Savannah State University students have an array of scholarship opportunities available to them for many majors, degrees and class levels. Please note that if verification of enrollment is required to apply for a scholarship, the student must obtain that information from the Registrar's Office.

Internal Scholarships

Internal scholarship information can be found in several offices on campus. The Division of University Advancement, Financial Aid, and Financial Literacy departments work diligently to seek and provide awareness of scholarship opportunities for our students.

Funded to Finish Program 

External Scholarships

External scholarships are awarded by outside companies and organizations. Competition for these funds vary on the local, state, and national levels. 

When forwarding scholarship funds to our office, please ensure the following are included:

*Please be advised that scholarship funds will be posted to the current term balance, unless a term is specified. If a current term balance does not exist, the award will be split between semesters.

Scholarship and Payment Contacts

Please send all scholarships related information, including the physical scholarship check, to the Bursar's Office. They can be reached e-mail address. Mail checks to the below address:

Savannah State University
P.O. BOX 27143
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404

Scholarship Award Letters To Secure Classes

Based on Board of Regent's procedures (BPM 10.1.1), Savannah State University is no longer allowed to secure a student's course schedule without approved and awarded financial aid scholarships. This means that our office cannot accept written documentation from donors that scholarship checks are forthcoming to save students from the cancellation for non-payment. In order for scholarships to be included in the student account at the time of cancellation for non-payment, Savannah State University must receive payment from the scholarship donor prior to the advertised payment deadline. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate the payment deadline to the donor and to satisfy their balance due by the advertised payment deadline to avoid cancellation. 

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funding

**Funding ended October 1, 2022.

Students eligible for GEER Funding will be emailed an application to their University email. All applications will be reviewed by Financial Aid and the Bursar's Office prior to awarding. 

Current Award Guidelines:

· Not to exceed $2,500 per student.

· Not to exceed the student’s total balance due the institution, after all other aid, including federal loans, has been applied, and including any 3rd party guarantees which may be pending but not yet received.

· GEER awards may not be directly refunded to the student as surplus financial aid, nor can these awards cause other funds from other sources to be refunded directly to the student as surplus financial aid.

Current Eligibility Criteria:

· Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree.

· Be in good academic standing, and making progress toward degree attainment, as defined by meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines for Federal financial aid.

· Have suffered a financial impact due to COVID-19 pandemic as determined by the institution.

· Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and been determined eligible for Title IV federal student assistance.

· Student must have an outstanding balance of direct charges to the institution.

· Priority will be given to Pell eligible students. If funds remain after awarding all Pell-eligible applicants that qualify, funds may be used to assist other students that have direct charges owed to the institution and unmet need based on the standard financial aid formula (COA- EFC-all other aid = unmet need)

· Institutions should ensure awards will satisfy student obligations.

· Students that meet the eligibility criteria will be prioritized based on the following categories.

  • Bachelor’s degree Seeking Students
  • Graduating Seniors
  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Sophomores
  • Freshmen
  • Associate Degree Seeking Students:
  • Graduating Sophomores and Above
  • Sophomores
  • Freshmen

Award decisions will be based on the established criteria outlined in the application. Award amounts will be determined based on the request, proof of need, and available funds.

Awards will be applied to the student’s account and may not be directly refunded to the student as surplus financial aid, nor can these awards cause other funds from other sources to be refunded directly to the student as surplus financial aid.

International students are ineligible for state and federal financial aid, so they are not required to complete this process.