Fall 2024-25 Georgia Southern University Honors Scholarship (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 
Georgia Southern University

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 1st of February, 2024.

Scholarship Summary: 
Top-performing domestic incoming freshmen to the GSU Honors Program are considered for the prestigious University Honors scholarships.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
There are no set criteria but the Honors College seeks scholars interested in research, change agents interested in engaging local and global communities, and individuals seeking to explore their curiosity and express their creativity. There are no minimum grades or test scores required to apply but admission is competitive.

Value of Scholarship: 
The GSU Honors College offers the following scholarships to select incoming freshmen: 
i. The Goel Scholarship - A full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books, room and board for up to eight semesters. Recipients must be first generation college students, have demonstrated financial need, and be a resident of Georgia or a border state of Georgia (Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee).
ii. The 1906 Scholarship - A full tuition scholarship for up to eight semesters.
iii. The Honors College Scholarship - Scholarship awards of half-tuition for up to 8 semesters.
iv. Honors Global Scholars - In addition to participation in the opportunities in the Honors Global Scholars program, students will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for up to 8 semesters.
v. Honors Savannah Scholars - In addition to participation in the opportunities in the Honors Savannah Scholars program, students will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for up to 8 semesters.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply for admission to the Honors College as an incoming freshman, 
i. Students must complete the general admissions application to Georgia Southern University or through the Common App: 
  • The Honors College application will be available within the general admissions application or through the Common App. You will be asked about your interest in applying to the Honors College. You must select “Yes” for GSU to review your application. 
  • In the Honors College application, you will be asked to write a brief essay (prompt below) and share the following information:
  1. Extra-curricular involvement 
  2. Work experience
  3. Identify the number of AP, IB, or dual enrollment courses you have taken
  4. The essay prompt is: In an autobiographical sketch, please describe your career goals and plans for the future. Please include reasoning for your interest in a particular major and/or profession as well why you are considering/decided to attend Georgia Southern University.
ii. On the application, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the Honors Global Scholars or Honors Savannah Scholars, two special cohort programs for incoming freshmen, which require additional essays.

iii. The Honors College will review applications and select candidates to participate in interviews. Invitations for scholarship interviews will be sent by the Honors College after the February 1 deadline, and interviews will take place mid- to late-February. Selected applicants will be invited to interview via the email address submitted on the application 

iv. Out of that pool of interviewees, the Honors College will select who receives awards.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the GSU Honors Scholarship Page.