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 (Deadline: March 1st)

SPSU Scholarships

SPSU awards scholarships to qualified students based on academic merit and financial need. Need-based scholarships take both financial need and academic criteria into account, while academic scholarships are based solely upon a student's specific academic program.

All students that are accepted or accepted pending by March 1st will be considered for Institutional Scholarships

Below is a list of SPSU Scholarships:

Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) Academic Scholarship:

If you are a freshman applicant, you must meet all conditions for regular admissions and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 or higher. If you are a transfer applicant, you must have 30 hours with a 3.4 cumulative GPA.

Barnett Scholars Program:

Undergraduate: Must show academic promise and have a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must enroll full-time and pursue a BS or BA Degree. Graduate: Recipient must have BS or BA Degree from an accredited institution, have been accepted into a graduate degree program of full-time study and maintain a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work.

Gordon K. Morton Scholarship:

The recipient must be a full-time student with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Milton R. Ratner Foundation Scholarship:

The recipient must be a full-time student with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better. This scholarship is also awarded on the basis of need.

Dobbins Officers (Air Force Base) Wives Club:

Scholarship assistance is awarded to sons and daughters of AFB personnel (including National Guard). In the absence of an eligible son or daughter, the scholarship may be awarded to the spouse of a Dobbins employee. Recipients must be enrolled full-time.


Established by the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation in 1986 and named in honor of Fred and Drucilla Beck. Fred was secretary for 40 years and Drucilla was the first honorary female member. The money is not intended to cover full tuition but rather special, supplemental, one-time awards made annually to one or more students. This endowed scholarship fund generates scholarships from interest earned on the corpus. The scholarship is available to a full-time undergraduate student. Southern Polytechnic State University handles the applications, selects the top 3 candidates, and the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee makes the final decision

Goizueta Foundation Scholarship:

The recipient must be a Hispanic/Latino student whose family currently resides in the United States and has a financial need.

The La-Vern Smith-McCier Memorial Scholarship:

The recipient must be majoring in industrial engineering technology with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The recipient must be at least a junior and must be a member of the National Society of Black Engineers.

The John Talbert/WSB Radio Group Scholarship:

The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in electrical and computer engineering technology with an emphasis on the technical side of radio engineering. The recipient must be at the junior or senior level. Applicants with financial need will be given first preference.

Opportunities for SPSU Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:

Be of Hispanic heritage

Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident

Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time

Have earned at least 12 undergraduate units

Have a minimum (GPA) of 3.00

Have applied for Federal Financial Aid

Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

Go to hsf and download the application


Scholarships Scholarship

 One (1) applicant (the "recipient") will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified college or graduate school expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds are provided by Ruby Ventures, LLC, which does business as (the "Company"), and will be made payable after November 15, 2014, directly via mail to the accredited or university last designated by the recipient in connection with his/her submission form.

  The subject matter for essay entries must pertain to one of the following topics:

 -Has software made life easier for you or someone you know? Tell us about it. Consider companies you’ve worked for, other businesses in your industry, your educational field or your community.


-Software is used in hundreds of industries, from veterinary medicine to automotive repair to law. And it’s always changing and improving. How will software change the face of your industry in the coming years?

 Essays must be between 600 and 800 words in length and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST September 30, 2014. 

   For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply please visit:


The Excel Builders Blog Scholarship

We at Excel Builders are proud to announce our first-ever college scholarship for the 2015 school year. It is our hope that this $1,000.00 scholarship will make a big difference towards helping one student achieve his or her dreams. The scholarship is available to college students and high school students entering college. Entry close date is December 30th, 2014. Winner will be chosen January 15, 2015.

All applicants should fill out the scholarship application and include their full name and mailing address with their submission. The submission should include a personal statement, well as an essay on one of the following topics:

  1.      Luxury Topic: With Companies Like Nest Popping Up, Home Design and Customization Has Never Been So Interesting. What Features would You Like to See on the Homes of the Future?
  2.      Sustainability Topic: Environmentally Friendly Home Building is a Hot Topic. How Can We, As Potential Home Buyers, Come to the Aid of our Planet?
  3.      Novelty Topic: Oh no! A zombie plague has swept across the land. Tell us about the defensive and comfortable features of your post-apocalyptic pad.


This contest is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States over the age of 13. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program. We will affirmatively verify the eligibility of the winning entrant, and he or she will have to sign an affidavit confirming eligibility.


 For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply please visit:

The F.C. Tucker Scholarship: Our Investment into the Future

F.C. Tucker Company, Inc. is committed to making investments into those who have the will and perseverance to succeed. As part of that commitment, F.C. Tucker Company, Inc. will be providing a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one qualifying student. It is our hope that this award will provide an opportunity that has the power to change one life, and eventually, the world.

All applicants should fill out the scholarship application (see link below) and include their full name and mailing address with their submission. The submission should include a personal statement, as well as an essay on the following topic: How would your completed degree help you make a contribution to keeping US businesses viable and competitive in a global economy?

Entry deadline is December 15, 2014.

For additional information on eligibility and how to apply please visit:



The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) 2014-2015 scholarship applications 

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) 2014-2015 scholarship applications are now available online.  Scholarship applicants must be women currently enrolled in a degree program in a transportation-related field to be eligible for any of the 4 awards. 

 There are 2 undergraduate and 2 graduate applications.  Undergraduate students may apply for both undergrad awards, and graduate students may apply for both graduate awards.

 · Undergrad – Sharon D. Banks Scholarship:  $2,000 from Atlanta Chapter, nominated for $5,000 national award

· Undergrad – Molitoris Leadership Scholarship:  Nominated for $5,000 national award

· Grad – Helene M. Overly Scholarship:  $2,000 from Atlanta Chapter, nominated for $10,000 national award

· Grad – Leadership Legacy Scholarship:  Nominated for $5,000 national award

Please note that the deadline to submit all application materials, including the required letter(s) of recommendation and official transcripts, is September 30, 2014.

Please see link below to download the application(s):


The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science. 

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Spring 2015 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website ( Applications will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. CT on December 29, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by January 12, 2015. All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to



Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship

 This scholarship is available to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate or law school students. The Good Works scholarship offers a great opportunity for students who are active in community service. The award is $500 for this year.

Deadline: January 1, 2015.

 Further information is available on our scholarship page, on our website


Post Office Locator Scholarship, the largest and most accurate database of post office locations, hours, phone numbers, directions and services provided in the United States, is pleased to announce the “Post Office Locator Scholarship Award” fund. With rising costs for tuition, room and board, books and other education related expenses, we feel it is our public duty to help others receive a quality education. It is our mission to help others on and off the internet and we are pleased to have eligible applicants apply to our scholarship!

Please submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of mail was so fascinating to you and how it has impacted your life.

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply please visit:



Outside Resources for Scholarships

You can find outside, or private, scholarships through special search engines. Keep in mind that the most popular the search engine, the more competition you may face for a scholarship. We have listed several popular free scholarship sites:

College Board

College Net

College View



The Foundation Center

GA College 411
The Gates Millenium Scholars

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs

Princeton Review

Sallie Mae

United Negro College Fund

Wired Scholar

BOTW Scholarships


GraduateTutor Scholarships

College Resource Network