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The following scholarship programs are funded through the generosity of our alumni, parents, former faculty members, and friends of the University. To apply for these scholarships, the student must complete the “Beginning Freshmen Scholarship”, the “Associate Degree Graduates Transfer Scholarship”, or the "Goizueta Scholarship for Latino Students" application. All scholarships are competitive. Review of scholarships will take place immediately following the February 15th priority deadline, unless listed differently below. Applications submitted after February 15th will only be considered if additional funds become available. The scholarships available to new students are listed below with their reward and requirements. Approximately 20% of our freshmen class receive merit-based scholarships from Southwestern. We encourage you to apply.

For more information about scholarships call

  • Admissions Office 1-800-338-0082
  • Financial Aid Office (229) 928-1378
  • GSW Foundation Office (229) 931-2014

Scholarship Recipients 2014

Honors Program

  • $2,500 per academic year and renewable if the college GPA is 3.2 or higher
  • Application Minimums:
  • 1150 on Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT or ACT composite score of 27
  • College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0
  • February 15th deadline for priority consideration for the honors program
  • To learn more about the Honors Program, Click Here.

Wheatley Academic

  • $2,000 per academic year and renewable if the college GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Application Minimums:
  • 1100 on Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT or ACT composite score of 24
  • College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0
  • Application deadline is February 15th
  • Students selected are required to reside on campus.

Wheatley Leadership

  • $1,500 per academic year and renewable if the college GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Application Minimums:
  • 1000 on Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT or ACT composite score of 22
  • College Preparatory Curriculum GPA of 3.0
  • Application deadline is February 15th
  • Students selected are required to reside on campus

Wheatley Associate Degree

  • $500-1000 per academic year
  • Completion of Associate Degree and recommendation from previous school needed
  • Previous college GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Application deadline is March 15th
  • Students selected are required to reside on campus

Wheatley Special Talent

  • $600-1500 per academic year
  • Variable criteria depending on skills; auditions will be required
  • Final decision made by the department chairs
  • Contact Fine Arts or Athletic Department for appropriate methods of application and deadlines

Goizueta Latino Student

The Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta established a scholarship to provide need-based assistance annually to Hispanic/Latino students whose families currently reside in the United States.

  • Scholarship is available to both documented and undocumented students
  • $1000 - $1500 per academic year and renewable with application
  • Application deadline is May 15th
  • Awards are based partially on Financial need

John and Betty Pope Fellowships

The John and Betty Pope Fellowship in Caregiving is a unique program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University. Fellows must be enrolled in the Caregiver Specialist Certificate program at GSW. This Certificate is the only one of its kind and represents the commitment of Georgia Southwestern State University to prepare leaders in the field of Caregiving. The amount of the award is determined annually and has ranged from $3000 - $5000 per academic year. To learn more about the fellowship, click here.

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