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Financial Aid: Scholarships

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. 

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.

Databases

Databases

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.

College Affordability for Minority Students

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.

FastWeb
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.

GAFutures
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.

Minority Scholarships
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
Peterson's has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

ScholarshipExperts.com
Offers a free scholarship service with a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Student Aid
A government site with plenty of information on funding opportunities and a scholarship search tool.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

DEADLINE JUNE 2018

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

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

Eye for Design Scholarship

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 Scholarship

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

Used.ForSale Annual Scholarship Award

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 Lawyers Community Service Scholarship

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.

 

NO DEADLINE:

CPR Near Me Scholarship Program

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.

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

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 123: Monthly $500 Scholarship Opportunity

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.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

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 College Scholarship Contest

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.