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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



Rotary Club of Marietta Metro, Larry and Jane Carithers Free Enterprise Scholarship

The primary purpose of the Larry and Jane Carithers Free Enterprise Scholarship is to encourage students pursuing a degree in business or other entrepreneurial-related fields who have aspirations to become entrepreneurs or business leaders. Larry and Jane Carithers, for whom the scholarship endowment is named, developed Carithers Flowers from humble beginnings to become one of the leading and most respected flower businesses in the United States. Their dream was to offer financial assistance and encouragement to persons with the similar goal of starting and growing their own businesses or who would contribute to their community through their business relationships. Both Larry and Jane were members of the Rotary Club of Marietta Metro and we are honored to continue the scholarship program in their memory.

Deadline: The completed application must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 12, 2014, or hand-delivered by 5:00 p.m. that day.

Please see the attached links for an application and complete eligibility requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Agreement Form

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 7th year. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2014.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on our site.

SMTA Atlanta Scholarship

The SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) is offering a scholarship to local students (state of Georgia) majoring in a program of study related to the electronics industry, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The preferred courses of study are to be in engineering, technology, or an electronics related discipline. Majors outside these fields will also be given consideration based on the credentials of the applicant. The scholarship award has been established to encourage and aid students in pursuing careers in fields that are in, or are related to, the electronics industry.
The awards will be presented to the winning students at the Atlanta SMTA Expo, held May 7, 2014.
To be considered for the award, students will be required to submit the following:
-An application
-Major declared

-A one-page description of their reason for choosing their course of study and why they should be considered to receive the award

-A recent copy of their transcript

-Advisor’s name and contact information

-Total amount of student loans outstanding

Applications for consideration must be received between Jan 1 - April 15, 2014.

Please go to: 
http://www.smta.org/chapters/chapters_detail.cfm?chapter_id=16 for further information, scholarship application, more details.  

Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Georgia Chapter would like to inform you of an upcoming scholarship opportunity. The Jim McGee Memorial Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1500 for up to two scholarships and is available to undergraduate students seeking a career in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, transportation, or construction related fields. Eligibility requirements can be found below. 


1.  The applicant must be enrolled at any ABET accredited school in the state of Georgia.

2.  The applicant must be an undergraduate in either the third or fourth year of a four-year program or the second year of a two-year program and not graduating in the same semester of the submission year.

3.  The applicant is eligible to receive the award only once.

4.  The applicant must submit a completed application and a copy of their college transcript.  Resumes may also be included, but are not required.

 DEADLINE: April 16, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded at the ASHE(GA) September 2014 Luncheon (Exact date TBD).

 Please visit the ASHE website to download the complete application and for additional questions: http://www.georgia.ashe.pro/p_scholarship.php.


ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics is the world's leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions. We will award two merit-based scholarships of $5,000 each to exceptional undergraduate and graduate engineering students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing, or other industrial automation related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

For the 2014-2015 school year, applicants must be enrolled full time in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline an an accredited U.S. educational institution. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year in a four year undergraduate degree program or enrolled in a graduate program. They must also have at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.

Deadline by March 1, 2014. For additional information please visit www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.


Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE): Louise McBee Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dr. M. Louise McBee and her many accomplishments in higher education. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a woman exhibiting leadership potential in a higher education field. The scholarship also includes $500 for the award recipient’s mentor. The successful candidate must be a female Georgia resident pursuing a master’s, specialist or doctorate degree in a public or private institution of higher education in Georgia, or employed in a Georgia institution of higher education and seeking professional development opportunities in an administrative or teaching capacity.

Please see the GAWHE website http://gawhe.org/ for eligibility requirements and the application process. Applications must be received by January 30, 2014 to receive full consideration


The American Welding Society (AWS) Scholarships

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.

 Deadline: February 15, 2014

For additional information on AWS and how to apply for scholarships please visit: https://scholarship.aws.org/applications/.


