Scholarships

Most scholarships available to entering freshmen are offered to students who are selected to participate in the annual President's Scholarship Competition. The competition for freshmen is held each year on a Friday in late November or early December.

For online registration and more information, please visit: 

President's Scholarship Competition

If you have additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions and New Student Programs at 478-445-0948.

Each year, students currently enrolled at Georgia College who plan to return the following academic year have the opportunity to apply for Institutional Scholarships for Returning Students. Note that these scholarships are not available to incoming freshmen or transfer students.

Alumni and Foundation Scholarships

General criteria for most of these scholarships are as follows:

Full-time enrollment for Fall and Spring semesters (12 hours for undergraduate and 9 hours for graduate)
Completion of 24 hours for undergraduate/18 hours for graduate at Georgia College by the end of Spring Semester (students may apply before completion of these hours)
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; however, these scholarships are competitive.

Students will be matched to scholarships based on their application answers. Please note that actual offerings for the upcoming academic year may change as funding is determined on a yearly basis. The scholarship application is typically available late Fall Semester for the upcoming academic year with most deadlines being in mid-February. The Financial Aid Office notifies all enrolled students by e-mail when the application is available and when the final deadline will be each year. 

To complete an application for the Returning Student Scholarship, please visit:

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Study Abroad

Georgia College students who have applied for a study abroad program may also apply for the Georgia College Study Abroad scholarship fund. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research while studying abroad may apply for the GC Global Citizen Award, which is a much larger award, but also much more competitive. Students who apply for, but are not accepted to the Global Citizen Award will automatically be considered for the GC Study Abroad Scholarship; only one application necessary. Applications are completed online through the study abroad application website. Be sure to submit applications by the posted deadlines. 

For more information on funding for Study Abroad, please visit:

Study Abroad

Chemistry Research and Travel

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

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

Private Scholarships may come from a variety of sources. Check with your hometown civic organizations (such as Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, etc.), your place of worship, banks, credit unions, business organizations and other associations. They often have scholarships that are not advertised.

Students who are awarded a scholarship from a source other than Georgia College should contact the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office for further information. Generally, private scholarships greater than $1000 are evenly divided between fall and spring semesters, while awards $1000 or less are applied in full to one semester, unless this conflicts with the scholarship donor's stipulations or federal aid regulations.

Scholarship checks should be made payable to Georgia College and mailed to: Georgia College Office of Financial Aid, 231 West Hancock Street, Campus Box 30, Milledgeville, GA, 31061.  For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 478-445-5149, or e-mail your questions to financialaid@gcsu.edu.

Web-based Search Engines

Many web-based search engines are available that enable students to search for personalized scholarship matches. The GC Financial Aid Department recommends www.fastweb.com and www.scholarshipexperts.com.  Additionally, GAfutures offers a search engine for finding scholarships.  As with any web-based product, students are encouraged to protect themselves from potential scams by spending some time reviewing expert advice that can be found at FinAid.org.

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 www.watson-brown.org.

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 http://www.peytonandersonscholars.org/application/.

UNCF

​UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.  They also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship and the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program.  Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines.  For more information and the application, visit their web site at https://www.uncf.org/scholarships.

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 www.hsf.net.