The new student scholarship application process will differ by campus for Fall 2018. Review the information for your primary campus below.
Process for the Statesboro Campus
The scholarship process for new freshmen (fall 2018) has concluded.
To apply for scholarships, you must first submit an Application for Admission. Approximately 48 hours after submitting an online admissions application, you will be able to access the MyScholarships application, through your Admissions Status Check Page.
Scholarships are awarded to new students beginning in the fall semester only. If you are a spring or summer applicant interested in scholarship, please contact your admissions counselor.
Click here for a PDF with step-by-step instructions on how to complete your MyScholarships application.
Helpful Tips for Completing Your Application
- You must apply for admission prior to beginning your MyScholarships application.
- You can access the MyScholarships application through your Admissions Status Check Page on the Scholarships tab. The link will only be live between August 1 and May 2.
- To be considered for scholarships, you must be both accepted to Georgia Southern and have submitted the MyScholarships application by one of the two scholarship application deadlines.
- To be considered for admission into the University Honors Program, students must complete the MyScholarships application and write the University Honors Program essay within the MyScholarships application.
- To be considered for admission into the Southern Leaders Program, students must complete the MyScholarships application and write the associated essay and short answer within the MyScholarships application.
- The sooner you begin and submit the MyScholarships application, the better. You never know what unforeseen issues (technological or other) may arise. Do not wait until the night before the deadline.
- Read the entire application and complete all of the essays or questions that apply to you and your interests.
- Write your personal statement and essays in advance of the deadlines to allow for time to proof and revise. We suggest writing and proofing your essays in a Microsoft Word document, and then copying and pasting the essays into the MyScholarships application when you are ready to submit
- Check your major on your Admissions Status Check Page. If the major listed is different than what you’ve listed on your scholarship application, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Save your work as you go through the online MyScholarships application.
- Once your MyScholarships application is received, all of your materials will be reviewed. Invitations to Southern Scholars Showcase, Scholars’ Day, or the Southern Leaders Conference & Interview Day will be mailed approximately three weeks prior to each event. If you are not selected to interview at an event, you may still be eligible to receive other scholarships. All scholarship events are highly competitive.
- If invited, RSVP and attend a scholarship event to interview for academic or leadership scholarships. The events will also include opportunities to learn more about Georgia Southern University and interact with faculty, staff, and current students.
- Make sure to check your email on a regular basis. If you have opted out of receiving emails, you may miss out on valuable information concerning scholarships and our scholarship events. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you are receiving emails from Georgia Southern, contact the Office of Admissions. The email address used to communicate with you will be listed under Personal Information on the Admissions Status Check Page.
- Get to know your Admissions Counselor. They will be your best resource concerning scholarships and can recommend you to the scholarship committees.
Process for Armstrong and Liberty Campuses
New students are awarded Armstrong Foundation scholarship funds by the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will award 2018-2019 Armstrong Foundation scholarship funds to new students enrolling at the Armstrong Campus or Liberty Campus based on prospective students’ application for admission.
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need, or both. Scholarship committees at either the university, college or department/program level are responsible for awarding these funds. When reviewing applications, the scholarship committee considers many factors: academic achievements and GPA; unmet financial need; community service; leadership experience; extracurricular activities.
Last updated: 3/18/2018