Scholarships for VSU Students

Scholarships are a great way to help students pay for college without having to incur additional debt. Scholarships can come from any organization, such as a church, business, fraternity/sorority, government, etc. The VSU Foundation and University Scholarships are established by private donors and awarded each year to students with excellent academic achievement and/or those students with financial need.

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Types of Scholarships

Common types of scholarships are merit-based scholarships, but there are also scholarships that are based on financial need, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work.

  • Merit Based Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, potential, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, community service and individual scholarship criteria regardless of financial need.
  • Need Based Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. 

For consideration of need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as they can and list VSU as an institution of intent (VSU’s Title IV School Code is 001599). Additional requirements for need based scholarships include leadership skills, community involvement and individual scholarship criteria will also be considered. 

Regardless of your family’s income or your potential eligibility for a scholarship, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all other financial aid documents required by the VSU Office of Financial Aid.

Students should read each scholarship description carefully. Some scholarships require the student to contact the donor or department directly to obtain application information. 

Be wary of scholarships that require some form of payment; this is not generally within the spirit of scholarship giving and is not recommended by the Office of Financial Aid.

How to apply for scholarships

Most scholarships offered through VSU are applied for through the VSU General Scholarship Application. Most scholarship deadlines are early in the Spring semester to be applied to the following academic year. For example, completing the application in Spring 2020 will apply for aid in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The VSU General Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year is available October 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to use our "Contact Us" form on any of our web pages, or call the VSU Office of Financial Aid at 229-333-5935.

How to access The VSU General Scholarship Application

  1. Log into MyVSU
  2. Click on Banner Registration (if directed to the New Student Portal, please click Return to Student Services Menu)
  3. Click on Financial Aid Application Menu
  4. Click on Apply for VSU Scholarships
  5. Once you complete the application, Click on View VSU Scholarship Application to review your submission.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to use our Contact Us form and select "Scholarships," or call the VSU Office of Financial Aid at 229-333-5935.

 

Statewide Scholarships

  • HOPE Scholarship

    Description

    Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible college in Georgia.  To learn more about the HOPE Scholarship Program, visit www.gacollege411.org.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU HOPE Processing Application. You must have a completed Financial Aid File. 

  • ZELL MILLER HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    Georgia's Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible college in Georgia.  To learn more about the Zell Miller HOPE Scholarship Program, visit www.gacollege411.org.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU HOPE Processing Application. You must have a completed Financial Aid File. 

  • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Scholarship

    Description

    Full tuition awarded throughout the State of Georgia on a rotating basis. Must be a Georgia resident, undergraduate with superior academic achievement, good citizenship and financial need.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • Ty Cobb Scholarship

    Description

    Awarded annually to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  To qualify, one must be a Georgia resident, demonstrate financial need, and possess at least a “B” average.

    How to Apply

    Applications available from:

    Ty Cobb Foundation
    P.O. Box 725
    Forest Park, Georgia 30051

    Or by e-mail: tycobb@mindspring.com

Major-Based Scholarships

  • Robert F. Barr Scholarship

    Description

    Funds are available for scholarship awards for promising instrumentalist Music and Music Education majors through the Robert F. Barr Scholarship Fund.  The Department of Music selects recipients on the basis of audition.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Music

  • Lee M. Bennett Art Scholarship

    Description

    VSU students majoring in art, who meet certain criteria are eligible to apply for this scholarship, created by Mrs. Bennett’s will.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Art & Design

  • Wesley Ren Christie Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is provided for communication arts majors. High school seniors must have a combined SAT score of at least 1100.  Applicants for this scholarship will be chosen on the basis of SAT or ACT scores, the academic average and standing in high school or junior college, and an original essay.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Communication Arts

  • Elene D. Dorminy Scholarship

    Description

    Scholarship funds are provided by the John Henry Dorminy Foundation. Awarded annually to an undergraduate music major, based on musical ability and potential.  Recipients are selected by the Department of Music on the basis of audition.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Music

  • LaForrest Eberhardt Theatre Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded to theatre majors based on a combination of academic achievement and audition or portfolio presentation.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Theatre Arts

  • Golden Circle Theatre Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded to theatre majors based on a combination of academic achievement and audition or portfolio presentation.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Art & Design

