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Georgia Southern Scholarships

To apply for scholarships, you must first submit an Application for Admission. The Scholarship Application can be completed as part of the Application for Admission, or it can be submitted separately after applying for admission. Access your Scholarship Application after applying through your Admissions Status Check Page.

Georgia Southern University awards scholarships to new students based on academic merit and responses on the Scholarship Application. To be considered for merit-based scholarships, entrance into the Honors College, and entrance into leadership programs, students must be both accepted to Georgia Southern and complete the Scholarship Application by the following dates:

  • Fall Freshmen Priority Deadline: February 1
  • Fall Transfers: May 1
  • Spring Transfers: December 1

See Scholarships website for more up to date information

How to Apply

How to Apply

See for the following information and more.

The MyScholarships portal is home to over $1 million in scholarship funds available to current students at Georgia Southern University based on major, campus involvement, academic merit, and more. Students can access the MyScholarships portal from their MyGeorgiaSouthern homepage and log in using Georgia Southern credentials. A few helpful tips for applying for scholarships are a currently enrolled student:

  • Scholarship applications are open from October – February 1 each year, with a few exceptions based on specific scholarships. 
  • Scholarships are awarded April – June for the following academic year.
  • We encourage all current students to complete and submit the general application and the current student application. Based on the responses from these applications, you will be automatically matched to opportunities you are eligible for. 
  • Some scholarship opportunities require additional questions, and the MyScholarships portal will recommend those opportunities to you upon completion of the current student application.
  • The post-acceptance questions must be completed in order to receive scholarship funds.

If you have any questions, please email the MyScholarships Help Team at

Betty Lane Family and Consumer Science Scholarship
(Human Development & Family Science, Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design)

Betty Lane Family and Consumer Science Scholarship

In 1949, Betty Lane graduated from Georgia College and State University. Lane then obtained two more degrees from the University of Georgia and Florida State University, finally earning her doctorate. Lane joined the Georgia Southern family in 1958 as an assistant professor and devoted herself to the university. She retired in 1986 as the chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1986. Nearly thirty-five years after her retirement, Dr. Lane still stays active on campus and is an avid supporter of student activities and scholarships. This scholarship in her honor is available to students majoring in Human Development and Family Science, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design.

Human Development & Family Sciences Scholarships

Susie Frances Whitener Educational Scholarship

In 2012, Thomas and Jane Hamilton established a scholarship in memorial of Jane’s mother, Susie Francis Whitener. Whitener was a North Carolina native who had a passion for education and went on to obtain degrees from both Appalachian State Teachers College and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During her career, Whitener held positions at Rutherfordton-Spindale High School in North Carolina, Mississippi State College for Women, Appalachian State Teachers College, Florida State University, and Georgia Southern College. Upon retirement, she was honored with the title of assistant professor emerita of Child Development at Georgia Southern College. This scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Interior Design Scholarships

Interior Design Scholarships

Norm Zimmer Scholarship / Emerging Black Architects Scholarship

Apply for the $10,000 Norm Zimmer Scholarship and/or our $5,000 Emerging Black Architects Scholarship.

Apply now to Our Scholarships | ZGF. Please direct any questions regarding either scholarship to our website or to my attention (Josh Crowell) at

Home Builders Association of Statesboro Scholarship – Interior Design

The Home Builders Association of Statesboro was created in 1968 as an amalgamation of builders, suppliers, and enthusiasts. The goal of the organization is to provide first-rate housing to Bulloch County and to provide scholarships to future architects and interior designers. The Home Builders Association of Statesboro has contribution to Georgia Southern University in the form of scholarships since 1979. This scholarship is available to students majoring in Interior Design.

Recreation and Tourism Management Scholarships

Recreation and Tourism Management Scholarships

Honey Bowen Scholarship

Started in 2000, the Honey Bowen Scholarship was established in honor of Genaria Honey Bowen, a Statesboro civic activist. During her time, Bowen organized the first Parks and Recreation Department in Bulloch County in 1948 and served as the director. Bowen received countless awards for the effort she put into her community, including being inducted into the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association Hall of Fame. Bowen continued to serve her community until her passing in 1997 at the age of 91. This scholarship is available to students majoring in Recreation and Tourism Management.

Wayne and Syble Gay Scholarship

Established in 2013, this scholarship was created by Wayne and Sybil gay to financially support Georgia Southern students. Wayne Gay graduated from Georgia Southern in 1968 with B.S. in Recreation and an M.S. in Recreation Administration in 1973. Sybil Gay received three separate degrees from Georgia Southern in 1967, 1972, and 1985, all in Upper Elementary Education. This scholarship is available to rising juniors and seniors who have maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher. This scholarship is available to students majoring in Recreation and Tourism Management.

