Although probably unbeknownst to most, postsecondary students in Georgia have a fiscal goldmine of higher education assistance. Indeed, both would-be and current enrollees in all disciplines would be well advised to conduct independent intensive study of the following details about Georgia college scholarships. Below we present 25 great college scholarships available to students and/or residents of the state of Georgia.

1. Andrew E. Farkas President’s Scholarship Endowment

DEADLINE: October 15

Established in 2000 by nominee alumnus and 1969 graduate, this scholarship is one of many available to Georgia Institute of Technology entering freshmen within the uppermost 2 percent in the entire nation. Annual awards vary in amount but are renewable for up to eight semesters.

Applicants must have/be:

• Exhibit academic excellence and strong moral integrity
• Demonstrated desire to make significant positive societal and technological impacts, particularly via collaboration

Contact
Andrew E. Farkas President’s Scholarship Endowment
President’s Scholarship Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
219 Uncle Heinie Way, Room 286
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-1615
Email: [email protected]

2. API Scholarship

DEADLINE: Varies by academic term

Sponsor Academic Programs International makes annual awards based on both merit and need that range between $500 and $1,600 to chosen recipients.

Applicants must have/be:

  • • A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, or GPA
  • • Demonstrated financial need, as self-stated in personal essay
  • • Prior acceptance by an API program, although this requirement can be waived for applications submitted close to applicable deadline

Contact
API Scholarship
301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-600-8900 or 800-844-4124
Email: [email protected]
Download an application at http://www.apistudyabroad.com/downloads/PDFs/General_Scholarship.pdf.

3. ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: January 31

A national amateur radio association, American Radio Relay League, or ARRL, sponsors this scholarship that awards $1,000 to an active amateur radio licensee.

Applicants must have/be:

• Georgia or Alabama residency
• A minimum 2.5 GPA
• Majoring in electronics, communications, or related discipline
• Active licensure in any Amateur Radio Class
• Attend an educational institution in Georgia or Alabama

Contact
ARRL Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship
Phone: 860-594-0348
Email: [email protected]
Apply at http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-application.

4. ASTA Southeast Chapter Professional Development Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1

Tourism Cares administers this fund sponsored by the American Society of Travel Agents, or ASTA, that makes annual awards of varying amounts to facilitate career development of travel industry professionals.

Applicants must have/be:

• A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
• At least one year of prior experience in tourism or travel industry
• Active ASTA Southeast Chapter membership in good standing

Learn more at http://www.tourismcares.com/images/documents/2013astasoutheastprofdevcriteria.pdf.

Contact
ASTA Southeast Chapter Professional Development Scholarship
Tourism Cares Scholarship Department
275 Turnpike St., Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021
Email: [email protected]

5. Atlanta OU Club Scholarship

DEADLINE: Contact sponsor

This fund makes an annual award of $1,000 to an outstanding University of Oklahoma entering freshman from Georgia. Award funds are fully matched by University of Oklahoma and are applicable to tuition costs.

Applicants must have/be:

• Graduates of a Georgia high school
• Submit an official high school transcript, standardized test scores, and a two-page statement of interest

Contact
Atlanta OU Club Scholarship
David Thompson
Email: [email protected]

6. Best Practices of Certified Educators

DEADLINE: February 1

Program sponsor Georgia Association of Educators, or GAE, makes annual one-time grants of $1,000 to assist state residents pursue careers in education.

Applicants must have/be:

• Georgia residency
• Current or planned attendance at an accredited Georgia public educational institution within eight months of award
• Planning a career in education
• U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency
• Demonstrated financial need

Contact
Best Practices of Certified Educators
Georgia Association of Educators Foundation
Attn: Grant Department
100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 500
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (678) 837‐1100
Email: [email protected]

7. Charles D. & Benda B. Moseley Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 1

A Georgia Institute of Technology President Scholarship, this fund makes four-year renewable annual awards in varying amounts to outstanding entering freshmen.

Applicants must have/be:

• A minimum 3.0 GPA
• Demonstrated financial need
• High potential for career success and positive contributions

Contact
Charles D. & Benda B. Moseley Scholarship
219 Uncle Heinie Way, Room 286
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-1615
Email: [email protected]
Learn more and apply at http://www.finaid.gatech.edu.

8. Charter Scholarship – University of Georgia, or UGA

DEADLINE: N/A

This institutional scholarship makes 225 to 275 renewable awards of $1,000 to incoming UGA students annually. All prospective UGA students with admission files completed by December 15 receive automatic consideration. Outstanding accomplishment in scholarship and other aspects set forth in the UGA Philosophy Statement of Admissions are primary influential factors in award selections.

Contact
Charter Scholarship – University of Georgia
220 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6147

9. COAG Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1

Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, or COAG, award,s two scholarships annually to Georgia high school seniors or college undergraduates pursuing higher learning in fields of COAG interests. Amount of awards vary but were $1,000 in the most recent academic year.

