What are Scholarships?
Scholarships provide funding to students for educational expenses and do not require repayment. Scholarships can be provided by various sources, such as: the government; your community; your employer; schools; corporations.
Armstrong Scholarship Information
Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and donors, there are over two hundred scholarship funds available to Armstrong students! These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need or both. Scholarship committees at either the university, college or department/program level are responsible for awarding these funds.
When reviewing applications, the scholarship committee considers many factors: academic achievements and GPA; unmet financial need; community service; leadership experience; extracurricular activities.
New students are awarded Armstrong Foundation scholarship funds by the Office of Admissions. The Office of Admissions will award 2018-2019 Armstrong Foundation scholarship funds to students enrolling at the Armstrong Campus or Liberty Center Campus of Georgia Southern University based on prospective students' application for admission.
Currently enrolled Armstrong students must complete an Armstrong Foundation Scholarship Application in order to be eligible for 2018-2019 Armstrong Foundation scholarship funds.
- To access the application, please log into port.armstrong.edu then click on the 'Armstrong Scholarship Manager' link located on the Single Sign On menu.
- The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018
- Only students intending to continue their studies on either the Armstrong Campus or Liberty Center Campus of Georgia Southern University during the 2018-2019 academic year (fall 2018; spring 2019; summer 2019) are eligible to complete this application.
Third Party Scholarships
If you receive a scholarship from an outside donor such as a church, high school, or employer, please submit the scholarship information and the check to the Bursar's Office in Victor Hall (Suite 236). You may be required to endorse the check. The Office of Financial Aid will apply the scholarship funds to your award package once the check has been received by the Bursar's Office.
Searching for scholarships? We have resources to help you find scholarship opportunities under the 'Databases' tab below. You can also find numerous scholarship opportunities posted in chronological order of application deadline dates under the 'Outside Scholarships' tab.
Visit these websites to search for the many scholarship opportunities available to help pay for college.
African American Scholarship Opportunities
OEDB.org has provided a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Adventures in Education (AIE)
AIE has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships
Campus Explorer has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
The total amount of scholarships for minorities has risen dramatically over the last decade. TheBestColleges.org has created this webpage to provide helpful information about finding these opportunities as well as links to specific scholarships.
Offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Free Scholarship Search for College Students from Discover Student Loans
Offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
This site, sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), provides a wealth of information regarding state-funded Scholarship, Grant, and Loan programs as well as information about federal programs.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Masters In Public Health
Masters in Public Health has compiled a comprehensive database of all scholarships available for MPH students along with curated scholarships for graduate students in the public health field.
This is a free scholarship service with a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong minority students. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Peterson's has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
Offers a free scholarship service with a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.
A government site with plenty of information on funding opportunities and a scholarship search tool.
DEADLINE DECEMBER 2017
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates through a personal statement that they are committed to expanding their education and using their education to improve their communities. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
The CareerCrawlers Merit Scholarship Program is designed to help students who are currently studying in the areas of health,science,business, engineering and technology. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Chainsaw Magazine is offering an annual scholarship to college or university students. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards their costs of education. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
The law firm of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is offering a $1,000 Child of a Disabled Veteran Scholarship to one deserving student whose parent has a service-connected disability. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Web SEO Services is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are above 18 years of age and have enrolled in any course for the year 2017-2018 anywhere in the world. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Food Gear is offering a merit-based scholarship of $1,000 for college students. It is applicable for students who are enrolled in Medical, Science, Law, Arts, Nursing and Natural Science. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. The winner is determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or an undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
SimpleTexting is offering a $1,000 College Scholarship for a deserving high school senior or current college student. SimpleTexting will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a highly motivated student who can thoughtfully express how their mobile device improves their lifestyle. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Twice per year George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers bestows a $1,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Women who have decided to enroll in school and pursue their passions are eligible to win one of three scholarships that total $5000. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.
Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of their bi-annual essay contest. In order to participate, applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university by the Spring of 2018. Law students are also encouraged to apply. Application deadline is December 30, 2017.
