Merit Scholars

Georgia State Merit Scholarships

Outstanding high school seniors are encouraged to apply for Georgia State University’s top merit scholarships. These awards recognize achievement in academics, leadership and service. Learn more about our top merit scholarships by clicking on the names below.

The Presidential Scholarship provides the following benefits each semester for eight semesters:

  • Cost of tuition and fees (through HOPE for GA residents)
  • Cost of housing in a 4 bedroom/2 bath unit in the University Commons
  • A living expense stipend of $1000
  • A one-time $2500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses
  • Eligibility for a University Assistantship, a work option to earn an additional $1250 per semester
  • Presidential Scholarship Application 

The Goizueta Scholarship provides the following benefits each semester for eight semesters:

  • Tuition and fees (through HOPE for GA residents)
  • The cost of housing in the University Commons
  • A $1000 living expense stipend
  • A one-time $2500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses
  • Eligibility for a University Assistantship, a work option to earn an additional $1250/semester

Students eligible for this award include those for whom Spanish is a first language or who demonstrate a strong interest in and familiarity with Latino/Hispanic culture through participation in Latino/Hispanic community activities.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, service, and financial need.

More information on the Goizueta Scholarship 

The Berner Scholarship is merit based award specifically for incoming freshmen from rural Georgia, with a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. Preference is given to students from Troup and Meriwether counties. These merit-based scholarships are half-award and half-interest free loan, to be repaid upon graduation or disenrollment from Georgia State University. Awarded for eight semesters, the current award amount is $5,000/semester for eight semesters.

Learn about our Centennial Merit Scholarships