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.
- The application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018
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 MARCH 2018
This scholarship opportunity is for students currently enrolled in the School of Nursing on the Armstrong Campus and intending to continue their studies here during the 2018-19 academic year. The above linked application and all supporting materials must be handed in to the Office of Financial Aid (Victor Hall, 2nd Floor) by Friday, March 16th @ 4:00PM.
This $1,000 scholarship in memory of Billy Bond is available to undergraduate students majoring in either Biology or Political Science and currently enrolled on the Armstrong Campus. The above linked application and supporting materials must be handed in to the Office of Financial Aid (Victor Hall, 2nd Floor) by Friday, March 23rd @ 4:00PM.
The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos. Application deadline is March 25, 2018.
The Tau Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is awarding this $250 scholarship to a female minority student enrolled on the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University. Please see the above-linked application for details. Application deadline is March 31, 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.
The Scholarship Fund is to be used for students attending a Chatham County institution of higher education pursing a degree in the medical field. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
DEADLINE APRIL 2018
This $1,500 scholarship opportunity is for students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Application deadline is April 30, 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.