Presidential Scholar Class of 2017 Cohort

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 2015 Presidential Scholar application is now closed.





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


To be considered for this highly competitive scholarship you must:

  • ¬†Apply for admission by early action (Fall 2015)
  • Be accepted to Georgia State University
  • Submit a scholarship application by January 2016 (2016 application deadline has not been announced)

Meet our Presidential Scholars 

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