1200 Financial Information

The Office of Student Accounts, 100 Sparks Hall, sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/, is responsible for assessing tuition and fees and processing payments. The Office of Student Financial Aid, 102 Sparks Hall, sfs.gsu.edu/the-financial-aid-process/ provides financial assistance to students who, without such help, would be unable to attend Georgia State University. These offices work closely together to serve students.

It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of, and to observe, all regulations and procedures regarding tuition, fees, payments, refunds and financial aid. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation or asserts that he or she was not informed of it by an advisor or other authority. Verbal misinformation is not grounds for a waiver of a regulation.

1210 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees charged by Georgia State University are set and approved by the Board of the Regents of the University System of Georgia. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For information about resident status, see Section 1220. The Office of Student Accounts, 100 Sparks Hall, is responsible for assessing tuition and mandatory student fees. Current tuition and fee rates are available at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/.   The specific amount of a student’s tuition and fees for a semester depends on a number of things, the most important of which are:

  • The number of courses taken
  • The nature of the courses
  • The number of credit hours assigned to the course
  • The residency status of the student

Actual tuition and mandatory fee charges are determined when a student registers for classes each semester and can be viewed online via PAWS at paws.gsu.edu. Registration is not complete until all tuition and fees have been paid in full.

1210.10 Waivers of Tuition and Fees

All requests for waivers of tuition and fees are due no later than two weeks before the end of regular registration. Requests made after that date will be considered for the subsequent semester.

Waivers of All Tuition

All tuition is waived for students who fall into one of the following categories:

  • GSU-62 students who register during late registration. See section 1155.
  • Employee tuition remission students who take no more than 8 hours and register during late registration.

Waivers of the Difference between Resident and Nonresident Tuition

The Board of Regents specifies that certain non-residents are granted waivers of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition. (See section 1220 for residency status rules.) These waivers are restricted to small classes of students. For more information, see www.usg.edu/regents/policymanual/700.phtml.

In addition to the Board of Regents authorized waivers, non-resident students who are enrolled only in courses which meet more than 50 miles from Georgia State and are part of an official Georgia State off-campus study program pay in-state tuition plus $250.

To apply for a waiver of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition, go to sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-classification/.

Waivers of All Fees

All fees are waived for graduate students who fall into one of the following categories:

  • GSU-62 students
  • Employee tuition remission students who take no more than 8 hours and register during late registration
  • US Military Reserve and Georgia National Guard Combat Veterans

Waivers of All but Technology Fee

Enrollment fees are reduced to only the technology fee for students who fall into the categories below.

  • Students enrolled only in courses offered under a tuition agreement between Georgia State University and a corporation, organization, educational institution or other legal entity if the tuition agreement specifies that fees will be waived.
  • Students enrolled only in courses which meet more than 50 miles from Georgia State University if taking those courses at that location is required by their program of study. Such courses may include: practicum, student teaching, internship, directed reading, independent study, thesis research, or dissertation research. If the program of study allows (but does not require) that the courses be taken more than 50 miles from campus, then the students will not be granted a fee waiver.
  • Students enrolled only in courses that meet more than 50 miles from Georgia State University if those courses are part of an official Georgia State University off-campus study program. Such programs may include field study programs and study abroad programs.
  • Students enrolled in a faculty-led study abroad program will have all fees waived, except for the Board of Regents Institution Fee and Technology Fee. For more information see the Study Abroad website: http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/.

All mandatory fees except the technology fee and USG Institution fee may be waived in certain cases, based on Board of Regents policy. For more information on Tuition & Fee Waivers, visit http://sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-fee-waivers/.

1210.20 Payment of Tuition and Fees

Georgia State University reserves the right at any time during the semester to drop or withdraw any student from classes for failure to pay tuition and fees. Students who cease to attend but do not formally drop their classes using PAWS at paws.gsu.edu will suffer financial and academic consequences. A student who attends a class without being formally registered or continues to attend a class after being dropped due to nonpayment will be held liable for the tuition and/or fees due plus any service fees assessed, applicable collection costs, court costs, and legal fees. A hold will be placed on the records of any student who has a financial obligation to the university. Until all financial obligations are met, a student is not permitted to register for further course work, receive grades for current course work, or access transcripts. If a student’s account is sent to a collection agency, the student is responsible for the amount owed to the university as well as any collection costs and legal fees.

Payment Deadline

All tuition and fees must be paid by the dates published each semester in the online Academic/Registration calendar at registrar.gsu.edu/registration/semester-calendars-exam-schedules/. Failure to meet payment deadlines will have financial and academic consequences.

Payment by Credit Card

Georgia State University accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment of tuition and fees. Students choosing this option may register and pay fees by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student registration website at paws.gsu.edu. A service fee of 2.75% (or $3 minimum) is assessed by the payment processor for each credit card transaction. Credit card payments must be made on PAWS and are not accepted via telephone or in person at the cashier windows.

Payment by Check

Georgia State University offers the option of paying online from a bank checking or savings account. Students choosing this option may register and pay fees by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student registration website at paws.gsu.edu. No service fee is assessed when paying online via check. Checks must be payable in United States currency and drawn on a financial institution located in the United States of America. The university reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all checks.

Checks are also accepted at the cashier windows located at the downtown and perimeter campuses.  Directions and other information about in-person payments is available on the Student Account website at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/payments/. Students may also mail a check or money order to:  Georgia State University, Cashier’s Office, P.O. Box 4029, Atlanta, GA 30302-4029. Checks must be made payable to Georgia State University and have an encoded checking account number on the face of the check. All checks not drawn in this manner will be returned. To ensure proper credit, the student’s Panther ID should be included on all checks. To avoid cancelation of classes, payment by check must be received, not post marked, by the fee payment deadline.

If a check given in payment of a student’s fees is not paid upon presentation to the banking institution, a hold is placed on the student’s records. All returned checks are assessed a returned check fee of $35.00. Georgia State University reserves the right to place a student on “cash only” status for issuing a check that is not honored upon presentation to the bank.

Payment in Cash

Cash payments may be made at the Cashier’s Office located at the downtown and perimeter campuses.  Directions and other information about in-person payments is available on the Student Account website at sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/payments/. It is unadvisable to send cash payments through the mail or to place them in the cashier’s drop box.

1210.30 Refund of Tuition and Fees

Students who formally withdraw or who are formally withdrawn from all classes (see Section 1332.10) will be subject to the refund policy for tuition and other fees. This policy decreases the amount of refund available at regular intervals during the term. Students must withdraw from all classes to be eligible for a refund. After a time during the term, no refund will be available. Complete information about the refund policy throughout the term is available in each term’s online Registration Guide located at http://registrar.gsu.edu/registration/registration-guide/.

Placing a stop payment on a check with the banking institution from which the check is drawn does not constitute a formal withdrawal from courses. Students must withdraw using the procedures outlined in the Registration Guide.

