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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.

How to Apply

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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


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.

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

Internship Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship

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)

Last updated: 8/23/2023