Scholarships


College of Education Scholarships

All College of Education Scholarship applications and essays must be submitted through the Augusta University Financial Aid office.

scholarship application process

Becton Family Scholarship

Criteria: 

  1. Rising sophomore, junior, or senior who has declared a major in education.
  2. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50
  3. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Blanche Garrard Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  1. The student must be an undergraduate (admitted to Teacher Education) or graduate student majoring in Special Education
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 (undergraduate) 3.0 (graduate) (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources
  4. The student should demonstrate potential for success in the special education field through service and extracurricular activities.

Donald B. Bridgdon Education Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: 

  1. Applicants must be currently employed by the Columbia County Board of Education.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled at or admitted to attend the University and must be admitted or eligible to be admitted to the College of Education.
  3. Applicants must meet and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  4. The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from the Principal or their direct supervisor.
  5. Preference will be given to initial teacher certification students and students who demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Lyle R. Smith

Criteria:

  1. Entering or enrolled Graduate student within the College of Education at Augusta University.
  2. The student must maintain an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.25.
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources. A recipient may receive the scholarship twice.

Estelle Patricia Berry Polite Endowment Fund

Criteria:

  1. A rising sophomore, junior or senior who has declared a major in education or graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in education.
  2. The student must maintain an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00.
  3. The student must have academic merit or financial need.

Frank & Alice Green

Criteria:

  1. The student must be an undergraduate (admitted to Teacher Education) or graduate student majoring in Early Childhood Education
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources

Gayle Sims Lee Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  1. Graduate student in the Instruction, Advanced Educational Studies, or Educational Innovation Program.
  2. Recipient must be an active classroom teacher. 
  3. Preference given to first generation college students.

Harvey M. Duncan

Criteria:

  1. The student must be at least a junior (admitted to Teacher Education) majoring in Special Education with a career interest in mild disabilities
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources
  4. The student should demonstrate potential for success in the education field
  5. The student should intend to seek a teaching position in the Richmond County Public School System

Janice R. Roberts Scholarship

Criteria:

  1. The applicant must be a student enrolled in the College of Education studying to be a Middle School Teacher.
  2. The applicant must meet and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Janis Bargeron Scholarship

Criteria:

  1. The student must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in education at Augusta University.
  2. The student must be enrolled in a full time course load.
  3. The student must maintain an minimum of 2.0 Overall GPA (4.0 scale)
  4. The recipient must be a graduate of a high school in the public school system of Richmond County. However, in the event no graduate of the Richmond County public system applies, the scholarship may be awarded to a person who meets all other criteria except this one.

Jo & Kyle Smith  Scholarship

Criteria:

  1. The applicant must be an alumnus/a of Augusta University who pursuing an advanced degree in a graduate program within the College of Education.
  2. The applicant must have achieved a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  3. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

John Milledge Smith

Criteria:

  1. The student must be an undergraduate (admitted to Teacher Education) or graduate student majoring in a teaching field.
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources
  4. The student should demonstrate potential for success in the education field

Louise P. White

Criteria:

  1. The student must be an undergraduate (admitted to Teacher Education) or graduate student majoring in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, or Music Education.
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources
  4. The student should demonstrate potential for success in the education field

Renee Pool Russo

Criteria:

  1. The student must be a rising junior undergraduate (admitted to Teacher Education) majoring in Special Education with a career interest in mild disabilities
  2. The student must have an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  3. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources
  4. The student should demonstrate potential for success in the education field
  5. The student should intend to seek a teaching position in the Richmond County Public School System

Robert Lee Henry

Criteria:

  1. Student with a Bachelor of Music Education degree entering or enrolled Graduate student within the College of Education at Augusta University.
  2. The recipient must be a student with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
  3. The student must maintain an overall cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0.
  4. The student must have financial need which is not met from other sources.

Other Scholarship Opportunities & Resources