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.





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 $2500 an academic year

Meet our Presidential Scholars 


To be considered for this highly competitive scholarship you must:

  • Be accepted to the Georgia State University.
  • Submit a scholarship application by Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (scholarship application will include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school counselor).
  • If selected, Presidential Scholarship finalists will be notified via email and invited to on-campus interviews by March 1, 2018. On-campus interviews will take place at Georgia State University on March 2, 2018.

Apply Now for the Presidential Scholarship 

Presidential Scholar Tips Webinar

Want to learn more about the Presidential Scholarship? Watch a recording of a virtual conversation and learn about the Presidential Scholarship application process and ways to make your Presidential Scholarship Application more competitive!

Watch the 2016 Presidential Scholar Tips Webinar 

Last year’s Presidential Scholar class had an average GPA of 3.978 and SAT of 1440.