scholarship award

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

The Stamps President’s Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship offered to the top 1-2% of incoming applicants to Georgia Tech. Recipients do not need to be residents of Georgia, and, in fact, half of the annual recipients are non-residents. While academics do play a big part in the selection process, other factors like leadership and community service, are taken into consideration.

Scholarship:  Georgia Tech Stamps President’s Scholarship

Awarding Organization:  Georgia Institute of Technology

Amount:  Full Scholarship, covering tuition, mandatory fees, housing and board

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  40

Eligible Students:  All applicants who apply by the Early Action deadline of October 15th will be considered. While there are no minimum test scores required for consideration, see the scholarship FAQs for general guidelines.

Eligible College(s):  Georgia Institute of Technology

How to Apply:  Apply to Georgia Tech no later than October 15th. In mid-January, students are selected as semifinalists and invited to campus to interview in February, with no exceptions made for alternate interview dates. Semifinalists are expected to submit additional materials for review. In March, finalists are invited back one more time for additional interviews and activities. This weekend is also mandatory for finalists. A timeline can be found in the FAQs.

Deadline:  Early Action Deadline—October 15th


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.