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Nationally Competitive Scholarships Advising

The University Honors Program is committed to helping students make the move from student to scholar.  The program provides honors students the opportunity to develop independent research projects through the Honors Thesis.  Additionally, the program helps any Georgia Southern student in their pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.

There is value in the process of developing an application.  Every student who embarks on this task will examine themselves, take stock of what they know, and plan for their future.  It is a process that helps prepare an application, and it is a process that helps prepare the individual getting ready for the next step after college.

In the past several years, over 35 Georgia Southern University students have received recognition from various prestigious programs. The majority of scholarship winners have received U.S. Department of State awards such as the U.S. Student Fulbright Grant, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Critical Language Scholarship, and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Other students have received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (plus two honorable mentions), the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, the Boren Scholarship, the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, and the Fund for Education Abroad. One student received three awards in three consecutive summers from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).  One student received Honorable Mention from the Udall Scholarship. Several students have also won Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarships.

The University Honors Program is the central office on campus for all students applying for any nationally and internationally competitive scholarship. We maintain a list of various scholarship opportunities, and the staff will discuss these opportunities in classes, with students groups and organizations, and in individual meetings. Honors Program staff will also work with students as they work on application materials, arrange for campus committee interviews as needed, and facilitate campus recommendations (if required).

Students interested in learning more should review the list of opportunities (make note of on campus deadlines) and contact Dr. Francis Desiderio with any questions at or 478-7926.


To view the list of nationally and internationally competitive scholarship opportunities, please click on this sentence.





Last updated: 9/19/2017