Robinson Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the Dean’s Office

The Dean’s Office has more than $2.2 million in endowments for scholarships. In academic year 2015, the Dean’s Office awarded more than $250,000 to students.

Scholarships awarded by the Dean’s Office are available for fall semester only. Many scholarships require you to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) to document financial need. Please submit that documentation to the Financial Aid office, not the Office of the Dean. International students do not fill out FAFSA, but are eligible to apply for scholarships.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted from March 1-31.
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Andrew C. and Eula C. Carlos Fund

Established in 1998 by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos to provide support to students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • High school GPA of 3.0 for entering freshmen
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Ann-Marie Campbell Scholarship

Established in 2013 by GSU alumna Ann-Marie Campbell to provide financial support for students majoring in any discipline within the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Baker Family Distinguished Student Award

Established in 2015 by alumnus Ed Baker, this scholarship provides support to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Robinson College whose academic achievement, initiative, persistence, character and integrity indicate outstanding potential for future success.

Criteria

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement
  • Requires an essay on your personal and professional goals post-program, and how receiving this scholarship impacts your long-term future goals
  • Requires nomination letter from a faculty member in the Robinson College of Business

Barkat Charania Scholarship

Established in 2013 by GSU alumnus Rahim Charania in honor of his father Barkat Charania, whose greatest passion is for increasing the availability for young people to receive a quality education.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Be in a good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Christopher Yannapoulos Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1975 by Mr. Michael C. Carlos in memory of Christopher Yannapoulous to benefit students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Must be a legal resident of the State of Georgia in good standing and have need for financial assistance
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Connie and Ken McDaniel Scholarship

Established in 2012 by GSU alumni Connie and Ken McDaniel to provide financial support for accounting majors in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate accounting major
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 and above

Dr. David J. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2013 through a lead gift from GSU alumnus Lamar Smith and other GSU alumni and friends in memory of Dr. David A. Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz was a professor of marketing in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and was considered a leading American authority on motivation.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate marketing major
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Edith and Tim Twomey Scholarship

Established in 2012 by GSU alumni Edie and Tim Twomey to provide financial support for accounting majors in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate accounting major
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Homer R. Hannah Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1990 by the Hannah Family in memory of Homer R. Hannah, an alumnus of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate junior or senior in good standing
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Not eligible for other financial assistance based on outstanding scholastic or athletic abilities
  • Resident of the State of Georgia
  • Strong drive and commitment to complete education
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Howard S. & Marie H. Starks Scholarship

Established by Mr. Starks in 1992 to provide financial support for deserving students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate junior or senior
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completed 50 credit hours in degree program
  • Possess strong drive and commitment to complete education
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

John F. Euart, Jr. Family Scholarship

The John F. Euart, Jr. Family Scholarship was established in 2013 by GSU alumus John F. Euart, Jr. to provide financial support for deserving students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate real estate major
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Julio René Diaz and Diaz Foods Scholarship

Originally established in 2012 by alumnus René Diaz as the Diaz Foods Scholarship, the scholarship was renamed in 2014 to honor the memory of Mr. Diaz’s father, Julio René Diaz. The scholarship is now known as the Julio René Diaz and Diaz Foods Scholarship, and provides support for an undergraduate student majoring in any discipline within the Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement
  • Preference will be given to Hispanic/Latino students who meet criteria for the scholarship
  • Must complete FAFSA(Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid

KPMG/John T. Zellner Scholarship in Actuarial Science

Friends and colleagues at KMPG LLP established this scholarship to honor John "Jay" Thomas Zellner Sr., who passed away in 2013. Mr. Zellner was a director of KPMG in the Atlanta office and held a BBA from GSU.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate actuarial science major
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Louis Samuel Brooke, Jr. Scholarship

Established through the Estate of Louis Samuel Brooke, Jr. to benefit students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at Georgia State University

