Georgia Southern University has an array of scholarships for many majors, degrees, and class levels. The Department of Financial Aid also maintains a current listing of scholarships from outside the university. Please note that if verification of enrollment is needed, this is done by the Registrar’s Office. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this verification.
The check for the scholarship(s) should be mailed to this address:
Georgia Southern University
Financial Aid Department
P.O. Box 8065
Statesboro, GA 30460
Please include a memo that includes the student’s name and Eagle ID. If you have more than one student receiving the scholarship, you can send separate checks or include them all in one check. As long as you identify the student name, Eagle ID, and the amount due to each student, we can process it to disburse to the students. All scholarships of $500 or more will be split into two semesters (example: $250 fall 2014 and $250 spring 2015) unless otherwise noted on the memo.
The Georgia HERO Scholarship Program
The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program was created to provide financial aid to students seeking a post-secondary education, who are:
- Current members of the Georgia National Guard or United States Military Reserves who were deployed overseas on active service, on or after February 1, 2003, to a location designated as a combat zone; or
- The children of Georgia National Guard members or United States Military Reservists who were deployed overseas on active service, on or after February 1, 2003, to a location designated as a combat zone; or
- The spouses of Georgia National Guard members or United States Military Reservists who were deployed overseas on active service, on or after February 1, 2003, to a location designated as a combat zone, and who were killed in the combat zone, or died as a result of injuries received in the combat zone, or became 100 percent disabled as a result of injuries received in the combat zone.
The Georgia HERO Scholarship Program is funded by state appropriations. The maximum amount awarded to an eligible student is $2,000 per Award Year. The award amount is subject to change during the Award Year.
For more information about the HERO Scholarship program please click here
Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities
The Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities program offers financial assistance to Georgia residents who are engineering students attending an eligible post-secondary institution and enrolled in an engineering program of study approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accrediting Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The purpose of the program is to attract minority undergraduate students into the engineering profession and to increase the number of qualified engineers in Georgia.
For more information about the Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities please click here.
Last updated: 1/16/2018