UPDATE: The deadline to apply for entrance into the University Honors Program has been extended until March 1st. To apply you must complete your MyScholarships general application and the University Honors Program opportunity.
The Office of Admissions awards scholarships to outstanding new students on behalf of the University. Students should complete the MyScholarships application to be considered for academic scholarships or entrance into the University Honors Program or Southern Leaders 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 who apply to the University Honors Program will interview for the 1906 Scholarship. The deadline to apply for consideration for Southern Scholars Showcase is November 1, 2015. 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. Select students will also be invited to interview for the Southern Leaders program and the prestigious Southern Leaders Fellows award. The deadline to apply for consideration for Scholars’ Day is February 1, 2016. Additional information regarding the events will be sent to selected students.
The Leadership Conference is an 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 composite, have outstanding leadership in high school, and leadership and involvement in the community through volunteer activities. Those invited to this event will interview for entrance into the Southern Leaders Program, with a select few also receiving the Southern Lead Scholarship. Attendees will also attend fun and educational sessions on leadership development. The deadline to apply for consideration for the Leadership Conference is February 1, 2016. Additional information regarding this event will be sent to eligible students.
University Honors Program: To be considered for admission into the University Honors Program, as well as for their program scholarships, students must complete the general application in MyScholarshipsand the specific opportunity labeled “Georgia Southern University Honors Program Application” within the MyScholarships portal.
Students must be accepted to Georgia Southern University and submit the MyScholarships application prior to these deadlines for consideration.
For a full listing of scholarships available to new Georgia Southern students, click here.
The University Honors Program To be considered for admission into the University Honors Program, as well as to apply for their program scholarships, transfer students must complete the general application in MyScholarships and the specific opportunity labeled University Honors Program within the MyScholarships portal. The deadlines for transfer students to be considered for the University Honors Program (UHP) are:
Spring 2016 Entry – December 1, 2015
Fall 2016 Entry – February 1, 2016 for scholarship consideration or May 1, 2016 for program consideration
Academic Scholarships Fall 2016 transfer students wishing to be considered for other academic scholarships must submit the MyScholarships application by the priority deadline, February 1, 2016, or our final deadline of May 1, 2016. All students must be admitted to Georgia Southern University prior to their scholarship deadline to be considered.
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, submit the MyScholarships application by the priority deadline of February 1, 2016 or the final deadline of May 1, 2016. Check that you are a current member of Phi Theta Kappa, and list Phi Theta Kappa under the School Activities and Clubs section.
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 applicationthrough 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 general application in MyScholarshipsand the special opportunity labeled “Georgia Southern University Honors Program Application” within the MyScholarships portal.
To be considered for admission into the Southern Leaders Program, students must complete the general application in MyScholarshipsand the special opportunity labeled “Southern LEAD Scholarship” within the MyScholarships portal.
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 Leadership 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, 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.
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.
We also encourage students to check our Office of Financial Aid website for information concerning student grants and loans. They keep a listing of outside scholarships that may be available to new students. All scholarships can be combined with the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship. Scholarships received outside of Georgia Southern must be sent to the Office of Financial Aid.
Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 8065 | Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8065
Sweetheart Circle | Rosenwald Building – Second Floor
Phone: (912) 478-5413 | Fax: (912) 478-7418
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (when the University is open)
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Last updated: 2/11/2016
April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016 (Priority - Freshmen)
May 1, 2016 (Final - Freshmen)
August 1, 2016 (Transfers, MOWR)