Scholarships & Fellowships

Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education can apply for a number of scholarships and fellowships to support their academic endeavors. Check out some of the great opportunities below.

Georgia State University has partnered with Atlanta Technical College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Gwinnett Technical College to select up to 10 technical college early childhood education graduates for B-5 STAR Scholarships. These scholarships will provide funds to complete a bachelor’s degree in Birth Through Five at GSU. Candidates will be selected to begin the program spring semester 2014. The deadline to apply for GSU/B-5 program admission and the scholarship is Oct. 1, 2013.

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The College of Education Alumni Scholarship Program honors students who exemplify excellence by their scholarship and commitment to improving student achievement.

The scholarship program commemorates 100 years of academic excellence and service to the community by Georgia State University alumni. College of Education graduates are leaders and visionaries who serve students in rural and urban schools, colleges and universities across the nation.

Learn how to apply 

The Georgia State University College of Education Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowships recognize outstanding scholarly accomplishments and the academic potential of newly admitted research doctoral students. Recipients of these four-year fellowships embody the highest standards of scholarship in our graduate programs. As funding permits, the Office of the Dean will determine the number of fellows and the amount to be awarded which includes tuition remission for four academic years.

Learn more about the Dean’s Research Doctoral Fellowship.

Applications are currently being accepted for the annual COE Doctoral Dissertation Support Grant (Deadlines: First Monday in October and First Monday in March).  All COE doctoral students who have an approved prospectus may apply for this grant. The COE will award a maximum of 10 grants for $1,000 each (up to 5 per semester), depending on the quality of proposals and availability of funds.  Awards may be used for research expenses, including purchase of manuscripts through interlibrary loan, software, data collection expenses, professional travel and any other expenses that are allowed by Board of Regents accounting rules and as approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research.  All funds awarded must be spent within 12 months of receipt of the award.

In order to qualify for this award, all supporting documentation must be submitted by e-mail to by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday in October for the Fall award cycle, and the first Monday in March for the Spring and Summer cycle. All information should be submitted as one PDF document in the order indicated below. The Committee on Research and Scholarship will review all applications and recipients will be chosen and notified within one month after the deadline. For more information, please contact Associate Dean Walt Thompson 404-413-8365 or

Nomination Requirements and Submission Materials:

  • Cover letter (include degree program and contact information)
  • Two-page summary of the approved prospectus
  • Nomination letter from doctoral chair addressing all of the selection criteria
  • Detailed budget for the use of grant funds.

The COE Committee on Research and Scholarship will evaluate applications in each of the following areas:

  • Significance or potential impact of the proposed study
  • Feasibility of the proposed work
  • Methodological soundness
  • Quality of the students’ writing
  • Appropriateness of the budget

At the completion of the award cycle, students should send a summary description of how they used the funds to support their dissertation work to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at

Felicia and Rodney Mayfield Scholarship   $1000 Award


Felicia Mayfield has spent her life sharing her time and talents as a teacher, educator, administrator and motivator. She is a proud “GSU triple Panther” having earned three degrees from Georgia State University.  She credits GSU’s education as part of her success and feels that the university is a cornerstone in the community. Dr. Mayfield wants to ensure every student at GSU has the opportunity she was afforded.  She is particularly concerned with students whose education is in jeopardy because they fall just below the grade point average required by HOPE.  Therefore, she has established the Felicia and Rodney Mayfield Scholarship to award a College of Education student who is in financial need and has a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99.

Application Deadline:  February 23, 2015


  • Undergraduate students majoring in degrees in the College of Education
  • Must be enrolled in Spring 2015
  • GPA between 2.5 and 2.99
  • Evidence of financial need

Submission Materials:

  • Letter of application outlining the applicant’s commitment to degree completion and financial need
  • Two letters of support from faculty and/or staff advisor

Materials should be submitted to:

  • Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Educator Preparation
I-MAST Robert Noyce Scholarships will be awarded to students interested in pursuing secondary science teacher certification program at Georgia State. I-MAST offers two entry points for becoming a Noyce Scholar with the purpose of attracting both undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors and STEM graduates into secondary (grades 6-12) science teaching careers.

Application and reference:

The goals of the Language and Literacy program are to integrate and build on our current nationally recognized individual research programs to create a world-class interdisciplinary research and doctoral training program focused on the acquisition of language and literacy. The Language and Literacy Program includes faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education, including the departments of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Psychology, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Communication, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy Studies, and Philosophy. It also involves partnership with the Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning, the Language Research Center, and the Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders. For more information, visit
This Margaret Jones Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who is either preparing to teach or is currently teaching health and physical education at the elementary or middle school level. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Kinesiology and Health at the beginning of spring term.
The Paul Douglas Congressional Teacher Scholarship is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority for the purpose of encouraging teaching careers at the preschool, elementary or secondary school level. Priority consideration is given to students in the critical teaching fields. Georgia residents who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and are planning to teach upon graduation should contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
Individuals considering alternative routes to teacher certification may be eligible for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Perkins Loans and/or Stafford Loans under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) or Direct Loan Programs. The loans may be the most beneficial for those who plan to teach in high need schools or in subject areas where there is a demonstrated need for teachers because the repayment obligation can be cancelled if certain requirements are met.
The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for an undergraduate program; $8,000 total for graduate studies) in grants to full-time students who plan to teach full time in high-need areas at schools serving students from low-income families.

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