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New Emory license plate for Georgia drivers

By Jan Gleason | Emory Report | Sep. 9, 2013

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The specialty license plate will provide $10 per sale to Emory for a need-based scholarship fund for undergraduate students.

A new Emory University specialty license plate, displaying Emory's trademarked shield with torch and trumpet logo in blue on a blue and gold background, will be available from Georgia's Motor Vehicle Division, beginning in mid-September.  

For the first time, a need-based scholarship fund for Emory undergraduate students will receive $10 annually for every license plate purchased as part of the State of Georgia's revenue-sharing plan for all specialty license plates.  Revenue sharing became part of Georgia's specialty license plate program in 2010. The aggregate program proceeds will be transferred by the Georgia Department of Revenue annually to the scholarship fund at Emory, providing opportunities for the best and brightest students.  

Emory currently has about 2,000 plates on the road. About 47,000 of Emory alumni live in Georgia, so the hope is that more backers of Emory will get a plate to show their support.   

Barry Atwood, manager of graphic design in Emory's Campus Services, designed the plate. Emory's first specialty plate in 1996 featured the Lamp of Learning over the Haygood-Hopkins Gate at the entrance to campus, with the Emory wordmark underneath. In 2004, the design was revised to use the Emory shield in blue and gold on a white background.  

Those interested in the new tag will pay a $25 manufacturing fee plus $35 special tag fee plus any other standard fees and taxes if applicable. After receiving a temporary tag, the specialty tag will be shipped within seven to 10 business days. To order the plate, download the application form.