One day could pay for your entire college education!

December 4, 2015

You’ve worked hard throughout high school and developed an impressive academic record.  We want to see you rewarded for all that effort. That’s why we created the President’s Scholarship Competition (PSC).

The PSC provides an opportunity for high-achieving high school seniors from across the country to compete for Georgia College’s most prestigious scholarships. The PSC awards scholarships to incoming first-year students with superior academic accomplishments.  These are among the most prestigious and competitive awards offered to freshmen.

  •  Trustee Scholarships ($6,000 per year/$24,000 total)
  •  Presidential Scholarships ($4,000 per year/$16,000 total)
    • Esther Cathy Endowed Presidential Scholarship (2)
    • Joseph and Patricia Samprone Presidential Scholarship
    • Chandler Family endowed Presidential Scholarship
  •  Vera L. Vincent Scholarship for Liberal Arts and Sciences Study ($3,000 per year/$12,000 total)

Plus several more awards for top competitors—some of which include a travel stipend to study abroad and expand your liberal arts experience.

Each year, approximately 60 students come to the Georgia College campus for the day-long scholarship competition. Students will interview with faculty, interact with current students, participate in a classroom experience and explore the beautiful campus.

To be considered for the President's Scholarship Competition, you must:

  • Be a current High School Senior.
  • Apply for admission to Georgia College prior to the competition.
  • Submit a President's Scholarship Competition (PSC) Interest Form*
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1250 (combined Critical Reading and Math) or an ACT Composite Score of 28.
  • Submit a letter or recommendation from a teacher or school counselor (this may be submitted with your application for admission).
  • Submit a resume of activities, awards, leadership roles, etc.  (this may be submitted with your application for admission).
  • Participate in the entire day-long competition.
  • Once a student has submitted all required materials, the reviewing committee will select a limited number of students to attend the competition.

The competition includes a personal interview with Georgia College faculty members and a class discussion with faculty and other student competitors.  You'll also have an opportunity to meet previous scholarship recipients, fellow prospective students and a chance to tour campus.

The information and interest form is now available.


For more information please contact:
New Student Programs

About this scholarship:

  • Seven 4-year renewable scholarships awarded each year
  • Beginning freshmen enrolled in Chemistry Freshmen Seminar course
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Demonstrate the necessary determination to complete a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Georgia College
  • Applicants reviewed for recommendation by Chemistry Department Chair
  • Applications will be available at approximately mid-term of each Fall semester by Chemistry Freshmen Seminar instructor with a deadline to be communicated at that time

Watson Brown (Freshmen)

The Watson-Brown Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides college scholarships for students based on merit and need. The application deadline is February 15th, and applications may be obtained by visiting the Foundation's website at

The Peyton Anderson Scholarship 

The Peyton Anderson Scholarship is available to Bibb County students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and are enrolled full-time. It is available for students matriculating at one of ten schools including Georgia College. There is an application deadline which varies each year. For more information and the application, visit their web site at

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program offers scholarships to 1,000 students each year that are good-through-graduation at an college or university. The GMS Online Application deadline for the 2015-2016 year is January 14, 2015. To apply go to

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers information on several scholarship opportunities for students with Hispanic heritage. The deadlines for each scholarship vary. For more information on each scholarship visit

Ty Cobb Scholarship

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia. Applications have to demonstrate financial need, and have completed at least 30 semester hours with a “B” average or higher. All forms required for applying must be submitted by June 15, 2015. For more information visit,


For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 478-445-5149, or e-mail your questions to