Scholarships provide a great source for offsetting college costs and typically reward students for excellence in academic pursuits during their time in high school or community college.

The University basically offers two types of scholarships: institutional and foundation. Institutional scholarships are those funded by the University and foundation scholarships are those funded by outside sources, typically donors. Students can also find information about scholarship outside the Athens State community by viewing the External Scholarships page.

Prospective students interested in scholarships should contact the Office of Financial Aid when they plan to enroll for questions concerning scholarships not answered on the website.

Institutional Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships are awarded once per academic year. Students intending to transfer at any point during the academic year should complete an application by the March 31 deadline date. In addition to specific criteria, all scholarships require an online scholarship application completed by the scholarship deadline date; a completed Athens State University Admissions application and all Admissions requirements must be on file by scholarship deadline date; 2 letters of recommendation from faculty at prior institutions uploaded into the online application by the scholarship deadline date; official copies of transcripts from all prior institutions must be on file in the Admissions office by the scholarship deadline date.

The institutional scholarship categories are listed below.

Foundation Scholarships

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Externally Sponsored Scholarships

For more information click here.