Third Party Scholarships

  Americorps  
  AROTC  
  Atlanta Next Step/Mayors Youth  
Coast Workforce
  Disabled Vet  
  Florida Prepaid  

Americorps


The AmeriCorps education award program provides benefits to SCA AmeriCorps's members after they have successfully completed their service. Members are able to use this award to pay education cost at qualified institutions of higher education, educational training, or qualified student loans.
Upon selection for a position, members are offered an education award relative to their length of service and may choose to sign a SCA AmeriCorps member agreement confirming that they will complete both their term of service and their minimum hours.


Financial Assistance


Every AmeriCorps's member will receive different amount. The amount depends on the amount of service hours. Contact AmeriCorps for the award amount.

Student's Responsibility


Students who have completed their services for AmeriCorps can visit the website and follow the instructions to request their funding that they have earned. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that SSU Business and Finance office have the proper documentation to award the scholarship.

Business and Finance Responsibility


After the student has requested funding through the AmeriCorps's website, the Business and Finance office will receive a letter of authorization with the amount the student can receive for that semester. In some cases, SSU Business office will receive a check on behalf of the student. In either case, a request will be submitted to Financial Aid to post the available funds to the student accounts.

 

AROTC


The United States Army offers many opportunities to college students through ROTC to a commission in the Army. The Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) offers possibilities for prior service military personnel, Army reservists and National Guardsmen, undergraduate students, and even graduate students to earn a commission at the rank of Second Lieutenant after completion of a college degree. The rank of Second Lieutenant, a Gold Bar, signifies a Leader and Officer in the United States Army, one of the most respected professions in America.

Financial Assistance

  • 2, 3, and 4-year Campus Based Scholarships that pay for tuition and fees or room and board. Additionally, a 4-year National Scholarship is offered to high-school students who intend to enroll in ROTC.
  • Yearly book allowance of $1,200 for scholarship winners
  • Monthly Stipend for all contracted Cadets:
    • $350 - Freshmen
    • $400 - Sophomore
    • $450 - Junior
    • $500 - Senior
  • Airborne/Air Assault training for selected students
  • Military Science Minor
  • National Guard Drill pays through the Simultaneous Membership Program if desired

Student's Responsibility


Students need to work with the AROTC office to ensure that they are eligible for an AROTC scholarship.


Business and Finance Responsibility


SSU Business office receives the authorization from the SSU AROTC office for all qualified students. The Business and Finance office calculates the student's assistance based on the authorization instructions. A request is sent to the Financial Aid office to post the available funds to the student accounts.

Atlanta Next Step/Mayor's Youth Program


The Mayor's Youth Program provides every graduating senior in the Atlanta Public School system and/or child of a City of Atlanta employee with an opportunity to plan for their future, be it a post-secondary education or meaningful employment or workforce training. Students receive assistance based on individual needs.

Financial Assistance


Unmet financial needs have ranged from one hundred dollars to $16,000; other needs include transportation, fee waivers, arranging interviews, technical training, life and job skill training, summer internships and full time employment. In return, the students agree to three rules of the program: Show up and stay engaged, stay off drugs, and obey the law.

Student's Responsibility


Contact Mayor's Youth Program to enroll in their program


Business and Finance Responsibility


SSU Business and Finance office calculates the student's unmet need scholarship based on the criteria set forth from the program. The accountant ensures that the student's account reflect the amount awarded. Mayor's Youth program for is billed the total awarded Scholarship per semester.

Coastal Workforce


The Coastal Workforce is a program that provides employers, job seekers and those seeking training, a variety of employment and training services at one location. The Coastal Workforce Investment Board awards scholarships to Savannah State University students that has been determined eligible and is being preferred for training.


Student's Responsibility


All eligible student need to contact the training provider for a scholarship voucher. The students submit the signed voucher to the Business and Finance Office.


Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office accurately applies the amount eligible to the students account. The amount awarded is based on the unmet need of the student. The amount cannot exceed the authorized amount. Coastal Workforce is sent a bill for all outstanding scholarship awarded.

