Scholarships

Where do I have a scholarship sent to?

Regarding the scholarship(s) you have been awarded, please contact each scholarship organization and have them mail their check(s) to the VSU Office of Financial Aid, Valdosta State University, 1500 Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA  31698, ATTN:  Wanda DeWeese / Scholarships.

If the organization is unable to submit their check(s) at this time, we will give you credit for the scholarship if the organization will provide a letter on company letterhead, addressed to Valdosta State University, indicating that the check will be sent in the near future.  The letter should include the student's name, student number and the amount of the scholarship. If the check is not received by midterm of each semester, the student will be responsible for any fees due on their student account. 

Once we have received the scholarship check and/or notification, we will credit it to your student account.  It may then be subtracted from your charges.

Please be advised, VSU does not participate in a billing system.

General Scholarships

The VSU General Scholarship Application for the 2014-15 academic year is available January 1 through March 1 via your BANNER Web account under Financial Aid.

Clare Philips Martin Scholarship Application is available January 1 through March1 on the Forms Menu to your left.

By completing the General Scholarship Application you will be considered for scholarships administered by VSU; however, there are several other opportunities to explore. Hometown churches, clubs, professional organizations, and civic groups sometimes offer scholarships. If you are awarded a scholarship from a source other than VSU, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator in the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) for instructions for paying your fees with these scholarship funds.

Students currently enrolled at VSU will find books containing information on available scholarships in the Odum Library and in the OFA. High school seniors may want to check local high school libraries, high school guidance offices, college and university libraries, and offices of student financial aid. Students should also check with the academic department in which they are enrolled. A list of the VSU scholarships and other information regarding scholarships can be accessed on the World Wide Web on the VSU Office of Financial Aid Web Page. Another source of information can be found on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Web Page for students and parents.

We recommend that you not pay anyone to find scholarships for you. Scholarship search companies generally provide information you can obtain on your own with a few hours research. Contrary to most advertisements, there are not billions of dollars in unused scholarships each year. And, if you are guaranteed a scholarship or a refund of your money, be sure to read the fine print.

More Scholarship Information:

AIR FORCE ROTC IN-COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMThe Air Force ROTC offers 2 and 3-year scholarships to qualified college freshmen and sophomores in any major. Apply through your Air Force ROTC detachment. Awards are for $15,000 and $9,000 scholarships.

For more information on ROTC scholarships click HERE.