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Top 41 Georgia Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Cece Gilmore

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Updated: April 4th, 2024

Are you a Georgia student who is wondering how you are going to pay for college? You can start with some of these top Georgia scholarships available to high school and college students! Our list includes merit scholarships at top Georgia colleges as well as private awards. Keep on reading to learn more about the great scholarships in Georgia!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Georgia HOPE Scholarship

Offered by Georgia Student Finance Commission

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Georgia Student Finance Commission

Are you a Georgia resident who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a USG, TCSG, or private HOPE-eligible college or university in Georgia? If…Show More

Are you a Georgia resident who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a USG, TCSG, or private HOPE-eligible college or university in Georgia? If…Show More

Are you a Georgia resident who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a USG, TCSG, or private HOPE-eligible college or university in Georgia? If so, you may be eligible for the Georgia HOPE Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple Georgia residents who will be soon attending a USG (University System of Georgia), TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia), or eligible private university in Georgia. Bear in mind that specific guidelines for what defines "Georgia residency" vary based on the type of school applicants are attending. Thus, we recommend checking out the Georgia Student Finance Commission website for more information. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must complete either the Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPP) or the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you're an incoming post-secondary student in Georgia and this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship Program

Offered by Georgia Society of Professional Engineers/Georgia Engineering Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline Varies
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Georgia Society of Professional Engineers/Georgia Engineering Foundation

The Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship Program is on the lookout for aspiring engineers and engineering technologists who are U.S. citizens and legal residents of Georgia.…Show More

The Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship Program is on the lookout for aspiring engineers and engineering technologists who are U.S. citizens and legal residents of Georgia.…Show More

The Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship Program is on the lookout for aspiring engineers and engineering technologists who are U.S. citizens and legal residents of Georgia. If you're attending or have been accepted into an ABET-accredited program, you're eligible to apply. High school seniors who have been accepted into an ABET-accredited program in the fall are also welcome to apply. Don't miss out on this opportunity to kickstart your engineering career! Bear in mind that each, specific scholarship may have additional eligibility requirements. To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements and deadlines, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the Georgia Engineering Foundation website. If you do fit the criteria for any of the scholarships, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline Varies
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

GHEA HOPE Scholarship

Offered by Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level College Underclassmen

Offered by Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)

Are you a Georgia resident who completed a Home Study program? If so, consider applying for the GHEA HOPE Scholarship! The GHEA HOPE Scholarship is…Show More

Are you a Georgia resident who completed a Home Study program? If so, consider applying for the GHEA HOPE Scholarship! The GHEA HOPE Scholarship is…Show More

Are you a Georgia resident who completed a Home Study program? If so, consider applying for the GHEA HOPE Scholarship! The GHEA HOPE Scholarship is open to Georgia residents who are either incoming college freshmen or college sophomores who have completed an eligible Home Study program in accordance with the requirements of Georgia’s home study statute (O.C.G.A § 20-2-690(c)). The scholarship is funded by the Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA), a member-supported, non-profit association that serves homeschoolers in Georgia and is committed to the advancement of home education and the protection of every family’s right to home education. This scholarship has a rolling deadline and continuously provides tuition assistance to eligible students enrolled at any college or university in Georgia. The HOPE grant recipient must also maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative postsecondary GPA to remain eligible. If you’re passionate about home education and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level College Underclassmen
Get Started

Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship

Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Southeastern Theatre Conference

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC)…Show More

The Steve Bayless Undergraduate Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will be entering a college or university in the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) region to major in theater. The SETC region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If you're a college-bound student in the SETC region with a passion for theater, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Community Bankers Association of Georgia

4 awards worth $1,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Community Bankers Association of Georgia

The Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Georgia high school seniors who are planning to attend a Georgia university, college,…Show More

The Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Georgia high school seniors who are planning to attend a Georgia university, college,…Show More

The Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Georgia high school seniors who are planning to attend a Georgia university, college, or technical institute in the upcoming Fall semester. This scholarship aims to promote community banking and assist deserving students in their first year of college. The scholarship awards $1,000 to four (4) applicants each year based on academic merit, not financial need. To be considered, students must be sponsored by a local community bank, complete an activity record showcasing their leadership skills, write a short essay on community banking, and provide teacher recommendations and an official high school transcript. If you're a Georgia high school senior who will be attending an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

4 awards worth $1,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

Offered by Regions Bank

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Regions Bank

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM. Applicants must be attending an institution in a southern state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia), and are eligible to earn between $1,000 and $5,000 to go toward their education. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and get a headstart on your career.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Career Women’s Network Scholarship Fund

Offered by Community Foundation of Central Georgia

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Community Foundation of Central Georgia

The Career Women’s Network Scholarship Fund is open to non-traditional, female students over the age of 25 who are enrolled in their first-ever undergraduate program.…Show More

