Our Opportunities

Clayton State students do not need to complete a scholarship application to be considered for scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office. All accepted entering freshmen, transfer, and enrolled continuing students will be automatically considered for all scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office for which they are eligible. Some scholarships will require additional information before an award can be made. In those cases students who meet the minimum criteria will receive an email at their Clayton State email account requesting additional information. Reminder – check your Clayton State email account frequently so that you don’t miss any important information!

Please visit our website at http://www.clayton.edu/financial-aid/Scholarships for information on opportunities awarded through specific departments. Private external scholarships that involve an outside application can be found on Academic Works by clicking “Opportunities” above and selecting “External”.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Alice J. Smith Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Alice J. Smith. Must be nursing or teacher education major and have a minimum 2.8 institutional GPA.
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Alice J. Smith. Must...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Allan and Elizabeth Marshall Scholarship
This scholarship is available for a student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants must be non-traditional students and have a...
This scholarship is available for a student enrolled in the College of...
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  • Award: Varies
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Dream Maker Scholarship
The Alumni Association Dream Maker Scholarship will be awarded to students pursing a bachelor’s degree, within one year of graduation, in good...
The Alumni Association Dream Maker Scholarship will be awarded to...
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  • Award: $1,500.00
Varies Atlanta Air Cargo Association Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Air Cargo Association. Applicants must be admitted to the College of Business. Preference will be...
This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Air Cargo Association....
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Atlanta Music Project Annual Scholarship
The Atlanta Music Project Provides intense music education for under served youth. This scholarship will be awarded to full time students in good...
The Atlanta Music Project Provides intense music education for under...
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  • Award: $0.00
$899.00 Atlanta Music Project Endowed Scholarship
The Atlanta Music Project Provides intense music education for under served youth. This scholarship will be awarded to full time students in good...
The Atlanta Music Project Provides intense music education for under...
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  • Award: $899.00
Varies Baker Family Endowed Scholarship
The Baker Family Endowed Scholarship is established by Gordon N. Baker in honor of his parents, Mary N. and Howard F. Baker. Dr. Baker established...
The Baker Family Endowed Scholarship is established by Gordon N. Baker...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Benita Moore BAS Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the contributions of Mrs. Benita Moore to the BAS program at Clayton State University. Applicants must be...
This scholarship was established to honor the contributions of Mrs....
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Billy Nail Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Glenda Nail and friends, family and colleagues in honor and memory of Dr. Billy “Buddy” Nail. Applicants must...
This scholarship was established by Glenda Nail and friends, family and...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Booker T. Izell Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Cox Enterprises and its employees and friends to honor Booker T. Izell. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, be...
This scholarship was created by Cox Enterprises and its employees and...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Carnes Music Scholarship
This gift is to support students majoring or minoring in Music with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need is not a factor.
This gift is to support students majoring or minoring in Music with a...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Clayton State University Retirees Association Scholarship
The Clayton State University Retirees Association has established a scholarship for graduate students at Clayton State. Applicants must be enrolled...
The Clayton State University Retirees Association has established a...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Clayton State University Women's Forum Endowed Scholarship
The Clayton State Women’s Forum provides scholarships for women who have completed at least one semester at CSU and have at least two semesters...
The Clayton State Women’s Forum provides scholarships for women who have...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Clayton State Veterans Annual Scholarship
The Clayton State Veterans Annual Scholarship is being established by Bruce and Vicky Gant. As a combat medic in the Vietnam War, Bruce is a...
The Clayton State Veterans Annual Scholarship is being established by...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Clayton State Veterans Endowed Scholarship
The Clayton State Veterans Annual Scholarship is being established by Bruce and Vicky Gant. As a combat medic in the Vietnam War, Bruce is a...
The Clayton State Veterans Annual Scholarship is being established by...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Don and Louise Hettermann Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by gifts from Kay Chester, Gary and Cassandra Hettermann and Janie Hettermann in honor of Don and Louise Hettermann....
