Why give to the Honors College?
We are growing—in quantity and quality—and so are our needs. We are taking learning on the road, with domestic and international trips that enhance the Honors College experience. With your support we can provide more student scholarships, more student research positions, more internship and study abroad opportunities and more help for special course needs.
Current Funding Priorities
- Merit-based scholarships
- Research opportunities and fellowships
- Internship and study abroad programs
- Student development opportunities (for example, Founders Lecture Series, educational and cultural programming)
- Creative curricular development fellowship and grants
A gift to the Honors College will help us create distinctive educational opportunities, further creativity and discovery, and provide scholarships for extraordinary scholars. Thank you.
Dugald-Hudson Scholarship Fund
Dr. Dugald Hudson was not only a Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies, and Risk Management and Insurance, but also an advocate for the value of education and its impact on an individual’s life. This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor Dr. Hudson and to carry on his legacy by providing financial support for students in the Honors College.
Kirkland-Sattelmeyer Scholarship Fund
Dr. Robert Sattelmeyer was director of the Honors Program at Georgia State and was essential to its transition into a college. He and Georgia State M.A. and Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Leigh Kirkland, established this scholarship in 2011 to help provide a future for Honors students through financial aid.
Madison Roarabaugh McLester Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of the outstanding honors graduate, Madison Roarabaugh McLester. Madison was exceptional in her time here at Georgia State, working as a volunteer, a donor to non-profits and a mentor to young girls. This award looks to provide financial support to a deserving Honors undergraduate capable of rising to those standards.
Global Honors Experience Fund
This fund provides awards for students selected to participate in the London Experience summer internship program.
Alonzo F. & Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Endowed Scholarship
Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon exemplified the drive to be the best one can be, and at the same time, take care of others. The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Scholarship was established to award qualified Honors College students who are engaged in advancing human rights through scholarship, research, creative work, leadership or community service.
Emeriti Association “Just-in-Time” Fund
The fund, established by Georgia State Emeriti faculty, provides just-in-time financial support for honors students’ research and academic presentation endeavors.
Honors College Student Athlete Award
This scholarship is awarded annually to an NCAA Honors College student-athlete who has at least a 3.5 GPA and financial need.
Empowering Excellence Scholarship
Established in 2017, this scholarship seeks to recognize high-performing, first-generation students from underrepresented groups who matriculate through the Honors College. It will fill a gap by providing financial assistance to cover school-related costs such as tuition, fees, study abroad expenses and course materials.
Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship
The Young Alumni Club is an organization that seeks to connect Honors College alums following graduation. This scholarship was created to award students who exemplify core values of Honors College Young Alumni, particularly service orientation.
Dr. Judy DeLoache Scholarship Fund
This fund will benefit an honors student in psychology. The scholarship is named in honor of Judy DeLoache, a Georgia State alumna who is now on the faculty at the University of Virginia, researching children’s early cognitive development. She is one of the most eminent developmental psychologists worldwide.
Honors College Presidential Scholarship Endowment
The Presidential Scholarship is Georgia State’s most prestigious and valuable academic award, bestowed upon the university’s top scholars. Presidential Scholars were leaders among their peers in high school and receive unprecedented access to university leadership, mentors and enrichment opportunities.
Current Honors College Scholarship Funds
- Make a gift to the Dugald-Hudson Scholarship Fund
- Make a gift to the Kirkland-Sattelmeyer Scholarship Fund
- Make a gift to the Madison Roarabaugh McLester Scholarship Fund
- Make a gift to the Global Honors Experience Fund
- Make a gift to the Alonzo F. & Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Endowed Scholarship
- Make a gift to the Emeriti Association “Just-in-Time” Fund
- Make a gift to the Honors College Student Athlete Award
- Make a gift to the Empowering Excellence Scholarship
- Make a gift to the Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship
- Make a gift to the Dr. Judy DeLoache Scholarship Fund
- Make a gift to the Honors College Presidential Scholarship Endowment
We urge you to include the Honors College in your will or estate plan. A deferred gift can enable you to make a more significant contribution than you imagine, provide income for your family, reduce taxes and establish a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Planned gifts include:
- Bequests and Living Trusts
- Gifts of Appreciated Stock
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Deferred Charitable Gift
- Annuities Bargain Sales
- Gifts of Retirement Assets
- Gifts of Life Insurance
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Gifts of Real Estate
Refer to the university’s gift planning guide for comprehensive planned giving information, which provides real-life stories, giving calculators and examples of various ways to fulfill your goals. We hope you will consider this method of enhancing the Honors College’s future and leaving a lasting legacy that will benefit our students, faculty, scholars and visitors for generations to come.