  • Bernard L. Linger Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Bernard L. Linger and is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in music, art,or communication arts. The recipient must have carried a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester during the year prior to application and must have maintained an overall 3.5 grade point average. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years if the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and continues to major in music, art, or communication arts.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the College of the Arts

  • Ola Lee Means Scholarship

    Description

    This non-renewable scholarship is offered to outstanding students in the field of English and those enrolled in a program in the College of the Arts. In even numbered years, the award will be made to a student majoring in English. In the odd numbered years, the award will be made to a student enrolled in a College of the Arts major of study. Recipients are selected by the appropriate college or department.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Louise Sawyer Theatre Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship fund established in memory of Louise Sawyer is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in theatre arts. Recipients are selected by the Department of Theatre Arts.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Theatre Arts

  • Lucy Martin Stewart Scholarship

    Description

    Awarded each year to a vocal music major. Selection is made solely on promise as a performer. Recipients are selected by the Department of Music on the basis of audition.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Music

Major-Based Scholarships

  • Belk-Hudson Management Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship provided by Belk-Hudson of Valdosta, awarded to an outstanding management major, is renewable if the student maintains a 2.75 grade point average and is making satisfactory progress toward completion of the B.B.A. degree. Recipients are selected by the College of Business Administration.

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Citizens Community Bank Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded based on student recommendations by the Dean of the College of Business Administration. Minimum requirements include an SAT score of 1000 or higher and a high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A current FAFSA should be on file at the Office of Financial Aid.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • James L. Dewar, Sr. - Park Avenue Bank Scholarship

    Description

    Created in honor of Mr. Dewar, Sr., this scholarship invites applications from students who graduated from a Lowndes County school and majoring in Business Administration.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • John Henry Dorminy Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is provided by the Dorminy Trust Fund. Incoming freshmen at VSU who will be majoring in the College of Business Administration are eligible. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Georgia Gulf Sulfur Business - Athlete Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship established by the Georgia Gulf Sulfur Corporation to recognize outstanding performance in the classroom and the field of competition is awarded to an incoming freshman at Valdosta State University,  majoring in a College of Business discipline, and participating in one of VSU’s intercollegiate athletic teams. A minimum 950 SAT is required, and the scholarship can be renewable up to three additional years if the student maintains a minimum 2.5 grade point average, continues to pursue a College of Business degree program, and continues to participate in one of VSU’s intercollegiate athletic sports.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Bank of America Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded based on recommendations by the Dean of the College of Business Administration.  Preferences are given to business majors. Must be in good academic standing.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Maxwell Stephenson Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded based on student recommendations by the Dean of the College of Business Administration. Preferences are given to business administration majors. Must be in good academic standing.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

  • Steele Scholarship

    Description

    The premier scholarship of the Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, this endowed scholarship was created in 2002 to honor the memory of Rea and Lillian Steele. Steele Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in one of five business disciplines. Minimum requirements for consideration include an SAT score of 1240 and a high school or transfer grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. Involvement in activities, leadership, service to the community and financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid) are also considered. A Steele Scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years for recipients maintaining a 3.25 average while continuing to pursue a B.B.A. degree. Recipients are selected by the College of Business Administration.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application

College of Education and Human Services

  • GAIL ABERSON SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Gail Aberson, to assist teachers at the graduate level in their professional development/certification as Teacher Support Specialists (Mentors) and science teachers K-12. The award will provide assistance to teachers from member school systems in the Okefenokee RESA.

    How to Apply

    Qualified recipients may contact the College of Education and Human Services for application information.

