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Scholarships

The Clayton State Women’s Forum offers the following three scholarship opportunities each year:

  1. Women’s Forum General Student Scholarship. One or more undergraduate female students will be awarded General Student Scholarships to assist with educational expenses. The maximum amount a student may receive is $1,000, but the amount awarded is dependent upon availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants. Eligibility Requirements for Women’s Forum General Student Scholarship
    • Currently enrolled Undergraduate female students
      • who have completed a minimum of 12-15 credit hours at Clayton State
      • and who have at least two semesters remaining before graduation
      • (Graduate students and dual-enrolled students are not eligible for this scholarship.)
    • Clayton State (Institutional) GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Convincing need for scholarship
    How does a student apply?
    • Complete an application form, including short essay
    • Provide evidence of financial need such as childcare bill, predicted book expenses, Financial Aid Award Letter
    • Submit all application materials by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  2. Women’s Forum Student Success Emergency Scholarship. This scholarship is available for a student who is within two semesters of completing her program and has a sudden emergency that would prevent her from continuing to attend classes without some financial assistance. Please use the following chart to determine eligibility to apply:
    Expected Graduation Semesters When Application Accepted
    Fall Summer and Fall
    Spring Fall and Spring
    Summer Spring and Summer
    The maximum amount a student may receive is $1,000, but the amount awarded is dependent upon availability of funds. There is no deadline; however, after all the designated funds are used, no other Student Success Emergency Scholarships will be available for that academic year. Eligibility Requirements for Women’s Forum Student Success Emergency Scholarship
    • Currently enrolled Undergraduate female students
      • who have completed a minimum of 12-15 credit hours at Clayton State
      • and have no more than two semesters remaining before graduation
      • (Graduate students and dual-enrolled students are not eligible for this scholarship.)
    • Clayton State (Institutional) GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Appropriate documentation of an emergency
    How does a student apply?
    • Complete an application form, including short essay
    • Provide documentation of emergency (examples of emergencies include loss of income provided by family member, change in employment status, unexpected medical bills)
    • Applications are accepted throughout the year, and the Scholarship Committee attempts to notify applicants of a decision within two weeks. Please note that the decision may or may not be made before fee payment deadlines.
  3. Women’s Forum Endowed Scholarship One or more undergraduate female students will be awarded the Women’s Forum Endowed Scholarship to assist with educational expenses, having completed at least one semester at the University and have at least two semesters remaining prior to graduation. The maximum amount a student may receive is $1,000, however, the amount awarded is dependent on availability of funds and amount requested. Eligibility Requirements for the Women’s Forum Endowed Scholarship
  • EFC must be less than or equal to 20000 
  • Classification must be FR, SO, JR, or SE
  • Must be a currently enrolled female
  • Credit hours completed must be greater than 0
  • Must have at least two semesters remaining
  • GPA must be a 2.8 or higher

All Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2016