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Scholarship Information

Current Students:  SPSU Honors Scholarship

Current Honors students with at least a 3.5 GPA overall are eligible to apply for scholarships. To apply, download the Returning Students Scholarship Application.  This form allows you to type in your response.  Fill it out and return it to Dr. Omidvar by February 15, 2014,  in his office.  Ensure that all three references have sent their letters by February 15th as well.

Returning Honors Students Scholarship Application

Dr. Omidvar works closely with the Financial Aid Office to ensure that deserving students get scholarships.

General Financial Aid and Scholarship Websites

FAFSA on the Web
Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

Comprehensive site dedicated to providing objective guidance on financial aid to students and parents.

Many scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans are listed on this site with thorough overviews and other pertinent information.


Scholarship information is listed at this site as well as information concerning financial aid, jobs, and internships.

SPSU Scholarships
Southern Polytechnic State University offers numerous scholarships for students at the university. You may also want to check with your department in order to see which scholarships are offered through it.  The SPSU site also lists a number of organizations that aid students in finding scholarships.

Prestigious Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.

American Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the fifty states. Through December 2000, applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities had been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant.

Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at the University of Oxford.

Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.

Truman Scholarship
The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

DHS Scholars and Fellows
This scholarship is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission . DHS realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study include:  physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.