The Financial Aid Office manages all scholarships, so students do not need to take
any action to be considered. All accepted entering freshmen, transfer, and enrolled
continuing students will be automatically considered for all eligible university-
administered scholarships.. Some scholarships will require additional information
before an award can be made. Students who meet the minimum criteria will receive an
email at their Clayton State email account requesting additional information. Check
your Clayton State email account frequently so that you don't miss any important information!
This scholarship was established by the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club in memory of Mr.
Mitchell C. Bishop, one of the club’s distinguished members. Applicants must have
a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA.
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.
The Baker Family Annual Scholarship is established by Gordon N. Baker in honor of
his parents, Mary N. and Howard F. Baker. Dr. Baker established this scholarship in
recognition of the more than 100 years of service the Baker family has contributed
to public schools of Clayton and Henry counties. Dr. Howard Baker served as teacher,
principal, and Superintendent of Schools. Mrs. Mary N. Baker served as a classroom
teacher and was Henry County School 1976 Teacher of the Year. Dr. Gordon N. Baker
served as classroom teacher, library/media specialist in both school systems, coordinator
of instructional technology and library media services in Henry County, and librarian
and Dean of Libraries at Clayton State University. This scholarship is created to
provide for students majoring in Education who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, are in
good standing, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students
who are from Henry, Clinch, or Lowndes counties in Georgia or Columbia county, Florida.
Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya Bhat have established the Drs. Annapurna and Subrahmanya
Bhat Dream Makers Annual Health Scholarship. This scholarship will provide scholarships
to students in the College of Health who have a minimum 3.5 GPA, are in good standing,
and demonstrate financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA.
This scholarship was established to honor the contributions of Mrs. Benita Moore to
the BAS program at Clayton State University. Applicants must be enrolled in the BAS
program at Clayton State.
The Dr. Chandler B. Sharma Scholarship is being established in his honor by his family.
This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need with preference given
to an international student.
The Charles Wells Scholarship was created to assist students continue their college
education. This scholarship is for retention purposes and will be awarded on a first
come, first serve basis.
The Clayton State University Retirees Association has established a scholarship for
graduate students at Clayton State. Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree
program at Clayton State, have completed at least 9 credit hours at Clayton State
within their approved graduate program, and must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their graduate
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 undergraduate study
at Clayton State University in the fields of Nursing or Healthcare Management. The
applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need which is determined
by completion of the FAFSA.
This scholarship is for students who are teacher education majors with priority given
to graduates of Clayton County high schools. Applicants must have at least 30 semester
hours at Clayton State, be accepted to the teacher education program, and have a minimum
3.0 institutional GPA.
The G. Robert Oliver Endowed Scholarship for Legal Studies is being established by
the law firm of Freeman, Mathis & Gary. Applicants must be majoring in any area of
The GA Power Women in STEM is created to provide scholarships for female students
in good standing majoring in STEM related fields and demonstrate a financial need.
This scholarship was established as a memorial to Ms. Gloria Jean (Scott) McElhannon.
Applicants must be admitted to Clayton State, be enrolled full-time, have a minimum
institutional 2.5 GPA, and must demonstrate financial need which is determined by
completion of the FAFSA. Preference will be given to minority students. Entering freshmen
are eligible to apply.
This scholarship provides incoming first-time full-time freshmen who are residents
of Georgia and not eligible for HOPE scholarship. Students shall have a GPA between
2.0 and 3.0, be in good standing and demonstrate need. Preference given to minority
This scholarship has been established by Heritage Bank. Applicants must be full-time
students, be admitted to College of Business, and demonstrate financial need which
is determined by completion of the FAFSA. Preference will be given to continuing students
with a minimum 2.8 institutional GPA, but consideration will be given to those with
a 2.5 institutional GPA
This scholarship was created by gifts from Kay Chester, Gary and Cassandra Hettermann
and Janie Hettermann in honor of Don and Louise Hettermann. Applicants must be enrolled
in, or admitted to, Clayton State and have a minimum 2.5 GPA; must demonstrate financial
need which is determined after completion of the FAFSA. Entering freshmen are encouraged
to apply. Funds are designated to student enrolled in the College of Health with preference
given to students in the School of Nursing. However, students in the hands-on health
profession, such a dental hygienists and allied health technicians are eligible to
apply. Recipients may apply for scholarship in subsequent years but must have a minimum
3.0 GPA if reapplying.
This fund is to provide scholarships to students who are in good academic standing,
demonstrate a need, and have been identified as not being able to continue their education
at CSU due to financial challenges.
The Robert V. Hooks Scholarship is for full-time students in the College of Business
with a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA with at least 15 earned hours at Clayton State
This scholarship was created by Cox Enterprises and its employees and friends to honor
Booker T. Izell. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, be admitted to the College
of Business, and demonstrate financial need which is determined after completion of
the FAFSA. Preference will be given to continuing students who have a 2.8 or better
institutional GPA, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.5 or better
The James E. and Joan Sutherland Scholarship was created to provide scholarships for
students in the College of Business (COB), who are from Clayton County, are in good
standing, and demonstrate financial need.
The Pulliam Foundation provides scholarships for students who have earned at least
20 semester hours at Clayton State with a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA.
