The Perimeter College Office of Development is pleased you are interested in applying for scholarships. Our donors give generously to the Georgia State University Foundation to help Perimeter College students cover the cost of tuition, fees, and educational expenses.
Georgia State Scholarship Portal (GSSP) contains a “general application” which allows students to apply for Perimeter College scholarships and any supplementary applications relating to their major or college.
You will need your campus ID and password. Click the link below to apply today!
Perimeter College offers merit-based, need-based, and service-based scholarships. All scholarship awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and are subject to revision.
Fall 2023 scholarship deadline: July 31, 2023
Spring 2024 scholarship deadline: October 17, 2023
Summer 2024 scholarship deadline: March 30, 2024
IMPORTANT: The GSSP application is valid for one year and will need to be completed again every November 1st. The deadline for each semester is listed above. Please complete or edit BOTH the General Application and the Perimeter College Conditional application by the dates listed above to be considered for scholarships.
To apply for and utilize scholarship funds, recipients must be currently enrolled at Perimeter College and remain at Perimeter College for the term the scholarship will be awarded.
Please begin the application process by:
- Visiting https://gsu.academicworks.com/ and completing the General Application and any supplementary applications relating to their major or college.
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the process entirely.
- Complete the online application by the deadlines listed above.
- Submit any additional questions to [email protected]
How can I be a competitive scholarship applicant?
Make sure to answer as many questions as you can when completing the application. Take the time to review your essays for grammar and spelling. Please utilize the writing center for assistance. Remember our committee is composed of faculty and staff members and your application(s) should impress them. Put the same level of effort into your scholarship application as you would an assignment for class that is vital to your overall grade.
Are international students eligible for scholarships?
Yes! Unless a scholarship states specifically that you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident, you are welcome to apply.
Are DACA students eligible for scholarships?
Yes! Unless a scholarship states that you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident, you are welcome to apply.
Will I be able to see scholarships l have applied for in the system?
No. The system uses a blind matching system. Based on the information and essay responses you provide; you will be matched only with the scholarships that you qualify for based on the criteria for each award that has been saved in the system. Thus, it is important that you provide all the requested information.
How will I know if my scholarship application was received?
You will receive an email notification from [email protected] notifying you that your scholarship application was successfully submitted.
I have applied for scholarships, is it a guarantee that I will be awarded?
No, most scholarships have multiple applicants, and the process can be very competitive. You are not guaranteed scholarships unless you are selected by the scholarship selection committee.
If I am awarded a scholarship, how will I receive the funds?
Scholarship funds will be applied directly to your student account. All instructions will be sent to recipients via your student email, if you are selected as a recipient.
Will I be notified if I am not a selected recipient?
Due to the large number of applications, we receive, we regret to inform you that we are unable to notify each applicant individually regarding non-selection. However, you can contact us at [email protected] to confirm your application status after the deadline has passed. We will do our best to provide you with the information you need.
How can my recommender submit my letter of recommendation?
You can enter your recommender’s name and email address on the application. They will receive an email notification with instructions on submitting your letter of recommendation online.
IMPORTANT: Perimeter College Faculty and Staff information should be listed on the Perimeter College Conditional application. All others should be listed on the General Application.
How will I know if my recommender submitted a recommendation survey?
You are responsible for confirming your recommender submits your letter of recommendation on or before the deadlines. The submitted recommendation letters will be valid for the year. If they experience any technical issues, please have them email [email protected] .
Can I use Perimeter College scholarships at my transfer institution or on the downtown campus of GSU?
No. Perimeter College scholarships can only be used at Perimeter College (you must be enrolled on one or more of the Perimeter College campuses exclusively for funds to disburse). If you are planning to transfer to another institution or to another college within GSU, you will need to check with those institutions/colleges about their scholarship opportunities.
Financial Aid Information
How are Perimeter College Scholarships different from State or Federal Financial Aid?
Perimeter College scholarships come from private donors who generously provide funding in order to assist Perimeter College students through their educational journey. Scholarships do not have to be repaid as long as recipients meet the stipulations outlined by their scholarship agreement. State and/or Federal Financial Aid funds come from state or federal tax sources and include the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship as well as Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans. Our office is not responsible for any kind of grants, HOPE or scholarship opportunities with outside organizations/agencies.
Can I receive a scholarship if I am already receiving State or Federal Financial Aid?
Yes! Perimeter College scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, service, and/or major. You can absolutely receive Perimeter College scholarship(s) in addition to the Pell grant/HOPE scholarship (up to the cost of attendance).
Will scholarships affect my financial aid?
It is possible, particularly if you have student loans. Scholarships will not affect Pell grant and should not affect HOPE; however, you will need to speak with your Financial Aid Counselor if you receive a scholarship to discuss any potential impact to your financial aid.
Do you have information about the HOPE Scholarship?
No. HOPE is administered through the Office of Financial Aid.