The Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholars were leaders in their high schools with superior academic achievement, a commitment to service and inspiring personal qualities. Now, at Georgia State, these students are taking campus by charge and making an impact in a wide variety of ways. The 2016 Presidential Scholar application will open in December 2015.





Presidential Scholars receive 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 (downtown apartment style living)
  • A yearly living expense stipend of $2000
  • 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

Meet our Presidential Scholars 


To be considered for this highly competitive scholarship you must:

  • Be accepted to the Georgia State University Honors College by January 14, 2016.
  • Submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2016.
  • A letter of recommendation will be required as part of the Presidential Scholarship Application. The person that you designate to write a letter on your behalf must email their recommendation as a word or PDF file on official letterhead to The deadline for submission of letters of recommendation is January 16, 2016.
  • If selected, Presidential Scholarship finalists will be notified via email and invited to on-campus interviews by March 1, 2016. On-campus interviews will take place at Georgia State University on March 11, 2016.


Presidential Scholar Tips Webinar | December 17, 6 – 7 p.m.: 

Want to learn more about the Presidential Scholarship? Join us for a virtual conversation to learn about the Presidential Scholarship application process and ways to make your Presidential Scholarship Application more competitive!

Register now for Presidential Scholar Tips Webinar 

Last year’s Presidential Scholar class had an average GPA of 3.95 and SAT of 1430.