Mills B. Lane/Bank of America Scholarship

Established in 1997 as the Mills B. Lane/Nationsbank (now Bank of America Scholarship) to benefit students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student status
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Mr. and Mrs. Shreiber, who are friends of Georgia State University, to provide financial support for deserving students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Mr. Shreiber is an honorary alumnus of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.3 or greater.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the State of Georgia.
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Phyllis L. Parker Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Ms. Parker, a GSU alumna, to provide financial support for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Preference is given to a first-generation college student.
  • Student must have at least one parent who emigrated to the U.S. from a foreign country and became a naturalized citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Pickett Riggs Scholarship

Established by the Young Alumni Council of the Georgia State University Alumni Association upon retirement of faculty member Pickett Riggs, to provide support for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • 75 credit hours at GSU
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities at GSU
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Sorrells Family Scholarship

Alumna Carole Powell Sorrells and her husband Michael established this scholarship in 2015. The scholarship provides support for an undergraduate student majoring in computer information systems in the Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Attended a high school in the state of Georgia
  • Junior level or above computer information systems major
  • GPA of 3.0 or above in major
  • Must complete FAFSA with the financial aid office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Stuart Schwarzschild Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Stuart Schwarzschild, Ph.D, who was an emeritus professor of Risk Management and Insurance at GSU.

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed at least two years of college credit and be in the top 10% of his/her class
  • Participation actively and creditably in employment, civic or charitable volunteerism, athletics, ROTC, or similar non-academic activities
  • Submit a short essay
  • Provide three references who can attest to the applicant's initiative, persistence , character and integrity

Tasca A. Moore Scholarship

Established in 1973 by Mr. Moore to provide support for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Preference will be given to students with C average or 2.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in accounting or finance.
  • Preference will be given to students who are citizens of Melanesian, Polynesian or Asiatic countries.

Wells Fargo - J. Mack Robinson College of Business Scholarship

Originally established by Wachovia Foundation, this scholarship was renamed the Wells Fargo – J. Mack Robinson College of Business Scholarship in 2015. The scholarship provides support to an undergraduate student majoring in any discipline within the Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • GPA of 3.0 or above

Zera-Allen Scholarship

Established in 1998 by GSU alumna Angela Zera Allen and her husband Sam to provide financial support for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate in good academic standing.
  • Be a first-generation college student with a demonstrated potential for academic success (GPA 3.0 or above).
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a candidate profile consistent with intent of scholarship.
  • Have demonstrated strong student and/or community service.
  • All applicants will be required to submit two essays that address the following:
    1. Briefly share your personal and professional goals post-program.
    2. Explain how receiving this financial support impacts your long-term future goals. What is the significance to your future if you are awarded this scholarship?
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Baker Family Distinguished Student Award

Established in 2015 by alumnus Ed Baker, this scholarship provides support to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Robinson College whose academic achievement, initiative, persistence, character and integrity indicate outstanding potential for future success.

Criteria

  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement
  • Requires an essay on your personal and professional goals post-program, and how receiving this scholarship impacts your long-term future goals
  • Requires nomination letter from a faculty member in the Robinson College of Business

Christopher Yannapoulos Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1975 by Mr. Michael C. Carlos in memory of Christopher Yannapoulous to benefit students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Must be a legal resident of the State of Georgia in good standing and have need for financial assistance
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Pickett Riggs Scholarship

Established by the Young Alumni Council of the Georgia State University Alumni Association upon retirement of faculty member Pickett Riggs, to provide support for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • 75 credit hours at GSU
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities at GSU
  • Must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with the Financial Aid Office. This award requires recipients to have a financial need as documented by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Stuart Schwarzschild Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Stuart Schwarzschild, Ph.D, who was an emeritus professor of Risk Management and Insurance at GSU.

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed at least two years of college credit and be in the top 10% of his/her class
  • Participation actively and creditably in employment, civic or charitable volunteerism, athletics, ROTC, or similar non-academic activities
  • Submit a short essay
  • Provide three references who can attest to the applicant's initiative, persistence , character and integrity

Scholarships offered by Robinson’s academic units

Robinson’s academic units offer their own scholarships, which are presented to recipients every spring at Honors Day. For the most part, faculty nominate students for these awards; however, some can be applied for.

