This year the Honors College is turning 10! We’re celebrating a decade of helping talented students imagine, create, and achieve a bright future with a series of events. We hope you’ll join us throughout the year because the Honors College wouldn’t be what it is without you.
We’re also asking that you show your love for the Honors College by donating $10 for every year since you graduated from college as part of our Ten Times the Love campaign. Your donations make it possible for us to continue to grow and support our students through scholarships, research opportunities, and special programs.
OUR HONORS COMMUNITY
The Honors College offers talented and motivated undergraduate students the experience of a highly selective small college combined with the breadth of programs and opportunities of a large public research university in the heart of Atlanta. This is achieved through the Honors College Fund, which supports students in the Honors College with advancing their academic, professional, and research goals.
GLOBAL HONORS EXPERIENCE
In the past, premed students have studied the philosophy and foundations of medicine in Greece while attending patients alongside Greek physicians, as well as traveled through Paris while studying the French Revolution through the lens of British writers. With many study abroad programs suspended due to the Coronavirus, many students have delayed their study abroad plans. We fully anticipate having programs resume next year and, with that, an unprecedented increase in need-based study abroad scholarships. Your gift will provide assistance to many of these students.
The Presidential Scholarship is Georgia State’s and the Honor’s College largest and most competitive scholarship. This award works to recruit the best and brightest students to Georgia State and provides students with the cost of tuition, fees, housing, a living stipend, and a one-time study abroad stipend for eight semesters. Reducing the financial burden on our scholars allows them to elevate to new heights and accomplish goals they might not have considered otherwise.
EMERITI ASSOCIATION ‘JUST-IN-TIME’ FUND
The Emeriti Association and Honors College have partnered to provide exceptional students from all colleges with the opportunity to further their education and make them more competitive for national awards and scholarships. The purpose of the fund is to enable deserving students to take advantage of professional opportunities such as:
· Presenting research at conferences
· Unique internships
· Study abroad experiences
YOUNG ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Young Alumni Club is an organization that seeks to connect Honors College alums following graduation. This scholarship was created to award students who exemplify core values of Honors College Young Alumni, particularly service orientation.
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
As the largest African American Male Initiative in the University System of Georgia, MBK GSU seeks to support and cultivate a community of Black male scholars from all majors and enrollment statuses and develop them as leaders and change agents in their respective fields. The program’s specific goals include academic skills enrichment, student support services, adult and peer mentoring, and leadership development. MBK GSU grounds its work in inclusive excellence, positive psychology, and vertical mentoring. Black males are multifaceted and have multiple social identities, and we celebrate MBK GSU members by reminding them of their strengths and creating environments where they learn as both mentee and mentor.
Educational resources are provided through experiential learning opportunities such as research assistantships and support, internships, civic engagement, graduate school and career preparation, and scholarships. Student support, mentoring, and leadership development goals are achieved through the collective strength and creation of community-centric resources and collaborative environments.