A student is not entitled to any refund of tuition or fees paid if the student leaves the university when disciplinary action is pending, suspended for disciplinary reasons, or does not formally withdraw from the class or classes in which he or she is enrolled, or if other restrictions apply. See the online Registration Guide.

Student Account refunds are paid by electronic transfer to the student’s bank account via direct deposit, electronic transfer to the student’s Money Network enabled PantherCard, or by check mailed to the student using the mailing address on file with Georgia State. The refund for a student who received financial aid will be audited to determine the amounts to be returned to financial aid programs, and the student will receive any remaining balance.  Students who sign up for direct deposit or the PantherCard refund program receive their refunds faster and in a more secure manner than students whose refunds are mailed.  Mailing addresses must be kept current by going to the Georgia State University PAWS student website at paws.gsu.edu to ensure proper mailing of refund checks.

1210.40 Housing Fees

Housing fees for each semester are due when tuition and other fees are due. The housing fees include utilities, cable television service, internet connection, and laundry rooms. University Housing offers a variety of choices from which you may select. Please check the housing website at myhousing.gsu.edu for specific rates, room type, room descriptions, and how to apply for housing. Housing fees are subject to change. For more information, contact University Housing at 250 Student Center, 404-413-1800, housing@gsu.edu.

For information regarding Lofts Tenant parking, visit Campus Services at services.gsu.edu.

1220 Georgia Resident Status

Residents of Georgia pay lower tuition rates than those who are not residents of Georgia. Establishing residency for tuition purposes as defined by the Board of Regents is different than residency for purposes such as voting, obtaining a Georgia driver’s license/tag, etc., and requires more than establishing eligibility to vote, securing a driver’s license, and/or paying taxes. Georgia residency status is also distinct from the academic residency requirement for graduation.

A person may be a Georgia resident for tuition purposes if, and only if, either one of the following two criteria are met.

Criterion 1

A person may be a Georgia resident for tuition purposes if that person, that person’s parents, or (if the person is a minor) that person’s court-appointed guardian meets all of the following conditions:

  • The person has always resided in Georgia or can demonstrate that they currently reside in Georgia and residency in any other state or country has been abandoned. Maintenance of ties with another state or country will contribute to a non-resident decision including: financial support from a person who is a resident of another state or country, payment of income taxes to another state, and payment of property taxes. Registering a vehicle or securing a driver’s license in that state or country may be considered.
  • The person has lived in Georgia for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the start date for the term and their 12-month durational requirement has not included time attending any educational institution in Georgia.
  • The person can demonstrate that they moved to Georgia for purposes other than attending any educational institution in the State of Georgia.
  • The person can demonstrate economic self-sufficiency and has contributed to the state by paying meaningful taxes.
  • The person is a U.S. citizen, Resident Alien or is in a visa status permitting indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Criterion 2

A person may be a Georgia resident for tuition purposes if that person meets all of the following conditions:

  • The person is a U.S. citizen, Resident Alien or is in a visa status permitting indefinite permanent residence in the United States and
  • The person can demonstrate that she or he previously held residency status in Georgia but moved from the state and returned within the last 12 months.

If a parent or legal guardian of a student is a Georgia resident and then changes his or her legal residence to another state, the student may retain his or her classification as a resident student as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at an institution in the University System of Georgia.

Please note that these regulations are subject to change by the Board of Regents. The most current regulations can be found on the Board of Regents’ website at www.usg.edu/regents/policymanual/400.phtml.

1220.10 Petitioning for Georgia Residency for Fee Payment Purposes

Prospective students and accepted applicants who have questions regarding their residence status should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions in their college.

Students classified as out-of-state shall retain that status until officially reclassified as in-state. A student classified as out-of-state who can subsequently provide clear and convincing evidence that he/she meets the requirements for in-state classification can be reclassified as in-state.  The burden to support the contention that he/she qualifies for in-state tuition classification under University System of Georgia policy and applicable laws always rests with the student. The petition form for Georgia tuition classification is located at http://sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-classification/petition-for-georgia-tuition-classification/.

Deadlines for Petitions

To ensure timely processing, petitions and all required documents must be submitted to the Registration and Compliance department within the Office of the Registrar, 225 Sparks Hall, no later than the deadlines listed below.  Final determination of Georgia tuition classification prior to the deadline date for fee payment cannot be guaranteed for petitions received after the priority date.  Petitions filed after the final deadline will be considered for the subsequent semester.

Term Priority Final
Fall June 1 Aug 1
Spring Nov 1 Dec 1
Summer Mar 1 May 30

If a petition is approved, classification will not be retroactive to prior semesters. A student wishing to appeal the decision resulting from his or her Petition for Georgia Tuition Classification may request a review of that decision by the University Committee on Residency and must submit such request in writing to the Office of the Registrar within 5 days of the decision.

1230 Financial Aid

Financial aid is any scholarship, grant, loan, or part-time employment offered for the purpose of helping a student meet their educational expenses. Aid is usually provided by federal, state, institutional or private agencies. In order to apply, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal Application. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need and/or academic achievement. Information concerning application for financial assistance is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. Application packets for the next school year are available after January 1. Students are urged to apply early for optimum financial aid benefits at www.fafsa.ed.gov. April 1 is the priority date for submission of completed financial aid applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid cannot guarantee that applications made after April 1 will be processed before the beginning of the fall semester.

In order for a Georgia State University student to continue to receive financial aid from federal or state financial assistance programs, the student must exhibit satisfactory academic progress. Copies of Georgia State University’s policy for determining satisfactory academic progress are available in the Office of Student Financial Aid and also on the Financial Aid website at http://sfs.gsu.edu/the-financial-aid-process/policies/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap/.

Some programs offering financial assistance to students are administered by offices or organizations other than the Office of Student Financial Aid. Contact information concerning a particular program or group of programs appears with each listing.

Audited, orientation, and certificate courses are not covered by financial aid. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid for a course attempted more than three times.

For more information on financial aid see http://sfs.gsu.edu/the-financial-aid-process/.

1230.10 Scholarships

A scholarship is financial assistance which does not have to be repaid and is awarded to students based on academic excellence, civic achievements, course of study, or other specific criteria developed by the sponsor. For further details about scholarships available at Georgia State University, see our website at http://sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/.

Teach Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to full-time students who plan to teach full-time in high-need subject areas at schools serving students from low income families. Students attending less than full-time will have the grant reduced.

For more on the Teach Grant, visit http://sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/grants/.

1230.20 Student Loans

A loan is a form of financial assistance which must be repaid. While Georgia State University does not encourage borrowing, loans are frequently necessary to meet educational costs not covered by the student’s income, the family’s contribution, or grant and scholarship awards. When student loans are necessary, Georgia State University advises borrowing conservatively.

