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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



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 ( 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


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