The Career Women’s Network Scholarship Fund is open to non-traditional, female students over the age of 25 who are enrolled in their first-ever undergraduate program.…Show More

The Career Women’s Network Scholarship Fund is open to non-traditional, female students over the age of 25 who are enrolled in their first-ever undergraduate program. While any students meeting these criteria are eligible, bear in mind that preference will be given to students who currently reside in and attend post-secondary schools in the Central Georgia region. Interested students must also demonstrate financial need and submit an essay describing their educational plans and commitment to community service. If you're a non-traditional, female undergraduate student, preferably in the state of Georgia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Classic Center Cultural Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship

Offered by Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Are you a high school student passionate about the performing arts? If so, you may be eligible for the Classic Center Cultural Foundation Performing Arts…Show More

Are you a high school student passionate about the performing arts? If so, you may be eligible for the Classic Center Cultural Foundation Performing Arts…Show More

Are you a high school student passionate about the performing arts? If so, you may be eligible for the Classic Center Cultural Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship! The scholarship is open to high school students studying hospitality or a performing or visual art in Northeast Georgia. The scholarship is offered by the Classic Cultural Center Foundation, an organization based in northeast Georgia with a mission to “entertain and educate the local community and foster economic growth by supporting diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs, as well as workforce development initiatives.” To carry out this goal, the foundation's Performing Arts Scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple, winning performing arts students every year. In addition, winners' high school programs will be presented with $500 to help them continue supporting all their talented youths. If you are a performing arts student looking for some financial help to pursue your dreams, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Georgia Mining Association

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Georgia Mining Association

The Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors residing in counties where Georgia Mining Association member companies maintain operations. Applicants must…Show More

The Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors residing in counties where Georgia Mining Association member companies maintain operations. Applicants must…Show More

The Georgia Mining Foundation Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors residing in counties where Georgia Mining Association member companies maintain operations. Applicants must have been accepted for enrollment to a university in Georgia, have a GPA of 85% or higher, and mail a completed application packet to: Georgia Mining Foundation, 113 Arkwright Landing, Macon, GA 31210. If you're a high school senior ready to attend college in Georgia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship is open to undergraduate students from Georgia who demonstrate financial need and have completed or will complete at least…Show More

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship is open to undergraduate students from Georgia who demonstrate financial need and have completed or will complete at least…Show More

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation Scholarship is open to undergraduate students from Georgia who demonstrate financial need and have completed or will complete at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of academic credits by the end of their current Spring semester. Medical school and dental school students are also eligible to apply. Applications are due by March 1st of every year. If you're a Georgia resident currently in an undergraduate program, medical, or dental school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund

Offered by Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Georgia who are attending private or out-of-state universities. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need,…Show More

The Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Georgia who are attending private or out-of-state universities. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need,…Show More

The Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund is open to residents of Georgia who are attending private or out-of-state universities. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, and a history of commitment to community service. If you're a community-minded college student from Georgia, we encourage you to apply for this chance to earn funding towards your education. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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How to win Georgia scholarships

Georgia is a unique state filled with rich cultural history. Therefore, it is important to learn about that history in order to find areas of opportunity to win Georgia scholarships. Applicants can demonstrate their connection to Georgia and showcase their potential to contribute to Georgia’s continued growth and development. 

Students with a passion for history might highlight Georgia’s role in the civil rights movement or its contributions to the American music industry. Students with a passion for the environment can focus on Georgia’s natural beauty and landscape, such as its magnificent mountain ranges and state parks. 

Resources to write Georgia scholarship application essays

We have some helpful Scholarships360 resources when applying for Georgia scholarships. In order to win Georgia scholarships, you may need to write an essay about yourself.  Also, check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay, and how to write a scholarship resume to help you throughout the application process. Ultimately, the key to winning Georgia scholarships is to showcase your unique strengths and demonstrate your ability to make a positive impact within Georgia. 

Georgia student loan debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, Georgia residents owe $68.6 billion in federal student loan debt, with student borrowers owing $41,639 on average (that does not include private loans). 49.7% of student loan borrowers in Georgia are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education, remember that scholarships allow students to take less loans. Make sure that you apply to as many as you qualify for! Keep on reading to learn more about top Georgia scholarships, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Georgia!