Graduate students who meet federal eligibility requirements are able to borrow under one or more of the loan programs described below. All recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program, be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen; be making satisfactory academic progress; cannot be in default or owe a repayment on a previous financial aid award; and must register with the Selective Service if required to do so. Upon acceptance of a loan, a first-time borrower must complete entrance loan counseling at StudentLoans.gov. The student must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov, the student is required to use the FSA ID to complete the MPN. If a student does not have an FSA ID, the FSA ID can be created at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Federal Direct Loan borrowers who are leaving school, dropping below half-time enrollment, or graduating must complete exit counseling at StudentLoans.gov. Exit counseling provides you with information about repayment and your rights and responsibilities.

There are several types of Financial Aid available to graduate students:

  • Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Student Loan Program
    Students may borrow up to $20,500, each academic year, with a cumulative maximum of $138,500. This loan is not based on need therefore the interest on this loan accrues while students are in school.
  • Ford Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan
    Ford Federal Direct Grad PLUS (Grad PLUS) is loans from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) which provide additional funds for educational expenses not met by other types of aid. They enable a graduate/professional student to borrow up to the cost of education minus other aid.
  • Private Loans
    Also known as Alternative or Commercial Loans help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the limited amount the government allows you to borrow in its programs. Private loans are offered by many lending institutions, terms and conditions can vary significantly from one institution to another.

1230.30 Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants are defined as full-time graduate students providing a service to the university in exchange for a stipend and, in some cases, additional benefits such as a tuition waiver or employer-based health insurance. Students generally may hold the equivalent of up to 50% FTE (approximately 20 hours per week). However, students must have the permission of their degree program to hold an assistantship and cannot exceed their program’s limitation on the number of hours to be worked. Students must be eligible to work in the United States and cannot exceed any hourly limitations placed on them by a visa.

Graduate Assistant types include Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Computing Assistants, and Graduate Administrative Assistants. Types of Graduate Assistantships may also be combined to reflect a combination of assistantship duties. Any student accepted into a graduate degree program may be appointed depending on credentials, such as (1) admission test scores, (2) grade point averages in previous course work or in the degree program, (3) previous experience, and (4) the nature of the work for which the assistantship is funded.

Additional information on employment and funding opportunities can be found at the Graduate Programs website at http://graduate.gsu.edu.

1230.40 Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Veterans Benefits

The Office of the Registrar offers services to certify and assist students who are eligible for veterans educational benefits. Any veteran who wishes to attend Georgia State University under any of the veterans educational benefit programs provided by public law must apply to the Georgia State University Office of Admissions in the normal manner. It is advisable for a veteran who has not previously used any educational benefits to apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs for those benefits. For a veteran who will be transferring to Georgia State University from another institution where educational benefits were received, a veteran must submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training form (VA Form 22-1995 for veterans and VA Form 22-5495 for family members) with the Department of Veterans Affairs concurrently with his or her application to Georgia State. As soon as the Georgia State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions notifies the applicant of his or her acceptance, the applicant should contact the Office of the Registrar at veterans.gsu.edu.

Continuing students who wish to receive benefits must complete the Online Veterans’ Enrollment Verification Form located on University’s web site, gsu.edu, under the Registrar’s page each academic term. Students are certified on a term-by-term basis. Students whose attendance was interrupted must renew their certifications at the beginning of the next academic term of attendance in which they wish to receive benefits. Those students who are certified on a term by term basis will routinely experience a break in benefit payments between academic terms and should contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office to determine the amount and schedule of their benefit payments at www.gibill.va.gov.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Certain physically or mentally disabled individuals enrolled at Georgia State University may qualify to receive financial aid through the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Students who think they may qualify under this program should contact one of the area vocational rehabilitation centers.

1230.50 International Students, Students with Non-U.S. Academic Credentials, and Non-Native Speakers of English

Only United States citizens or eligible non-citizens may receive federal financial aid or State of Georgia financial aid. Permanent residents, asylees, and refugees are eligible non-citizens. Holders of A, B, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L or M visas are not eligible non-citizens.

An individual who has applied for permanent resident status is not eligible until that status is approved. An individual may have resident status in the State of Georgia but not be considered a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. An individual is not eligible on the basis of the status of family members, for example a parent or a spouse.

All students that are not confirmed as U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) on their initial application for financial aid are required to submit appropriate documentation to the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid is required to submit this documentation to CIS for secondary confirmation. Until secondary confirmation is received, an individual cannot be approved to receive financial aid.

Students with Non-United States Academic Credentials

There are no special financial aid rules for students with non-United States academic credentials.

Non-Native Speakers of English

There are no special financial aid rules for students who are non-native speakers of English.

1240 Scholarships and Awards Offered Through a College or Department

Some of the assistance opportunities listed in the following sections may be scholarships that require an application from the student, while others are awards that do not require application from the student. For questions concerning a particular program, please call the department, school, or college listed.

1240.10 Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Scholarships

For more information about these scholarships, contact the Office of Academic Assistance for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at 404-413-0021.

  • Andrew Young School Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding leaders and scholars in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Awards of up to $2,000 will be made based on academic merit, leadership and need to undergraduate students enrolled in AYSPS degree programs.
  • Bobby Joe Chancey Sr. Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Camden County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office in honor of Mr. Bobby Joe Chancey Sr. who had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. Preference is given to a full-time criminal justice student planning a career in law enforcement that is entering the sophomore or junior year and is considered to be “at risk” and to have a financial need. Preference is also given to applicants who are or have been residents of Camden County or nearby counties. The recipient of this scholarship may continue to receive it each year until graduation as long as s/he remains in good academic standing.
  • Robert Hinrichs Memorial Scholarship: Created in honor of Robert Hinrichs, an administrator with the Social Security Administration Office, this is the highest academic award/honor the School of Social Work gives to an M.S.W. student.
  • Chris Perrin Memorial Scholarship: This award was established by the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges in honor of Chris Perrin, a long-time advocate for children, executive director of the council and an alumnus of Georgia State University. This award, shared by the Department of Criminal Justice and the School of Social Work, is given annually to one social work and criminal justice student.
  • Jean Childs Young Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2005 by Charles Loudermilk Sr. to provide financial support for AYSPS graduate students in honor of Ambassador Young’s deceased wife, Jean Childs Young. The fellowship may be used for tuition, books, room, board and other associated expenses incurred by graduate students.
  • James L Maddex, Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. James L. Maddex, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, who retired in 2000. The merit-based scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate criminal justice student.
  • Nance Lu Mescon Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Enid Mescon to honor the memory of their beloved daughter, who passed away in 2011 after a long battle with anorexia. With this scholarship, the Mescon family seeks to raise awareness and stimulate scholarship around the issues relating to eating disorders. The scholarship provides financial support for undergraduate students, and preference will be given to qualified applicants currently enrolled at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Awards are contingent on final clearance by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Any student receiving aid under any federal financial aid program is limited by the student’s “estimated cost of attendance” as to the total amount of aid that may be received. This applies to aid from all sources, public and private. You will find this information in your aid letter from the financial aid office or online in your financial aid record in PAWS.

1240.20 College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

For more information about these scholarships, contact the Dean’s office at 404-413-5114.

