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


To be considered for this highly competitive scholarship you must:

  • ¬†Apply for admission by early action (November 16, 2015)
  • Be accepted to Georgia State University
  • Submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2016. A letter of recommendation will be required as part of the Presidential Scholarship Application.
  • If accepted, Presidential Scholarship finalists will be notified and invited to on-campus interviews by March 1, 2016.

Meet our Presidential Scholars 

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