Georgia State wants to help you accomplish everything you possibly can. One of the ways we do this is by offering a variety of scholarships to entering freshman who have excelled, both academically and in extracurricular activities, during their high school career. Last year, we awarded nearly $3.3 million in merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen. And approximately 21 percent of new first-year students enrolling in fall 2013 received a scholarship.
Some scholarships are granted automatically along with acceptance; others are open to apply for after you’ve been accepted.
Centennial Merit Scholarships (no application required)
If you apply for admission by March 1, you will be considered for a Centennial Merit scholarship based on your application to Georgia State University and will be notified via your acceptance letter. If you are offered an award, you must digitally sign the paperwork online, which is available through the Georgia State application status check page, to have it applied to you student account balance.
Students admitted to the university after March 1 or who do not digitally sign the online paperwork cannot be guaranteed funding.
Here is a quick overview of Centennial Merit awards:
|Scholarship||Freshman Index||SAT||ACT||HS GPA||Amount|
|Second Century||>= 3150||1250||28||>= 3.5||$3000
|1913 Founders||>= 3100||1200||27||>= 3.5||$2000
|GSU Excellence||>= 3000||1200||27||>= 3.5||$1000
|GSU Achievement||>= 3000||1150||25||>= 3.5||$1000
|GSU Foundation||>= 2800||1200||27||>= 3.5||$500
Scholarships Requiring Application
Students must first apply and be accepted to Georgia State University from our Admissions office in order to apply for these scholarships.
Make sure to note both Admissions deadlines and Scholarship deadlines and plan to have all your materials submitted for admission consideration 4-6 weeks prior to scholarship deadlines.
Apply early by November 15th and after you receive your acceptance letter, you can apply for the following scholarships:
|Presidential||Up to $12,000/year for 4 years for in-state students,
up to $30,000/year for 4 years for out-of-state students
|Premier academic merit award||Jan. 16|
|Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship||$5,000/year for 4 years||First generation college students||April 17|
|Atlanta Hawks Foundation Scholarship||$2,500/year for 4 years||For incoming first-year University students who reside in the state of Georgia||March 6|
|Berner||$10,000/year for 4 years(50% is award, 50% is loan)||Students from rural Georgia||March 6|
|Goizueta Latino Leadership Pipeline Award||$10,000/year for 4 years||Record of service to the Latino community and demonstrated leadership ability||March 6|
|Goizueta Foundation||Up to $12,000/year for 4 years for in-state students, up to $30,000/year for 4 years for out-of-state students||Record of service to the Latino community and demonstrated leadership ability||March 6|
|Rice Scholarship||$10,000/year for 4 years||Incoming freshmen from Early County, GA, or transfer students from Bainbridge College.||April 17|
Georgia has two scholarship programs for Georgia state residents.
Campus Atlanta Scholarship for Out-of-State Students
For incoming students only, whose residence is considered out-of-state for tuition purposes (including international students), Georgia State University may offer merit-based waivers of all or part of the out-of-state portion of tuition based on academic performance in high school for incoming freshmen, or based on college GPA for incoming transfer students. No scholarship application for this award is required. Awards are renewable based on maintaining full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) and at least a 3.0 Georgia State institutional GPA. Learn more about the Campus Atlanta Scholarship. Campus Atlanta Scholarships will not show on students’ accounts until approximately two weeks before the fee payment deadline and only after registration for a minimum of 12 hours has been verified. Awards are made depending on the availability of funds.