  • Applied Linguistics/ESL – CPUA Scholarship: Awarded to students in good standing in undergraduate or graduate program in the Department of Applied Linguistics.
  • Terry F. Barker Scholarship: Awarded annually by the Terry F. Barker Fund, Inc., to a journalism or public relations major in memory of the Gwinnett Daily sportswriter and former student of the Department of Communication, Georgia State University.
  • The Joseph O. Baylen Scholarship in History: Awarded to an entering Master’s student in History that has a scholarly interest in social, cultural or economic history.
  • Theresa Nash Bernstein Scholarship in International Travel: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in psychology or a related discipline, who is traveling to do research or study in a country the student has not yet visited.
  • The Robert L. Blakely Scholarship in Anthropology: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who shows strong potential in the field of anthropology in memory of Dr. Blakely’s contribution to anthropological education.
  • The Paul Groves Blount Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is an active member, pledge or affiliate in good standing of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
  • The Jackie Bowles Fellowship: Awarded to a Sociology graduate student for outstanding teaching.
  • Paul Bowles Graduate Fellowship: Awarded to a graduate student accepted into the M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree programs in creative writing with a specialization in fiction writing.
  • David W. Boykin Graduate Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry: Awarded to a Ph.D. graduate student in chemistry who will conduct research in medicinal/organic chemistry.
  • Virginia Spencer Carr Graduate Fellowship: Awarded to outstanding English graduate students who meet the following requirements: 3.0 GPA or higher as an undergraduate, submit three outstanding letters of recommendation, and have strong GRE scores.
  • Scholarship in Creative Writing: Awarded to a graduate student studying creative writing with preference given to students focusing in fiction.
  • Ethel W. Draper Research Fellowship in Women’s Studies: Competitive fellowship awarded annually to a full-time master’s student in Women’s Studies whose thesis research focuses on the development of young women.
  • Anne M. Eaton Scholarship in Gerontology: Awarded to outstanding graduate students enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life for older people.
  • Diane L. Fowlkes Research Award: Competitive fellowship to support a Women’s Studies Institute master’s student who is conducting research focused on women, with preference for feminist activism and movements for social change.
  • Doctoral Fellowship for Specialization in Sexual Abuse: Intended to provide one or more annual fellowships to doctoral students in the department who are involved in a program of study which will prepare them to provide specialized assistance to people who have been sexually abused.
  • Ernst Fritz Memorial Fund: The Ernest Fritz Memorial Fund was established to support the Geology Field Course with the first priority being the support of scholarships on a need basis to help defray the cost of attendance. The second priority is to provide operating support for the Geology Field Course with the intent of lessening the cost for all students.
  • Martha Wren Gaines Research Fellowship: Research support awarded annually to a student who pursues a research project in the Georgia Women’s Movement Archives.
  • Gerontology Alumni Scholarship and/or Fellowship: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student studying Gerontology with an outstanding academic record.
  • The WGCL-TV Leigh Green Memorial Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism: This scholarship is awarded to broadcast journalism major.
  • The George Greiff Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding print journalism student in honor of George Greiff, a former journalism professor at this university.
  • Allen and Eleanor Hollingsworth Scholarship: Awarded to an entering or first-year student in the master’s degree program in gerontology who has an exemplary academic record and shows a commitment to improving the quantity and quality of life for older people through internship experience, volunteering or other experiences that the committee deems appropriate.
  • Carol Rowe Jones and Waymon Jones Scholarship in Gerontology: Awarded to underrepresented students of the University System of Georgia studying Gerontology.
  • Harold V. & Anna Marie Little Scholarship in Gerontology: Awarded to a student in the master’s program in gerontology who has an outstanding academic record and shows potential for leadership in the field of aging.
  • Henry T. Malone Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a meritorious history major with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students with research interests in colonial America, nineteenth-century United States, Native American, or Georgia history.
  • The John M. Matthews Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Award: Awarded annually to a graduate of the master’s or Ph.D. program in history for an outstanding thesis or dissertation completed during the previous two-year cycle.
  • The Tom McCollister Memorial Journalism Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding journalism major who demonstrates an interest in sports journalism. BellSouth Classic and family members of the late Tom McCollister, a golf writer for The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, established this scholarship.
  • Friedrich William Ralf Munster Fellowship in Philosophy: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate completing outstanding study in philosophy.
  • William G. Nolan Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to outstanding students in the Biology Department.
  • Our Mother’s Fund: Provides increased support for graduate assistants who are pursuing the master’s degree in the Women’s Studies Institute and wish to work in the Georgia Women’s Movement Archives of the University Library’s Special Collections.
  • Ambrose H. Pendergrast Fellowship in Chemistry: Awarded to an outstanding graduate student whose research and interests focus on Medicinal Chemistry and /or Biochemistry.
  • Eleanor M. Pratt Scholarship for English majors: Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student studying English.
  • Psychology Department Graduate Awards: Awarded to outstanding Psychology majors.
  • Charles and Catharine Rice Scholarships in Gerontology: Awarded to three exceptional students from Early County, Georgia, to study gerontology at Georgia State.
  • Duane M. Rumbaugh Fellowship: Granted to provide an annual fellowship of at least $5000 to an outstanding graduate student or first-year post-doctoral appointee focusing on the study of Emergents.
  • Mildred W. Seydell Scholarship: Awarded annually to one or more journalism students on the basis of academic achievement, dedication to the profession, and leadership qualities.
  • Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship: Awarded annually by the national professional journalist society to the outstanding journalism graduate of the year.
  • Jenny Thurston Fellowship and Award in Historic Preservation: Awarded to graduate students in the department and one annual award to an outstanding heritage preservation professional in the Atlanta area. Eligibility for the fellowship will be restricted to graduate students who intend to pursue the masters program with a concentration in heritage preservation.
  • Bailey M. Wade Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to support graduate students who demonstrate need and merit and career goals in keeping with those manifested in the life of Dr. Bailey M. Wade during his life and tenure with the Department of Psychology.
  • John Warkentin Scholarship: Awarded to a graduate student showing outstanding potential in psychotherapy as well as demonstrating financial need.
  • Ethel I. Woodruff Fellowship in Southern History: Created to provide one annual fellowship award to graduate students in the history department. Eligibility is restricted to graduate students who intend to pursue the masters program with a concentration in southern history.
  • James W. Woodruff, Jr. Fellowship: Awarded to outstanding graduate students in the department of Communication. Recipients selected by a Committee appointed by chair of the department.

1240.40 Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships

  • Lanette L. Suttles Scholarship: Dr. William Suttles established this scholarship in honor of his wife Lanette, who has dedicated her life to teaching young children. The purpose is to provide on-campus childcare for Georgia State University students who would otherwise be unable to attend the university. Scholarships are awarded once each year, and are based primarily on financial need.
  • The George J. Malanos Economics Doctoral Scholarship: Given in honor of Dr. George Malanos, late professor of economics and first chair of the department, to the Ph.D. student selected by the department as best exemplifying a commitment to the exchange of ideas and the creation of a community of scholars.
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship: Awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions or Criminal Justice. Recipients are selected on the basis of need, scholastic ability, residence in one of the nine Southern states, and good character. Applicants can obtain additional information from the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.