The American Medical Resource Institute is offering $1,000 scholarship to help students in the medical field pay for their education costs. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a school or medical training program and working toward a careerin one of the following areas: EMT / Paramedic or First Responder; Nurse; Nurse Practitioner; Pharmacist; Physician; Physician's Assistant; Respiratory Therapist. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
Andrew D. Stine, P.A. is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming college freshman for the Spring 2018 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college, university or institute. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
Down To Five is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all undergraduate and graduate students. The winner of this scholarship will be determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
This $1,250 scholarship is for students with a physical disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Must be a permanent U.S. Resident enrolled or planning to enroll in a higher education program by the spring semester of 2018 in order to apply. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
Becoming a first-generation college student is a tremendous honor, and StudySoup would like to reward the exceptional work that goes into overcoming this barrier by offering a $2,000 scholarship this semester to one student who is looking for a leg-up in increasing their educational mobility. The winning student will be able to clearly demonstrate leadership qualities, commitment to their education, and a capacity to triumph over challenges. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
StudySoup is offering a $2,000 scholarship to one international student planning to attend an American school for a minimum of 10 months. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
Attorney Bill Green and his team at Green Law Firm is offering a $1500 nursing scholarship to high-achieving students who are committed to elderly care and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
In 2017, Jacoby and Meyers will endow a scholarship for law school or undergraduate college students who demonstrate the highest level of acumen. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a single student to help support their efforts in continuing their education. Any law school or undergraduate student attending a four-year accredited university is eligible to apply. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students who are pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences. Application deadline is December 31, 2017 at midnight.
The Sweet Flow Digitial Marketing Scholarship is designed to help students who are currently studying in the areas of Marketing, Business, Computer Science or any related field. Applicants are not required to have specific expertise in these subject areas, passion for digital marketing content creation is enough. This scholarship will award $1,000 to the winner determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
GameDesigning.org wants to invest in the industry they love and the career path of a bright, new creator. This $1,000 scholarship opportunity requires applicants to submit an 800-1500 word essay as well as a 5-10 minute video outlining the ideas in your essay and the reasoning behind it. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
Wantafreshstart.com is pleased to offer an existing or incoming college student a $1,000 scholarship to help meet their educational costs. The winner of the scholarship will be determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.
DEADLINE JANUARY 2018
CGTrader is offering a total of $3,000 in scholarships to the winners of an essay contest. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current or prospective college student that submits a winning essay on the topic, “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.
MaxFilings is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled at a U.S. college or university. The winner will be determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is January 19, 2018.
The Law Firm of Crotty Saland is offering an award of $1,000 to a promising student currently pursuing a course of higher education who personifies and shares their mission to foster equal access to justice for all and not just for the privileged few. The Crotty Saland Equal Justice Scholarship is open to those presently enrolled in a duly accredited junior college, community college, undergraduate or graduate institution located within the United States. Also, eligible for consideration are GED holders and high school graduates whose college-level studies are just about to begin. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.
A financial award in the amount of $500 will be given to a higher education student who has demonstrated a high degree of determination and perseverance despite the hurdles he or she may have encountered earlier in life due to parental divorce or estrangement. The scholarship is available to students presently enrolled in a program of study at a duly accredited junior/community college, or an undergraduate or graduate institution located within the United States. Eligibility is also extended to high school graduates and GED holders preparing to begin a college-level course of study. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.
This scholarship will award $1,000 to the student who best demonstrates what their community service experience has meant, and what giving back to their community means to them. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.
Impact Signs has created an annual $1,000 scholarship to award to the winners of their unique design contest. Application deadline is Janurary 31, 2018.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with a $500 scholarship that will enable him or her to pursue educational goals with the ultimate purpose of creating a meaningful life of service to others. The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship can be offered to any student pursuing a post-secondary education (community college, undergraduate or graduate degree programs, law school, or business school). Application deadline is January 31, 2018.
Thomas Soldan, Attorney at Law, is offering a scholarship of $500 to any student in a post-secondary education seeking means to encourage sustainable and local health-initiatives in his or her own community. This scholarship is open to a student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. This includes incoming first-year college students who are high school graduates or possess a GED. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 2018
Giant Mommy is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students with a passion for internet marketing. Applicants must be studying in Marketing, Business, IT, or Communications, or have a desire to start their own business. Application deadline is Feburary 8, 2018.
A financial grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a higher education student who demonstrates an extraordinary level of commitment to health and wellness on both a personal and a community-wide basis. All applicants must submit no less than a 750-word essay which describes the applicant’s approach to healthy living and interest in fostering community wellness programming or awareness. Application deadline is February 28, 2018.
DEADLINE MARCH 2018
In order to participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 1,000 word essay on one or more of the listed topics/issues as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
Undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia, are U.S. citizens and have demonstrated financial need, and have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of academic credits with an average of “B” or higher in an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for Ty Cobb scholarships (must be a high school graduate). Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
Attorney Stewart J. Guss is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of a video essay contest. To qualify for the Guss Scholarship you must be an aspiring or current U.S. college student and must participate in essay competition on the legal topic outlined on the scholarship web page. Application deadline is March 15, 2018.
