Scholarships and Lending Library
Applying for scholarships with the CGTC Foundation has never been easier! Students can now apply online and check the status of a scholarship application without ever picking up the phone.
The deadline for fall scholarship applications was October 3, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered. STARS is now closed so that completed applications can be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
Winners will be announced after the first week in November, and notifications will be sent via email.
Step 1: Getting Started
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on getting started with your online application:
You can also click HERE for printable instructions that will show you how to get started with STARS.
Step 2: Apply for Scholarships Online
Ready to apply for scholarships online? Click the
**NOTE: Please use Internet Explorer to access STARS.
Step 3: Stay Informed
Check your student email account frequently. All scholarship announcements will be sent to your student email account. Foundation staff cannot provide scholarship award information over the phone.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Click HERE for a printable info sheet with frequently asked questions and additional instructions.
|Q.||Can I still turn in a paper application like before?|
|A.||The Foundation Office cannot accept paper applications, essays, or recommendation forms. All parts of your scholarship application must be submitted online through STARS. Computers are available for student use in the library and Academic Success Center.|
|Q.||What scholarships are offered through STARS?|
|A.||You can access the same scholarships that have always been offered by the Foundation. STARS is specific to the CGTC Foundation and does not include or affect any scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office or through government or private organizations. STARS cannot be used for Lending Library applications at this time.|
|Q.||How can scholarship funds be used?|
Scholarship funds will be applied to the student’s College account to be used for tuition and fees (after all other financial assistance has been exhausted). Scholarship funds will not be dispersed directly to the student unless the student graduates from the College with unused Foundation scholarship funds on his/her student account. Scholarships unclaimed within two semesters of scholarship award date will revert back to the Foundation.
|Q.||What if I have questions or need help with my online application?|
For questions regarding the STARS online system, please email or call (847) 859-5017 Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM EST.
For questions related to a specific scholarship, please contact Alicia Long at (478) 218-3311 or via email.
The Lending Library is designed to assist CGTC students that have exhausted ALL financial aid options and have no other means of purchasing textbooks for their classes. The Foundation will NOT provide books to students that have adequate financial aid to purchase their books.
- Because of limited availability of textbooks, assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
- All books are due at the end of each semester.
The deadline for Lending Library applications for fall semester was Friday, August 22. An email will be sent to all students when the Lending Library opens for spring semester.
Lending Library Policy
Please click HERE for a printable copy of the Lending Library policy.
Scholarships (TCSG Foundation)
For information on scholarship opportunities offered by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, please visit the TCSG website.