Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Private Scholarships

Private Scholarships may come from a variety of sources. Check with your hometown civic organizations (such as Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, etc.), your place of worship, banks, credit unions, business organizations and other associations. They often have scholarships that are not advertised.

Many web-based search engines are available that enable students to search for personalized scholarship matches. The GC Financial Aid Department recommends,, and

Additionally, offers a search engine for finding scholarships. As with any web-based product, students are encouraged to protect themselves from potential scams by spending some time reviewing expert advice that can be found at

Students who are awarded a scholarship from a source other than Georgia College should contact the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office for further information. Generally, private scholarships greater than $1000 are evenly divided between fall and spring semesters, while awards $1000 or less are applied in full to one semester, unless this conflicts with the scholarship donor's stipulations or federal aid regulations.

Scholarship checks should be made payable to Georgia College and mailed to: Georgia College Office of Financial Aid, 231 West Hancock Street, Campus Box 30, Milledgeville, GA, 31061. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 478-445-5149, or e-mail your questions to