SCHOLARSHIPS


The Presidential Scholarship

The Albany State University Foundation Scholarship

James H. Porter Academic Scholarships

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally)

The HOPE Promise Scholarship Program

Thurgood Marshall Scholarships

Albany State University National Alumni Association Scholarships

Marie H. Dixon Scholarship

Albany State University Athletic Scholarships

Albany State University Music Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant

Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program

Ty Cobb Scholarship

Alice Minor Stubbs Hawthorne Scholarship

External Scholarships




THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Albany State University Foundation recognizes Presidential Scholars each academic year, granting an award which may be up to the student's cost of attendance. A Presidential Scholar must rank in the upper five percent of his/her graduating high school class and must have a competitive SAT/ACT score.  In addition to SAT/ACT requirements, valedictorians and salutatorians will be considered. Additionally, applicants will need three letters of recommendation and a 500 word essay. The Application deadline is April 20th of each year. The student who wishes to apply for the Presidential Scholarship should contact the Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program, Office of the President or the Office of Financial Aid. Please visit the Financial Aid Website at http://www.asurams.edu for application procedures.




THE ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Albany State University Foundation will recognize Foundation Scholars each academic year, granting an award which may be up to $2000 per year. An Albany State University Foundation Scholar must have a competitive SAT/ACT score which should be no less than 1000 SAT or 22 Composite ACT and a 3.5 grade point average. The student who wishes to apply for the Albany State University Foundation Scholarship should contact the Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program, Office of the President or the Office of Financial Aid. Please visit the Financial Aid Website at http://www.asurams.edu for application procedures.




JAMES H. PORTER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Porter Academic Scholarships are made possible through a trust fund created by James H. Porter and authorized by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  The scholarships are provided as an incentive to attract academically talented students to the University.  Priority will be given to prior recipients for renewal.


AWARD CRITERIA

Minimum eligibility requirements to receive the James H. Porter Academic Scholarship include:


Determination of Award Amounts

The determination of the Scholarship award amounts are based on available funding.

Scholarship awards for the James H. Porter Academic Scholarship are from $1000 - $5000 annually.





GEORGIA'S HOPE SCHOLARSHIP (HELPING OUTSTANDING PUPILS EDUCATIONALLY)

If you are a Georgia resident enrolling in a degree program at a Georgia public college, university, or technical college, you may be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. The Georgia HOPE Scholarship's award covers 90% of the prior year matriculation (tuition) cost. The HOPE Scholarship no long provides funding for mandatory fees nor does it provides a book allowance.


The HOPE Scholarship Program is funded through the Georgia Lottery.  The program will assist entering freshmen graduating from a Georgia high school, with a "B" average in a college preparatory curriculum.  The Georgia HOPE Scholarship provides funding for a portion of the matriculation cost.


Students who are not academically eligible for a HOPE Scholarship immediately after high school graduation may be eligible for a HOPE Scholarship after attempting 30, 60 or 90 hours of study, or students who lost HOPE due to not maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average may be eligible to regain HOPE after attempting 60 or 90 hours of study.  Eligibility under both categories can be considered by completing the HOPE Evaluation Request Form. The assistance from the scholarship is the same as that of a freshman receiving HOPE. For more information on HOPE Scholarship go to: http://www.GAFutures.org.



THE HOPE PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This program will provide forgivable loans of $3,000 per year to students who commit to teach in a Georgia public school and have a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade average after their sophomore year in college. For more information on HOPE Promise Scholarship go to: http://www.GAFutures.org.




THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship is awarded to entering freshman enrolled in full-time study pursuing a bachelor's degree. The recipient must have attained a score of 1,100 minimum on the SAT or a score of 24 minimum on the ACT, and a grade point average of 3.0.  Additionally, the recipient must be recommended by his/her high school and demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and community service.




ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Albany State University National Alumni Association awards scholarships annually to undergraduate students. For more information, you can contact the Albany State University National Alumni Association at 229-430-3982. Scholarships include:

The Marie H. Dixon (see below)




MARIE H. DIXON SCHOLARSHIP

The Marie H. Dixon Scholarship is presented by the Albany State University Alumni Association to perpetuate the memory of its president emeritus. This award is made to one eligible student who is either enrolled at Albany State University or intends to enroll at the institution.


The ASU Alumni Association grants one $1,000 scholarship annually.  The recipient must meet the following requirements:



For more information or to apply, contact the office of Alumni Affairs at (229) 430-4658.




ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics should be contacted for information.




ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Interested students should contact the Chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts.




The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African America, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education.

To apply, visit http://www.gmsp.org.




LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL DEPENDENTS GRANT

This grant in the amount of $2,000 per academic year is awarded to eligible Georgia residents who are dependent children of Georgia law enforcement officers, prison guards or firemen who are permanently disabled or were killed in the line of duty. Students who qualify should con- tact the FAO. For more information go to: http://www.GAFutures.org.




GEORGIA PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL GRANT

The son or daughter of any Georgia public safety officer who was killed or is permanently disabled in the line of duty is eligible for this grant. The program, which is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education, covers the Cost of Attendance at a Georgia public post-secondary institution, minus other gift aid received, including the Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant. For more information on Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant go to: http://www.GAFutures.org.




ROBERT C. BYRD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This scholarship program is available to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.   The purpose of the program is to promote student excellence and achievement and to recognize exceptionally able student who show promise of continued excellence.  The

recipient  receives  a  stipend  of  $1,500  for  the  academic  year. For  more  information  on  the  Robert  C.  Byrd Scholarship go to: http://www.GAFutures.org.




TY COBB SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded annually to sophomores, juniors and seniors.   Recipients must be a Georgia resident, demonstrate financial need, and possess a 3.0 grade-point average or better.  Applications can be obtained by writing: Ty Cobb Foundation, P.O. Box 725, Forest Park, GA 30051.




ALICE MINOR STUBBS HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Hawthorne to inspire youths to beat the odds and obtain a college education.  The scholarship covers tuition and fees at Albany State University.  The recipient must meet the following requirements:




EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Numerous Scholarships are available through external sources such as local churches, clubs, professional organizations, private foundations and civic groups.  High school students should also check with their high school libraries and guidance counselors.  The FAO posts on a continuous basis through ASU-INFO (e-mail) scholarship announcements that are received in the FAO.  The World Wide Web is a great and helpful resource when searching for scholarships, and many provide free information.  Listed below are some reputable scholarship Web sites.

www.fastweb.com www.GAFutures.org www.studentaid.ed.gov www.dl.ed.gov









www.dlenote.ed.gov www.collegeispossible.org www.collegeboard.org

www.freschinfo.com www.collegenet.com www.scholarships.com