1240.50 College of Education and Human Development Scholarships

  • College of Education and Human Development Scholarship: Two scholarships are awarded each fall and each spring to one undergraduate and one graduate student in the College of Education and Human Development. Applications are available from the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions, 300 College of Education Building, 404-413-8000. Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1.
  • The Margaret Jones Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who is either preparing to teach or is currently teaching health and physical education at the elementary or middle school level. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Kinesiology and Health (404-413-8050) at the beginning of spring term
  • More information for scholarships in the College of Education and Human Development can be found at education.gsu.edu/student-services/scholarships-fellowships/.

1240.60 Byrdine F.Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions Scholarships

  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship: Awarded to students enrolled in the Nursing, Nutrition and Respiratory Therapy Programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Recipients are selected on the basis of need, scholastic ability and residency in one of the nine Southern states. Applicants can obtain additional information from the Office of the Dean, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • James Ancil Lewis Award: This award is given annually in memory of Jim Lewis, a 1973 graduate of the respiratory therapy program. The scholarship award recognizes the respiratory therapy student who shows concern for others in the clinical care of patients.
  • Merle Kennon Lott Scholarships: These annual nursing scholarships provide funding for one returning RN-BS student and one MS or RN-MS student in the amount of $1500 for each student. There is also a $1000 dissertation award to a doctoral nursing student engaged in research that contributes to the body of Public Health Nursing knowledge. RN-BS and MS students must have worked in Public Health and have plans to continue their career in Public Health. For the dissertation award, the candidate must show how the outcome of their research will add to the body of Public Health/Primary Care Nursing knowledge. Eligibility requirements may be obtained from the Office of Records and Information in the School of Nursing.
  • Kaiser Permanente Doctoral Student Award: To provide scholarships to PhD students studying to become nurse educators.  Please contact the department for further information.
  • Kaiser Permanente Endowed Nursing Scholarship: To provide scholarships for graduate students interested in pursuing a career as a nurse educator.  Recipients must have a minimum GSU program GPA of 3.0 and documented financial need.
  • Gordon Seagraves Cummings Scholarship: Professor Gordon Cummings taught in the Georgia State University Physical Therapy Department for 27 years.  This award was established to recognize those individuals whose work, like that of Professor Cummings, promotes self-learning, critical thinking, caring and competence.
  • Maymi Walker Chandler Memorial Scholarship: To provide scholarships to female GSU students who are legal residents of Georgia. Students in the School of Nursing will be considered first, but the scholarships may be awarded to students in any program in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • Pediatria Healthcare Endowed Nursing Scholarship: To provide scholarships to Georgia State University undergraduate and graduate nursing students enrolled in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing.  Students must have a GSU program GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be presently studying or will be studying pediatric nursing at the time of the awarding of the scholarship.  Financial need will be taken into consideration.

1240.70 J. Mack Robinson College of Business Scholarships

For more information about these assistance opportunities, contact the department or school that offers the scholarship or award. Phone numbers and locations for all RCB departments are listed in the RCB chapter of this catalog.

  • The American Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarships: The AH&LA administers several scholarships for hospitality majors including the Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Studies and the Arthur Packard Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships, awarded through a national competition, are based on academic performance, industry work experience, extracurricular involvement and career objectives. Applications are submitted through the School of Hospitality.
  • ACE Group Scholarship: Up to $5,000 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any academic program offered by the Risk Management and Insurance Department.  Selection is based on scholarship and need.  Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Robert W. Batten Actuarial Science Award: Robert W. Batten served as director of Georgia State’s Actuarial Science Program for 25 years. The Department of Risk Management and Insurance presents this award annually to the outstanding student in actuarial mathematics.
  • AON Corporation. Up to $7,500 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any academic program offered by the Risk Management and Insurance Department. Selection is based on scholarship and need. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Assurant Group Scholarship: Assurant Group sponsors scholarships of up to  $2,500 to students within the Department of Risk Management and Insurance. Selection is based on merit; students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Scholarship: Sponsored by the Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club and presented to the most outstanding student in advertising at Georgia State University. The criteria include scholarship, interest in the field, leadership, and character. Ideally the student should have completed the advertising sequence. The recipient is chosen by the faculty who teach advertising.
  • Atlanta Chapter, CPCU Scholarship: Up to $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student studying insurance or are in an insurance related field of study.  Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance.
  • Atlanta Chapter Tax Executive Institute Scholarship: A student entering the Masters in Taxation program receives a cash award from the Atlanta Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute.
  • Atlanta Claims Association Scholarship: Up to $1,000 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits an interest in the claims function or who majors in risk management and insurance. Selection is made on the basis of scholarship, past accomplishments and potential for growth. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Sam Baig (Colemont Insurance Brokers) Scholarship: This scholarship is named in honor of Sam Baig, Executive Vice President of Colemont Insurance Brokerage, an RMI alumnus (MS-RMI 1995). This award of up to $7,500 annually is awarded to an undergraduate or a graduate student majoring in risk management and insurance with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicant for this scholarship must be a full-time student. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • BDO Seidman Accounting Scholarship: An outstanding accounting student with high academic achievement receives a cash award from BDO Seidman.
  • J. Ed Bell Scholarship: This scholarship is named in honor of J. Ed Bell, a retired agency director of State Farm Insurance. Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a minimum Georgia State University grade point average of 3.00. Other criteria include character, leadership ability, financial need, and an interest in pursuing a career in the life and health insurance industry. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Williams Benator & Libby Scholarships: An outstanding undergraduate student and an outstanding graduate student receive cash awards from Williams Benator & Libby.
  • The Bergeron Women in Technology Leadership Fund: Awards scholarships annually (expected to be in the range of $10,000) to five female undergraduate or graduate students who have expressed or demonstrated high potential for leadership careers in technology. This scholarship fund uniquely partners a fully paid tuition award with a one-on-one mentorship program designed to assist high-potential women in their educational and career advancement. The Mentorship Committee is chaired by Sandra Bergeron and is expected to include other female CEOs and female leadership models.
  • L. E. Berry Graduate Fellowship: Each year, an outstanding Masters of Professional Accountancy student who has excelled in Systems receives a cash award up to $1,000 in honor of the retired Director of the School of Accountancy, Dr. L. Eugene Berry.
  • Evelyn S. Bowyer Scholarship: Endowed in memory of Evelyn S. Bowyer, alumna and longtime Georgia State University employee, by family, friends, and colleagues. This award is given annually to a woman majoring in finance. Academic performance and financial need are considered in determining the recipient of this award.
  • Bridging Scholarship Program: The Bridging Scholarship program will award 20 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships
  • Brightworth Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a Georgia State University student currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Masters, or MBA program with a major in Personal Financial Planning. Candidates may not receive this scholarship more than once. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 50% of their required financial planning coursework. The successful candidate must exhibit the core Brightworth values of: Integrity, Excellence, Service, and Teamwork. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Kathryn C. Buckner/PriceWaterhouse Coopers Scholarship: Annually, in honor of Dr. Kathryn C. Buckner, PricewaterhouseCoopers selects two outstanding students to receive $3,000 scholarships based on accounting achievements and application to or enrollment in the Masters of Professional Accountancy, Masters of Taxation, or MBA program at Georgia State University.
  • Thalia N. and Michael C. Carlos Scholarship: Two annual scholarships have been established by the Michael C. Carlos Foundation for students in the Robinson College of Business who are residents of the state of Georgia.
  • Tamer and Judith Cavusgil Scholarship: This scholarship is designated to providesupport for study abroad scholarships(s) for one or more students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.These scholarship awards will be made based on need and academic achievement with preference for minority students. If suitable scholarship recipient(s) cannot be identified, the scholarship(s) can be awarded to any student(s) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business for study abroad scholarship(s).
  • George Allen Chance III Scholarship: Each year in honor of George Allen Chance III, a student with 15 or fewer credit hours of graduate work demonstrating high academic achievement in the Masters of Professional Accountancy program receives a cash award up to $1,500.
  • Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta Award: Underwritten by the Staubach Company, this award includes $1,000 and a one-year honorary membership in CREW Atlanta. The recipient is selected based on academic achievement, leadership skills, and potential success in a real estate career. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate.
  • John W. Cook Scholarship: Each year, a Masters of Professional Accountancy student with high academic achievement receives a cash award up to $1,000 in honor of Dr. John W. Cook.
  • The John H. Cowart Award: Funded by an endowment established by John H. Cowart, Sr. (John Cowart Homes, Inc.), this award is given annually to one or more real estate students to pursue promising research under the direction of faculty in the Department of Real Estate. Both merit and need of candidates are evaluated. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Cecil B. Day Endowment Scholarships: Hospitality majors and certificate students are eligible to apply for these scholarships awarded based on exemplary academic performance and a commitment to the hospitality industry through work experience and involvement in professional associations and/or extracurricular activities. Contact the School of Hospitality for more information.
  • Cecil B. Day Memorial Scholarships: Administered by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, these scholarships are based on academic, work and campus/community involvement. Contact the School of Hospitality for additional information.
  • Deloitte & Touche Excellence Award in International Taxation: Each year, an undergraduate student with high academic standing and leadership receives a cash award.
  • Norman X. Dressel Scholarship: Each year, a student with good character and demonstrated scholastic achievement in the MBA or Masters of Professional Accountancy program is given a cash award up to $1,500 in honor of Dr. Norman X. Dressel.
  • Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a program offered by the Department of Risk Management and Insurance. The amount of award varies, and selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Eric & Barbara Joiner Scholarship: Each year, a student majoring in international business, is awarded a monetary scholarship based on need, merit and academic achievement.
  • Ernst & Young Excellence in Taxation Award: Each year, an outstanding graduate student in taxation receives a cash award up to $1,000 sponsored by Ernst & Young.
  • Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Award: Each year, the Federation of Schools of Accountancy awards an outstanding student with a recognition plaque and a cash award up to $500 based on academic achievement.
  • Frazier & Deeter Scholarship: Each year, Frazier and Deeter honors a Georgia State University student of high academic achievement with a cash award.
  • Georgia CCIM Chapter Scholarship: Funded by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, the scholarship is given annually to one undergraduate real estate major planning a career in commercial real estate. In addition to the cash award, the recipient receives complimentary enrollment in the first course toward receiving the CCIM designation. The selection criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, communication skills, and professional commitment. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate.
  • Grant Thornton Achievement Awards: Each year, two outstanding accounting students with high academic achievement receive a cash award of $1,000 sponsored by Grant Thornton.
  • John W. Hall Scholarship: This award up to $3,000 was named in honor of Professor John W. Hall, whose 19-year tenure as chair of GSU’s RMI Department was noted as a period of growth and excellence. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student majoring in a program offered by the RMI Department. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Austin C. Hansen Memorial Scholarship: In memory of a past chairperson of the School of Hospitality’s industry board, Austin Hansen, this scholarship is based on academic and work achievements in the hospitality industry. Contact the School of Hospitality for additional information.
  • Floyd S. Harper Award: The late Dr. Harper was instrumental in the formation of the Georgia State Actuarial Science Program in 1958. The Department of Risk Management and Insurance presents this award annually upon graduation to the senior in actuarial science who exemplifies the qualities that Dr. Floyd S. Harper strove to develop in his students: scholastic achievement and character.
  • Sidney and Mary Harris Travel Award: Dr. Sidney E. Harris, former dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and his wife, Dr. Mary Harris, established the Sidney and Mary Harris Travel Award to support Robinson College of Business students to internationalize their program of study.
  • Elmer Hedge Institute of Real Estate Management Chapter 67 Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a real estate major based on sincere interest in the property management field, financial need, and academic performance. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Leyton B. Hunter Fellowship: Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students with concentrations or research in risk management. This fund was established by friends of Leyton B. Hunter in honor of his numerous contributions to the insurance industry.
  • Klaus Inkamp Scholarship: Established by the International Special Events Education Foundation (ISEF), this scholarship is in memory of Klaus Inkamp, founding ISEF president and director of meetings and special events for Coca-Cola USA. The Coca-Cola USA Foundation underwrites the scholarship. Eligible students will be hospitality majors who are specializing in special event planning through coursework and industry experience. Contact the School of Hospitality for additional information.
