East Georgia State College announced the availability of need-based scholarships for students attending 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. The college encourages 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 can be applied for until Wednesday.
• Bobcat Assist Scholarships do not have an annual deadline. They are used to assist students who have unmet need throughout the year with expenses for books, fees, tuition and other costs.
• The Pay It Forward Scholarship is a loan of up to $700 for qualified school expenses 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 the funding is needed. All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence. Applications that are incomplete or submitted without the required essay will not be considered.
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 Karen Jones, the director of financial aid, at (478) 289-2169 or Elizabeth Gilmer, the director of external affairs, at (478) 289-2037.