To support students, Best4YourHome has launched an annual $1000 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is available to graduate and undergraduate students. International students are also welcome to apply for the program. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
Vantage Point is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students that are studying to become a mental health professional. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
Individuals who want to participate in this scholarship program need to submit an original, well-researched & well-written article of 1,000 to 1,500 words on the following topic – "How Bluetooth Technology Has Changed Human Interaction with Devices?". The best-submitted article will receive an award of $500 USD. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
The Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship is a selective, $1,000 scholarship for outstanding undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship awards one student a year pursuing a career in leveraging analytics to improve decision making and outcomes in the U.S. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
The Krist Law Firm, P.C. is offering a scholarship of $10,000 to award an individual student the financial resources to accomplish their educational goals and prepare for future career aspirations. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
This scholarship is available to any female student who is pursuing post-secondary education (community college, undergraduate college, graduate school, business school, or law school) at an accredited U.S. institution. Incoming first-year college students who possess a GED or a high school diploma are also eligible to apply. Candidates must possess an interest in business or entrepreneurship, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer Amato Sanita will provide $500 to a student who exemplifies the pursuit of a better world through education. This scholarship is open to all those seeking to enroll in undergraduate, graduate, or law school programs in the United States. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
DEADLINE APRIL 2018
Webpop Design is awarding a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a video submission contest. Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their video application. Application deadline is April 30, 2018.
DEADLINE JUNE 2018
The Dolman Law Group is once again offering a $1,100 scholarship prize opportunity to existing or incoming college students. Application deadline is June 29, 2018.
DEADLINE JULY 2018
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who can show their personal design style by snapping and sharing a picture of their at home study spot on Instagram! Application deadline is July 31, 2018 by midnight.
DEADELINE SEPTEMBER 2018
ShoesTracker.com is offering its annual $2000 scholarship to one qualified student. Anyone is welcome to apply for this scholarship, no matter where in the world you reside. Application deadline is September 9, 2018.
DEADLINE DECEMBER 2018
Applicants must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words. Applicants will be judged on the essays they provide which should include their academic as well as non-academic achievements. Application deadline is December 30, 2018.
Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer is offering a $1,000 community service scholarship. The scholarship is offered to support one high-achieving, community-minded college student and help them achieve their goals. Application deadline is December 31, 2018.
CPR Near Me has created a Scholarship Program that is for all students who are either currently studying or aspiring to study healthcare or education. A $1000 Scholarship will be awarded every month to students who wish to pursue careers in both healthcare and education. Please review website for eligibility.
The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program encourages young volunteers to play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs. It recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education. Please review website for eligibility.
LA Tutors is passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. They award a $500 scholarship montly. Application deadline is by the 20th of each month.
Take the first step and enter the 12th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses. Starting September 12, 2016, students can enter online or by mail once during each two week drawing period. Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship each month.
Avoid Scholarship Scams
There is no guaranteed method for recognizing scholarship scams, but some warning signs include: assurance of winning; implying that anyone is eligible; requiring payment up-front. Watch out for the following well-known scams:
The Free Seminar. A letter invites you to an interview or free seminar at a nearby hotel, activity center or even a school. These seminars are usually sales pitches for financial aid/scholarship consultants.
Ego Stroking. You receive an offer to see your name and achievements in print for a fee and to compete with others in the directory for scholarship awards. These scholarships typically only cover 5 - 10 percent of all entries.
Pay to Play. A letter indicates that you have already won a scholarship. However, it states that you have to mail in a "shipping and handling fee" or pay taxes on the award up-front.
Notification by Phone. All scholarship organizations notify winners by writing. Even calls from organizations by a scholarship sponsor are followed with written notification.
Time Pressure. Be wary of phrases such as "first-come, first-served" or others that pressure you to make a decision in a short time frame.
The Name Game. This scam uses similar or official sounding names by using words like national, federation, administration, or bureau (for example, the National Federation of Education, the Bureau of Educational Administration, or State Scholarship Federation).
No Phone Number. Legitimate organizations and foundations always give a phone number on scholarship application materials.
False Sponsorship. The Better Business Bureau and federal agencies do not endorse private enterprises.
Personal Information Requests. Do not give out your bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security Number. None of these are needed to process or award private scholarships.
Application Fees. Most scholarship foundations are non-profit organizations and cannot charge an application fee.