater, and visual arts. Only rising juniors and seniors are eligible to receive this award and each nominee must be a major in their department or an IVAC major. The term of the fellowship is one academic year. 

2017-2018 Stipe Fellows 

Theater: Max McCreary ('18C)
Dance: Maggie Vail ('18C)
Music: Nina Burris ('18C)
IVAC: Angela He ('18C)
Creative Writing: Nathan Blansett ('18C)
Film & Media Studies: Leila Yavari ('18C)


What do Stipe Fellows do?

Great question. Stipe Fellows help promote the arts across campus and are charged with bolstering student enthusiasm for and involvement in the arts. This can mean tabling at Wonderful Wednesdays to spread the word about upcoming performances or hosting creative events. 

But that's not all. In addition to promoting the arts, Stipe Fellows have the opportunity (and are highly encouraged) to create art for themselves. Stipe Fellows are eligible to apply to the Stipe Society to receive funding for personal creative projects to be presented on Emory's campus.

Stipe Society 

There's a difference?  Yes, sort of. Any former Stipe Fellow still on campus after the term of their one-year fellowship is still a member of the Stipe Society. While these students no longer receive the academic scholarship, they can still apply to the Stipe Society for grants to create art projects on campus.

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