  • OLA M. BROWN MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship designated for a minority student majoring in Education is available to a student with good academic standing and demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid). Selection will be determined by the College of Education and Human Services Scholarship Committee.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • MATTIE H. DEWAR SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This annual endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Mattie Hendry Dewar by her family members. The scholarship is awarded to students pursing service occupations in the primary fields of education, welfare and religious activities.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • VICKY LYNNE FOSHEE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Vicky Lynne Foshee, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Donald P. Foshee. The scholarship is to be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the industrial/Organizational Psychology program.  Completing at least 10 hours per semester with a “B” or better grade point average may renew it.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • A.B. “SONNY” MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded based on recommendations by the College of Education and Human Services Scholarship Committee. Students must be pursuing a masters of education degree. Based on ability and promise.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • CATHERINE HENSLEY MCDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    The members of the Valdosta Junior Service League established this scholarship in memory of Catherine Hensley McDonald. The scholarship is available to students majoring in the Business-Vocational Education program, who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and have demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid). The scholarship is renewable for one year if the recipient maintains the 2.5 grade point average. Selection is made by the College of Education and Human Services Scholarship Committee.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • SARALYN SAMMONS SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    The Saralyn Sammons Scholarship was established to honor Miss Sammons, a member of the Vocational Education faculty for 26 years. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed 30 hours at VSU, has a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and has demonstrated financial need (must have a FASFA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid). Recommendations for this scholarship are made by the Department of Adult and Career Education.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • ELIZABETH DARLENE SIKES SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship was established to recognize an outstanding graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Based on continuous community service, good academic standing and financial need. Must provide 2 letters of support.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

  • SPEECH AND HEARING SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    The members of the Valdosta Junior Service League have established this scholarship for a student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, who has completed 50 semester hours, has a minimum 2.5 grade point average, and has demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and Special Education.

  • JIM & MARY THREATTE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This annual scholarship was established by Jimmy ’65 & Quay Allen of Tifton, in honor of Mrs. Allen’s parents, to recognize an outstanding student in the College of Education and Human Services. The College of Education and Human Services selects recipients.

    How to Apply

    For application and deadline information, contact the College of Education and Human Services.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • ALPHA KAPPA DELTA SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This annual endowed scholarship is available to undergraduates and graduates based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship was established to promote interest in the study of Sociology at VSU. Recipients are chosen by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice.

  • HAROLD S. GULLIVER, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Harold S. Gulliver, Sr. The scholarship is based on academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to English majors and humanities majors.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • LEE ANTHONY CREWS SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    The Criminal Justice Lee Anthony Crews scholarship is awarded in the loving memory of his family, in remembrance of his line of duty death as a Valdosta, Georgia law enforcement officer.

    The Crews family seeks to award $1,000 to needing and deserving criminal justice major students. 3 scholarships will be awarded. Students must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a Criminal Justice major
    • Must have completed 60 hours minimum
    • Must have an established 3.0 GPA
    • Must be from Lowndes, Echols, Cook, or Brooks counties in Georgia
    • Must submit a 500 word essay, demonstrating need for the funding and describing their goals once they graduate with the degree in Criminal Justice
    • Must submit a current resume
    • Must submit at least 2 signed letters of support, and
    • Must be available (barring class) to assist in the annual golf tournament in the Fall.

    Please contact the SACJ department for the application deadline. Recipients of the award will be notified after the committee reviews the applications.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a typed packet containing the referenced materials above to the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. Do not email the documents.

    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
    RE: Lee Anthony Crews Scholarship
    Valdosta State University
    Valdosta, Ga 31698

  • OLA LEE MEANS SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This non-renewable scholarship is offered to outstanding students in the field of English and those enrolled in a program in the College of the Arts. In even numbered years, the award will be made to a student majoring in English. In the odd numbered years, the award will be made to a student enrolled in a College of the Arts major of study. Recipients are selected by the appropriate college or department.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • PAULEY PERRETTE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    During the first award year, a "full" scholarship will be awarded, defined by the VSU Office of Financial Aid as the total cost of attendance, including:

    • tuition and mandatory fees,
    • room and board, and
    • books and required course materials.

    Total cost of attendance is currently estimated at $8,200 per semester or $16,400 per academic year.

    In years two and three, the remaining funds will be awarded as annual scholarships valued at $6,800 each academic year.

    The scholarship(s) may be awarded in the amounts outlined above to a student(s) who meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Female students majoring in criminal justice at Valdosta State University,
    • Merit, character, and a demonstrated financial need

    Recipients shall be selected each year by the Criminal Justice department in correspondence with the Office of Admissions.

    How to Apply

    Scholarships will be awarded through the Office of Financial Aid at Valdosta State University in consultation with the appropriate scholarship selection committee and consistent with the above criteria and University policies and procedures.

