This scholarship was established in memory of Richard A. Belford and Martha G. Belford and in honor of William Lee Belford. This scholarship shall be used for a student who is an incoming freshman, or a current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at Georgia Southwestern State University in the School of Business Administration. Consideration will be given to student athletes enrolled in the School of Business who meet the stated criteria. Criteria are as follows: a) Residency. Preference will be given (although not limited to) students who graduated from High School from Chatham, Effingham, Bulloch, Bryan or Liberty counties in Georgia b) A minimum 3.0 (on a scale of 4) grade point average is required for receipt of this scholarship. The Scholarship recipient will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the School of Business at Georgia Southwestern State University. The Scholarship award amount will be credited to the student’s account at GSW.
James Deriso Scholarship
This memorial endowment was established by the family of James G. Deriso. Mr. Deriso, father of Mrs. Betty Pope, a former Chair-person of Georgia Southwestern Foundation’s Board of Trustees, was a successful businessman in Sumter County. Consideration is given to participation and leadership in campus activities and extra-curricular activities. The scholarship criteria requires recipients to be junior or senior status, accepted into the School of Business, with a GPA of 3.0, and no more than one grade of “C” in upper division courses.
Rotary/Willis Shiver Scholarship
Established by the Americus Rotary Club for members of Students in Free Enterprise, this scholarship honors the memory of a lifelong member, J. Willis Shiver, who started a successful business in Americus, Georgia which is continuing to flourish as a product of the American free enterprise system.
Rotary/E.H. Kinnebrew, Sr. Scholarship
Established by the Americus Rotary Club for members of Students in Free Enterprise, this scholarship honors the memory of a lifelong member of the late E.H. Kinnebrew, Sr., whose successful business in Americus, Georgia which is continuing to flourish as a product of the American free enterprise system.
The Wheeler/Parker Scholarship was established by Jean and Wes Wheeler as an endowment to honor the Parker and Wheeler families. The criterion gives consideration to students who have financial need and meet admission standards. This scholarship will be shared by the School of Business and the School of Nursing.
Jeff Singley Cash Scholarship
Mrs. Singley established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Jeff Singley, who suddenly passed away at age 46, while their two sons, Kyle and Ryan, were pursing degrees at Georgia Southwestern State University. This scholarship will be awarded annually at the rate of $500 per year as long as the donor is able to fund the scholarship.
This scholarship shall be used for a student who meets the following criteria:
Student enrolled in GSW as a business or pre-business major
Who has achieved Sophomore or greater student status
Has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale
Who works at least a part-time job
Preference will be given to students who have lost a parent