Scholarships for Current Students

The Honors College has several scholarships available exclusively to Honors College Students. Currently enrolled Honors College students must meet the eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship for which they are applying (and be in good standing with the Honors College). Students may apply for one or more scholarships. Please do not apply for a scholarship for which you are not fully qualified.

The scholarship awards listed below are made possible by generous donations from alumni, friends, and the business community. The purpose of the scholarships is to benefit students in their academic pursuits.


Established in 2015 by Georgia State Honors Program alumnus Frank Apperson, this scholarship provides financial support to Honors College students who were not admitted directly to the Honors College upon enrollment at Georgia State. Mr. Apperson, who applied to the Honors Program after a professor’s encouragement, believes that Honors gave him the opportunity to excel – and the Apperson family wishes to provide this same opportunity to students in the Honors College.

The Apperson Family Scholarship is intended for current undergraduate Honors College students in any major who were not admitted to the Honors College as first-semester freshmen, who have completed at least 20 credit hours, and have participated in the Honors curriculum since joining the College. This $500 award, renewable for up to six semesters, requires that students maintain full-time enrollment and an institutional GPA of 3.5 or better.

The Apperson Family Scholarship will be next awarded in Spring 2015.


Honors students with outstanding academic records and exceptional Honors participation are invited to apply for this merit-based award; successful applicants will have completed a minimum of two Honors courses at Georgia State, and will be in good standing with the Honors College.

The Trustee Award for Undergraduate Achievement will next be awarded during Spring 2015.


Honors students are invited to submit their best work produced for any Honors course, including the Honors thesis project, to be considered for this award. Successful applicants will have completed a minimum of two Honors courses at Georgia State, and will be in good standing with the Honors College at the time of application.

The Trustee Award for Undergraduate Achievement in Research Paper/Project Competition will next be awarded during Spring 2015.


Established in 2011 by Dr. Robert Sattelmeyer and Dr. Leigh Kirkland, to provide financial support for students in the Honors College. Dr. Sattelmeyer served as director of the Honors College from 2006-2011, and helped guide the transition to an Honors College. Dr. Leigh Sattelmeyer is a Georgia State M.A. and Ph.D. graduate and taught English here for many years.

The Kirkland-Sattelmeyer Scholarship is for rising juniors (45-60 credit hours) in any major who are in good standing in the Honors College. The award is $1000/year for two years with the stipulation that students maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.5 GSU GPA.

The Kirkland-Sattelmeyer Scholarship will next be awarded during Spring 2018.


Established in 2011 by Dr. Nancy Mansfield in honor of Dr. Dugald Hudson, to provide financial support for students in the Honors College. During his tenure at Georgia State, Dr. Hudson was a Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies, and Risk Management and Insurance. Above all else, Dr. Hudson believed in the value of education and its impact on an individuals life.

The Dugald Hudson Memorial Scholarship is for rising juniors (45-60 credit hours) in any major who are in good standing in the Honors College. The award is $2500/year for two years with the stipulation that students maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.5 GSU GPA.

The Dugald Hudson Memorial Scholarship will be next awarded in Spring 2016.

 
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