Scholarships in Georgia

Introduction to Georgia scholarships

When searching for scholarships in Georgia, of course it’s crucial to consider your academic profile and interests to find opportunities that may be a good fit. However, many students often overlook the abundance of scholarship opportunities that are at their fingertips based on a wide variety of additional factors, including where you live!

If you’re a resident of Georgia, or even just attend college in Georgia, you’re in luck, because there are hundreds of great scholarships and financial aid resources for you to take advantage of. Keep reading to get the 4-1-1 on all things Georgia scholarships. 

Scholarships in Georgia to apply for

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: June 30, December 31

    Eligibility: Open to high school students in the US (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors!), including US citizens, permanent residents, and students with DACA. No essay or minimum GPA required!

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: February 1

    Eligibility: Open to current undergraduates pursuing a manufacturing career and matriculating in engineering related courses at four-year colleges and universities within the United States or Canada. Minimum 3.5 GPA.

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: February 1

    Eligibility: Open to all Georgia high school seniors that have or will graduate from a Georgia Public High School and plan to attend a College or University in Georgia and major in teaching/education.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: February 8

    Eligibility: Open to Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Can be a current high school senior or college student.

  • Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: February 25

    Eligibility: Open to all high school and college students (attending four-year institutions) whose primary residence is one of the 17 counties in Georgia served by Flint Energies. Students of any major or intended major may apply.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: March 1

    Eligibility: Open to students majoring in print journalism at Georgia colleges and universities.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: March 1

    Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia. Minimum “B” average required. Students with the greatest financial need will be prioritized.

  • Amount: Varies

    Deadline: March 15

    Eligibility: Open to non-traditional female students (at least 25 years old) with financial need who are enrolled as an undergraduate student, pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to students who currently reside in and attend post-secondary schools in the Central Georgia region.

    PS - for other Central Georgia scholarships of all shapes and sizes, check out the Community Foundation of Central Georgia!

  • Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: April 20

    Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and current college students. Must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or student with DACA/undocumented status.

  • Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: May 14

    Eligibility: Open to Georgia students who are current college seniors or already graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in library science.

  • Amount: Varies (pays the difference between your HOPE award and your tuition)

    Deadline: October 30

    Eligibility: Open to Georgia students who are HOPE scholarship recipients currently attending a USG or TCSG institution. Preference will be given to students who are Black, Hispanic, and Asian, as well as to students who attend HBCUs or who are first-generation.

  • Amount: $5,000 per year

    Deadline: November 5

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school seniors in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, or North Carolina who are planning to attend four-year colleges and universities. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Must have financial need.

  • Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: December 1

    Eligibility: Open to qualified undergraduate mechanical or architectural engineering students attending a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) or who has graduated from a high school in Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia).

  • Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: Varies

    Eligibility: Open to Georgia students who are preparing for a career in engineering or engineering technology.

Additional scholarships in Georgia and financial aid resources

  • GA Futures - launched in 2016, this website is a free resource to help guide Georgia students and their families through the college planning and financial aid process
  • Georgia’s HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships - open to Georgia high school residents with high academic achievement
  • University System of Georgia - comprises 26 higher education institutions across the state. Click here to learn more about each institution, including information about admissions, financial aid, degrees and majors, and more
  • Technical College System of Georgia - comprises 22 colleges across the state. Students who receive a HOPE Grant pay an average of only $1,200 per year for school - to learn more about the system and its benefits, click here.
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