First 500 Scholarship

Established in 2013, this scholarship was created by members of the first five hundred African American alumni who graduated from Georgia Southern from 1967 to 1985. Georgia Southern College first enrolled African American students during Winter Quarter 1965. However, only six students enrolled. Those students were Clavelia Love Brinson, Arlene Marie Daughtry, Shirley Anne Woodall, Catherine Davis, Ulysee Mosley, and Jessie Zeigler Carter. This scholarship was created to provide additional financial assistance to continuing students. The recipient must be an actively enrolled sophomore or junior at the time of application in good standing, having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipients shall demonstrate financial need.

First 500 Scholarship Endowment Fund
Supplemental Questions
  1. Confidential Reference Request: Please request three references asking the reference to state why you should receive this scholarship?
  2. Reference Request
  3. Reference Request
  4. Please submit a 500-word essay detailing your career aspirations and why you should receive this scholarship.