Need-Based Funding Available for Students

Need-Based Funding Available for Students

by Elizabeth Gilmer | August 07, 2014
Last Edited: October 06, 2014 by Victor Poole
Need-Based Funding Available for Students

East Georgia State College announces the availability of need based scholarships for students attending EGSC this academic year.   These funds have been made available through a private donor and the University System of Georgia Foundation.   Funds are limited and are intended to assist families demonstrating a true financial need.  We encourage those who fall in this category to apply.
Scholarship decisions will be based primarily upon financial need, however, consideration may be given to academic standing, community participation and future potential for success. 

There are three categories of scholarships that students may apply for:

  • Hardship Scholarships will be available to be applied for up until August 20, 2014.
  • The Bobcat Assist Scholarships will not have an annual deadline.  These are funds used to assist students who have unmet need throughout the year with expenses for books, fees, tuition assistance and other comparable need.
  • The Pay It Forward Scholarship is a loan in an amount up to $700 for qualified school expense in the same category as the Bobcat Assist Scholarship.  This funding is to be repaid in monthly installments beginning the semester after a student obtains the loan.  There is no interest and the minimum monthly payment is $20. 

Students may apply for any or all of the scholarships by completing the SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION and an essay of 500 words or less on why you need this funding.  All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence.  Applications that are incomplete or submitted without the required essay will not be considered. 

Click here for the scholarship application
All information should be sent to the Director of Financial Aid, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA. 30401.   
Questions about the need based scholarships may be directed to the Director of Financial Aid, Karen Jones, at 478-289-2169 or the Director of External Affairs, Elizabeth Gilmer at 478-289-2037.