Scholarships you can apply for


The School of Accountancy is proud to offer scholarships to selected deserving students. The scholarships are intended for accounting students who demonstrate a high academic standing and excellent leadership skills.

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Deloitte Excellence Award in International Taxation

A graduate student with outstanding achievement in International Aspects of Taxation (TX 8300) receives a cash award sponsored by Deloitte.

Deloitte Achievement Award

Deloitte recognizes a junior with high academic standing and evidence of leadership and promise in the field of accounting with a cash award.

George Allen Chance III Scholarship

In honor of George Allen Chance III, a student with 15 or fewer credit hours of graduate work demonstrating high academic achievement in the Master of Professional Accountancy program receives a cash award.

L. E. Berry Graduate Fellowship

An outstanding Master of Professional Accountancy student who has excelled in Systems receives a cash award in honor of the retired director of the School of Accountancy, Dr. L. Eugene Berry.

Henry F. Stabler Award

In honor of Dr. Henry F. Stabler, an accounting graduate student with high academic qualifications receives a cash award.

Gary Winkle Award

In honor of Dr. Gary Winkle, a student in the Master of Professional Accountancy program with high scholastic achievement receives a cash award.

Norman X. Dressel Scholarship

A student with good character and demonstrated scholastic achievement in the MBA or Master of Professional Accountancy program is given a cash award in honor of Dr. Norman X. Dressel.

John W. Cook Scholarship

A Master of Professional Accountancy student with high academic achievement receives a cash award in honor of Dr. John W. Cook.

Catherine E. Miles Doctoral Fellowship

In honor of the former director of the School of Accountancy, Dr. Catherine E. Miles, a doctoral student with high scholarly ability receives a cash award.

Faculty Recognition Award

The faculty of the School of Accountancy recognizes an undergraduate student with high academic achievement, leadership in school activities, and professional aptitude with a cash award.

Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Award

The Federation of Schools of Accountancy awards an outstanding student with a recognition plaque based on academic achievement.

Frazier & Deeter Scholarship

Frazier & Deeter honors a Georgia State University student of high academic achievement with a cash award.

Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition Award

In the 2010 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition, the Georgia State University Tax Team was a national finalist in the graduate division.

Kathryn C. Buckner PricewaterhouseCoopers Awards

Annually, in honor of Dr. Kathryn C. Buckner, PricewaterhouseCoopers selects two outstanding students to receive scholarships based on accounting achievements and application to or enrollment in the Master of Professional Accountancy or Master of Taxation program at Georgia State University.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence Award in Tax Research

A graduate student with outstanding achievement in Tax Research (TX 8030) receives a cash award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence Award in Corporate Tax

A graduate student with outstanding achievement in Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (TX 8120) receives a cash award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ernst & Young Excellence in Taxation Award

An outstanding graduate student in taxation receives a cash award sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Grant Thornton Achievement Awards

Two outstanding accounting students with high academic achievement receive a cash award sponsored by Grant Thornton.

Williams Benator & Libby Scholarships

Williams Benator & Libby recognizes two outstanding accounting majors with high academic standing with cash awards.

KPMG Academic Excellence Scholarships

KPMG recognizes two outstanding undergraduate students and two outstanding graduate students with a cash award.

Bennett Thrasher Accounting Scholarship

Bennett Thrasher recognizes an outstanding senior involved in Beta Alpha Psi with a cash award.

BDO USA LLP Accounting Scholarship

An outstanding accounting student with high academic achievement receives a cash award from BDO USA LLP.

Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition Award

In the 2010 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition, the Georgia State University Tax Team was a national finalist in the undergraduate division.

Turner Broadcasting System Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship rewards an ascending undergraduate student in good academic standing with an emphasis on those active in students groups and/or the community.

Institute of Internal Auditors Leadership Award

The Institute of Internal Auditors rewards a student who shows high academic standing and exhibits excellent leadership qualities.

Bergeron Women in Technology Leadership Scholarships

The Bergeron scholarship is awarded to undergraduate female students studying computer information systems or computer science who have expressed in or demonstrated high potential for leadership careers in technology. The scholarship-mentorship program provides for a tuition award and a one-on-one mentor relationship with a leader from the technology industry. The program is funded through a $1 million endowment made by Sandra and Doug Bergeron. Sandra Bergeron is a graduate of Georgia State University.
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Criteria for hospitality scholarships vary with the funding source but overall include scholastic performance, work experience, extracurricular activities, career goals and financial need.

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Atlanta Hospitality Alliance Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Hospitality Alliance. Founded in 2009, AHA provides a forum for networking and professional development to Atlanta-area hotel owners, developers, operators, franchisors and professional service providers. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in hotel development or management, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Cecil B. Day Scholarship in Hospitality Achievement

This scholarship was established in memory of the founder of Days Inn and the namesake of the School of Hospitality. It is awarded to hospitality majors based on academic achievement, school and community involvement and work experience.

Hospitality Financial & Technology Professional Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the international professional association HFTP. Since 1952, HFTP has been dedicated to providing members with extraordinary networking opportunities, industry-leading certification programs and events, and essential resources for professional growth. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in the financial and/or technical specializations, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Hunter Realty Scholarship in Hotel Development

This scholarship was established by Hunter Realty, a leading hotel broker since 1978. In addition to recognizing academic performance and work experience, the scholarship gives preference to students with career plans in hotel development and double-majors in hospitality and real estate or finance.

John Jordan Scholarship in Club Management

This scholarship was established in honor of John Jordan, a national leader in the private club industry. Jordan was the general manager/CEO of the Cherokee Town and Country Club for more than 46 years. During his career, he was elected president of the Club Managers Association of America. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on career interest in club management, academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

The Atlanta Concierge Society Kevin Roach Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by the professional association for hotel concierges in Atlanta, is in memory of Kevin Roach, a long-time hotel employee who was dedicated to quality guest service. The Concierge Society of Atlanta presents this scholarship to a hospitality major with work experience in the hotel industry in a concierge or guest service capacity.

Robert R. King Memorial Scholarship in Hospitality & Tourism

This scholarship is in memory of Robert King, a leader in Georgia'€™s hospitality industry as president of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. It is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.

Spurgeon Richardson Scholarship in Hospitality Leadership

This scholarship is in honor of Spurgeon Richardson, a leader in Atlanta'€™s hospitality community for decades. Richardson served as president and CEO of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau for 17 years. In this role, he positioned tourism as one of the city's top economic drivers and helped Atlanta develop into a world-class city. This scholarship is presented to a hospitality major based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and work experience.


The Risk Management & Insurance Department awards approximately $400,000 in merit-based scholarships each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our programs.

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AON Scholarship

Award
Up to $5,000
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any academic program offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Scholarship and need

Assurant Group Scholarship

Award 1
$2,500 scholarship
Eligibility
Junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled in any of the programs offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Scholarship and need
Award 2
$2,500 scholarship
Eligibility
Junior or senior majoring in actuarial science
Criteria
GPA of 3.0 or higher

Atlanta Chapter CPCU Scholarship

Award
Varies
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in risk management and insurance
Criteria
Full- or part-time enrollment in an insurance or insurance-related field of study

Atlanta Claims Association Edward S. Kelly Scholarship

Award
Up to $1,500
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit interest in the claims function or who are majoring in risk management and insurance
Criteria
Scholarship, past accomplishments and growth potential

Sam Baig (AmWINS) Scholarship

Award
Up to $10,000 annually
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate full-time students majoring in risk management and insurance with a GPA of 3.25 or higher
Criteria
Merit, need
Donor
Sam Baig, executive vice president of AmWINS Brokerage and RMI alumnus (MS-RMI 1995)

Robert W. Batten Scholarship

Award
Varies
Eligibility
Graduate students enrolled in any of the programs offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Leadership and integrity
History
Named in honor of Professor Robert W. Batten, who directed the actuarial science program at GSU for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1997. His tenure was characterized as a period of growth and excellence for the program.

J. Ed Bell Scholarship

Award
Up to $1,000
Eligibility
Junior, senior or graduate students majoring in risk management and insurance
Criteria
Merit, 3.0 GPA (Graduates from Upson-Lee or Pike County schools will be given preference.)

Bermuda Scholarship Fund

Award
Varies
Eligibility
Residents of Bermuda majoring in any of the RMI department's undergraduate programs
Criteria
Scholastic achievement and financial need

Brightworth Scholarship

Award
Up to $2,000
Eligibility
Georgia State University students currently enrolled in the graduate certificate, master's or MBA program with a major in personal financial planning. Candidates may not receive the scholarship more than once. Student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 50% of their required financial planning coursework.
Criteria
The successful candidate must exhibit the core Brightworth values of Integrity, Excellence, Service and Teamwork.

Catlin Group Limited Scholarship

Three Awards
$5,000 each
Eligibility & Criteria
Graduate students (MBA, MS) majoring in risk management and insurance. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Recipients will be selected by the RMI Department Scholarship Committee.
Sponsor
Catlin Group Limited, an international specialist property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, operates four underwriting platforms - the Catlin Syndicate at Lloyd's, Catlin Bermuda, Catlin UK and Catlin US - as well as a network of international offices.

Chubb Scholarship

Award
Up to $5,000
Eligibility
Undergraduate students whose major or field of concentration is risk management
Criteria
GPA of 3.0 or higher and and need
Donor
Chubb

FAME Scholarship

Award
Up to $5,000
Eligibility
Undergraduate students whose major or field of concentration is risk management
Criteria
GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need
Sponsor
Established by the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers to promote leadership and excellence in the agent/broker community through agency management education, training and research

The Finklea Personal Financial Planning Scholarship

Award
$5,000
Eligibility
Students enrolled in the department's undergraduate certificate in personal financial planning program
Criteria
GPA of 3.0 or higher, financial need
Sponsor
Resource Planning Group Ltd.

John W. Hall Scholarship

Award
Up to $3,000
Eligibility
Graduate students enrolled in any academic program offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Leadership and integrity
History
Named in honor of Professor John W. Hall, whose 19-year tenure as chair of GSU's RMI department was noted as a period of growth and excellence

Insurance Professionals of Atlanta Scholarship

Award
Up to $2,000
Eligibility
Female Georgia State University students currently enrolled in the undergraduate or graduate program with a risk management and/or insurance major/concentration. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Graduate students may be awarded graduate research assistantships.
Criteria
Merit and need

Leyton Hunter Fellowship

Award
Varies
Eligibility
Doctoral students with concentrations in or who are pursuing research interests in insurance
Criteria
Merit

Helen C. Leith Scholarship

Award
Varies
Eligibility
Doctoral students in an insurance-related field
Criteria
Merit

John W. Morgan Scholarship

Award
Up to $2,500
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate RMI majors who exhibit strong interest in the claims function
Criteria
Scholarship, character and need
History
Endowed by Pritchard & Jerden Inc. and 11 of its employees in honor of their friend and colleague John W. Morgan

James W. Morton Jr. Scholarship

Award
Up to $2,500
Eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any academic program offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Merit
History
In honor of James W. Morton, Jr., who was instrumental in the development of the State Farm insurance organization in Georgia

Risk and Insurance Management Society (Atlanta Chapter) Scholarship

Award
varies
Eligibility
Undergraduate students interested in the risk management and insurance field
Criteria
Merit

C.V. Starr Scholarship

Award
Up to $4,000
Eligibility
Graduate or undergraduate students majoring in RMI or actuarial science
Criteria
Priority is given to graduate students, but undergraduate students who have at least two years of coursework and who have outstanding potential are also considered
Endowed by
Starr Foundation

Don Sledge Scholarship

Award
$200
Eligibility
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any of the programs offered by the Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Criteria
Merit
Donor
The scholarship was established by Karen Mae Sledge in honor of her father, Don Sledge. The recipient will be invited to a luncheon to meet the donors.

Sam & Joyce Turner Scholarship

Award
Up to $5,000
Eligibility
Full-time undergraduate or graduate actuarial science students
Criteria
Merit
Donor
Sam Turner, an actuarial science graduate of the Department of Risk Management & Insurance at Georgia State University, had a long and distinguished career as an actuary with Tillinghast, IT&T International, Life of Virginia, and ING North America.

