About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, an organization that has become one of the most successful state student aid operations in the nation. They provide grants, service cancelable loans, and free financial aid consultation. The main mission of the institution is to ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school.

This grant provides funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers, including firefighters and prison guards, who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The GPSM Grant is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the Georgia Student Finance Commission website.

  • Interested students should complete the first part of the application and forward it to the school he/she plans to attend, and the financial aid office of the particular school will complete the second part of the application and forward it to the GSFC.

  • The GSFC will then send a 'Documentation Report' to the student upon applying and submitting the form.

  • Applicants are recommended to submit the application as early as possible along with the FAFSA form to determine their financial position.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award covers the total cost of the tuition, up to $18,000 every academic year.

  • Students must re-apply as the scholarship is not auto-renewed.

  • Around 20 deserving candidates will receive the scholarship amount every year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have an evidence from the US immigration and Naturalization.

  • A student must be enrolled or accepted for admission in an eligible Georgia postsecondary institution, as noted above.

  • Applicant must never have received a baccalaureate degree.

  • A recipient must be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.

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