Merit scholarships at Georgia colleges and universities

Agnes Scott College

  • Eligibility: Incoming students to Agnes College who excel in academics, leadership, character and personal achievement are invited to compete for this scholarship 
  • Amount: $22,000 up to the full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Apply for admission to Agnes Scott College by January 15 annually

Berry College

  • Eligibility: Incoming students to Berry College. Decision is made based on admission application
  • Amount: Up to $40,000
  • Deadline: Apply to Berry College by January 15 annually

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Georgia Institute of Technology. Based on academic excellence, financial need, and major of study
  • Amount: Up to full cost of attendance
  • Deadline: January 31

Emory University

  • Eligibility: Incoming students to Emory University. Decision made based on academic merit shown in admission application
  • Amount: Up to full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Apply to Emory University by November 15 annually

Georgia State University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Georgia State University. Show academic merit. Decision made based on admission application
  • Amount: $500 to $3,000
  • Deadline: Apply for admission to Georgia State University by November 15

Morehouse College

  • Eligibility: Incoming students to Morehouse College. Scholarship decisions are made based on admission application
  • Amount: Varies based on information provided in admission application
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Morehouse College

Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Eligibility: Incoming students to SCAD. Must demonstrate superior academic achievement
  • Amount: $1,000 per year up to the full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to SCAD

Spelman College

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to Spelman College. Have a 3.8+ GPA. Have a 1330+ SAT score or a 31+ ACT score.
  • Amount: $5,000 per year up to the full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Spelman College

University of Georgia

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year undergraduate students to UGA. Show strong academic achievement and accomplishment and leadership in extracurriculars. Must enroll full-time
  • Amount: $2,000 up to $23,400
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to UGA

Wesleyan College

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-years to Wesleyan College. Show high academic achievement. Different scholarships for different areas of study (fine arts, humanities, social sciences, STEM, teaching, etc.). Have a 3.0+ high school GPA
  • Amount: Varies to full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Wesleyan College

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition costs are generally much lower than out-of-state tuition rates, which can save students thousands of dollars in tuition costs each year. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state Georgia students, which can help reduce the cost of attending college. 

Here are a few well-known Georgia universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

  • In-state tuition: $10,258
  • Out-of-state tuition: $31,370

Georgia State University

  • In-state tuition: $4,474
  • Out-of-state tuition: $13,993

University of Georgia

  • In-state tuition: $12,080
  • Out-of-state tuition: $31,120

How do you get in-state tuition?

In order to establish residency in Georgia to qualify for in-state tuition, an individual must have maintained legal residence in the state for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment. Additionally, the individual must demonstrate that they have a purpose for living in Georgia such as employment. This can be demonstrated through documentation such as driver’s licenses, voter registration and tax returns. 

However, it is important to note that residency rules can vary by college, and some universities may have additional requirements. Students who are unsure about their residency status should contact the admissions office of the university in order to obtain further information. 

Does Georgia have tuition reciprocity? 

Georgia is a member of two tuition reciprocity agreements known as the Academic Common Market (ACM) and the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement. 

The Academic Common Market allows students to attend out-of-state public institutions while paying in-state tuition rates. The specific programs of study must not be available in their home state. 

The SREB’s Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement allows students to take online courses from public institutions in other member states at in-state tuition rates.

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Additional Georgia resources

Georgia Student Finance Commission

The Georgia Student Finance Commission provides a list of Georgia’s scholarships, grants, and loan programs. Check it out to find additional scholarships, grants, and loans you may qualify for!

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Program

The Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Program encourages Georgia residents to attend eligible private colleges in Georgia by providing assistance for educational costs. Recipients receive an award of $300 per quarter or $450 per semester.

Community Foundation of Central Georgia scholarships

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia offers several scholarships for students from counties in Central Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Coffee, Crawford, Dodge, Greene, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Spalding, Taylor, Twiggs, Upson, and Wilkinson.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta scholarships

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provides several scholarships for students who attended certain Atlanta high schools or are pursuing particular areas of study. Check to see what you qualify for!

Georgia Engineering Foundation scholarships

The Georgia Engineering Foundation scholarships page provides links to engineering-related organizations in Georgia that offer scholarships for engineering students.

FAFSA guide

On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Georgia students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

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For students seeking financial assistance for college, scholarships are a great way to lessen tuition costs. Students should consider applying for scholarships that are specifically designed for their demographic. Women, high school seniors and Black students can take advantage of specific scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships require essays and applications, but others are no-essay scholarships, making the application process easier. Remember, Scholarships360 is here to provide valuable resources and access to scholarships for students!

Frequently asked questions about Georgia scholarships

Does Georgia offer free college?

There are opportunities for qualifying students to get their education paid for by Georgia! The HOPE Scholarship reward amount varies based on institution, but it can cover up to the full cost of tuition. Additionally, the HOPE Career Grant helps cover the cost of career education for select industries including truck driving, automotive and aircraft-related fields, healthcare, environmental sciences, engineering, computer programming, carpentry, plumbing, and more.

Does Georgia offer state scholarship programs?

Yes. the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships are available to Georgia residents who are attending school in the state.

Can out-of-state students receive scholarships to attend Georgia colleges and universities?

Yes! Out-of-state students may be eligible for some Georgia scholarships. However, many Georgia scholarships are reserved for Georgia residents, so double-check the scholarship requirements.

How can I increase my chances of winning a Georgia scholarship?

Students can increase their chances of winning a Georgia scholarship by researching and applying for multiple scholarships, meeting all eligibility criteria, and submitting strong applications.
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