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 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.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a Georgia Resident



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.

Other Scholarships

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

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


Marcus J. Givens Book Scholarship

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

Upsilon Alpha Omega/Beauty P. Baldwin (EAF) Scholarship


Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman

IES Study Abroad

SIT Study Abroad