  • Insurance Professionals of Atlanta Scholarship This scholarship of up to $2,000 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate female student who is a risk management and insurance major and plans to pursue a career in the insurance field. Selection is based on need and scholarship. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • The E. A. Isakson Scholarship: This scholarship established by the Atlanta Board of Realtors is in honor of Mr. Ed A. Isakson, past president of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. One or more scholarships will be provided each year for outstanding students majoring in real estate. The criteria for selection are need, scholastic achievement, and expression of a sincere interest in a professional career in real estate. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Josephine J. Isakson Scholarship: This award is presented in memory of a prominent Atlanta-area real estate family to recognize superior academic achievement and potential. It may be awarded to either a graduate or an undergraduate student. Information may be obtained from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Mrs. Tommie Jackson Scholarship: This scholarship, established by realtors, honors Mrs. Tommie Jackson, executive vice president of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. The earnings from this fund are to be used to provide one or more scholarships each year for outstanding students majoring in real estate. The criteria for selection are scholarship, achievement, and an expression of a sincere interest in a professional career in real estate. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Eric Joiner Scholarship (MIB students only): Mr. Eric Joiner is co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Atlanta based AJC International, a world leader in marketing frozen and refrigerated food products. AJC International is also a leader in global logistics; it brings together producers and customers who span across 140 countries in six continents. Mr. Joiner, a 1969 alumnus of the Robinson College of Business with BBA and MBA degrees, is a visionary business leader. He served as President and COO of AJC International for some 20 years, and expanded the company’s research through China, South America and Russia. Mr. Joiner regularly serves as a mentor for RCB students and is a frequent speaker at RCB events. This need-based scholarship is targeted for a student majoring in International Business, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • John Jordan Scholarship in Club Management: This scholarship was established in honor of one of the club industry’s preeminent leaders, retired general manager of the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, John Jordan, MCM, CCM. Eligible students will be hospitality majors concentrating in club management through elective courses and work experience. Contact the School of Hospitality for information regarding the application process.
  • The Clyde Kitchens Delta Sigma Pi Award: This award was established by the Clyde Kitchens Foundation, Inc., to provide a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to an outstanding student in the Robinson College of Business. The award recipient is selected on the basis of academic performance and potential in the field of business.
  • KPMG Academic Excellence Scholarships: KPMG recognizes two undergraduate accounting students and two graduate accounting/tax students who have excelled academically with cash awards.
  • Helen C. Leith Fellowship: Endowed by the Helen C. Leith Foundation, this program awards fellowships to doctoral students pursuing research in an insurance related field. Selection is based on merit.
  • Catherine E. Miles Doctoral Fellowship: Each year, in honor of the former director of the School of Accountancy, Dr. Catherine E. Miles, a doctoral student with high scholarly ability receives a cash award up to $5,000.
  • John W. Morgan Scholarship: This $2,500 annual scholarship was endowed by Pritchard & Jerden, Inc. and 11 of its employees in honor of their friend and colleague John W. Morgan. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits a strong interest in the claims function and is majoring in risk management and insurance. Selection will be made on the basis of scholarship, character, and need. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February1.
  • The James W. Morton, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: This up to $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in risk management and insurance. The scholarship honors James W. Morton, Jr., a man instrumental in the development of the State Farm Insurance organization in Georgia. Selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance prior to February 1.
  • Lori Muse Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment: The Lori Muse Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of a former student, Lori Muse and her love for international travel.
  • National Association of Black Accountants Leadership Award: Each year, a member of the National Association of Black Accountants receives a cash award up to $500 in recognition of leadership ability and contributions to the Georgia State University chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.
  • The National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses Scholarship (NACCB): This scholarship was established in 1998 by a consortium of Atlanta businesses to assist a qualified undergraduate or graduate student (full-time). The annual award of $1000 is presented to a computer information system major who best demonstrates a combination of academic excellence and financial need.
  • National Restaurant Association Scholarships: For hospitality majors specializing in the restaurant and foodservice areas, the NRA offers a number of scholarships that are awarded nationally. Contact the School of Hospitality for information on the specific scholarships and application details.
  • New York Life International Fellows Program. This fellowship is available for international undergraduate or graduate actuarial science or risk management and insurance majors. The New York Life Foundation selects recipients, and selection is based on merit. The award amount varies. Recipients are selected by New York Life.
  • New York Life Minority Fellows Program. This scholarship is available for undergraduate, graduate actuarial science, risk management and insurance majors. The New York Life Foundation selects recipients, and the selection is based on merit. The award amount varies. Recipients are selected by New York Life.
  • Outstanding Minority Marketing Student Scholarship: Awarded annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate or master’s level marketing students, who are members of underrepresented minority groups. Students must be marketing majors with outstanding records and have the potential for successful careers in marketing. Deadline: mid-January; contact the Department of Marketing for details.
  • Hammill Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of Richard Hammill, past Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Home Depot. The criteria for selection are need, scholastic achievement and high potential for a successful career in marketing.
  • Fletcher Martin Scholarship: The criteria include scholarship, interest in the field, leadership, and character. Ideally the student should have completed the advertising sequence. The recipient is chosen by the faculty who teach advertising.
  • PLUS Foundation Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA): This is an award up to $3,000 stipend given to one graduate student in the RMI department. Candidate must be a full time student enrolled in any of the RMI Department’s graduate degree programs. Interested candidate should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Excellence Award in Corporate Tax: Each year, a graduate student with outstanding achievement in Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (TX 8120) receives a $500 cash award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Excellence Award in Tax Research: Each year, a graduate student with outstanding achievement in Tax Research (TX 8030) receives a $500 cash award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • The Rama Scholarship for the American Dream: The Rama brothers, principals of JHM Hotels, established this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate hospitality major. It is based on academic performance, hospitality work experience, financial need and extracurricular involvement. Administered by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, contact the School of Hospitality for additional information.
  • Real Estate Education Association Harwood Memorial Scholarship: Named in honor of Dr. Bruce Harwood, these $250 scholarships are awarded to up to 10 students nationwide who plan careers in real estate. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and letters of recommendation. Applications are available from the Department of Real Estate and should be returned directly to REEA by January 31.
  • Real Estate Educators Association Technology Scholarship: Two $500 scholarships are awarded nationwide in honor of Dr. Donald E. Bodley. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an essay on the role of technology in the future of the real estate profession. Applications are available from the Department of Real Estate and should be returned directly to REEA by January 31.
  • The Pickett Riggs Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Young Alumni Council of Georgia State to honor Mrs. Pickett Riggs, former teacher of quantitative methods (decision sciences), who was one of the university’s most highly esteemed teachers. The scholarship will be awarded each year to the graduate or undergraduate student in the Robinson College of Business who exemplifies those ideals which Mrs. Riggs valued and encouraged: high scholastic achievement, leadership abilities, and commitment to Georgia State University. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance in the Robinson College of Business. Completed applications must be returned to the Alumni Office, G88 Dahlberg Hall, by February 28.
  • Nita Robinson Scholars: In honor of Mrs. Nita Robinson, J. Mack Robinson has pledged $1 million to perpetuate a program to encourage Robinson College of Business students to further their understanding of the global business environment. Awards are made to students who are involved in the College’s Institute of International Business or who plan to undertake a study abroad program or international internship. The Nita Robinson Scholars program will annually recognize up to 25 undergraduate and master’s-level students. Eligibility is based on having a 3.5 or higher GPA and being currently enrolled in a RCB degree program AND completing the third year of the BBA program OR completing the first year of a Robinson College master’s program. Applications may be obtained from the Institute of International Business or the IIB Web site: iib.gsu.edu/NitaRobinson/about.html.
  • The James R. Rozelle Memorial Fund: This fund is awarded annually for the computer information system undergraduate major who has shown the greatest aptitude for computer programming as determined by grade point average and instructor nomination. This award was established to honor the late Dr. James Rozelle who was on Georgia State University faculty for over 25 years.
  • Henry F. Stabler Award: Each year, in honor of Dr. Henry F. Stabler, an accounting graduate student with high academic qualifications receives a cash award up to $1,500.
  • C. V. Starr Scholarship Fund: This fund, endowed by the Starr Foundation in honor of Cornelius Vander Starr, founder of the American International Group (AIG), provides scholarships of up to $4,000 to full-time students majoring in actuarial science or risk management and insurance. Priority is given to graduate students, although undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of course work and have outstanding potential may be considered. The scholarship may be held for two years. The amount of the scholarship may be adjusted on the recommendation of the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee. The scholarship is paid on a semester basis after review of the recipient’s record. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Bennett Thrasher Accounting Scholarship: An outstanding senior involved in Beta Alpha Psi receives a cash award from Bennet Thrasher.
  • Sam and Joyce Turner Scholarship: This scholarship is named after Sam Turner, an actuarial science graduate of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University, who had a long and distinguished career as an actuary with Tillinghast, IT&T International, Life of Virginia, and ING North America. Up to $5,000 is awarded to a full time undergraduate or graduate Actuarial Science student. Selection is based upon criteria and need. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Winham Brannon Financial Group Scholarship: In support of the Financial Planning profession and Georgia State University’s Personal Financial Planning programs, Windham Brannon Financial Group, Inc. has established this annual scholarship in support of an outstanding PFP student. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in the Robinson College of Business MS-PFP or MBA degree program with a major in or concentration in personal financial planning. Candidates may not receive the award more than once. Selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Gary Winkle Award: Each year, in honor of Dr. Gary Winkle, a student in the Masters of Professional Accountancy program with high scholastic achievement receives a cash award up to $1,500.
  • Leland Whetten Award: This award is presented to an outstanding student in accounting theory or a senior accounting major. This award is given in honor of Dr. Leland C. Whetten, former professor of accounting at Georgia State University.

