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.
Students are required to complete the FAFSA and be admitted to the university by April 1, 2019. The scholarship application is available from December 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019.
Submit a scholarship application to be considered for an award for the upcoming academic year. The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM, April 1, 2019.
Private Scholarship Recipients
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 scholarship thank you letter is available in the Division of University Advancement, Advancement Services, Jasmine Building on Jasmine Avenue.
For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (912) 358-4162 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - $5,000 annually.
The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students matriculating at SSU.
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.
To apply for the 2019-20 School Year, please complete the SSU Scholarship Application listed above.
This list is not comprehensive and is provided for 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
Black College Dollars
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Emerge - females
Hispanic Scholarship Directory
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation transferring from a community college
John Gyles Education Awards
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program
National Association of Black Narcotic Agents (Criminal Justice majors)
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.
Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship
Sell Used Books College Essay Contest
Talbots Scholarship Foundation - for females
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships