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The Alan Palmer Scholarship Fund

In memory of Alan Palmer, his family and friends announce the formation of the Alan Palmer Scholarship. A fund has been established in Alan\’s name at his alma mater, Oxford College of Emory University.


Why a scholarship at Oxford College?

Mr. Palmer tells the story of how Alan felt about Oxford. Everyone expected AP to attend UGA, as he was a big Bulldog fan growing up. Unbeknownst to his family, AP applied to and was accepted by Oxford College. In that first year, HP asked how things were going at school? AP told him “Dad, this is where I belong”…

You may know that AP was on Emory’s soccer and golf teams. As you can imagine, he was very active socially, including membership in the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was tapped to be Dooley’s Spokesman while at Oxford. To be the Spokesman for the “Spirit of Emory” is one of the school’s highest honors and reflects the leadership position AP held on campus. It was a place Alan held dear.

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Who will receive the Scholarship?

A rising sophomore at Oxford , who exhibits the leadership qualities of Alan, will be chosen by the College on an annual basis. We are committed to ensuring the recipient knows who Alan Palmer was and the character traits that made him so beloved-his sense of humor, his generous compliments, his sincerity, his sarcasm, his caring, his friendship, his big hugs. We think this is a very fitting, “living” memorial to Alan.

Is this donation tax-deductible?

 Yes, Emory University will provide an acknowledgement for tax purposes. Oxford College is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 58-0566256). Note: Your employer may offer matching contributions. Please enclose the necessary forms with your donation.

Many thanks to the original Scholarship Committee:

Howard Palmer, Myra Palmer, Gail Palmer Hatcher, David Garrison, Jimmy Harrington, Matt Jewell, Fred Muse, Dr. John Howard Muse, Mitch Waters, Dr. Ken Wilson. Feel free to contact Myra Palmer or Gail Palmer Hatcher @ 404-321-1212 with your questions

We now have a question for you.

Have you had a medical check up, lately?


Make an Online Donation

Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to:

Alan Palmer Memorial Scholarship
C/O Office of Gift Records
Emory University
Suite 1400, 0970-001-8AA
1762 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Please make the check out to:
Write “ALAN PALMER SCHOLARSHIP” on the check’s memo line.