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Scholarships

The Office of Admissions awards scholarships to outstanding new students on behalf of the University. Students should complete the Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program to be considered for academic scholarships or spots in the University Honors Program.
Academic Scholarships and the University Honors Program

Southern Scholars Showcase is a scholarship interview weekend for select students who score a minimum of 1300 on the SAT (math + critical reading only) or 29 composite on the ACT and have a strong academic record in high school courses. Those invited to this event will interview for valuable academic scholarships. A select number of finalists will interview for the 1906 Scholarship. The deadline to apply for consideration for Southern Scholars Showcase is November 1, 2014. Additional information regarding the events will be sent to selected students.

Scholars’ Day is a scholarship interview weekend for select students who score a minimum of 1200 on the SAT (math + critical reading) or a 27 composite on the ACT and have a strong academic record in high school courses. Those invited to this event will interview for academic scholarships and the University Honors Program awards. The deadline to apply for consideration for Scholars’ Day is February 1, 2015. Additional information regarding the events will be sent to selected students.

For information about the University Honors Program, click here.

The Leadership Conference is a scholarship interview and leadership education event for students who have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA, a minimum 1100 SAT (math + critical reading only) or 24 ACT, have outstanding leadership in high school, and leadership and involvement in the community through volunteer activities. Those invited to this event, held in March, will interview for the Southern Lead Scholarship while also attending fun and educational sessions on leadership development. Additional information regarding this event will be sent to selected students. The deadline to apply for consideration for the Leadership Conference is February 1, 2015.

For information about the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement, click here.

Hispanic/Latino Students: Students interested in the Goizueta Scholarships can find information concerning those opportunities by visiting our Scholarships Available/Becas Disponibles website.


Students must be admitted to Georgia Southern University prior to these deadlines for consideration.
For a full listing of scholarships available to new Georgia Southern students, click here.

Transfer Students

Transfer students wishing to be considered for the University Honors Program (UHP) must submit the Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program by:

  • Spring 2015 Entry  -  December 1, 2014
  • Fall 2015 Entry – February 1, 2015 for scholarship consideration or May 1, 2015 for program consideration

Fall 2015 transfer students wishing to be considered for other academic scholarships must submit this application by May 1, 2015.

Phi Theta Kappa Members: One scholarship is awarded each fall semester to an outstanding student who has been involved in Phi Theta Kappa at their current institution. This scholarship is $1,500 renewable for two years. To apply, please submit the Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program by May 1, 2015 and list Phi Theta Kappa under the School Activities and Clubs section.

Hispanic/Latino Students: Students interested in the Goizueta Scholarships can find information concerning those opportunities by visiting our Scholarships Available/Becas Disponibles website.


Students must be admitted to Georgia Southern University prior to these deadlines for consideration.
To begin your Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program, click here.

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To begin your Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program, click here.


To watch a video tutorial on how to complete your Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program, click here.

Helpful Tips for Completing Your Application

  • To be considered for scholarships, you must be both accepted to Georgia Southern and have submitted the Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program by one of the two scholarship application deadlines.
  • The sooner you begin and submit the Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program, 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 scholarship application when you are ready to submit
  • Check your major on your Application Status Check page.  If the major listed is different than what you’ve listed on your scholarship application, contact the Office of Admissions at scholarships@georgiasouthern.edu.
  • Save your work as you go through the online Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program.
  • Once your Application for Scholarships and the University Honors Program is received, all of your materials will be reviewed.  Invitations to Southern Scholars Showcase, Scholars’ Day, or the Southern LEAD Conference 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.
  • 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, than contact the Office of Admissions. The email address used to communicate with you will be listed under Personal Information on the Application Status Check.
  • Get to know your Admissions Counselor.  They will be your best resource concerning scholarships and can recommend you to the scholarship committees.
Other Scholarship Opportunities

At Georgia Southern University we accept outside scholarship funding as well.  Please see your high school guidance counselor concerning scholarship opportunities available in your community.  Some websites we recommend reviewing include www.schoolsoup.comwww.fastweb.com,  and www.gacollege411.org .  We also encourage students to check our our Office of Financial Aid website for information concerning student grants and loans.  All scholarships can be combined with the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: This Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for high school seniors and community college students with financial need to attend a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each awarded student. For additional information on deadlines and the application process click here.

Request Scholarship Information

Office of Admissions • P.O. Box 8024 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478- 5391 • admissions@georgiasouthern.edu