Ty Cobb Educational Foundation

The Foundation was established by the late Tyrus R. Cobb for the purpose of assisting capable and deserving residents of Georgia who need financial assistance in completing their college education. Foundation scholarships are granted to qualified students for the purpose of attending an accredited college or university full time. All scholarships are granted without subsequent obligation of the student to the Foundation; however, former recipients and others are urged to make contributions to the Ty Cobb Educational Foundation when circumstances permit.

The deadline is June 15, 2015. 

For additional information on eligibility, requirements, and how to apply; please visithttp://www.tycobbfoundation.com/.

Women In Electronics

WIE scholarships are awarded to female students majoring in electronics, engineering, computer science, information technology, or related fields. Scholarships are awarded based on Academic Excellence as well as Financial Need, Community/School Involvement, and Personal Achievement. The following information is required and must be submitted by each candidate by March 10, 2014:

            1.  Transcripts

            2.  Financial Data (loan balances, other scholarships, etc)

            3. A 2014 WIE scholarship application completed in its entirety. 

For additional information regarding this scholarship and how to apply please visitwww.wieatlanta.org.  


Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund of the Home Builders Association of Georgia

Lewis Cenker was an Atlanta builder and lawyer who served as President of NAHB (the National Association of Home Builders) in 1974. He is the only Georgian to have served in that position. He was a founding member of HBAG (the Home Builders Association of Georgia) in 1955. He was President of the Home Builders Association of Atlanta in 1960 and served as President of HBAG in 1969. There are ten Trustees of the Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund who comprise the scholarship selection committee. Their meetings are held during HBAG Board Meetings each fall and spring, with scholarship selections being made during the spring meeting. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, career goals, letters of recommendation, financial need, and other activities or services. Each of these areas is reviewed very carefully as the committee scores each application. For a complete listing of eligibility requirements please visit: http://www.hbag.org/page.asp?pg=Lewis%20Cenker%20Award.

The deadline is March 1, 2014.

For additional questions or concerns you may contact the scholarship Coordinator Jan Royals at jroyals@hbag.org.

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 Fall 2014 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 Fall 2014 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 (http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm). Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 14, 2014. All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com

AEE Scholarship

Scholarship Details - The Georgia Chapter recognizes the cost of education and plans to match a minimum of two $500 AEE Foundation scholarships if awarded. If the Georgia Chapter nominees do not garner any $500 scholarships, the Georgia Chapter intends to award a $1,000 chapter-funded scholarship to a deserving applicant.

 2014 Scholarship Info Final Submission Date - April 15, 2014

 All scholarship candidates are asked to fill out the student application and send to scholarship@aeegeorgia.org along with the supporting documentation in PDF format. Additional questions should also be directed to this email address.

From the link below you will find directions on where to submit applications and a link to AEE national where full instructions, eligibility and form requirements are clearly found.



Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship For Entrepreneurs

We know what it’s like to have the entrepreneurial bug because we are start ups. Zookal is a diversified global education platform that offers an extensive range of supplementary services to ‘make students’ lives easier’. They specialize in textbook rentals which provides a faster, easier and cheaper alternative to what is available – disrupting the current textbook market. AndPocketbookis the perfect app for your money that syncs with your bank accounts and a platform to manage your personal finance – so you don’t have to spend hours crunching numbers. And guess what? Pocketbook was founded by2 regular guys in a living roomwho still dream of what it was like in University. The Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship For Entrepreneurs is open to all students who are:

  1. Currently enrolled in a university course or tertiary course.
  2. Aged 18 years or older.
  3. Interested in entrepreneurship.

Bonus points for students who

  1. Have a start up idea they’d like to pursuing or are already pursuing.
  2. Worked in a start up.
  3. Shown some kind of interest in start ups.

We do not discriminate based on your grades, race, country of origin, age, gender or area of study because we know that entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds.

The prize: The scholarship is worth $1,000 cash from Pocketbook to spend on whatever uni life requires and 4 free textbooks worth up to $1,000 from Zookal, for a total value of $2,000.

Other benefits: You will also get the opportunity to spend some time at Pocketbook and Zookal to learn everything about founding and running a business of your own.

For additional information regarding this scholarship and how to apply please visit: https://getpocketbook.com/blog/pocketbook-zookal-scholarship-student-entrepreneurs/


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