The Office of Financial Aid at MGA encourages students to search for scholarships to help finance their education. Our office will post external scholarship announcements as they are made available. Please visit this page often as the information is updated frequently. You can conduct your own scholarship search through your affiliation with religious or civic organizations, local banks and credit unions, and employers.
In addition to external scholarships, check out these nationally recognized scholarship search engines:
Remember to avoid financial aid scams. Just as there are many scholarship opportunities, there are many scholarship scams. Always trust your instincts. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Read and follow these steps to protect yourself from fraud:
- Never pay a fee to have a FAFSA Completed or to apply for scholarships. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If a company asks for money to help you complete your FAFSA, it’s a scam.
- Ignore offers that involve time pressure. A scholarship application will have a deadline to apply, but you will never be pressured for an immediate response.
- Never give out personal information to strangers.
- Never respond to a scholarship offer for which you never applied.
How to Write a Scholarship Essay
A requirement of many scholarship applications is submission of an essay. The topic of the essay may be very broad, or the organization might want to read your ideas on a particular issue that is currently affecting society. The method used to convey your ideas and your writing style has an enormous impact on your application being selected to receive the scholarship. Click here to learn effective strategies for writing a successful scholarship essay: Scholarship Writing Tips
Middle Georgia State University Foundation Scholarships
The scholarship program of Middle Georgia State University Foundation, Inc. is made possible by private contributions from alumni, faculty and staff, corporations, businesses, foundations and friends of Middle Georgia State University. Thanks to the generosity of these donors, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars to deserving students each year. Click here for more information on MGA Scholarships
Knight LITE (Learning Investment through Education) funds are made available from the foundation for eligible students who are within one semester of graduation and in need of financial assistance. Please contact the financial aid office for complete eligibility criteria and application if applicable.
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