Georgia Presidential Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $32,000
Awards Available: 20

Today's Georgia State Presidential Scholars are tomorrow's leaders and innovators. They are committed to performing significant work in their chosen fields-profit or nonprofit, industry, media, government, education, health care, art, science or technology. Presidential Scholars imagine a different world for themselves and others; one in which they use their passion and integrity to set positive examples for others and drive solutions to today's most pressing social and economic problems. They engage in the Honors College, the broader Georgia State community and the world, excelling academically in and out of the classroom, contributing to the college and university through service and leadership, and learning about the history and future of Atlanta and the world through internships and study abroad. Presidential Scholars achieve beyond their dreams, obtaining admission to professional and graduate schools, winning national scholarships and fellowships, and moving on to exciting careers and accomplishments throughout their lifetime.

Scholarship Benefits and Deadlines

Presidential Scholars receive the following benefits each semester for eight semesters:

A) Cost of tuition and fees (through HOPE/ZELL for GA residents)

B) Cost of mandatory student fees

C) Cost of housing

D) A yearly living expense stipend

E) A one-time $2,500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses

F) Opportunity to compete for a paid University Assistantship to explore research and engaging work experience in an academic department

G) Access to individualized classes and mentoring opportunities

This award totals up to about $32,000 per year depending on in/out-of-state student status and University Assistantship participation.

To be considered for this highly competitive scholarship you must:

A) Apply to Georgia State University by the priority deadline of November 15, 2021.

B) Be an incoming first-year student, planning to attend Georgia State for the first time in Fall 2022. Current Georgia State students are ineligible.

C) Submit your complete Presidential Scholarship application by 11:59pm EST on November 15, 2021.

D) Ask your recommender to submit their Letter of Recommendation by 11:59pm EST on November 22, 2021.

E) Attend Scholarship Day interviews, if selected as a finalist. Scholarship Day will be on March 4, 2022. In-person attendance is required pending public health advisories. International finalists will have the opportunity to attend virtually in early March. Those invited to participate in Scholarship Day will receive details and instructions by mid-February.

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