  • JEFFREY K. CUTE/TENS SCHOLARSHIP FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS

    Description

    $1000 scholarship awarded annually to be divided between Fall semester and Spring semester. Awards will be made annually based on the following criteria:

    1. Student must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate student majoring in Criminal Justice
    2. Student must have maintained a B average
    3. Student must reside (or have resided) in either the Southern Judicial Circuit counties (Lowndes, Brooks, Thomas, Colquitt, Echols) or the Alapaha Judicial Circuit counties (Berrien, Cook, Lanier, Clinch, Atkinson) of the state of Georgia

    The awarding of the scholarship will alternate annually between the two judicial circuits if viable candidates are eligible.

    How to Apply

    Scholarships will be awarded through the Office of Financial Aid at Valdosta State University in consultation with the appropriate scholarship selection committee and consistent with the above criteria and University policies and procedures.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • VIRGINIA MCCRAW GASKINS SCHOLARSHIP

    One scholarship is offered each year from funds provided in memory of Virginia McCraw Gaskins. Preference is given to students who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in nursing.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • KIWANIS CLUB OF VALDOSTA SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club of Valdosta. This scholarship is renewable, and recipients are recommended by the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • THOMAS H. MOSELEY, M.D. NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is provided in memory of Dr. Thomas H. Moseley, Sr. It is awarded to senior nursing majors, with consideration given to academics and financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • JANE PARRAMORE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded to senior nursing majors based on academics and financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid). Recipient selected by the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • LETTIE PATE WHITEHEAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate female students of Christian religious affiliation who are in good academic standing, residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Recipients must also have a demonstrated financial need (must have FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid). Recipients selected by the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • JULIA WISENBAKER SUMERFORD SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This non-renewable scholarship is offered to outstanding students in the fields of chemistry and nursing. In the even-numbered years, the award will be made to the student majoring in the field of chemistry. In the odd-numbered years, the award will be made to a nursing student.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • Other Nursing and Health Science Scholarships

    Please visit the Scholarships page in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences for more opportunities. 

College of Science and Mathematics

  • ANDY KOPPY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This annual endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Andy Koppy and is awarded to student(s) majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems and minoring in German. The recipient(s) must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all courses and are chosen annually on the basis of ability, promise, and need by an agreed decision from the Department Head of Computer Science and the Senior Professor of German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

    How to Apply

    Apply through the Department of Computer Science.

  • Elizabeth Lohmar Award

    Description

    This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior or returning senior mathematics major who has maintained a 3.0 GPA or better and who has displayed a combined interested in scholastic and extracurricular activities, as chosen by the Mathematics Department.

    How to Apply

    Apply through the Department of Mathematics.

  • James E. Martin Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship was created to honor the memory of James E. Martin. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics (not available for students on the Engineering Track). The scholarship can be renewed for up to three years if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average in all courses required for the physics major. Recipients are selected by the Department of Physics.

    How to Apply

    Apply through the Department of Physics.

  • JULIA WISENBAKER SUMERFORD SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This non-renewable scholarship is offered to outstanding students in the fields of chemistry and nursing. In the even numbered years, the award will be made to the student majoring in the field of chemistry. In the odd-numbered years, the award will be made to a nursing student.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • Mrs. Maya Goel Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Mrs. Maya Goel. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior or returning senior mathematics major who has maintained a 3.3 GPA or better, as chosen by the Department of Mathematics.

    How to Apply

    Apply through the Department of Mathematics.

Other Scholarships

  • AIR FORCE ROTC SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    Scholarships are available to students enrolled in ROTC at VSU and are based on performance, academic achievement and leadership potential.

    How to Apply

    For further information, contact the VSU Air Force ROTC Office at (229) 333–5954.

  • BETH BURNETTE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship is created to honor the memory of Beth Burnette. The scholarship is available to students who are graduates of Valdosta High School. Recipients will be selected based upon a combination of financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid) and academic merit. The scholarship is renewable for three years.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • PAUL A. BURNETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship established in memory of Paul A. Burnette, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Burnette, awarded annually to a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The recipient must have a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • LOUISE S. CHASTAIN SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This fund was established by Mrs. Chastain for students pursuing a Masters in Social Work. Preference is given to residents of Thomas County, Georgia.

    How to Apply

    Apply to the Division of Social Work.