Windham Brannon Financial Group Scholarship

Award
Up to $2,500
Eligibility
Outstanding graduate students enrolled in the Robinson College of Business MS-PFP or MBA degree program with a major or concentration in personal financial planning. Candidates may not receive the award more than once.
Criteria
Merit
Donor
In support of the financial planning profession and Georgia State University's personal financial planning programs, Windham Brannon Financial Group Inc. has established this annual scholarship in support of an outstanding PFP student.

Scholarships decided by nomination

Cotterman Outstanding Student Award

Each year, the Department of Computer Information Systems honors the graduate student in the Master of Science in Information Systems program with the most outstanding academic record. The award is named for William C. Cotterman, the first chairman of the CIS department at Georgia State University. Winners receive a cash award, and their names are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the CIS department lobby.

Rozelle Outstanding Programmer Award

Each year, the Department of Computer Information Systems honors the undergraduate student with the most outstanding academic record in the programming courses. The award is named for James P. Rozelle, a former department faculty member. Winners receive a cash award, and their names are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the CIS department lobby.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association Scholarship

The Atlanta Chapter of Information Systems Audit and Control Association offers this scholarship to a student enrolled at a University System of Georgia institution. The recipient must demonstrate high academic achievement and a commitment to pursuing a career in information technology.

Jeff and Sherry Hwang Scholarship

The Jeff and Sherry Hwang Scholarship provides scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students in good standing who are enrolled in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Department of Computer Information Systems who speak Mandarin and have an appreciation for Taiwanese culture.

Evelyn S. Bowyer Memorial Scholarship

Endowed in memory of Evelyn S. Bowyer, alumna and longtime Georgia State employee, by family, friends and colleagues, this award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in finance. Criteria include classroom performance, work experience and leadership skills.

H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Outstanding Finance Student Award

This award is named after Mr. H. Talmage Dobbs Jr., past chairman of the board of Life of Georgia and a Georgia State alum. The award is presented to the outstanding undergraduate finance major over the past year. Criteria include classroom performance and recommendations from past instructors.

Jack Dunn Scholarship

This award is given to an undergraduate finance major in honor of Jack Dunn, former commissioner of banking and finance for the State of Georgia. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance.

R. C. Williams, M.D., Honor Award

The R. C. Williams, M.D., Honor Award was established to honor the late Dr. Williams, who founded the Hospital Administration program at GSU in 1952. The award is given to the graduate student in the Institute of Health Administration demonstrating outstanding leadership in the profession through university, community and work-related endeavors.

R. J. Knobel Scholarship

This scholarship was established upon Dr. Roland "Knob" Knobel's retirement in 1985, after teaching in the institute since 1970. This award is given to MHA students based on academic performance, and recognizes those who have achieved distinction through professional and community activities.

Max G. Holland Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is presented annually to the student with the highest grade-point average after completing at least 30 hours in the CAHME-accredited graduate program in health administration. The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Max Holland, who was on the faculty of the institute from 1976 to 1989.

AUPHA/McGaw Scholar

This scholarship is awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) to students in an accredited graduate health administration program who have distinguished themselves in the profession.

Norman R. Harbaugh Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to the most outstanding managerial sciences major in the MBA program based on academic achievement, potential for leadership, and service to the university and the community.

Carl A. Bramlette, Jr. Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to the most outstanding managerial sciences major in the M.S. program based on academic achievement, potential for leadership, and service to the university and the community.

Francis J. Bridges Scholastic Achievement Award

Presented to the most outstanding managerial sciences major in the B.B.A. program based on academic achievement, potential for leadership, and service to the university and the community.

Harding B. Young Teaching Excellence Award

Presented to the doctoral student in managerial sciences with the most outstanding record of achievement in teaching.

Waino W. Soujanen Research Excellence Award

Presented to the doctoral student in managerial sciences with the most outstanding record of achievement in research.

