1200 Financial Information

The offices of Student Accounts and Student Financial Aid provide services to students to help them meet their financial obligations to Georgia State University so that they can progress academically. Visit our website at sfs.gsu.edu for details about services provided. 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 mandatory 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.

Georgia Film Academy

Students registered for Georgia Film Academy (GFA) courses will be charged a reduced tuition rate of $125.00 per credit hour and no institutional fees. If a student registers for any course outside of the GFA program, the student will be charged tuition at the Board of Regents approved rate and mandatory fees. Additional information is available at www.georgiafilmacademy.org/.

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 9 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.

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 students who fall into one of the following categories:

  • GSU-62 students (see section 1155)
  • Employee tuition remission students who take no more than 9 hours and register during late registration
  • Dual Enrolled/Early College
  • US Military Reserve and Georgia National Guard Combat Veterans

Waivers of all but Technology and Institutional Fee

Enrollment fees are reduced to only the technology and institutional 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: 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 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 2.85% (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 5099, Atlanta, GA 30302-5099. 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 cancellation 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.

Returned Check Payments: A $35 returned payment fee will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.

Returned Card Payments: A service fee and additional processing fees will be posted as a charge to your student account whether paid by you or a third party.

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 certain percentage of the term, generally 60%, no refund will be available. Complete information about the refund policy throughout the term is available in each term’s online Registration Guide at 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 processed by BankMobile and paid by electronic transfer to the student’s bank account or VIBE account, whichever the student chooses, 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 amount to be returned to financial aid programs, and the student will receive any remaining balance. 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

A student’s Tuition Classification determines if they are classified as an In-state student or an Out-of-state student.  Students who are classified as in-state pay a lower tuition rate than those who are classified as Out-of-state.  Establishing residency for Tuition Classification 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.  Also, Georgia residency status is distinct from the academic residency requirement for graduation. (See Section 1440.)

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/policymanual/section4/C329/#.

Students might qualify for In-state classification for tuition purposes if the student, the student’s parents, or the student’s U.S. court-appointed legal guardian meets all the conditions and is able to provide all of the required documentation.  Additionally, the student must be a U.S. citizen, Resident Alien or is in a visa status permitting indefinite permanent residence in the United States.

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.

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 Undergraduate Admissions.

Students classified as out-of-state shall retain that status until officially reclassified as in-state. In order to be reclassified a student is required to submit a petition along with all of the required documentation listed on the petition form.  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 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, 224 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 business 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). Students are encouraged to apply online at www.FAFSA.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. The FAFSA is available after October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students are urged to apply early for optimum financial aid benefits at www.FAFSA.gov. April 1, 2019 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 July 1, 2019 will be processed before the beginning of the fall semester.

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 certain certificate courses are not covered by financial aid. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid for a passed course attempted more than two times.

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

1230.05 Satisfactory Academic Progress

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 (SAP) as defined in Georgia State University SAP Policy.  Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined by federal regulations as an assessment of a student’s cumulative academic performance to determine if a student is academically progressing toward earning a degree. The assessment includes all accepted transfer and institutional attempted hours; this includes hours where financial aid may or may not have been awarded.

The assessment is measured using both a qualitative and quantitative standard.  The qualitative standard requires that a student meet a certain cumulative GPA. The quantitative standard requires: 1) a pace of progression — a student must earn a certain percentage of courses attempted; and 2) maximum time-frame — a student may receive financial aid up to 150 percent of the published program of study required hours to earn a degree.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is assessed at the end of each semester and if at the time of the assessment it is determined that the standards are not being met the student will be allowed a warning period to continue to receive financial aid.  If at the end of the warning period the student has not met the SAP standards, the student will become ineligible for financial aid.  Students that lose financial aid eligibility have the ability to appeal for reinstatement of financial aid.  Appeals that are approved will have conditions that must be followed in order to continue to receive financial aid.

For information on Georgia State University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy a student may visit the Student Financial Management Center at any of the campus locations, and the policy is available at sfs.gsu.edu/sap.

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 visit sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/src/.  Additionally, students may visit the Scholarship Resource Center located at 251 Sparks Hall.

HOPE Scholarship/Zell Miller Scholarship

Students who are considered Georgia residents and are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program may be eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship.  HOPE Scholarship covers a percentage of tuition at a certain rate that is determined annually. Zell Miller Scholarship covers 100% of Standard Tuition. Fees and books are not covered by HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship. When a student reaches 7 years following their High School Graduation or Completion Date, their ability to be eligible for HOPE Scholarship expires. If academically eligible, HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship can only be received for the first 127 Attempted Degree Hours or the first 127 Paid Hours taken after High School Graduation.

Starting with courses taken in the Fall 2017 semester and after, approved STEM courses at HOPE eligible institutions will receive additional weight when calculated into the cumulative post-secondary HOPE GPA calculation for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. A weight of 0.5 will be added to grades of B, C or D. The approved courses are specific, rigorous and typically offered during the first two years of college. The “STEM Weighted Course List” will be reviewed on an annual basis by the STEM Weighted Course Approval Council. The courses currently approved are ones required to obtain a major leading to one or more of the STEM career fields that require at least a bachelor’s degree and are considered to be in high demand in Georgia. Please review the list of courses in the STEM Weighted Course Directory.

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship academic eligibility can now be viewed via the My College HOPE Profile on your www.gafutures.org account.

HOPE Scholarship

HOPE Scholarship recipients must have at least a cumulative 3.0 HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, and 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints and at end of each Spring semester in order to maintain eligibility. If HOPE Scholarship eligibility is lost at a Checkpoint, it can be regained at a future 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint with a 3.0 cumulative HOPE GPA as long as all other requirements are still met. If a student loses eligibility twice, they are no longer able to become eligible. If a student does not meet the HOPE GPA requirements at the 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint, they cannot gain eligibility afterwards.

A student who is not academically eligible for HOPE Scholarship out of High School and meets all other requirements can gain eligibility with a 3.0 cumulative HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints.

For additional information on the HOPE Scholarship visit sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/hope-scholarship/ and www.GAfutures.org.

Zell Miller Scholarship

A student can only be eligible for Zell Miller Scholarship if they are a Final Zell Scholar out of High School.  If a student is not a Final Zell Scholar, they cannot gain Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility. The qualifications for being considered a Final Zell Scholar out of High School are as follows:

Students who graduated from an eligible high school in 2011 or beyond:

Must have at least a 3.7 High School GPA and a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT OR graduate as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian from an eligible high school OR graduate from an ineligible high school with a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT AND achieve at least a 3.3 HOPE GPA at the 30 semester hour check-point in college. For more information on the HOPE/ZELL Scholarship, or to view the regulations, please contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC): 770-294-9000 or 800-505-GSFC (4732) or GAfutures.org.

Students who first entered college in 2007 or beyond:

Must have at least a 3.7 HOPE GPA and a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT or having graduated as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian from an eligible high school AND must have had at least a 3.3 post secondary HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint.

Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must have at least a cumulative 3.3 HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, and 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints and at end of each Spring semester in order to maintain eligibility. If Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility is lost, a student can still be eligible for HOPE Scholarship if their cumulative HOPE GPA is at least 3.0. If Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility is lost at a Checkpoint, eligibility can be regained at a future 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint with a cumulative 3.3 HOPE GPA. If a student loses Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility twice, they are no longer able to become eligible. If a student does not meet the 3.3 cumulative HOPE GPA requirements at the 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint, they cannot gain eligibility afterwards.