Applicants must have/be:

• Seniors at a Georgia high school or undergraduate students at a Georgia postsecondary school
• Planning or currently pursuing a degree in government, law, pre-law, law enforcement, accounting, finance, business, or a related discipline
• U.S. and Georgia citizenship

Contact
COAG Scholarship
Constitutional Officers’ Association of Georgia, Inc.
PO Box 1644
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: 404-377-1364
Email: [email protected]

10. David C. Leonard Scholarship for Technical Communication

DEADLINE: September 30

This scholarship makes annual awards of $500 and up to assist deserving technical communication students in Georgia.

Applicants must have/be:

• Previously completed two or more years of postsecondary education
• Full-time undergraduate students at a Georgia institution or graduates of a Georgia high school at a non-Georgia institution majoring in a technical communications focus

Contact
David C. Leonard Scholarship for Technical Communication
Dr. George Hayhoe
Email: mailto:[email protected]

11. Doctoral Scholars Program

DEADLINE: March 31

Sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, or SREB, this program awards annual stipends of $20,000 to assist deserving minority Ph.D. candidates complete coursework and/or comprehensive dissertations.

Applicants must have/be:

• African-American, Asian American, Hispanic, Latin American, Native American or other racial/ethnic minority
• Applied to or attending a campus-based Ph.D. degree program full-time
• Anticipate program admission prior to or within one year of award selection
• Hold or scheduled to complete a regionally accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree by fall semester commencement
• U.S. citizenship or permanent legal residency
• Not employed in a field outside current academic major or department
• Plan full-time employment as a postsecondary educator after Ph.D. conferral

Contact
Doctoral Scholars Program
Southern Regional Education Board
592 10th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5776
Email: [email protected]

12. Education Support Professionals for Professional Development Scholarship

DEADLINE: At least 60 days prior to program enrollment

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning sponsors this scholarship as part of its Bright from the Start initiative to increase the number of professionals with specialized credentials in early care and education. Grants consist of tuition assistance and $500 per-semester support stipends.

Applicants must have/be:

• U.S. citizenship, permanent legal residency, or qualified alien
• Employed at least 25 hours per week as a teacher or teacher assistant or 40 hours per week as a director or assistant director at a licensed center or registered family care or group care facility
• Maximum hourly earnings of $15.00
• Enroll in an eligible educational institution or program

Contact
Education Support Professionals for Professional Development Scholarship
C/o Care Solutions, Inc.
1117 Perimeter Center West
Suite W-300
Atlanta, GA 30338

13. Georgia Governor’s Scholarship

DEADLINE: Contact administrator

Administered by Georgia Student Finance Corporation, or GSFC, this fund is designed to recognize and reward the best and brightest post-secondary students in Georgia.

Applicants must have/be:

• Named Valedictorian or STAR student at an eligible Georgia high school
• A Georgia resident for at least 12 consecutive months prior to first day of academic year of award
• A U.S. citizen or non-citizen eligible for Title IV federal financial aid
• Enroll full-time in an eligible Georgia post-secondary institution
• Non-recipient of non-repayable scholarship or grant that exceeds total costs of attendance

Contact
Georgia Governor’s Scholarship
Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (770) 724-9000
Email: [email protected]

14. Georgia Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant

DEADLINE: Contact administrator

This GSFC-administered fund children of Georgia law enforcement and related public-sector personnel who died or became permanently disabled in the line of duty. Annual awards are $2,000 and may be renewed for up to four years.

Applicants must have/be:

* The legal or biological child of a Georgia law enforcement officer, firefighter, or prison guard who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty
* A U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Georgia residency
* Attend an eligible Georgia post-secondary institution full-time during entire academic year of award
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress
* Not in default on any federal Title IV or Georgia state financial assistance

Contact
Georgia Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant
Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (770) 724-9000
Email: [email protected]

15. Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: February 28

Sponsor Georgia Mining Foundation, or GMF, makes one-time awards of $500 and two-year renewable awards of $1,000 to assist aspiring Georgia geology professionals.

Applicants must have/be:

* A senior at a Georgia high school
* Accepted for admission by an accredited Georgia college or university
* A minimum composite SAT score of 1300
* A minimum cumulative average of 85 percent
* Completed high school coursework that includes a minimum

a) four years of college preparatory English
b) three years of history and social sciences
c) five classes in algebra I and II, physical science, biology and chemistry

Contact
Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship Program
113 Arkwright Landing
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 757-1211
Email: [email protected]

16. Georgia State Golf Foundation Yates Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: March 3

This need-based scholarship makes annual renewable awards in varying amounts to assist deserving Georgia State Golf Association, or GSGA, members and their children attain higher education.

Applicants must have/be:

• Employees or children of GSGA employees
• Demonstrated financial need
• Exhibit high moral character and academic achievement

Contact
Georgia State Golf Foundation Yates Scholarship Program
121 Village Pkwy, Bldg. 3
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770-612-1788
Email: [email protected]

17. Georgia’s HERO Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: Contact administrator

This GSFC-administered program makes renewable annual awards of up to $2,000 to children of Georgia National Guard and U.S. military reserve members.

