President's Scholarship Competition

 

December 6, 2019

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)
  • Goizueta Foundation Scholarship ($4,000 per year/$16,000 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:

  • Submit a President's Scholarship Competition (PSC) Interest Form by November 8
  • Be a current High School Senior (students who took a gap year after high school graduation and have not since enrolled in college are also eligible for PSC consideration).
  • Complete entire application for admission to Georgia College via Early Action (including letter of recommendation, resume, and test scores).
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor (if not already submitted with application).
  • Submit a resume of activities, awards, leadership roles, etc. (if not already submitted with application).
  • Have a minimum 3.5 gpa (as calculated by the Office of Admission).
  • Have a minimum 1310 on the NEW SAT, or an ACT Composite Score of 28.
  • Participate in the entire day-long competition, if invited.

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. 

Submit Interest Form Here

What if I am taking the October 4th SAT, but my scores won't arrive until after the Early Action deadline?

Don't worry! For students taking who are taking the October 4th SAT, we will accept those test scores to be included for PSC consideration. 

If I didn't submit my recommendation letters or resume with my application, where do I need to send those items?

Any outstanding items can be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions either by mail or to admissions@gcsu.edu. If you are mailing documents, please send them to:

Georgia College
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 23
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Do I have to attend the competition to be awarded one of those scholarships? 

Yes, these particular scholarships are only awarded during this competition. 

Does Georgia College have any other scholarship opportunities?

For information regarding any other scholarship opportunities, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 478-445-5149. 

 

For more information contact:
Office of New Student Programs
478-445-0948
newstudentprograms@gcsu.edu