Dennis E. Grawoig Memorial Award

Awarded to the outstanding undergraduate student displaying exceptional analytical skills, this scholarship is given in memory of the founder of the Department of Decision Sciences and the first president of the Decision Sciences Institute. It is based on academic achievement, potential for leadership, and service to the university and community.

Chick-fil-A Outstanding Marketing Student Scholarship

Endowed in 2012 to honor the 30-year relationship between Chick-fil-A and Dr. Ken Bernhardt, this scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in marketing with high academic performance, outstanding character, and a high likelihood of a successful career in marketing. Preference will be given to students who are employed, or previously employed, by Chick-fil-A. One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded per year.

Marketing Roundtable Outstanding Minority Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to underrepresented minority students currently enrolled in a marketing course who are pursuing a degree in marketing with high academic standing and a high expectation of success in pursuing a career in marketing. Qualified students will have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0., and be nominated and supported by marketing faculty members. A maximum of six scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded per year.

Martin Sherry/Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an exceptional student in advertising in Robinson's marketing department. Criteria include academic scholarship, interest and talent in the field, leadership, and character. Specifically, the scholarship is awarded based on genuine financial need and scholastic achievement (3.0 GPA in major). Recipients must be Georgia residents who will not have graduated when the scholarship is received. One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded per year.

Richard Hammill Outstanding Marketing Student Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Richard Hammill, past senior vice president of marketing at The Home Depot. Recipients of the award must be currently majoring in marketing, have demonstrated financial need, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and show a high potential for a successful career in marketing. One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded per year.

Sales Executive Roundtable (SERT)

The Sales Executive Roundtable (SERT) of Robinson's marketing department created two scholarships in 2014. Consideration will be given to currently registered students who have taken, or are currently taking, a sales course in the Department of Marketing and who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in sales. This scholarship requires a student to demonstrate high academic achievement and basic sales competencies as required for qualification for national sales competition to be considered. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded per year.

Dr. Colquitt L. "Buck" Chandler Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Colquitt L. "Buck" Chandler Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by the CLC Foundation in memory of Dr. Chandler, a successful Atlanta dentist, real estate investor and philanthropist. The scholarship is awarded to a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Real Estate, selected by a committee that includes the department chair.

Georgia CCIM Bob White CCIM Scholarship

Funded by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, the scholarship is given annually to one real estate major planning a career in commercial real estate. The selection criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, communication skills and professional commitment.

John H. Cowart Scholarship

Funded by an endowment established by John H. Cowart, Sr. (John H. Cowart Properties, Inc.), this award is given annually to one or more real estate graduate or undergraduate students to pursue promising research under the direction of faculty in the Department of Real Estate. Both merit and need of candidates are evaluated.

Dexter & Karen Warrior Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by Dexter and Karen Warrior to an undergraduate or graduate student who has outstanding performance in the field of real estate.

E. A. Isakson Scholarship

This scholarship established by the Atlanta Board of Realtors is in honor of Mr. Ed A. Isakson, past president of the Atlanta Board of Realtors. One or more scholarships will be provided each year for outstanding students majoring in real estate. The criteria for selection are need, scholastic achievement and expression of a sincere interest in a professional career in real estate.

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Undergraduate Real Estate Award

This annual scholarship award by the ICSC Foundation is given to a junior or senior enrolled in an undergraduate real estate program who displays excellence academically and exhibits a career interest in the retail real estate sector.

Mrs. Josephine J. Isakson Scholarship

This scholarship is presented in memory of a prominent Atlanta-area real estate family to recognize superior academic achievement and potential. It may be awarded to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Mrs. Tommy Jackson Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to deserving students engaged in the study of real estate at Georgia State University.

Warwick/Diaz Doctoral Scholarship

This fund provides support to doctoral students in good standing in Robinson's Department of Real Estate.

Wolverton Doctoral Scholarship

This scholarship provides an annual award to fund the attendance and presentation of a paper by a qualified doctoral student at the annual meeting of either the American Real Estate Society or the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships Offered through the Institute of International Business

The Institute of International Business offers many scholarships to help students fund their study abroad experiences.