1240.75 College of the Arts

  • Lucile Sauls Allen Memorial Theory/Composition Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional talent and academic achievement in music theory/composition. This scholarship was established in 1991 by Susan Tepping, music faculty, and friends.
  • The Susan Babush Memorial Scholarship Award: This award is presented to a student who demonstrates artistic abilities (preference being in the area of graphic design) and financial need.
  • Bobbie Bailey Music Industry Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music industry who demonstrates academic achievement in a music industry concentration in the School of Music. This scholarship was established in conjunction with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
  • Alfredo Barili String Scholarships: Awarded to students majoring in music who demonstrate exceptional talent on a string instrument. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. Cherry Emerson.
  • The Rick Bell Jazz Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in jazz studies who demonstrates exceptional music talent. This scholarship was established by Danny and Rick Bell and friends.
  • Thomas M. Brumby Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in music who has demonstrated exceptional talent on a keyboard instrument and outstanding academic achievement. This scholarship fund was established in 1988 through gifts from the Brumby family, university music faculty, and friends.
  • Winnie Chandler Art & Design Scholarship and/or Fellowship: Awarded to exceptional graduate students studying Art and Design.
  • The Robert F. Clayton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in percussion who demonstrates exceptional musical talent. Established by the Clayton family and friends in memory of Robert Clayton.
  • Marion Bowen Davis Scholarship: Presented annually to a female student who is enrolled in the School of Art and Design and who is majoring in illustration or painting, or in a major where fabric/fibers or wearable objects are aligned with the fashion field.
  • John Demos Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional talent on a woodwind instrument, preferably clarinet. Established in 1998 by the Demos family and friends.
  • William G. (Billy) Densmore Scholarship for Singers: Awarded to a talented voice major who is selected to perform in the opera workshop. This scholarship was established in 2002 by Billy Densmore and friends.
  • Edwin and Ina Gerschefski Cello Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional talent on the cello. This scholarship was established in 1999 by Martha Gerschefski and friends.
  • Peter Stillwell Harrower Voice Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in music who has demonstrated exceptional voice talent and outstanding academic achievement. This scholarship fund was established in 1988 through gifts from the Harrower family and friends.
  • Duane L. and Drada P. Hoover Scholarship in Choral Music: Awarded to students excelling in Choral Music.
  • Florence Kopleff Vocal Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who has demonstrated exceptional talent as a vocalist. This scholarship was established in 1998 by Miss Kopleff and friends.
  • Bill Lowery Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in the music industry program of the School of Music. Among the criteria for selection are academic excellence and service to the recording industry. The fund for the scholarship was established by friends of Bill Lowery, one of Atlanta’s leading citizens and one of the music industry’s outstanding music publishers.
  • Sally Monsour Graduate Fellowship in Music Education: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate, with preference given to students studying Music.
  • Arthur L. Montgomery Music Scholarship: A scholarship awarded annually to a student majoring in music who has outstanding musical ability and whose talents meet the current needs of the School of Music. Established in May 1985, this scholarship is endowed by a gift to the Georgia State University Foundation/Friends of Music Scholarship Fund from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Montgomery and the Jeanette and Lafayette Montgomery Foundation.
  • The Joseph Perrin Award: Awarded to students in good academic standing in the School of Art & Design.
  • The Helen Riley Smith Voice Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in music who has demonstrated exceptional vocal talent and outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship fund was established by the Smith family and friends.
  • John Schneider Scholarship in Accompanying: Awarded annually to a student majoring in music who has demonstrated exceptional keyboard talent and outstanding academic achievement. This scholarship fund was established in 1988 through gifts from Georgia State music faculty and friends.
  • Scott-Norcostco Scholarship for Technical Theater: This scholarship was established through the generous gifts of Norcostco, Inc., the Scott-Norcostco Foundation, and the Scott family and is awarded annually to an outstanding student in technical theater.
  • Robert Swiatek Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student who excels in the percussion area. It was established in memory of Robert Swiatek who received his master’s degree in music education from Georgia State University and whose career as a music educator spanned more than 30 years as band director in several metro area school systems.
  • The Sam Wallace Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to students in the music industry program of the School of Music. The criteria for selection are need and outstanding scholastic achievement. Music industry friends of the late Sam Wallace, an outstanding music industry executive and citizen of Atlanta, established this scholarship.
  • Ernest G. Welch Photography Scholarship: Awarded to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students studying photography.
  • Andrew M. West Memorial Art Scholarship: Awarded to students majoring in art in the School of Art & Design.
  • Stan Whitmire Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in keyboard studies who has demonstrated exceptional talent and outstanding academic achievement. This scholarship was established by Mr. Whitmire, a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.B.A in accounting.
  • Steven Winick Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional talent on a brass instrument, preferably trumpet. This scholarship was established in 1999 by the Winick family and friends of Steven Winick.
  • Charles Thomas Wurm Music Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who has outstanding musical ability and whose talents meet the current needs of the School of Music. Established in January 1985, this scholarship is endowed by a gift to the Georgia State University Foundation from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Cousins in memory of his grandfather, Charles Thomas Wurm.

1240.80 School of Public Health Scholarships

For more information about financial assistance, contact the School of Public Health at 404-413-1452.

  • The Georgia Health Foundation Scholarship:  The Georgia Health Foundation Scholarship provides one-time awards of $5,000 to qualified students enrolled in the MPH program at Georgia State University.