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.
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.
Our next scholarship application deadline is Monday, October 3, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST.
***Scholarships awarded from the October 3, 2022 deadline must be used for the Spring 2023 semester. To apply for and utilize scholarship funds, recipients must be currently enrolled at Perimeter College and remain at Perimeter College for the next academic semester.
Please begin the application process by:
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the process entirely.
- Download the SAMPLE COPY of the Application Form. BEFORE completing the online form, use this form to understand the new single application.
- Review the Available Scholarship Opportunities document and follow the instructions.
- Complete the online application by the October 3, 2022, deadline.
Submit information to complete your scholarship application(s) by 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2022.
How can I be a competitive scholarship applicant?
Make sure that any documentation you submit for the scholarship committee to review is an accurate depiction of you as a student i.e. take the time to review your essays and/or statements of financial need 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 as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements listed in the scholarship description.
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 as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements listed in the scholarship description.
How will I know if my scholarship application was received?
We confirm all applications received. Please allow up to 30 business days after the advertised deadline date for confirmation. Confirmation will be sent to your GSU email address only, not your personal email address.
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 a scholarship award letter, which will be emailed to you if you are selected as a recipient.
Will I be notified whether or not I receive a scholarship?
Yes. All applicants are notified via their GSU email address whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship. We do not tell applicants their scholarship status via phone, so please check your GSU email.
How will I know if my recommender submitted a recommendation survey?
You are responsible for confirming your recommender completes the survey on or before Monday, October 3, 2022, by 5:00 PM est. We cannot confirm if we have received a recommendation because of the volume of applications we receive.
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.
Our next scholarship deadline is Monday, October 3, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards will post to recipient accounts for the Spring 2023 semesters.