For more information on Zell Miller Scholarship visit sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/zell-miller-scholarship/ and www.GAfutures.org.

1230.15 Grants

Eligibility for federal student aid grants are based on high financial need. Award amounts for these grants vary but do not have to be repaid. All recipients must be in a degree-seeking program working toward a first baccalaureate degree; be a US 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 Selective Service if required to do so.

Pell Grant

Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; in some cases, however, you might receive a Pell Grant if you’re enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certificate program; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amount they qualify for.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school.

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.  Only undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduates students may apply for the TEACH Grant.

For more on the Pell Grant, FSEOG and TEACH Grant, visit 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.

Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need may borrow through the Federal Direct Student Loan program, and parents of dependent undergraduates may borrow through the Parent PLUS Direct Loan Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will determine loan eligibility by year in school, prior indebtedness, and academic standing.

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 Counseling, and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at https://StudentLoans.gov.

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

Perkins Loan

The Perkins Loans program expired September 30, 2015 and allowed certain student populations to receive final awards through the 2017-2018 academic year. The 2017-2018 academic year was the last year that a student may receive a Perkins Loan.

Private Loans

Private loans, also known as alternative or commercial loans, help bridge the gap between the actual cost of education and the limited amount the government allows a student to borrow from its programs. Private loans are offered by many lending institutions. Terms and conditions can vary significantly from one institution to another.

1230.30 Student Employment Programs

Working part time while attending school is another way students may help pay for college expenses such as tuition, books, transportation, and meals. It can also provide valuable experience for resumes.

Federal Work-Study and Panther Work Program

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study and the Panther Work Program is to provide jobs for students who need financial assistance. Applicants must demonstrate need and have a complete FAFSA to be considered.  Students may apply for part-time employment at Handshake, Georgia State University’s central 24/7 online job and internship board for students.

For additional information on Federal Work-Study and Panther Work Program visit sfs.gsu.edu/loans-work-study/student-employment/getting-started/.

1230.40 Veterans 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 at veterans.gsu.edu, 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.

Yellow Ribbon Program

In support of our nation’s Veterans Georgia State University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, providing additional assistance to cover out-of-state tuition and mandatory fees that are currently not covered by the Post-911 GI Bill.

Program Details

  • Georgia State University contributes 50 percent toward out-of-state tuition charges for those eligible and the Department of Veteran Affairs matches Georgia State’s scholarship contribution. The program funding is only applied toward tuition and mandatory fees. It does not cover books, housing, and other student expenditures.
  • Scholarships are awarded to 30 students on a first come, first serve basis. This means that after the initial application is approved, as long as the student remains continuously enrolled in a program of study at Georgia State and the University remains a participating institution, the student will be guaranteed to receive this scholarship. If continuous enrollment is not maintained, the student is required to re-apply for the program. If all scholarships have been awarded, a waiting list will be maintained. As scholarships become available, students placed on a waiting list will be honored first.
Eligibility Requirements

Non-active Service Member receiving Post 9/11 Educational Benefits at the 100 percent eligibility rate.

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A dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on a Non-active Service Member’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

How to Apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program:
  1. Veterans and their dependents interested in applying for this program should initiate an application through the Military Outreach Center, Office of the Registrar, 234 Sparks Hall.
  2. Students must complete a Georgia State University’s Yellow Ribbon Application.
  3. A Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs must be submitted with the Yellow Ribbon Application.

For more information regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program, contact the Military Outreach Center, Office of the Registrar, vetstudentservices@gsu.edu

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

International Students

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. To search the most current listing of Georgia State University Scholarships, visit https://app.gsu.edu/scholarships/search_scholarships.cfm.

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.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The Margaret A. Staton Office of Disability Services administers scholarships which are available to students with disabilities. Please call the Office of Disability Services at 404-413-1560 for more information on these scholarships.

1240.10 Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Scholarships

For more information about these scholarships, contact the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-0021.

  • Amanda G. Hyatt Fellowship: To provide fellowships to currently enrolled students pursuing a masters degree program with a concentration in Nonprofit Studies.  Candidates will have shown excellent academic performance in undergraduate, degree-related coursework, and in the first semester of their master’s degree coursework. Students in the first year of study may apply for the fellowship, which will  provide support for their second year of graduate work.
  • Andrew Young Study Abroad Experience Scholarship: To provide scholarships to students in the Andrew Young School who are eligible to participate in a study abroad program.  Recipients must be enrolled in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, be in good academic standing at the university, and be eligible to participate in a university approved study abroad program.
  • 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 (AYSPS). Awards of up to $2,000 will be made based on academic merit, leadership and need to undergraduate students enrolled in AYSPS degree programs.
  • Carole Keels Endowed Scholarship: To provide scholarships to eligible graduate students enrolled in a degree program in economics.  Eligibility is based exclusively on merit.  Preference given to non-traditional students.
  • 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 & Criminology and the School of Social Work, is given annually to one social work and criminal justice student.
  • Claudia Lacson Memorial Endowment: To provide funds for rural health program development and for scholarships.  The scholarships associated with this endowment are granted to graduate research assistants for the Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  It is not a general scholarship available by application.
  • Coca-Cola Endowed Scholarship Fund: To provide scholarships for graduate students and provide funds for a visiting international scholars program in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  Please Note:  The fund supports PhD students and scholarship decisions are made at admission.  Applications for this scholarship are not accepted.
  • Dan Sweat Scholarship: To provide scholarships to students enrolled in the master of public administration degree program within the Department of Public Management and Policy. Eligibility is based on a combination of scholastic merit and financial need.  Recipients must have completed 20 hours in the degree program with a grade point average of 3.5 or better and be preparing for, or further developing, a career in public administration.  Please Note:  Applications for this scholarship are not accepted.  Recipients are selected by the Public Management and Policy Admissions Committee and awarded for fall semester.
  • D. (Jack) Dunn Fellowship and Research Fund: To provide annual graduate fellowships and commissioning research papers on banking. The fellowship is for one year only for a masters or doctoral student.  The recipient must be a second or third year student with academic and research interests in public finance, financial regulatory policy impact on national, regional and local economics, or public management. Preference given to students with a potential career in the Georgia work force.
  • George Malanos Economics Scholarship: To provide scholarships to students in the PhD in economics program who best contribute to the intellectual and professional development of the economics community at Georgia State University.
  • Governor Joe Frank Harris Endowed Scholarship: To provide an annual scholarship to an incoming MPA or MPP student who is a Georgia resident and has a 3.0 or higher grade point average.  (Please Note:  Applications for this scholarship are not accepted.  Recipients are selected by the Public Management and Policy Admissions Committee and awarded for fall semester to incoming students.)
  • Jack Blicksilver Scholarship in Economics: To provide scholarships to graduate students enrolled in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in a degree program in economics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jim Mills Memorial Scholarship: To provide one annual scholarship to a student in good standing and who demonstrates an interest in real estate, housing, community development, urban economic development, or urban planning.  Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in a public sector career.  (Please Note:  Applications for this scholarship are not accepted.  Recipients are selected by the Public Management and Policy Admissions Committee and awarded for fall semester to incoming students.)
  • Judge Andrew A. Mickle Scholarship in Criminal Justice: To provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are studying criminal justice.  Preference is given to active military personnel, veterans, active POST-certified law enforcement officers, children of the preceding classes, children of retired or deceased military and law enforcement personnel, children of parents (one or both parents) born in Upstate New York, or students who were born there.  If there are no qualified undergraduate applicants the scholarship may be awarded to a graduate student who meets the requirements.  This scholarship is awarded based solely on merit.  Recipients must have a GSU institutional GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Larry E. Quinn Scholarship: To provide scholarships to employees of law enforcement agencies in the Metropolitan Atlanta area who are part-time or full-time students in the Criminal Justice program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
  • Mark E. Schaefer Graduate Fellowship: To provide scholarships for graduate students in economics.
  • 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.
  • Phil Peters Scholarship: To provide scholarships for juniors at GSU majoring in criminal justice and who have at least a 3.0 GPA who plan to have a career in Criminal Justice. The scholarships will be awarded based solely on merit.