Internship Scholarship Program

Internship Scholarship Program

The Internship Scholarship Program (ISP), offered by the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), provides scholarships for career-related internships. Beginning in Summer 2019, the OCPD has provided unrestricted awards of up to $3,000 to offset the cost of professional internships that provide minimal or no compensation. Starting in Fall 2022, these internship scholarships will be available to students every academic semester.


  • Must be an undergraduate student in good standing and completed at least 30 credit hours, or a graduate student in good standing.
  • Plan to complete and have secured an internship that is at least six weeks in length and a minimum of 240 hours.
  • The internship meets NACE internship guidelines.
  • Must not have received an ISP award previously.


Applications will include the following:

  • Application via Google Form
  • Résumé
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • An estimated budget of how scholarship money would be used; click here for a sample budget spreadsheet
  • WINGS Financial Aid award information (screenshots are allowed)
External Scholarships

External Scholarships

Georgia Southern University accepts outside scholarship funding as well. Below are some options we recommend for finding scholarships. You may also contact your high school counselor concerning scholarship opportunities available in your community.

Students are also encouraged to review the Office of Financial Aid website for information concerning student grants and loans. All scholarships can be combined with the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship. Scholarships received outside of Georgia Southern must be sent to:

Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 106099
Atlanta, GA 30348-6099

ScholarshipUniverse – a personalized process for finding and applying for scholarships


ScholarshipUniverse is a new personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier. It’s easier because you don’t need to find scholarships at all—the system will match you to your best fit opportunities. This allows you to:

  • Answer questions and match to scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.
  • Easily apply online to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal.
  • See scholarship metrics to determine your chances and effort required to apply.
  • Be alerted whenever you are matched to new scholarship opportunities.
  • Receive automated reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps.

Log in with your credentials to be matched to scholarship opportunities that are relevant to your life situation.

For questions about ScholarshipUniverse, contact Financial Aid at or 912-478-3675.


The School of Human Ecology currently has three interactive learning laboratories/studios.

The Interior Design program has a design laboratory that provides the technology for students to learn cutting edge graphic art and design techniques and practices.

The Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design program has an apparel laboratory that allows students to utilize the latest graphic design techniques in the fashion industry.

The Child Development Center is an interactive laboratory with opportunities for observing, teaching and conducting research. The CDC is also an approved internship site for Human Development and Family Science.

More Resources

The links below will connect you with support staff and other resources that may prove valuable during your time as a student at Georgia Southern.

Student Organizations

Recreation Student Association (RSA)

Recreation Student Association (RSA)

The Recreation Student Association provides a forum to discuss critical issues in the field of parks, recreation, and tourism management. We promote opportunities for career development and community service through partnerships with relevant professional associations, community organizations, and private businesses. Membership is open to all Georgia Southern students. For more information please contact Dr. Tom Sweeney:

Recreation Student Association (RSA) facebook group
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Fashion Menagerie

Fashion Menagerie

The Fashion Menagerie builds an environment of creativity among Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design students. It provides an outlet to channel inspiration, increase awareness of fashion related events, promote and showcase local designers’ talents. Students may publish creative works while executing, producing, contributing, and educating themselves and their community about the ever-changing and dynamic world of fashion.

  • Membership: Open to all interested students
  • Meetings: Weekly
  • Advisor Contact: Jess Harrison –
  • President: Jess Harrison
  • Vice President: Jay Liggins

Fashion Menagerie Presents their Fashion Design Month

October 5, 12, 19 and 26th 6-8:30 Room IAB 2028

Learn how to make your own fashion design from start to finish! Guided lessons and some supplies will be provided for free! All skill levels welcome! Join our group-me!- see flier below

Learn: Sewing, unique stitches, pattern drafting, sketching, beading, crochet, photography, and more!

Instagram: gsufashionmenagerie


Interior Design Association

Interior Design Association

interior design association group photo

The Interior Design Association at Georgia Southern is a recognized student organization of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Membership: Open to students with an interest in Interior Design.
Meetings: Monthly in IAB 2028

IDA functions to promote the Interior Design major at Georgia Southern University, to provide professional development and networking opportunities for current interior design students and alumni, and to offer opportunities for continuing education for the program’s alumni.

Advisor Contacts

Dr. Beth McGee 912-478-6063 or
Erica Bartels 912-478-5422 or

Additional Club Information (login required)

GeoDesign Student Organization

GeoDesign Student Organization

We are able to offer cutting edge GeoSpatial design experiences with ESRI GIS software to experience human centered design at different scales. Big Data is used for better understanding the contextual environment. See our student organization’s webpage.

Come join us! Connect with an existing member today or the advisor, Dr. Christine Wacta.

There is a link to an example recent project from our Human Centered Design class.

Some of this work has been presented by a faculty and student at a GIS conference and proposed for additional development and external sharing soon.

Last updated: 12/18/2023