2013-14 Scholarship Recipients

Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Kurtis George Anderson 14C
Warner Robins, Georgia
Plans to graduate in May 2014 with a BA in Political Science and History

By any standard, Kurtis Anderson, as a college junior, has already made his mark on Emory University by accomplishing one of his primary goals upon his arrival on campus: “to give back to the Emory community for the many things [he] knew it would undoubtedly provide [him].” 

Shortly after settling in, Anderson joined the College Council as Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Administration, helping charter student organizations, ensuring only responsible groups had access to the Student Activity Fee, and revising governing documents. He was soon appointed VP for Administration and was able to continue successful implementation of new policies and procedures to make the organization more transparent, efficient and beneficial to the student groups it serves. 

Anderson has also been working at Hartman Private Law for the past three years as a legal intern, helping families secure their estates for their special needs children, managing fundraising events for multiple charities and promoting and participating in the beautification of Emory Village. He is a founding member and VP of Governmental Affairs of Readers Beyond Borders, an international non-profit with the goal of providing deserving African students the opportunity to obtain a college education.

Additionally, Anderson tutors students with disabilities, and since 2008 has been a guest lecturer on the humanities at Warner Robins High School. He has been awarded the Goodrich C. White Emory Presidential Scholarship, is an Emory Scholar and is on the Dean’s List. According to Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History and co-director of Anderson’s thesis project, Anderson is “an exceptionally gifted undergraduate history major who hopes and intends to become a professional scholar” with a “bright future as an academic historian.” The subject of the thesis will be the history of the idea of divine right monarchy.


Leia Clement 11C 15L
McCaysville, Georgia
Plans to graduate in May 2015 with a Juris Doctor
Completed her undergraduate studies at Emory in May, 2011

A ‘double nominee’ for the EAB Leadership Scholarship, Leia Clement is, in the words of Bill Fox, “strong in leadership, brilliant in her academic pursuits, distinctive in her honors, and one of the most outstanding students it has been my privilege to know in my 40 plus years as a member of the Emory community.” 

Clement has had a positive impact on Emory in numerous ways. Following an undergraduate career at Emory filled with involvement, service and recognition for her leadership, Leia was selected as a Residence Hall Director Fellow, enabling her to share her experiences and offer advice to younger students. During that same time Clement worked as an Assistant Director at the Emory Conference Office, helping set up major meetings and conferences held on the Emory campus. 

Since starting law school, Clement has dedicated time to Student Legal Services, done pro bono work for organizations such as Project Open Hand through the Emory Public Interest Committee, and served as a Student Ambassador in the School of Law Office of Admission, where she speaks on panels promoting Emory law and the Emory community, guides tours, and communicates with prospective students. Clement also made Dean’s List in Fall 2012. Additional interests include Mandarin Chinese, a result of spending a summer at China’s Beijing Normal University, and participating in half marathons. 

Past Recipients



Meredith Ingram 03C 11PH 12A
Uma Chidambaram 11Ox 13C

Marc G. Gross 12L
Mariangela Jordan 12C

Bethel (Betty) Tezera 10Ox
Nicole Dubruiel 07PH 12MN

Sacha Munro 11C
Lori Northcraft 10M 10PH