1240.20 College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

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

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Cooley Scholarship in the Sciences: This award is presented to high-achieving students who demonstrate financial need and have declared their major in the natural sciences. The student must be majoring in biology, physics and astronomy, chemistry, or geosciences and demonstrate outstanding academic performance.
  • The African American Alumni Club Scholarship: To provide support to an undergraduate student in good academic standing in the College of Arts and Sciences with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. The recipient must also demonstrate significant community service as determined by a short essay.
  • Dr. Cleon C. Arrington Scholarship in the Sciences: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and demonstrated financial need. Must be majoring in science, math, or one of the other STEM fields and have been enrolled for at least one semester at the University. Preference given to students from underrepresented groups, preferably African American students.
  • Eleanor McEdwards International Opportunity Scholarship: This scholarship provides support for journalism, public relations, or communication students participating in study abroad programs. Students must be in good standing and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for the award. The scholarship was established by Dr. Colleen McEdwards and Scott Burnside in honor of her mother, Eleanor McEdwards, who was dedicated to creating and promoting opportunities for international travel and study among young people. Because of Eleanor’s dedication, Dr. McEdwards was able to participate in study abroad programs throughout the former Soviet Union, and then went on to become an anchor and correspondent for CNN International.
  • Goodale Family Scholarship in International Study: This award provides scholarship funds for high achieving students in the International Studies Program. The student may be either undergraduate or graduate who is traveling to do research or study in a country the student has not yet visited. Preference given to those students who have not had a previous opportunity to travel abroad.
  • Roberta Gose Kelley Undergraduate Scholarship in Arts and Sciences: The scholarship was established in memory of, and to honor Roberta Gose Kelley and her commitment and dedication to public education in the state of Georgia. Ms. Kelley was president of the PTA at Garden Hills Elementary School and was always active in PTA and the schools as a parent and member of the community. The scholarship is created by her husband, Jim Kelley. This scholarship should be available to an undergraduate student(s) at the junior or senior level with demonstrated financial need. Applicants should be in good academic standing with the university and may be pursuing any degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Lee Project Endowed Scholarship: The scholarship provide support to students in good academic standing enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Recipients must be graduates of a Georgia public high school with strong preference given to those who graduated from Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The Thomas and Wendy Reiman Scholarship: To provide scholarship support to undergraduate students who have reached the junior or senior level in the College of Arts & Sciences and are majoring in Humanities. Recipients must be in good academic standing and have a current, minimum 3.0 grade point average.

African-American Studies

  • Lucille Adams Scholarship: Established by Kimberly Hixon in memory of her grandmother, the scholarship recognizes a rising senior in the department with a combination of unmet financial need and a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.

Anthropology

  • Jeremy Gillen Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology: Recognizes a senior major who shows strong potential in the field of anthropology, in memory of Mr. Gillen’s enthusiasm for anthropology.
  • Robert L. Blakely Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology: Recognizes an anthropology senior who shows strong potential in the field of anthropology, in memory of Dr. Blakely’s contribution to anthropological education.

Applied Linguistics & English as a Second Language

  • Applied Linguistics/ESL Scholarship: This scholarship award is given to students in good standing in undergraduate or graduate programs in the department.

Biology

  • William G. Nolan Memorial Scholarship Award: Awarded to outstanding undergraduate students who excel in academic achievement (based on grade-point average, intellectual inquisitiveness, and research activities) and who show leadership and good citizenship at Georgia State University and in other communities. This fund was created in memory of former Associate Professor of Biology William G. Nolan.

Chemistry

  • Bradford Scott Beerman Memorial Scholarship: Established in loving memory of Bradford Scott Beerman, former Chemistry student at Georgia State, in honor of his thirst for knowledge and in support of future generations of students. The award honors rising seniors in Chemistry in good academic standing, based on need.

Communication

  • Debate Scholarship: To further the development of the GSU intercollegiate debate program. Scholarship recipients must be in good academic standing, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all coarse work, and must be a varsity debater at GSU.
  • George R. and Frances T. Greiff Scholarship/Fellowship: Awarded annually to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student in honor of George Greiff, a former journalism professor at Georgia State University.
  • Lawrence J. Rifkind Scholarship in Speech Communication: This scholarship was created to honor Dr. Rifkind and the positive difference that he has made in the lives of students. Awards from the scholarship provide financial support to select students majoring in Speech Communication, Dr. Rifkind’s academic area of specialization.
  • Mildred W. Seydel Scholarship: Awarded to journalism students on the basis of scholarship, dedication to the profession, and leadership qualities. This scholarship was established by the family of the late Mildred W. Seydel, an outstanding journalist, civic leader, author, and feminist.
  • Terry F. Barker Memorial Scholarship: Established by friends to honor the memory of Terry Barker, a former journalism student and sports writer for the Gwinnett Daily News. Awarded to an outstanding journalism major specializing in news writing.
  • Tom McCollister Memorial Scholarship in Journalism: provides a merit-based scholarship to a student who has earned high academic standing and is majoring in journalism, with a demonstrated interest in sports journalism.
  • Vicki York Fair Scholarship: Awarded to a junior or senior journalism major with an emphasis in public relations who has demonstrated a commitment to professionalism, high ethical standards, devotion to the profession of public relations, and outstanding academic achievement. This fund was established to honor the memory of Vicki York Fair, who was a public relations specialist for the Georgia Board of Regents.
  • WGCL-TV/Leigh Green Memorial Journalism Scholarship: Awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior in broadcast journalism. This scholarship fund was established in honor of the late journalist Leigh Green by family, friends, and co-workers at WGCL-TV, where he worked for almost half of his career.

English

  • Eleanor M. Pratt Endowment for English Majors Award: Given to an exceptional student for whom the study of writing or literature has made a significant impact. This fund was created to honor the legacy of Eleanor Mary Pratt, who had a deep spiritual faith and a love of literature, the English language, and the fine arts.
  • Scholarship Endowment in Creative Writing: Awarded to an exceptional applicant to the fiction writing program upon his or her enrollment at Georgia State University. This fund was created to provide financial support for deserving students studying creative writing.

Geosciences

  • David E. Ogren Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Given to an undergraduate student for outstanding service to the Department of Geosciences. This fund was created to honor the memory of David E. Ogren, Professor Emeritus, Geology.
  • Ernest Fritz Memorial Field Camp Endowment: Provides annual scholarships to students who are enrolled in the summer field camp course that are in good academic standing.

Gerontology

  • Mary M. MacKinnon Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology: Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate great passion for hands-on work with the aging community. Students must be in good standing and have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher to be considered for the award. This fund was created by family and friends to honor Mary M. MacKinnon, one of the founders of the graduate studies program in Gerontology.

History

  • Joseph O. and Louise P. Baylen Scholarship: To provide scholarships to undergraduate students in good academic standing who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and are pursuing an academic program of study in the History department.
  • Henry Thompson Malone Memorial Scholarship in History: 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. This scholarship was created by Ms. Alice Young to honor the memory of her husband Henry Malone, a history professor and administrator at Georgia State.
  • Jenny Thurston Fellowship and Award in Heritage Preservation: Annual award and internship, with the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, for an outstanding historic preservationist in Atlanta.
  • Robert W. Sellen Scholarship In History: Awarded to a qualified freshman, sophomore, or rising junior with a declared major in history and with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. This fund was created to honor the memory of Robert W. Sellen, a history professor at Georgia State.
  • Dr. Steve and Lynne Wrigley Study Abroad Scholarship: This scholarship was created by Dr. Steve and Lynne Wrigley to help make studying abroad a reality for students majoring in History. Dr. Steve Wrigley earned a B.A. in History from Georgia State and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Lynne Wrigley earned a B.S. in Math from Georgia State.

Mathematics & Statistics

  • Fred Massey Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship was created to honor Dr. Fred Massey, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Philosophy

  • Arlene and Alvin Altman Endowment in Philosophy: Provides scholarships to students who achieve at the highest scholastic level in the Philosophy department.
  • George W. Beiswanger Endowed Award: Awarded to an undergraduate major on the basis of overall academic excellence, including (but not limited to): program GPA, overall GPA, undergraduate research projects, B.A. thesis work, and participation in academically-oriented departmental activities. The award was endowed by philosophy alum Kay Craigie in honor of Dr. Beiswanger, who was Professor of Philosophy at GSU from 1963 to 1970.
  • Orbun Troy Moore III Undergraduate Ethics Essay Contest Award: Given annually to the undergraduate student who submits the best essay to the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics essay contest. The award was established with the generous support of Katherine B. Moore in loving memory of her son.

Physics & Astronomy

  • Robert H. Hankla Endowment Award: This scholarship award provides support for senior undergraduate students majoring in Physics. Students considered for the award must be outstanding undergraduate students who are eligible to graduate during the academic year in which the award is given. The scholarship was created by the family of Robert H. Hankla in his honor. Dr. Hankla was an associate professor in the Department of Physic and Astronomy for 30 years, and assistant dean and director of graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences for 10 years.

Psychology

  • Theresa Nash Bernstein Scholarship in International Travel: Dr. Lauren B. Adamson and her husband, Dr. Walter L. Adamson, established this scholarship for high achieving students who have not had the opportunity to travel abroad for study purposes. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Lauren Adamson’s mother, Teresa Nash Bernstein, a teacher, artist, and world traveler.
  • Elizabeth A. Kenny Scholarship: Elizabeth Kenny (B.S., Psychology, 1999) and her husband Michael, a partner at the law firm Alston and Bird, established this scholarship to reward a rising junior or senior psychology major who demonstrates outstanding academic performance as well as focused intent to pursue further studies and a career in psychology.

Religious Studies

  • Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship in Religious Studies: This award provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a degree in Religious Studies.

Sociology

  • Margaret L. Andersen Scholarship: Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate Sociology student. This endowment was created by Dr. Margaret Andersen (B.A. Sociology, 1970) and her husband, Richard Rosenfeld.

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • Martha Wren Gaines Research Fellowship: Research support awarded annually to a student who pursues a research project in the Georgia Women’s Movement Archives.

1240.25 The Honors College Scholarships

  • Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Scholarship. For Honors students who are engaged in advancing human rights through scholarship, research, creative work, leadership or community service.
  • Apperson Family Scholarship. For Honors students not admitted as first-semester freshmen who have completed at least 20 credit hours and have participated in the Honors curriculum.
  • Madison Roarabaugh McLester Scholarship. For Honors students in any major; preference given to students who are active in mentoring and volunteerism and/or are graduates of Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship. For Honors students who are in the process of enrolling in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship program.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship. Honors students are encouraged to submit their best work produced for any Honors course, including the Honors thesis project, for consideration.
  • Dugald Hudson Memorial Scholarship. For rising junior Honors students (45-60 credit hours) in any major who have demonstrated excellence.
  • Kirkland-Sattelmeyer Scholarship. For rising junior Honors students (45-60 credit hours) in any major who have demonstrated excellence.
  • Honors College Parents Club Award. For Honors students with outstanding academic records and exceptional Honors participation.
  • Empowering Excellence Award. For the recognition of high-performing first-generation Honors students.
  • Dugald Hudson and Nancy R. Mansfield WomenLead Scholarship. For Honors students who have completed or are currently enrolled in the required Women Lead course.
  • Mary Long Nursing Scholarship. For Honors students in nursing who have demonstrated financial need and espouse the values of compassion, fairness, collaboration, respect for cultural diversity and dignity in all people.
  • Sandy and G. Rankin Cooter Kinesiology and Health Award. For kinesiology and health students in the Honors College.
  • Sandy and G. Rankin Cooter Student Athlete Award. For student athletes of all majors who are in good standing in the Honors College.

1240.30 HOPE Scholarship/Zell Miller Scholarship

Students who are considered Georgia residents and are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program may be eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship.  HOPE Scholarship covers a percentage of tuition at a certain rate that is determined annually. Zell Miller Scholarship covers 100% of Standard Tuition. Fees and books are not covered by HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship. When a student reaches 7 years following their High School Graduation or Completion Date, their ability to be eligible for HOPE Scholarship expires. If academically eligible, HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship can only be received for the first 127 Attempted Degree Hours or the first 127 Paid Hours taken after High School Graduation.

Starting with courses taken in the Fall 2017 semester and after, approved STEM courses at HOPE eligible institutions will receive additional weight when calculated into the cumulative post-secondary HOPE GPA calculation for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. A weight of 0.5 will be added to grades of B, C or D. The approved courses are specific, rigorous and typically offered during the first two years of college. The “STEM Weighted Course List” will be reviewed on an annual basis by the STEM Weighted Course Approval Council. The courses currently approved are ones required to obtain a major leading to one or more of the STEM career fields that require at least a bachelor’s degree and are considered to be in high demand in Georgia. Please review the list of courses in the STEM Weighted Course Directory.

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship academic eligibility can now be viewed via the My College HOPE Profile on your www.gafutures.org account.

HOPE Scholarship

HOPE Scholarship recipients must have at least a cumulative 3.0 HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, and 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints and at end of each Spring semester in order to maintain eligibility. If HOPE Scholarship eligibility is lost at a Checkpoint, it can be regained at a future 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint with a 3.0 cumulative HOPE GPA as long as all other requirements are still met. If a student loses eligibility twice, they are no longer able to become eligible. If a student does not meet the HOPE GPA requirements at the 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint, they cannot gain eligibility afterwards.

A student who is not academically eligible for HOPE Scholarship out of High School and meets all other requirements can gain eligibility with a 3.0 cumulative HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints.

For additional information on the HOPE Scholarship visit sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/hope-scholarship/ and www.GAfutures.org.

Zell Miller Scholarship

A student can only be eligible for Zell Miller Scholarship if they are a Final Zell Scholar out of High School.  If a student is not a Final Zell Scholar, they cannot gain Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility. The qualifications for being considered a Final Zell Scholar out of High School are as follows:

Students who graduated from an eligible high school in 2011 or beyond:

Must have at least a 3.7 High School GPA and a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT OR graduate as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian from an eligible high school OR graduate from an ineligible high school with a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT AND achieve at least a 3.3 HOPE GPA at the 30 semester hour check-point in college. For more information on the HOPE/ZELL Scholarship, or to view the regulations, please contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC): 770-294-9000 or 800-505-GSFC (4732) or GAfutures.org.

Students who first entered college in 2007 or beyond:

Must have at least a 3.7 HOPE GPA and a 1200 on the Math and Reading portions of the SAT or a 26 composite on the ACT or having graduated as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian from an eligible high school AND must have had at least a 3.3 post secondary HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint.

Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must have at least a cumulative 3.3 HOPE GPA at the 30th, 60th, and 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoints and at end of each Spring semester in order to maintain eligibility. If Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility is lost, a student can still be eligible for HOPE Scholarship if their cumulative HOPE GPA is at least 3.0. If Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility is lost at a Checkpoint, eligibility can be regained at a future 30th, 60th, or 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint with a cumulative 3.3 HOPE GPA. If a student loses Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility twice, they are no longer able to become eligible. If a student does not meet the 3.3 cumulative HOPE GPA requirements at the 90th Attempted Hour Checkpoint, they cannot gain eligibility afterwards.

For more information on Zell Miller Scholarship visit sfs.gsu.edu/scholarships-grants/zell-miller-scholarship/ and www.GAfutures.org.

1240.40 Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarships

The ROTC Program provides two and three-year scholarships to Georgia State University students on a competitive basis. The scholarships pay tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for a 20- or 30-month period. A student need not be enrolled in ROTC to apply for these scholarships. For further information contact the Military Science Department, 202 Courtland Building, call 404/413-6489 or visit armyrotc.com/edu/gastate/index.htm.

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.
  • Paul Douglas Congressional Teacher Scholarship: Administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission for the purpose of encouraging teaching careers at the preschool, elementary, or secondary school level. Priority consideration is given to students in the critical teaching fields. Georgia residents who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and are planning to teach upon graduation should contact the Georgia Student Finance Authority at 770-724-9000.
  • The Margaret Jones Scholarship: 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 http://education.gsu.edu/student-services/scholarships-fellowships/.

1240.60 Byrdine F Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions Scholarships

  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship: Awarded to students enrolled in the Nursing, Nutrition and Respiratory Programs in the Byrdine F Lewis 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, 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.
  • Georgia State University Outstanding B.I.S in Health Informatics Program Student Award:  Georgia State University recognizes one outstanding Health Informatic student from each graduating cohort per year.  This award is given to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, have strong leadership skills, and strong potential as future health IT professionals.
  • Byrdine F. Lewis Clinical Practice Scholarship:To provide scholarships for qualified traditional and accelerated nursing students.  Students must be enrolled in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing baccalaureate program, have a GSU program GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be committed to clinical practice in a hospital setting.  Financial need will be taken into consideration.
  • Nursing Student Research Award: This award recognizes students who have made outstanding research contributions, become a role model for other students and exhibited potential of becoming a significant contributor to the nursing professions.
  • Kaiser Permanente Nursing Scholarship: To provide scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in a Nursing degree program with a minimum GSU program GPA of 3.0 and documented financial need.
  • 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.
  • Johnnie W. Prothro Academic Excellence Award:This award is given to an undergraduate student who has achieved a high level of academic excellence in the nutrition program.
  • The Daniel J. Sansone Memorial Scholarship:  To provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy with preference given to those interested in pediatrics.

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.

  • ACE Charitable Foundation Scholarships: Up to $5,000 awarded to undergraduate or graduate students 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.
  • 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.
  • Atlanta Air Cargo Association/Marv Gordon Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for Robinson College of Business students interested in studying abroad. Applicants must be Georgia residents, in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have an expressed interest in international business.
  • The Atlanta Concierge Society Kevin Roach Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was initiated by the Atlanta Concierge Society in memory of Kevin Roach, a well respected member of the hotel concierge community. It is awarded to a student majoring in hospitality with selection also based on academic achievement, work experience and industry involvement.
  • 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 $5,000 is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students 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 1-2 annual $2,500 scholarships. The award is given to an RCB junior or senior student majoring in risk management and insurance or actuarial science. Selection is based on merit and residence in one of the locales Assurant does business. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • The Martin Sherry Scholarship of the Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club (ABAC), is presented to an exceptional student in advertising in the Marketing Department of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. The criteria include scholarship, interest and talent in the field, leadership, and character. Ideally, the student should have completed the advertising sequence of courses. The recipient is chosen by the faculty members who teach the advertising courses.
  • Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters Scholarship. An annual scholarship of up to $1,000 available to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in risk management and insurance or actuarial science. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, at least 15 hours completed at Georgia State, and a completed internship. Selection is based on 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 May 1.
  • Atlanta Chapter, CPCU: Up to $1,000 is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an insurance related field of study. 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.
  • Atlanta Chapter, Risk and Insurance Management Society: The Atlanta Chapter of RIMS provides multiple scholarships annually to be awarded to undergraduate students with an interest in risk management and insurance. Selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Atlanta Claims Association Scholarship: Up to $2,500 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 May 1.
  • Sam Baig/Colemont Scholarship: Up to $7,500 is awarded to a GSU student currently enrolled in the Undergraduate or Master’s program with a Risk Management and Insurance concentration.  Scholarship will be awarded on a need and merit, but students must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.  Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Mary Kathleen Barry Study Abroad Scholarship: This scholarship will provide support to students in good standing who wish to study abroad including but not limited to programs in Global Business and Media. Recipients must have a demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to Robinson College of Business students with no previous study abroad experience.
  • BDO Seidman Accounting Scholarship: An outstanding accounting student with high academic achievement receives a cash award from BDO Seidman. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing and excellent leadership skills.  Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10.
  • 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.
  • Bennett Thrasher Accounting Scholarship: A rising senior accounting student with high academic achievement and involvement in Beta Alpha Psi receives a cash award from Bennett Thrasher.  The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing and excellent leadership skills.  Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10
  • The Bergeron Women in Technology Leadership Fund: Through the generosity of alumna Sandra Bergeron and her husband, Douglas Bergeron, CEO of Verifone, this $1 million scholarship fund makes awards of up to $10,000 annually to five female undergraduate or graduate students who have expressed or demonstrated high potential for leadership careers in technology.  In addition to the monetary stipends, one-on-one mentoring by female CEOs, CIOs, or other senior executives is provided to each of the award recipients to assist them in their educational and career advancement.
  • Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies/GSU Bermuda Scholarship: This fund assists Bermudian undergraduate students in pursuing an education in risk management and insurance or actuarial science at Georgia State University. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Award: This award is co-sponsored by the Robinson College of Business and Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). The fund was established o acknowledge a 23 percent increase, from the previous year, in RCB students who joined as BSG members. Recipients must be a current BGS member and degree seeking student enrolled in a business program at Georgia State University in the next academic year.
  • Francis J Bridges Scholastic Achievement Award: Presented to the most outstanding managerial sciences major in the B.B.A. program based on academic achievement, potential for leadership, and service to the university and community.
  • 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 an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in finance. The criteria used to determine the recipient include classroom performance, leadership skills, and financial need.
  • 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.
  • Anne-Marie Campbell Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2013 by GSU alumna Ms Anne-Marie Campbell to provide support for undergraduate students in good standing who are majoring in any discipline within the Robinson College of Business. Recipients must have a current GSU GPA of 3.0 or higher. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • Andrew and Eula C. Carlos Scholarship: Mr and Mrs Carlos established this scholarship in support of Robinson College of Business students. The recipients should be undergraduates in the College with a 3.0 GSU GPA or a graduate student in the college with a 3.25 GSU GPA. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • 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.
  • The Carr,Riggs & Ingram Scholarship: Carr, Riggs & Ingram Scholarship recognizes two outstanding accounting students with high academic standing with cash rewards.
  • S. Tamar and Judith A Cavusgil Scholarship: This scholarship provides support for RCB students wishing to study abroad. These scholarship awards will be made based on need and academic achievement. Preference will be given to students studying in emerging markets with an institutional GPA of a 3.0 or higher and the ability to demonstrate financial need.
  • Barkat Charania Scholarship: Established in 2013 by Georgia State alumnus Rahim Charania, in honor of his father Barkat Charania, whose greatest passion is for increasing the availability for young people to receive a quality education. Recipients must be undergraduates in the Robinson College of Business, in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • The Chick-fil-A Outstanding Marketing Student Scholarship:  Endowed in 2012 to honor the 30-year relationship between Chick-fil-A and Dr. Ken Bernhardt. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Marketing with high academic performance, outstanding character, and a high likelihood of a successful career in Marketing. Ideally, the students will also be employed by Chick-fil-A.
  • 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.
  • The John H. Cowart Scholarship: 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.
  • Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship: An outstanding junior accounting student with strong leadership skills receives a cash award from Crowe Horwath. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing.
  • Deloitte & Touche Achievement Award: Each year, a junior accounting student with high academic standing and promise in the field of accounting receives a cash award. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing.  Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10.
  • The Derrick Collins Accounting Award: Each semester, five outstanding accounting students will receive a scholarship in honor of Mr. Derrick Collins
  • The Doner Scholarship: The Doner Agency awards this scholarship to an exceptional student in the Robinson College of Business Marketing Department’s advertising certificate pathway. Qualified students will demonstrate high academic achievement in an overall GPA and high achievement in the advertising courses required for certification. Faculty members who teach the advertising courses will nominate students.
  • Jack Dunn Scholarship: This award is given to an undergraduate finance major in honor of the former Commissioner of Banking and Finance of the state of Georgia. The recipient of this award is chosen based on academic performance.
  • John M. Dyer First Generation Finance Scholarship: To provide support for first generation undergraduate students in the Department of Finance in the J Mack Robinson College of Business. The recipient must be in good academic standing, be a first generation college student and have a demonstrated unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Please contact the department for further information.
  • H. Talmage Dobbs Jr. Outstanding Finance Student Award: This award is named after Mr. H. Talmage Dobbs Jr., past chairman of the board of Life of Georgia and an alumnus of Georgia State University. The award is presented to the outstanding undergraduate finance major over the past year. The criteria used to determine the recipient includes classroom performance and recommendations from past instructors.
  • Educational Foundation of Georgia Society of CPAs Accounting Excellence Award: The senior accounting major with the highest grade point average receives a Certificate of Academic Excellence and a cash award of $500 from the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation.
  • Faculty Recognition Award: Each year, the faculty of the School of Accountancy recognizes an undergraduate student with high academic achievement, leadership in school activities, and professional aptitude with a cash award up to $500.
  • 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.
  • Bradford and Patricia Ferrer CIBER Scholarship:  The purpose of the fund is to provide support to CIBER students who wish to study abroad. Should the CIBER program cease to exist, the Ferrers intend that the scholarship be used to support Robinson College students with financial need who wish to participate in study abroad opportunities.
  • Foundation for Agency Management Excellence Scholarship (FAME): $5,000 awarded to one Junior and one Senior.  The students must have a 3.0 GPA, be financially needy, be in good standing with the University, be full time, and enrolled in an insurance related field of study. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • 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.
  • Georgia Atlanta Chapter of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters: This scholarship awards up to $2,000 to an undergraduate or graduate risk management and insurance major. Selection is based on need, scholarship, and character. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance prior to February 1.
  • Grant Thornton Achievement Awards: Each year, two outstanding accounting students with high academic achievement receive a cash award  sponsored by Grant Thornton. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing and excellent leadership skills.  Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10.
  • Dennis E. Grawoig Memorial Award:  Awarded to the outstanding undergraduate student in the Managerial Sciences displaying exceptional analytical skills, this award is given in memory of the founder of the Department of Decision Sciences and the first President of the Decision Sciences Institute. It is based on academic achievement, potential for leadership and service to the university and community.  Scholarships are awarded during the spring semester and candidates for scholarships are chosen based on faculty nomination.
  • The Marketing RoundTable Outstanding Minority Marketing Student Scholarship: This scholarship is sponsored by the GSU Marketing RoundTable and is awarded annually to students of African American, Hispanic American, or Native American ethnicity and currently enrolled in a Marketing course, pursuing a marketing degree with high academic standing and with a high expectation of success in pursuing a career in marketing. Qualified students will have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students must be nominated and supported by Marketing faculty members
  • GSU Risk Management 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.
  • Tim & Kathleen Gunter Study Abroad Scholarship: This scholarship will provide support to business students wishing to study abroad with financial need who possibly otherwise would not be able to participate in an academically enriching global experience.
  • Hall of Fame Scholars Program Fund:This scholarship was established from the proceeds of the Robinson College Annual Hall of Fame Celebration. It is awarded in recognition of undergraduate students with leadership potential in business, as exemplified by their academic and professional achievements.
  • The Hammill Scholarship:  This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Marketing in honor of Richard Hammill, past senior vice president of Marketing at The Home Depot. The criteria for selection require that the person be a current student with declared Marketing major who has completed more than the basic marketing course, has high scholastic achievement, high potential for a successful career in marketing, and financial need.
  • Homer R. Hannah, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Mrs. Joyce Hannah established this award in memory of Homer R. Hannah, Jr. This award is specific for undergraduate junior or seniors having a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who are Georgia residents. Recipients must be in good standing at the Robinson College and have a strong drive and commitment to completing their education.
  • 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.
  • Crowe Horwath LLP Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship: An outstanding junior accounting student with strong leadership skills receives a cash award from Crowe Horwath. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing. Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10.
  • Hotel Equities Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Hotel Equities, a full service hotel management company founded by Georgia State alumnus, Fred Cerrone, who now serves ad the company’s CEO and President. Selection criteria include academic achievement, interest in pursuing a career in the hospitality industry, demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to participating in community service
  • Hunter Realty Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Hunter Realty, leading hotel brokers since 1978. In addition to academic performance and work experience, preference is given to students with career plans in hotel development and double-majors in hospitality and real estate or finance.
  • Insurance Professionals of Atlanta: 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 prior to 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.
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Undergraduate Real Estate Award: This annual scholarship award by the ICSC Foundation is given to a junior or senior enrolled in an undergraduate real estate program who displays excellence academically and exhibits a career interest in the retail real estate sector. The recipient is selected each fall based on faculty nominations. Information is available from the Department of Real Estate. The application deadline is January 31.
  • Mrs. 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.
  • John Jordan Scholarship in Club Management: This scholarship is in honor of John Jordan, General Manager of the Cherokee Town and Country Club for almost 45 years. It is awarded to a student who is majoring in hospitality with a club management focus. Selection is also based on academic achievement, work experience and club industry involvement.
  • Robert R. King Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of Robert King, a leader in Georgia’s hospitality industry as president of Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. It is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement and work experience.
  • 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.
  • KPMG/John T. Zellner Scholarship in Actuarial Science: This scholarship was established for undergraduate students who are studying actuarial science in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. The recipients must be in good academic standing at Georgia State University, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Louis Samuel Brook, Jr Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Louis Samuel Brook,Jr Foundation for the benefit of deserving students in the Robinson College of Business who have attended Georgia State for at least one year. Contact the Dean’s Office for additional information
  • George E. Manners Scholarship: This scholarship supports graduate students in business administration who are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and potential in business administration. Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.85 and must have one faculty letter of recommendation. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information
  • Connie and Ken McDaniel Scholarship: This scholarship provides support to undergraduate students in the School of Accountancy who are in good academic standing in the Robinson College of Business with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrated financial need. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • Annemarie Michaud Scholarship: This annual scholarship, offered only in the Spring will provide support to students who wish to incorporate an international experience to their academic portfolio.Students must be able to demonstrate financial need as documented by the Student Financial Aid Office and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The Mills B. Lane/Bank of America Scholarship The Mills B. Lane Scholarship was established by Bank of America in 1997 to benefit full-time students in the Robinson College who are juniors or seniors with academic achievement of 3.0 GPA or better and demonstrate potential for success in business. Contact the Dean’s Office for additional information
  • Tasca A. Moore Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Mr. Tasca A. Moore in memory of his parents, John Tasca Moore and Maggie Elizabeth Moore, as well as Dr. Leland C. Whetten, to provide support for students majoring in accounting, finance, or municipal financial management. Contact the Dean’s Office for additional information
  • 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 February 1.
  • The James W. Morton, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,500 is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in any academic program offered by the Risk Management and Insurance Department. 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.
  • The Marketing Roundtable Outstanding Minority Marketing Student Scholarship: Awarded annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate or master’s level marketing students, currently enrolled in marketing courses, who are members of underrepresented minority groups. Students must be pursuing a degree in marketing with high academic standing and a high expectation of success in pursuing a career in marketing.Qualified students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be nominated and supported by a faculty member in Marketing.
  • North Point Hospitality Group Scholarship: This scholarship was established by North Point Hospitality Group, a company that owns, develops and manages brand defining hotels. S. Jay Patel is the President and CEO of North Point, a company founded by his father in 1978, JK Patel. This scholarship is awarded to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, a demonstrated interesting in pursuing a career in the hotel/hospitality industry and demonstrated financial need.
  • Phyllis L. Parker Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2011 by Georgia State alumna Phyllis L. Parker to provide support to students who are majoring in any discipline in the Robinson College of Business. Recipients must be a first generation college student, and have at least one parent who emigrated to the U.S. and became a naturalized citizen or permanent resident. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • 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 Spurgeon Richardson Scholarship: This scholarship is in honor of Spurgeon Richardson, a leader in Atlanta’s hospitality community for decades. Richardson served as President and CEO of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau for 17 years. In this role, he positioned tourism as one of the city’s top economic drivers and helped develop Atlanta to become a world-class city.  This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement and work experience.
  • 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.
  • Risk Management and Insurance Alumni Club Undergraduate Student of the Year Award: Selected by the faculty of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance, this award recognizes the most outstanding undergraduate student in the Risk Management and Insurance program. This is a $500 cash award.
  • 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 students 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. David Schwartz Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2013 through a lead gift from GSU alumnus Lamar Smith and other Georgia State alumni and friends in memory of Dr. David A. Schwartz. He was a professor of marketing in the Robinson College of Business and was considered a leading American authority on motivation. Awarded to undergraduate marketing majors in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • The Sales Executive Roundtable (SERT) Scholarship: Created by the Marketing department in 2014. Consideration will be given to currently registered students who have taken or are currently taking a sales courses in the department of Marketing and who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sales. The scholarship requires a student to demonstrate high academic achievement, and to demonstrate basic sales competencies as required for qualification for national sales competitions to be considered.
  • Michael S. and Cynthia C. Shannon Scholarship: This scholarship will provide support to students in good standing in the Robinson College of Business to pursue a study abroad program. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need as documented by the Office of Financial Aid and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with no previous study abroad experience.
  • Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship: Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber established the Shreiber Scholarship in 2011 to provide support for an undergraduate student in the Robinson College of Business with a GPA of 3.3 or greater and who is a U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information
  • Don Sledge Scholarship:  This scholarship was established by Karen Mae Sledge in honor of her father, Don Sledge.  Up to $200 is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any of the programs offered by the Risk Management and Insurance Department. Selection is based on merit, and the recipient will be invited to a luncheon to meet the donors.  Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Society for Information Management Scholarship (SIM): This fund is awarded annually for the computer information system undergraduate major who has shown a combination of the greatest financial need combined with the highest academic capabilities. Academic aptitude is determined by grade point average and instructor nomination. This award was established by the Atlanta chapter of SIM, a major non-profit national IT professional organization.
  • Robert S. Spencer Memorial Foundation Scholarship: The Robert S. Spencer Memorial Foundation, Inc. provides a scholarship of up to $10,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who intends to pursue a career in risk management. The scholarship honors the late Robert S. Spencer, a leader in the development of the risk management discipline and past president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Selection is based on merit. Candidates should contact the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance for the details by December 1.
  • The Sprint Scholarships: These scholarships are four, $500 annual awards presented to deserving junior- or senior-level students. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate a financial need.
  • Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship: Mrs. Marie H. Starks and her late husband, Howard S. Starks, funded the Howard S. and Marie H. Starks Scholarship Fund in 1992. The fund provides support to rising juniors or seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher in the Robinson College of Business. Recipients must have a strong drive and commitment to complete their education. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information
  • The 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.
  • Travelers Scholarship: $2,500 is awarded to Juniors studying risk management and insurance (2) and actuarial science (1). Selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Sam and Joyce Turner Scholarship: $3,000-$5,000 is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students studying actuarial science.  Selection is based on merit. Candidates should apply to the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance by February 1.
  • Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc Scholarship: An ascending undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Finance in good academic standing with an emphasis on those active in student groups and/or the community.
  • Edie and Tim Twomey Scholarship: This scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in the Robinson College of Business School of Accountancy. Recipients must be in good academic standing at Georgia State University and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • Dexter & Karen Warrior Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by Dexter and Karen Warrior to an undergraduate or graduate student who has outstanding performance in the field of real estate.  Information is available from the Department of Real Estate.
  • 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.
  • Eli A Williams Benator & Libby Scholarships: An outstanding undergraduate student and an outstanding graduate student receive cash awards from Williams Benator & Libby. The scholarships are intended for deserving accounting students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate a high academic standing and excellent leadership skills.  Candidates should apply to the School of Accountancy by January 10.
  • Zubay Actuarial Science Award: The Department of Risk Management and Insurance presents this award annually to the undergraduate actuarial science major with the highest overall grade point average from among those with at least 90, but not more than 150, semester hours. In addition, the recipient must have completed at least 20 semester hours of actuarial science course work with no grade lower than a grade of B.
  • Chris Yannapoulos Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1975, this fund is in support of Robinson College students in good standing and are Georgia residents. Contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
  • Zera-Allen Scholarship: Georgia State alumna, Angela Z Allen, and her husband, Sam. established the Zera-Allen Scholarship to provide support for undergraduate students in good standing in the Robinson College of Business. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be first generation college students with a minimum Georgia State GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated strong student and/or community service experience.

