Donor Relations
Georgia Southern University

MyScholarships Frequently Asked Questions

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Jill Forehand
Director, Donor Relations
Email: jforehand@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-1702

 

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Samantha Nesmith
Assistant Director of Special Events
Donor Relations
Email: snesmith@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-8699

 

Dawn Oliver
Assistant Director of Scholarships
Donor Relations
Email: doliver@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-7639

 

Steps for Submitting the MyScholarships Application for Current Students

Step 1 | Log into your MyGeorgiaSouthern page and click on the “MyScholarships” selection on your page.

Step 2 | Complete the “General Application”.  The “General Application” is used for all students: incoming and current undergraduate, and graduate. Once the questions are answered, click “Finish and Submit” and you will be directed to “Conditional Application” based on your student data.  There are currently four different “Conditional Applications”, one for Admissions, one for Current Students, one for Current Students in the College of Engineering and Technology and one for Current Students in the School of Nursing. You must complete both the General Application and a Conditional Application in order to be considered for any scholarships.

Step 3 | Once the “Conditional Application” is completed, click “Finish and Submit” at the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You will automatically be put into any scholarship(s) that you qualify for.

Step 4 | Based off of the “General and Conditional Applications” there may be more specific recommended scholarship opportunities available to you. These specific recommended scholarship opportunities require additional information from applicants. These can be found under the Opportunities tab on the applications page of MyScholarships.  The application time period for submission of the scholarships that require additional information is from December 15, 2016 until February 15, 2017…  All applications, General, Conditional and recommended, must be submitted prior to midnight on February 15, 2017 to be considered for a scholarship.  If you are awarded a scholarship, an email notification will be sent to you prior to May 15, 2017.

Step 5 | Once the application for the specific recommended scholarship opportunities are complete, click “Finish and Submit” at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Notes for the scholarship process:

Read both the general application, conditional application and the apply-to applications for specific scholarship opportunities very carefully, submitting the required information as well as information specific to you and your interests.

Please take note that you may not qualify for all of the “recommended” scholarships, so please pay attention to the qualifications for the opportunity.

Scholarships will be reviewed based on the quality of your answers so please be thoughtful when filling out the general application.  You may edit both drafted and submitted applications. New edits will not be received after the scholarship application deadlines.

The application time period for submission is from December 15, 2016 until February 15, 2017.  All applications must be submitted prior to midnight on February 15, 2017 to be considered for a scholarship.  If you are awarded a scholarship, an email notification will be sent to you prior to May 15, 2017.

 

If you have questions, please send the inquiry to myscholarships@georgiasouthern.edu

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your MyScholarships application for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Additional Questions:

How do students log into MyScholarships?

The MyScholarships portal can be found in MyGeorgiaSouthern for existing students. Your log in information is the same as your MyGeorgiaSouthern log in.

How do students receive scholarship consideration?

Students can apply for all Georgia Southern University Foundation (institutional) scholarships by completing the MyScholarships application found on your MyServices within MyGeorgiaSouthern.  Criteria and qualifications have already been pre-set to each scholarship opportunity. MyScholarships will match students with scholarships based on their majors/minors/year in school and other applicable qualifications. Applications are only valid for the current school year.  Students will need to complete a new form each year for future consideration.

An error message is received when logging into MyScholarships through MyGeorgiaSouthern. Why did this occur?

When accessing MyScholarships through secure home, office, or school networks, a firewall may block or prevent access. It may be helpful to access MyScholarships through a network and/or computer in another location.

What is the deadline to submit a MyScholarships application?

Incoming Students:
New freshmen starting in the fall semester must complete the scholarship application through the MyScholarships link by February 1st of their senior year in high school to receive consideration for merit-based or leadership scholarships. Note that the priority deadline for merit-based scholarships is November 1st. It is advised that any incoming student interested in applying for a scholarship at Georgia Southern contact the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Students:
New transfer students starting at Georgia Southern in the fall semester must complete the scholarship application through the MyScholarships link by May 1st to receive consideration for merit-based scholarships.

All other students may log on at any time to see which scholarships are available.

Which questions should students complete?

In addition to completing the required fields, students are encouraged to complete the application to the fullest extent to maximize scholarship consideration.

What are Recommended Opportunities?

“Recommended Opportunities” require additional information specific to individual scholarships. Students are encouraged to review the suggested list of Recommended Opportunities and provide any information requested to receive further consideration for those scholarships.

How do students receive confirmation of their application submission?

Complete, submitted applications are indicated by a green check mark green completion check mark.
Incomplete applications are designated by a triangular yellow caution sign yellow incomplete caution sign.

 

 

Last updated: 9/7/2016

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