The John Word West Foundation offers scholarships to new undergraduate students who
will begin attending Fall Semester. Beginning freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 recalculated
high school GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined scores on Critical Reading
and Math only) or ACT composite of 21 or above. Transfer students must have a minimum
3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
This scholarship is available for a student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Applicants must be non-traditional students and have a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA.
Preference will be given to female, 30 or above, who is enrolled full time.
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 of directors of
the Clayton State University Foundation and was a dedicated leader and supporter of
his community. Applicants must have minimum 3.5 GPA and must have graduated from Georgia
high school. Applicants may be entering freshman or continuing student.
The Southlake Kiwanis Endowed Scholarship was established by the members of the Kiwanis
Club of Southlake. The scholarship will be awarded to a full time student with a GPA
of 2.8 or better who demonstrates financial need with preference given to an incoming
freshman. If there are no freshmen eligible, the scholarship may be awarded to a sophomore,
junior, or senior.
This scholarship was established by the members of the Southern Regional Medical Center
Auxiliary in keeping with the local organization’s long-standing mission of helping
deserving students attend Clayton State University. The scholarship will be awarded
annually to a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA who demonstrates
financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA for the appropriate financial
The Clayton State Veterans Endowed Scholarship was created to provide scholarships
for students in good standing, wh6o are veterans, and demonstrate financial need.
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 remaining prior to graduation.
Application Required: Deadline August 4, 2023
The Bobby Johnson Scholarship was created to financially assist students who are enrolled
at CSU and meet the following criteria. Students must be a continuing student demonstrating
academic excellence by maintaining a minimum Institutional 2.8 GPA, and have attained
a rank of Eagle Scout from the Metro Atlanta Region.
Application deadline: August 4, 2023
To be considered for the Mrs. Bobby L. Johnson Scholarship please complete our online application:
The Kaiser Permanente School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship was created to assist
nursing students in achieving their dreams in the health care field. Students must
have a minimum 3.0 GPA, in pursuit of their second degree or have earned a minimum
of 120 credit hours, be accepted in the CSU-BSN program, and enrolled in a minimum
of 10 credit hours per semester.
Application deadline: August 4, 2023
To be considered for the Kaiser Endowed Scholarship please complete our online application:
To apply for the scholarships listed, please contact the appropriate department.
College of Business
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 given to applicants
who have completed or who are enrolled in at least one of the Logistics and Supply
Chain Management courses and who are working towards the supply chain minor or major
with a minimum 2.8 GPA. Consideration will be given to student focusing on studies
in the international trade, logistics and/or transportation business field.
Doris Cash Pruitt - This is a perpetual fund created to provide scholarships for exceptional students
from the College of Business who have demonstrated aptitude within the field of Economics
and/or Finance. The recipient will have completed at least one full year of enrollment
at CSU, having successfully completed Accounting I & II and Economics I & II, be in
good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have been identified by a faculty member
or Dean from the College of Business. Preference will be given to as student non-traditional.
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
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 be enrolled in, or
admitted, to Clayton State in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences;
must be taking at least two classes; and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Contact the
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences for information.
Richard Pearce - Moses and Frank Loulan Endowed Scholarship - The Richard Pearce -Moses Frank Loulan Scholarship will provide scholarships for students
majoring in Archival Studies who demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Achievement
does not have to be based exclusively on GPA. The student should be in good standing.
Preference will be given to students not receiving tuition support from other sources.
The funds may be used for tuition, fees, research or travel as relates to their academic
Mason & Elizabeth Barfield Scholarship Endowment - The Mason and Elizabeth Barfield Scholarship provides funds for an undergrad student-athlete
who has served at least one year in the program and has athletic eligibility remaining.
The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and no failed classes while at CSU. Consideration
will be given to student-athletes who have also sustained an injury during a CSU competition
or an accident due to an "Act of God".
College of Arts & Sciences
Atlanta Music Project Endowed Scholarship - The Atlanta Music Project (AMP) provides intense music education for under served
youth. This scholarship will be awarded to full time students in good standing at
CSU; majoring or having a minor or concentration, in music and who are current interns
Carnes Music Scholarship - This gift is to support students majoring or minoring in Music with a minimum GPA
Pasch Endowed Fund for English Awards - The Pasch Endowed Fund for English Awards provides funds for students enrolled at
CSU who are in good academic standing and qualify for the department honors requirements.
Preference will be given to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (or higher) in English
who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the major. Second preference
will be given to students pursuing a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences
with an English minor or concentration, and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement
in the English aspect of their programs.
Disability Resource Center
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 purpose of this scholarship
is to aid students of Clayton State University by providing scholarships and meeting
identified needs of students with disabilities.
Spivey Music Scholarships Spivey Music Scholarships are merit scholarships available to music majors and are
awarded in a range of amounts. Awards are generally proportionate to the applicant’s
current level of musical accomplishment and can be significant in the case of students
whose musical ability and preparedness for academic work in music are extensive. Eligible
students may receive a Spivey Music Scholarship in addition to the HOPE Scholarship.
Audition is required for entrance into the music program and for any scholarship consideration.
Contact the Department of Film, Communication, and Performing Arts at (678) 466-4750
or visit their website for forms and information.