1240.75 College of the Arts Scholarships

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design

  • Andrew M. West Memorial Art Scholarship: Awarded to a student who shows exceptional talent in one or more areas of art and design. Recipients are selected by the entire Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design faculty. This fund was established in memory of Andrew West, an exceptional student in the school of Art and Design who passed away in his final semester at Georgia State.
  • Dean E. Dryer Endowment: Awarded to an exceptional undergraduate or graduate student within the school who has a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and exhibits financial need. This fund also provides annual operating support for the purchase of library books in art and design.
  • Ernest G. Welch Undergraduate Photography Award: This award is presented annually to an undergraduate photography student who has consistently demonstrated outstanding dedication to his or her artwork. The award recognizes the excellence of the student’s work and the promise of continuing distinguished work in the discipline.
  • Jones Art Education Scholarship: Recognizes a student in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design who exhibits exceptional leadership and professional potential in the field of art education. Recipients are selected by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design art education faculty.
  • Joseph Perrin Award: Given to an art student whose artwork and professional potential are meritorious. Recipients are selected by the entire Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design faculty. This award was created in honor of Mr. Perrin, Professor Emeritus and former Department Chairman, for his considerable contributions to the development of the visual arts program at Georgia State.
  • Marion Bowen Davis Memorial Scholarship: Presented annually to one or more female students who are enrolled in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design and who are majoring in painting or in a major where fabric/fibers or wearable objects are aligned with the fashion field. Recipients are selected by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design textile and drawing and painting faculty.
  • Mark Phillips Scholarship in Art and Design: Awarded annually to a talented undergraduate student majoring in a program in the Welch School of Art and Design.
  • Nancy Goyer Scholarship: This scholarship was created in the memory of Nancy Goyer, a former student of drawing, painting, and printmaking in the School of Art and Design. The recipients of the scholarship are undergraduate women who study drawing, painting, and printmaking, and who exhibit great ability, promise, and passion for their work.
  • Susan Babush Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Susan Babush, a graphic design student in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design. The award is granted on the basis of artistic ability and financial need. Preference is given to students of graphic design. Recipients are selected by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design graphic design faculty.
  • Vera Jernigan Green Memorial Art Award: Given to an art student with a major concentration in painting, who is in good academic standing and has completed at least one semester of his or her junior year. The award recognizes the most promising student in this concentration and is based totally on merit. Recipients are selected by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design drawing and painting faculty.

Film, Media and Theatre

  • Scott-Norcostco Theater Scholarship: Established through the generous gifts of Norcostco Inc., the Scott-Norcostco Foundation, and the Scott family. Awarded annually to an outstanding student in technical theater.
  • TRISPRO Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding student in theater or music. This scholarship was established by the players, singers, musicians, spouses, and friends of TRISPRO Inc.

Music

  • Lucile Allen Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in theory or composition who embodies a high standard of excellence.
  • 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. Established in conjunction with the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
  • Alfredo Barili Scholarship: Awarded to students majoring in music who demonstrate exceptional talent on a string instrument. This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. Cherry Emerson to honor Atlanta music pioneer Alfredo Barili.
  • Haskell and Mabel Boyter Choral Scholarship: Awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior who shows outstanding achievement and leadership in choral music.
  • Thomas M. Brumby Scholarship: Given annually to an outstanding junior or senior student majoring in music with a concentration in piano or organ. This award was created to honor the memory of Thomas M. Brumby, the prime builder of the School of Music at Georgia State.
  • John Demos Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a music student enrolled as a junior or senior, or to an incoming transfer student at the sophomore level or higher, who shows exceptional talent on a woodwind instrument and serves the School of Music by performing in two or more instrumental ensembles. A 3.0 grade-point average is required.
  • William G. Densmore Vocal Scholarship: Awarded annually to provide scholarships to operatic voice students enrolled in the School of Music who demonstrate exceptional vocal talent and a desire for an operatic career.
  • Robert Farrington Clayton, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial assistance to exceptional full-time music students who excel academically, exhibit financial need, and possess strong personal moral character. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of a former student, Robert Farrington Clayton, Jr.
  • Bradford and Patricia Ferrer Scholarship in Music: Awarded to exceptional undergraduate students who are enrolled in the School of Music.
  • Donald S. Gingrich Scholarship in Music Education: Awarded to a senior or graduate student majoring in Music Education who demonstrates high academic achievement with a grade point average of 3.0 or better and a commitment to music education. The award was established in 2006 by Donald S. Gingrich, a retired music education professor in the Georgia State University School of Music.
  • Charles and Rosemary Hall Choral Music Scholarship: This scholarship provides support for meritorious choral students in the School of Music at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Students must be in good standing with a 3.0 or higher grade-point average and demonstrate exceptional vocal talent. Mr. and Mrs. Hall established the scholarship as an expression of the Hall family’s dedication to choral music and in continued support of the School of Music.
  • Peter Harrower Scholarship in Voice: 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.
  • Haywood Family Scholarship: This scholarship provides support for undergraduates in the School of Music. Students considered for the award must be an undergraduate music major in good standing. Mr. Gene T. Haywood established this scholarship endowment as an expression of his passion for music and his desire to help others.
  • Duane L. and Drada P. Hoover Endowed Choral Scholarship: A scholarship awarded to the School of Musicís most talented and deserving choral students. This fund was created by Duane L. and Drada P. Hoover to support these outstanding students, as well as to support performances and touring activities for the chorus.
  • 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 Endowed 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. Mr. Lowery is one of the music industry’s most outstanding music publishers and a founder of Georgia Stateís commercial music program.
  • Montgomery Music Scholarship: Provides scholarships for students of the School of Music. This fund was established in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Montgomery.
  • Gerschefski/ Reader Violoncello Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional talent on the cello. This scholarship was originally established in 1999 by Martha Gerschefski and friends, in honor of her parents, Ina and Edwin Gerschefski. The award was recently re-named to also honor the memory of a former student, David Reader, who had graduated with a Master of Music in cello performance.
  • John Schneider Memorial Scholarship: 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.
  • 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.
  • Aileen and Chris Valianos Music Scholarship Fund: This scholarship provides support to undergraduates enrolled in the School of Music. Students considered for the award must be in good standing, have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, and display potential to be a meritorious student or emerging school in their musical field of study.
  • Sam Wallace Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to students in the music industry program of the School of Music. The criteria for selection are financial 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.
  • Steve Winick Memorial Scholarship: Given to an outstanding junior or senior student who demonstrates exceptional talent on a brass instrument and performs in two or more instrumental ensembles within the School of Music.
  • Charles T. Wurm Scholarship: A 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 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, who was a conductor and music educator.