Outstanding high school seniors are encouraged to apply for Georgia State University’s top merit scholarships. These awards recognize achievement in academics, research, leadership, and service.
The Presidential Scholarship provides the following benefits each semester for eight semesters:
Students eligible for this award include those for whom Spanish is a first language or who demonstrate a strong interest in and familiarity with Latino/Hispanic culture through participation in Latino/Hispanic community activities. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, service, and financial need.
Incoming freshmen from rural Georgia, with a 3.0 or higher high school GPA, are eligible to apply for a Berner Scholarship. Preference is given to students from Troup and Meriwether counties. These merit-based scholarships are half-award and half-interest free loan, to be repaid upon graduation or disenrollment from Georgia State University. Awarded for eight semesters, the current award amount is $5,000/semester for eight semesters.