Disabled Vet


The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is designated by law as the State Approving Agency (SAA) responsible for approving and supervising programs in educational institutions and training establishments in Georgia, which offer education and training to veterans and other eligible persons under provisions of the Veterans Education Assistance Program.


Financial Assistance


Students are awarded an amount based of what is allowable from the Georgia Department of Veterans.


Student's Responsibility


These programs must have SAA approval before veterans and other eligible persons may receive educational benefits (GI Bill) from US Department of Veterans Affairs under the authority of Title 38, U.S. Code and Chapter 1606 Title 10.


Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office receives the student's authorization form and applies that amount based on the criteria set forth by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The Georgia Department of Veterans is billed for all awarded scholarships.

Florida Prepaid


Florida Prepaid is a prepaid college plan account that parents set up for their child to attend college. The Florida Prepaid College Plan has been authorized to disburse benefits to Savannah State University.


Financial Assistance


There are two types of accounts that are available through Florida Prepaid, Restricted and Unrestricted.


Restricted Account


If a student has a restricted Florida Prepaid account, the tuition is calculated by the number of credit hours multiplied by the standard rate given by Florida Prepaid. The rate is determined by what institution you are attending. Ex: 4 year university or a Community College, etc. If the student has dormitory funds, dormitory funds will apply as well.


Unrestricted Account


If a student has an unrestricted Florida Prepaid account, the total tuition and fees are awarded. If the student has dormitory funds, dormitory funds will apply as well.


Student's Responsibility


Students need to ensure that the Business and Finance office has all the proper documentation to award the scholarship.


Business and Finance Responsibility


Savannah State receives a list of eligible students along with their authorization amounts. Based on the amounts, the accountant calculates their scholarship based on which accounts the student has. Florida Prepaid is billed for of all outstanding scholarships that are awarded.

Independent Living Program (ILP)


ILP is a DFACS sponsored program that covers student's unmet needs for tuition, mandatory fees, room, board, books and supplies.


Financial Assistance


The coverage authorizations are specific to the student and vary each semester. The authorized amount may vary from the actual scholarship the student receives. Student scholarships are posted based on actual charges incurred net of financial aid received.


Student's Responsibility


Students need to ensure that they sign the authorization form that is sent over from their counselor as well as their bookstore receipt.

Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office determines actual scholarship amount by calculating unmet need in which all student financial aid received is taken into consideration.

Memorial Health


Memorial Health tuition assistant program assists current eligible employees with tuition assistance at approved educational institutions.


Financial Assistance


Memorial Health determines employee eligibility for financial assistance based on the criteria set by Memorial Health.


Student's Responsibility


Students need to ensure that the Business and Finance office receives his or her signed authorization form.


Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office calculates the student's scholarship based on the criteria set forth in the award letter that is received from Memorial Health. The accountant ensures that the student's account reflects the amount awarded to them. Memorial Health is billed for the total awarded scholarship per semester.

NROTC


The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program was established in 1926 to provide a broad base of citizens knowledgeable in the arts and sciences of Naval Warfare. The program provided an opportunity for young men to undertake careers in the naval profession. In the beginning, there were six NROTC units located at the University of California at Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, University of Washington, and Harvard and Yale Universities. In June of 1930, 126 midshipmen graduated from college, and received commissions in the United States Navy. At least 3 of the graduates went on to obtain flag rank.


Financial Assistance


To ensure eligible students enrolled in the NROTC program tuition and mandatory fees are met.


Student's Responsibility

  • Affiliate/join the NROTC unit
  • Have a financial need/hardship as determined by the NROTC unit
  • Be approved by the Professor of Naval Science
  • Be accepted by SSU admissions

Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office calculates the student's scholarship based on the criteria set forth from the program. The accountant ensures that the student's account reflects the amount awarded to them. The US Navy is billed for the total awarded Scholarship each semester.