Applicants must have/be:

• Enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution
• Full admission and classification as an undergraduate or graduate student
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress
• Not be in default on any federal Title IV or Georgia state financial assistance

Contact
Georgia’s HERO Scholarship Program
Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (770) 724-9000
Email: [email protected]

18. GEWN Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship

DEADLINE: Contact sponsor

Since 1997, Georgia Executive Women’s Network has sponsored this fund as a method to “pay it forward” for non-traditional female students with prior academic career disruption. Number and amount of annual awards vary.

Applicants must have/be:

• Female
• Age 24 or older by August 1 prior to academic year of award
• Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate program in Metropolitan Atlanta
• Completed at least one year of college
• A minimum college GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrated leadership ability in scholarly, occupational, community activities

Contact
GEWN Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship
3535 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 520-164
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Email: [email protected]

19. Holland and Knight Dream Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 8

International law firm Holland and Knight, LLC, sponsors this essay competition that awards first, second, and third place prizes of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively to Greater Atlanta high school seniors.

Applicants must have/be:

• A high school senior in Atlanta, Decatur, or Fulton or DeKalb County public school systems
• A U.S. citizen
• Interested in a legal career

Contact
Holland and Knight Dream Scholarship
Dream Essay Contest
C/o Lura Battle
Holland & Knight LLP
1201 W. Peachtree St, NW, Ste. 2000
Atlanta, GA 30309
Learn more at http://dream.hklaw.com/contest/2013/index.asp.

20. Jesse Jordan Gardner President’s Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 28

A Georgia Institute of Technology President’s scholarship program, this fund makes annual awards in varying amounts to outstanding Georgia Tech incoming freshmen.

Contact
Jesse Jordan Gardner President’s Scholarship
President’s Scholarship Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
219 Uncle Heinie Way, Room 286
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-1615
Email: [email protected]

21. Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship

DEADLINE: June 15

Established by a collaboration of Georgia labor organizations, this memorial scholarship makes an annual award to scholars with interest in labor law careers.

Applicants must have/be:

• Admitted by or attending Georgia State University in good academic standing
• A member or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Georgia AFL-CIO affiliate organization member
• Submit an essay between 300 and 500 words in length entitled “The Significance of the Labor Movement in My Life”

Contact
Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship
Traci Drummond, Archivist, Southern Labor Archives
Phone: 404-413-2880
Email: [email protected]

22. Kenneth M. England Greek Excellence Scholarship

DEADLINE: N/A

This scholarship makes annual awards in varying amounts to Georgia State University student members of Greek fraternities and sororities.

Applicants must have/be:

• Completed at least 45 hours of coursework at Georgia State University
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
• A social Greek fraternity or sorority member
• Demonstrated leadership and service contributions to the Greek community

Candidates are considered only by nomination.

Contact
Kenneth M. England Greek Excellence Scholarship
Lucille Whiten Ausborn
E-mail: [email protected]

23. LTG Douglas D. Buchholz Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: Contact administrator

Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, this fund makes an award of $2,000 annually to a worthy enlisted soldier stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Applicants must have/be:

• Current active-duty enlisted soldiers assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia
• Completed at least 15 semester hours or 25 quarter hours of college coursework
• Enrolled either full or part-time at an accredited U.S. post-secondary school
• Majoring in physics, math, science, computer science, mathematics education or electrical, systems, aerospace, or chemical engineering
• A minimum 2.5 GPA
• Submit a 450 to 650-word essay about impact of recent rapid technological changes

Contact
LTG Douglas D. Buchholz Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Joseph S. Yavorsky
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (800) 336-4583
E-mail: [email protected]

24. Promise of Nursing Graduate Nursing Education Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: March 7

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and administered by Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, or FNSNA, this scholarship makes annual awards of $1,000 to $5,000 to worthy nursing students.

Applicants must have/be:

* A U.S. citizen or non-citizen with a valid Alien Registration number
* Currently enrolled in a state-approved nursing or pre-nursing associates or bachelor’s degree or generic master’s or doctoral degree program.
* Pay a $10 application processing fee

Contact
Promise of Nursing Graduate Nursing Education Scholarship Program
FNSNA
45 Main Street Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 210 – 0705
Apply at https://fnsna.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx.

25. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia Scholarship

DEADLINE: Contact administrator

Administered by the Georgia Trust, this fund makes annual awards of $1,500 to promote academic excellence in historic preservation and American history studies.

Applicants must have/be:

• A U.S. citizen and Georgia resident
• Currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a Georgia post-secondary school
• Major in historic preservation or related disciplines such as architecture, history, planning, or archaeology

Contact
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia Scholarship
Georgia Trust
ATTN: Kate Ryan, Scholarships
1516 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 885-78172
Email: [email protected]

The above sample listing should be a good starting point for ambitious Georgians on missions to fund higher learning. An apt adage advises that education is the best possible investment that any person could ever make in himself or herself. Thus, it naturally follows that time and energy expended to find economic backing is bound to be worthwhile. Aspiring Georgia college students are strongly encouraged to investigate our list of 25 great scholarships in Georgia.