To apply for any of these scholarships, visit the Study Abroad Programs site »

This fund supports Georgia State graduate and undergraduate students in good standing to pursue a study abroad program.

Award recipients must:

  • Have a demonstrated financial need as documented by the Student Financial Aid Office
  • Have a minimum high school 3.0 GPA (incoming freshmen) or a current college 3.0 GPA (sophomores, juniors and seniors)

Preference will be given to students enrolled in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and to students who have no previous study abroad experience.

This fund supports Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) students who wish to study abroad. Should the CIBER program cease to exist, the Ferrers intend that the scholarship be used to support Robinson students with financial need who wish to participate in a study abroad program.
In honor of Mrs. Nita Robinson, J. Mack Robinson endowed The Nita Robinson Scholars Program for $1 million. The scholarships are awarded to students to further their understanding of the global business environment.
The Lori Muse Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Lori Muse and her love for international travel. It was her wish that all students have the opportunity to study abroad.
S. Tamer Cavusgil and Judy Cavusgil, both educators, wish to honor exceptional students who are proactive about expanding their horizons and seeking professional development opportunities. They realize that international work or study experiences can make a remarkable impact on one's personal and professional growth. Tamer and Judy are pleased to be able to contribute to this goal in a small way.
Dr. Sidney E. Harris served as dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University from 1997-2004. He and his wife Dr. Mary S. Harris are keen supporters of the college's international initiatives. It is their desire to provide scholarship funding for students to underwrite a meaningful study abroad opportunity.
This scholarship, established in 1990, is awarded to support the internationalization efforts of undergraduate students of the Robinson College of Business.
This scholarship is open to Robinson students with no study abroad experience and a GPA of at least 3.0.
Students with no previous international travel are encouraged to apply for this study abroad scholarship. Students must be in good academic standing.
Dr. Fenwick Huss served as dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business from 2004-2014. As a global citizen himself, Dr. Huss recognizes the need for students to incorporate international travel into their academic program. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Ms. Michaud established this scholarship for undergraduate students in the Robinson College of Business to help those wishing to include international travel in their program.
This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students of the Robinson College of Business who would like to study abroad.

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to Robinson College of Business undergraduate students, in good standing, to pursue a study abroad program. Students should have no previous international travel experience.

The purpose of this fund is to provide Robinson College of Business students with no previous international experience an opportunity to travel abroad. Students must be in good academic standing.

Scholarships Offered through Georgia State University

The Georgia State University International Education Fee (IEF) Study Abroad Scholarship Program is funded by the mandatory international education student fee. Visit the Study Abroad Programs site for more information.
HOPE recipients who study abroad receive the normal tuition and fees for the term as if they were physically enrolled in Georgia. HOPE does not pay the extraordinary costs of study abroad programs. Students should contact Student Financial Services to be approved for and complete the necessary paperwork for study abroad payment.
Through generous support, The Coca-Cola Foundation has established The Coca-Cola Global Ambassadors Scholarship Program. This program is a major initiative for Georgia State University to expose college students to the global economy. The scholarship is open to all students that meet the minimum requirements. Preference is given to first generation Robinson College of Business students with no previous international travel experience.
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Depending on your personal qualifications, you may use your allocated financial aid for study abroad programs. Contact Student Financial Services for more information.

Scholarships Offered through Other Units

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by IIE through its Southern Regional Center, this program offers students with limited financial means the opportunity to study abroad. For more information visit the Study Abroad Programs site.
Academic Programs International (API) offers two $500 scholarships per calendar year to Georgia State students who participate in API programs for spring or fall. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and take approved courses. Applications are available in the Study Abroad Programs office.
American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS) offers $400 discounts to Georgia State students who participate in AIFS semester programs and $200 discounts for AIFS summer programs. Contact the Study Abroad Programs office for more information.
Georgia State students are eligible for a $500 discount for academic year programs, $250 for semester programs and $100 for summer programs. Visit the CEA website for more information.
The European Council of the University System of Georgia offers scholarships to students who participate in the USG London or Paris Summer Programs. Application packets are available in the Study Abroad Programs office.