Scholarships are critical to recruit and retain best fit students and provide the support necessary for them to graduate and succeed.

Current Challenge and Need

  • Scholarship dollars have not increased at the same rate as enrollment. More scholarships are needed to attract high quality students and leaders from around the world.
  • The majority of scholarships are for new freshmen and do not have the funds to extend beyond the fi rst year.
  • Renewable and continuing student scholarships will help Georgia Southern keep the competitive edge.
  • Out-of-state students from places such as Jacksonville, Florida or southeast South Carolina have a higher tuition expense even if Georgia Southern is the best quality educational experience in the area. Contributions to financially support best-fit, out-of-state students could help them cross state lines.
  • Some of the best and brightest next generation college students will begin their college experience at a community or two-year college. Scholarship support can help Georgia Southern be the best choice for highly-motivated and accomplished community college students seeking a reputable four-year degree.
  • Before enrolling at Georgia Southern, students from Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas worked hand-in-hand with alternative break service trips to improve their community. Having been introduced to Southern’s culture, these Caribbean natives are seeking hopeful college experience with mounting expense. Any amount of scholarship support for international students could keep dreams alive.


There is an opportunity to do more. With a higher amount of support, and more consistent support, impactful changes can be made. You can demonstrate your beleif that an investment in a student’s education today is an investment in the future of the community, state and nation.

Past donors have domonstrated commitment through contributions to help provide student scholarships. Their dedication has been a direct result in the University’s ability to provide support for the efforts of students majoring in any degree program.

You can demonstrate that education will remain a priority.

Last updated: 12/20/2012