This scholarship was created by gifts from Kay Chester, Gary and...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Dorothy Adams Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship for Dorothy Adams was established by Ben Loggins and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Applicants must...
This memorial scholarship for Dorothy Adams was established by Ben...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Dr. Chandler B. Sharma Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Chandler B. Sharma Scholarship is being established in his honor by his family. This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial...
The Dr. Chandler B. Sharma Scholarship is being established in his honor...
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  • Award: $0.00
$0.00 Dr. Doris Cash Pruitt & Frank E. Pruitt Endowed Scholarship
This is a perpetual fund created to provide scholarships for exceptional students from the College of Business who have demonstrated aptitude...
This is a perpetual fund created to provide scholarships for exceptional...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya Bhat Dream Makers Annual Health Scholarship
Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya Bhat have established the Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya Bhat Dream Makers Annual Health Scholarship. This...
Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya Bhat have established the Drs. Annapurna...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Ernest A. Dunbar, Jr. M.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Ernest A. Dunbar, Jr. M.D. Students applying for this scholarship must be in their last two years of...
This scholarship was established in memory of Ernest A. Dunbar, Jr. M.D....
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Ford Motor Company Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Ford Motor Company. Applicants must be full-time students who have earned at least 20 hours at Clayton State with...
This scholarship is sponsored by Ford Motor Company. Applicants must be...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 G. Robert Oliver Endowed Scholarship
The G. Robert Oliver Endowed Scholarship for Legal Studies is being established by the law firm of Freeman, Mathis & Gary. Applicants must be...
The G. Robert Oliver Endowed Scholarship for Legal Studies is being...
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  • Award: $0.00
$0.00 GA Power STEM Endowed
The GA Power Women in STEM is created to provide scholarships for female students in good standing majoring in STEM related fields and demonstrate...
The GA Power Women in STEM is created to provide scholarships for female...
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  • Award: $0.00
$3,500.00 Georgia Rotary Student Program Annual Scholarship
Student eligible for The Georgia Rotary Student Program Annual Scholarship must be current or former GRSP students in good standing and demonstrate...
Student eligible for The Georgia Rotary Student Program Annual...
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  • Award: $3,500.00
Varies Gloria Jean (Scott) McElhannon Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ms. Gloria Jean (Scott) McElhannon. Applicants must be admitted to Clayton State, be enrolled...
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ms. Gloria Jean...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Guyton McLendon Memorial Music Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of Guyton McLendon. Mr. McLendon was a self-taught musician who chose to share his love of music as a...
This scholarship is established in memory of Guyton McLendon. Mr....
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Harmon Born Scholarship
This scholarship honors Mr. Harmon M. Born, one of the Southern Crescent’s leading citizens. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 institutional GPA,...
This scholarship honors Mr. Harmon M. Born, one of the Southern...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Heritage Bank Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Heritage Bank. Applicants must be full-time students, be admitted to College of Business, and demonstrate...
This scholarship has been established by Heritage Bank. Applicants must...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Hill Reagan Redwine Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship from The Redwine Family Foundation, Inc. is created in memory of Hill Reagan Redwine. Mr. Redwine served as a trustee on the board...
This scholarship from The Redwine Family Foundation, Inc. is created in...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies J.E. Edmonds Scholarships
This scholarship is for students who are teacher education majors with priority given to graduates of Clayton County high schools. Applicants must...
This scholarship is for students who are teacher education majors with...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies John Word West Scholarships
The John Word West Foundation offers scholarships to new undergraduate students who will begin attending Fall Semester. Beginning freshmen must...
The John Word West Foundation offers scholarships to new undergraduate...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Julius B. Pulliam Scholarships
The Pulliam Foundation provides scholarships for students who have earned at least 20 semester hours at Clayton State with a minimum 3.0...
