President's Scholarship Competition


November 2020

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. This year, the competition will be held virtually, and more detailed information will be provided to students selected to participate.

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

  • Submit a President's Scholarship Competition (PSC) Interest Form by October 30
  • 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 virtual competition, if invited.


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 If you are mailing documents, please send them to:

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

Do I have to participate in 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