  • GRIFFIN L.L.C. SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship assists the dependent child of a Griffin Associate. Incoming freshmen, as well as students enrolled at VSU, with a Griffin employed parent, are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 15 credit hour enrollment at VSU, a 2.0 grade point average, is making satisfactory progress toward a degree, and the parent is maintaining employment with the Griffin Corporation.

    How to Apply

    Applications are available with the Griffin Corporation Human Resources Department, and are due April 1.

  • DR. JOSEPH A. AND HAZEL DURRENBERGER SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship is available to deserving undergraduate students, with preference given to those who are considered non-traditional, having reached the age of 25, maintaining a 2.5 grade point average, and enrolled full-time. This scholarship is renewable.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • SALLIE HUTCHINSON SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is available to deserving undergraduate students, with preference given to female students who permanently reside in one of the following counties: Berrien, Cook, Lowndes, Thomas or Brooks. This scholarship is renewable.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • LORENE JOINER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Thomas, in memory of Mrs. Thomas’ mother, Lorene Joiner. The scholarship is intended to benefit students with demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • CLARE PHILIPS MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is available to a student currently enrolled at VSU who has completed no less than 60 semester hours at VSU with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. To qualify, a student must have demonstrated intellectual growth and leadership through involvement in clubs, organizations, projects, and work experience while in college. This award is presented during the University Honors Day Program, during spring semester. The deadline for application is March 1.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the Clare Philips Martin Scholarship Application available January 1 through March 1.

  • PAUL SCOTT MARTY SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was created to honor the memory of Paul Scott Marty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Marty. The recipient must be an Air Force ROTC cadet who will be entering the junior year and will not be receiving the Air Force ROTC Scholarship.

    How to Apply

    AFROTC Detachment 172 will distribute and receive applications. For further information, contact the VSU Air Force ROTC.

  • VSU MINORITY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship was established by the VSU Minority Alumni Association. The scholarship is awarded to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid). The recipient(s) will be selected by the VSU Minority Alumni Association.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • ROY L. “BUTCH” PIERCE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    Awarded each year based on academic excellence and financial need. May be renewed. Preference given to residents of Seminole County, Georgia, and the surrounding area.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • MILTON M. RATNER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is intended to benefit students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA application on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • WALTER R. AND DOROTHY S. SALTER SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in a pre-medical program of study. The trustee of the estate of Mrs. Salter selects recipients. Students must be enrolled full-time, have a 3.0 grade point average, be a declared pre-med major having completed two major level courses in both chemistry and biology (4 courses).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • BARBARA PEARLMAN SOSNIK SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was created by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pearlman, to honor the memory of their daughter. To be awarded to deserving students with demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • JAMES D. WALKER SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    Awarded to a junior transfer student. Based on academic excellence and financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid). May be renewed for the senior year. Preference given to residents of Suwannee County, Florida.

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

  • FRANCES WOOD WILSON FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This scholarship is intended to benefit students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need (must have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid).

    How to Apply

    Apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application.

Athletic Department Scholarships

  • GEORGIA GULF SULFUR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

    Description

    These scholarships were established to assist academically and athletically talented students who are members of the VSU basketball teams.

    How to Apply

    Selection is made by the coaching staffs of the basketball programs.

  • Billy Grant Scholarship

    Description

    This scholarship was established in memory of Billy Grant, for his many contributions to the VSU athletics program. The scholarship is awarded to a member of the VSU golf team.

    How to Apply

    Based on recommendations from the golf coach and athletic director.

  • JESSE F. TUGGLE SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    The Jesse F. Tuggle Scholarship was established as an endowed scholarship, to assist members of the VSU football team. Recipients of the scholarship must be in good academic standing.

    How to Apply

    Selection is determined by the football coaching staff. 

  • BARBARA TALLEY GRIFFIN NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIP

    Description

    This endowed scholarship was donated by Rusty and Barbara Griffin.  Awarded annually, selected students must have a minimum ACT of 24 or equivalent SAT score if entering as a freshman or a college GPA of at least a 2.75 if transferring to VSU.  Preference will be given to the students from Lowndes County or contiguous counties.  

    How to Apply

    Students will need to complete the VSU General Scholarship Application to apply (apply by submitting the VSU General Scholarship Application). Selection is determined by the Office of Enrollment Management in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid.