Scholarships and Lending Library
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the CGTC Foundation offers a wide range of student scholarships. Applying for scholarships is easy: students can apply online and check the status of a scholarship application without ever picking up the phone.
Scholarship applications for fall semester will be accepted beginning Friday, June 5. The deadline for scholarship applications for fall semester is Friday, June 19 at 3:30 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
|How to Apply for Scholarships Online|
|1.||Have your academic transcript ready – you will need it to answer some of the questions on the application. You can access your transcript from BannerWeb.|
|2.||Read the Getting Started Guide for step-by-step instructions on applying online.|
|3.||Click HERE to go to the online scholarship system.|
|4.||Once you have applied for scholarships, check your application to make sure that your instructor has submitted a recommendation for you. Your application will not be considered complete without a recommendation from your current instructor.|
|5.||Check your student email account and the email address that you used in the online system frequently. All scholarship announcements will be sent to these email accounts. Foundation staff cannot provide scholarship award information over the phone.|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|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). In the event that a student has enough financial aid to cover tuition and fees, scholarship funds may be approved to purchase education-related expenses such as program supplies.
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 one semester of scholarship award date may revert back to the Foundation.
|Q.||What scholarships can I apply for using the online system?|
|A.||Only scholarships offered through the CGTC Foundation (does not include or affect scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office or through government or private organizations).|
|Q.||How will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?|
|A.||Check your student email as well as the email that you used when you set up your account in the online system. All communications regarding scholarships will be sent via email.|
|Q.||I applied for scholarships last semester - do I need to start over in the online system?|
|A.||Not completely. You will always use the same email address and password; however, you will have to repeat the application process each semester.|
|Q.||I've forgotten my password. What can I do?|
|A.||Click the Forgot Password link on the main login screen, then follow the steps to reset your password.|
|Q.||How do I know if my instructor has submitted a recommendation for me?|
|A.||You will see the following status in the Instructor Recommendation tab in the online system:|
|Q.||I've been awarded a scholarship... now what do I need to do?|
|A.||All scholarship recipients are required to attend the Award's Day ceremony and write a thank you note to your scholarship donor. Check your email for complete instructions and important dates.|
|Q.||I've been awarded a scholarship but I have enough financial aid to cover my tuition and fees. What can I do?|
|A.||The scholarship application will give you a chance to let us know how else you would like the funds to be applied. If you don't have documentation of price when you complete the application, please send it to the Foundation Office via email within one semester of the scholarship award date.|
|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. For questions related to a specific scholarship, please contact Alicia Long at (478) 218-3311 or via email.
For questions regarding your online scholarship application, contact technical support at (847) 859-5017, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, or send an email.
For questions regarding Award's Day, thank you notes, or other scholarship requirements, 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 loaned from the Lending Library are due at the end of each semester.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lending Library for fall semester. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m. and late applications will not be considered.
Please review the Lending Library policy and application carefully and follow all steps to submit your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Lending Library Policy and Application
Please click HERE for a printable copy of the Lending Library policy and application.
Click HERE for instructions on how to obtain a printout of your textbook costs.
Return the completed application, printout of the cost of all your textbooks, and signed Lending Library Policy to the Foundation office at the Warner Robins campus (Building A, Room 226) or Macon campus (Building A, Room 413).
Additional Scholarship Resources
These scholarships are NOT administered by the CGTC Foundation.
Technical College System of Georgia Foundation
For information on scholarship opportunities offered by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, please visit the TCSG website.
Other Competitive Scholarships
A list of other competitive scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid section of the website.