The Pulliam Foundation provides scholarships for students who have...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Kaiser Endowed Scholarships
The guidelines for the Kaiser Endowed Scholarships are as follows: 1. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. 2. Student must be a second degree...
The guidelines for the Kaiser Endowed Scholarships are as...
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Varies Laker Completion Grant
The Laker Completion Grant is available through the Clayton State Foundation.
The Laker Completion Grant is available through the Clayton State...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Lane-Dobbs Annual Scholarship
The Lane-Dobbs Annual Scholarship will provide a scholarship to a female student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrates...
The Lane-Dobbs Annual Scholarship will provide a scholarship to a female...
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  • Award: Varies
$2,500.00 Leonard and Kay Moreland Annual Scholarship
The Leonard and Kay Moreland Annual Scholarship will provide annual scholarships totaling $2500 each year to multiple students who are juniors or...
The Leonard and Kay Moreland Annual Scholarship will provide annual...
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  • Award: $2,500.00
Varies Lettie Pate
This need-based scholarship is given by The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. It is for Christian women who have financial need as determined by...
This need-based scholarship is given by The Lettie Pate Whitehead...
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1,000.00 Lipham Family Annual Scholarship
The Lipham Family Annual Scholarship has made a commitment of $1,000 per year for five years totaling $5,000 beginning February 2018. This...
The Lipham Family Annual Scholarship has made a commitment of $1,000 per...
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  • Award: 1,000.00
Varies Marcia Taylor Family Foundation Annual Scholarships
The Marcia Taylor Family Foundation Annual Scholarship was established by Marcia Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Bennett International, and...
The Marcia Taylor Family Foundation Annual Scholarship was established...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Mitchell C. Bishop (Airport Rotary) Scholarships
This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club in memory of Mr. Mitchell C. Bishop, one of the club’s distinguished members....
This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club in...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Mrs. Bobby L. Johnson Scholarship
This memorial scholarship for Mrs. Bobby L. Johnson was established for an Eagle Scout from the Metro Atlanta Region. Applicants must be enrolled...
This memorial scholarship for Mrs. Bobby L. Johnson was established for...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Retention Scholarship
The Annual Retention Scholarships will provide scholarships to students who demonstrate need and have been identified by the Office of Financial...
The Annual Retention Scholarships will provide scholarships to students...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Richard Pearce - Moses and Frank Loulan Annual Scholarship
The Richard Pearce -Moses Frank Loulan Annual Scholarship will provide scholarships for students majoring in Archival Studies who demonstrated...
The Richard Pearce -Moses Frank Loulan Annual Scholarship will provide...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Rodney and Norma Whaley Dream Makers Annual Scholarship
The Rodney and Norma Whaley Dream Makers Annual Scholarship will create scholarships for students in good standing at Clayton State University.
The Rodney and Norma Whaley Dream Makers Annual Scholarship will create...
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Ruth Land Endowment Scholarship
The Ruth Land Endowed Scholarship is established by Mr. John McCarter, on behalf of Ms. Ruth Land, a deceased individual who was disabled. The...
The Ruth Land Endowed Scholarship is established by Mr. John McCarter,...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Senior Class Fall 19
This scholarship was established by the Senior Class of Spring 19. Requirements include classification of Senior, remaining unmet need as...
This scholarship was established by the Senior Class of Spring 19....
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  • Award: $0.00
$0.00 Senior Class Gift SP20
This scholarship was established by the Senior Class of Spring 20. Requirements include classification of Senior, remaining unmet need as...
This scholarship was established by the Senior Class of Spring 20....
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  • Award: $0.00
$1,000.00 Shelley McGehee Annual Retention Scholarship
The Shelley McGehee Annual Retention Scholarship will provide scholarships to students who are in good academic standing, demonstrate need and have...
The Shelley McGehee Annual Retention Scholarship will provide...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies Southern Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the members of the Southern Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in keeping with the local organization’s...
This scholarship was established by the members of the Southern Regional...
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  • Award: Varies