Savannah State University offers scholarships to undergraduates and graduates from private, federal, state and university-funded sources. The eligibility requirements for each scholarship vary.  Criteria for merit-based scholarships include academic achievement, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, awards, and honors.   Students with GPAs from 2.0 to 2.9 are also encouraged to apply.

Submit a scholarship application to be considered for an award for the upcoming academic year.

If selected to receive a private scholarship, a student must prepare a Scholarship Thank You Letter and have it validated by the University's Stewardship Coordinator BEFORE receiving the scholarship award.  Guidelines for and assistance with preparing the thank-you letter is available in the Office of University Advancement on the 1st floor of Gardner Hall.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (912) 358-4162 or Athletic scholarship information is available through the Athletic Department at (912) 358-3449.

James H. Porter Academic Scholarship

The James H. Porter Scholarship provides financial assistance to students attending Albany State University, Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University. Awards are anywhere from $1,000.00 - $5,000.00 annually.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students matriculating at SSU.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a Georgia Resident


  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours)
  • Students with no previous college credit (freshman) must have an SAT (critical reading and mathematics) of 1000 or higher  or ACT composite of 21 or higher and a high school GPA in academic subjects of 3.0 or better.
  • Students with prior college experience must meet freshman requirements and have a college GPA of 3.3 or better.


  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 6 credit hours)
  • Must have a minimum undergraduate GPA 3.3 or higher
  • Must have a minimum score of 1100 (verbal and quantitative) or higher on the GRE or; 500 or higher on the GMAT or; meet program admission test score requirements

Awards are limited to four years (undergraduate) and two years (graduate).
Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and re-apply annually.

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Other Scholarships
This list is not by any means comprehensive and is provided for your information and convenience only. The inclusion or exclusion of a particular site should not be interpreted as an endorsement or lack thereof by Savannah State University.

ACCESS College Foundation

AES Engineering Scholarship

ASCO Numatics

Best Buy

Black College Dollars

Buick Achievers

Burger King Scholars

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation


College Scholarships

Computer Science & Computer Engineering
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Elks National Foundation

Emerge - females

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union

Georgia Scholarships

Government Finance Officers Association (grad & undergrad)

Grady Young Foundation

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Directory

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Jack and Jill of America Foundation

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation transferring from a community college

John Gyles Education Awards

KFC’s Colonel’s Scholars

KODAK Scholarships

Kohl’s Kids Who Care

Liberal Arts & General Studies


Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program

Military Families Scholarships

Minority Scholarships
National Association of Black Narcotic Agents (Criminal Justice majors)
National Research Council of the National Academies (graduates)

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars

P.E.O. IPS Scholarship Award female international graduates

Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award

Presidential Freedom Scholarships

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Savannah State University Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship

Sell Used Books College Essay Contest

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Talbots Scholarship Foundation - for females

The Center for Scholarship Administration

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

The nsoro Educational Foundation

The Watson-Brown Scholars

Thurgood Marshall Fund

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships


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