Scholarships

Scholarships for Current and Former English as a Second Language Students
Scholarship for International Students
Scholarship for Nursing Student of Asian Descent
Study Abroad Scholarships
 
Georgia Perimeter College Scholarship Brochure
 
Web Site for Scholarships for Foreign Language Study

 

Scholarships for Current and Former English as a Second Language Students

I. Beverly Benson Scholarship

Criteria: Awarded to a former or current English as a Second Language (ESL) student. The award is based on length of time

in ESL, progress through ESL, GPA and obstacles overcome in persevering to continue his/her education. Nominations must

come from ESL faculty.

GPA: 3.0

Scholarship amount: $150 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses

Application deadline: Students nominated by faculty

For more information: Contact Lynne Bost, Dunwoody ESL Lynne.Bost@gpc.edu

 

II. Cheryl Benz Community Service Scholarship for ESL and International Students

Criteria: Current or past ESL student should submit, with completed application, documentation of a minimum of 25 hours

of community service or of completion of a course with a service learning component, a typed, one-page (double-spaced) essay

describing how community service/service learning has affected his/her education, and one letter of recommendation from faculty,

mentor or employer.

GPA: 2.0  Scholarship amount: $250 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses

Application deadline: March 1

For more information: ESL Department (any campus)

Submit application materials to: Elizabeth Wallace, ESL, Clarkston Elizabeth.Wallace@gpc.edu   

 

III. Elisabeth Lauteman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Clarkston Campus student who has completed at least one semester of ESL and is a parent with financial need should

submit, with completed application, a most recent transcript, a letter of support from a member of GPC faculty and most recent

tax return.

GPA: N/A

Scholarship amount: $250 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses

Application deadline: March 31

For more information: ESL Department (any campus)

Submit application materials to: Debra Denzer, Director, International Education, Clarkston Campus Debra.Denzer@gpc.edu

 

Scholarship for International Students

I. Kito Christian Shane McCurdy Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Criteria: International student (F-1 student) on the Dunwoody Campus who is currently enrolled in 12 or more semester
hours, has completed at least 15 credit hours at GPC and has at least one semester left to complete should submit, with
completed application, a statement of financial need, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a copy of the most
recent transcript. Recipients may receive this scholarship only once.
GPA: 2.7
Scholarship amount: $300 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses
Application deadline: March 15
Submit application materials to: Ellen Sweatt, Department of Business Administration and Computer Science, Dunwoody esweatt@gpc.edu

 

Scholarship for Nursing Student of Asian Descent

I. National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) Scholarship
Criteria:
Nursing student of Asian descent who has successfully completed the first semester of the Nursing Program and a NET
score at the national average and is fluent or reasonably proficient in the (spoken) Chinese language should submit, with completed
application, two letters of recommendation (one from a member of the GPC faculty and one from elsewhere), a copy of his/her
most recent FAFSA or SAR report and most recent tax returns and an essay of 200 words or less explaining why he/she has
chosen the nursing profession. Please use the Nursing scholarship application.
GPA: 3.0

Scholarship amount: $2,500 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses
Application period: November 25 - December 5
For more information: Nursing Advisement Office or Financial Aid
Submit application materials to: Cynthia Payne, Department of Nursing, Clarkston Campus

 

Study Abroad Scholarships

I. Acces Asia Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria: A GPC student who intends to study abroad in Asia through GPC and has completed at least one academic

year at Georgia Perimeter College. Students applying for the Access Asia scholarship should have submitted their

application to study abroad in Asia in full along with their $200 deposits. Applicants must submit a completed

Access Asia application form, a brief essay (300 words) explaining what impact they expect studying in Asia to have on

their lives and careers, and a written explanation of their financial need for the scholarship (no word limit).

GPA: 2.7

Scholarship Amount: up to $500

Application Deadline: January 16th, July 3rd and November 14th

Application: Available online or contact the GPC Center for International Education.

Submit application materials to: The Center for International Education, Clarkston Campus Debra.Denzer@gpc.edu

 

II. Aleyama George Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Student who is registered for at least nine credit hours in the Study Abroad Program to India should submit an unofficial

transcript and one letter of recommendation from a former or current professor, employer or mentor.

GPA: 2.0

Scholarship amount: $250 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses

Application deadline: February 15

For more information: GPC Center for International Education, www.gpc.edu/~gpcglobe

Submit information to: Debra Denzer, Director, Center for International Education, Clarkston Campus Debra.Denzer@gpc.edu

 

III. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Criteria: The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad. The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. 

The applicant is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks (equivalent to 28 days) in one country.  Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least 4 weeks. The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.  The applicant is studying in the fall, spring, or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions.  Summer only programs are not eligible. 

Scholarship Amount: Up to $5000

Application Deadline: April 7

For more Information: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/index.html

 

Web Site for Scholarships for Foreign Language Study

Foreign Language Scholarships:   http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/foreign-language.htm

The study of foreign languages has always been a popular course of college study and now perhaps more so than ever.

Scholarships are quite plentiful from federal sources to college scholarships. There is no limit to the career path for a

foreign language major since nearly all fields require professionals versed in a foreign language. As the world becomes

more connected, business and industry become increasingly multicultural and multi-lingual, hence the demand for foreign language experts.

 

Critical Language Scholarship Program:   http://clscholarship.org/applicants.htm

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master ’s and Ph.D. students.

Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu:

Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

 Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.