Savannah Education Initiative Scholarship Program


The Savannah Education Initiative Scholarship was established through a collaborative partnership between the Savannah-Chatham Public School System (SCCPSS) and Savannah State University (SSU). The program is designed to identify high school graduates who meet the admissions requirement for Savannah State University, but may not attend college due to an inability to support the cost of a college education.


The following sponsors of this program are
Mr. Robert Jepson
Mr. John Kane
Mr. Curtis Anderson


How to obtain a Savannah Education Initiative Scholarship


During the spring of each year, the SCCPSS will publicize the SEIS to seniors in all the system high schools. Through a selection process by the SCCPSS, the Superintendent of the SCCPSS will screen all applicants, interview finalists and forward the names and related information to the President's Office at Savannah State University for review. If selected students have not been previously admitted to SSU independent of this program, each student identified by the Superintendent will complete an application, and be advised of his or her admission status and acceptance to SSU and the SEIS program. A letter from the University outlining the program and obligations will be sent to the student, and must be signed and returned to indicate the student's acceptance of admissions to Savannah State University and the program. A parent or guardian must co-sign the acceptance letter.


Financial Assistance


The Savannah Education Initiative Scholarship is a need based scholarship supported totally by the generosity of private individuals committed to supporting educational opportunities for students in the City of Savannah.
Upon being admitted to SSU, each student selected must complete a federal financial aid document (FAFSA) to determine the total amount of the non-loan benefits that would apply to the total cost of their education at SSU.


Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and Board- students must stay on campus
  • Books and Supplies
  • $50 monthly allowance to cover living expenses (students are not encouraged to work)


Student's Responsibility

  • All Students must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. Students falling below a 2.5 GPA will be placed on probation and their status will be reviewed by the President for continuation in the program.
  • Each student is expected to take a full load of classes (15 credit hours) each year to graduate in 4 years. If a student needs longer than four years because of a major change or complications that were unavoidable, a student can apply to continue after four years, but must be approved by the benefactors.
  • Each student is required to participate in a community service activity for two semesters.
  • Each student is expected to attend two SSU Presidential meetings each semester- one will include the meeting with the benefactors.
  • At the conclusion of the student's four years, each student must submit a written summary of their experience as a participant in the Savannah Education Initiative Scholarship Program. They should share the benefits of the opportunity and a letter of appreciation to the benefactors.


Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office calculates the amount awarded based on unmet need. The three benefactors are billed for the total awarded scholarship.
For further information, contact:


Enrollment Management
Phone: (912) 358-4154
E-mail:  Coming Soon!

Tuition Assistance


Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members.
Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.


TA is not a loan; it should be viewed as money the student has earned, such as base pay.


Student's Responsibility


Students need to ensure that the Business and Finance office receives the TA authorization form that the student receives from their respective servicing branch.

Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance calculates the student's scholarship based on the criteria stated on the authorization form. A request is sent to the Financial Aid office to post the awarded funds to the student's account. The Respective Branches are billed for the total awarded scholarships.

Vocational Rehab


Vocational Rehab is state programs that assist students in education. It also provides services to help eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain competitive employment, thus becoming productive and independent citizens in their communities. VR has more than 50 offices in 12 regions statewide with expert staff that works in the community and has in-depth knowledge of both the marketplace and the support services available.


Financial Assistance


Vocational Rehab pays for unmet needs for selected SSU students.


Student's Responsibility


Participating students are selected by Vocational Rehab. Students need to sign a copy of their authorization form as well as their book receipt to receive funds.


Business and Finance Responsibility


The SSU Business and Finance office calculates the students unmet needs each semester. A request is sent to the Financial Aid office to post the funds to the student's account. Vocational Rehab is billed for the total awarded scholarship.

Third Party Scholarships Contact

Send all information regarding Third Party Scholarship to:

thirdpartyscholarships@savannahstate.edu

or Fax it to (912) 358-4380.


For any inquiries regarding Third Party Scholarships, contact Erika Ancrum (912) 358-3015.