Incoming freshmen and current students at ABAC can apply for scholarships through the ABAC Foundation.
The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created in 1954 to “…advance the cause of education by generally establishing and implementing programs and activities for the promotion and assistance of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a state-assisted educational institution, her faculty and students,” as stated in the schools charter. The Foundation lists over 170 scholarships that students can be considered for.
Students must fill out the new student application or returning student application on the ABAC website at https://www.abac.edu/funding/abac-scholarships/. A detailed description of each scholarship is also offered as a Sharepoint on the same page.
Quite a few of the scholarships require the student to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or 3.0, but some just require students to be in a certain major or to have a verifiable financial need.
The L.A. “Sonny” Bowen, Jr. Scholarship is offered to any students enrolled in the Stafford School of Business. Any student demonstrating academic excellence in Family and Consumer Sciences will be eligible for the Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship. Students enrolled in the School of Nursing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible for the Mary P. Jones Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Majors.
If students apply now they will be considered for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Money isn’t given out every year because students don’t apply. Take time this January to apply to the Foundation and find out what ABAC can provide for you.
FAFSA Applications for the 2020-2021 school year have been open since October 2019 and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Apply for FAFSA before the semester is over to ensure you’re getting the assistance you need to fund your college career.
If you have questions about funding at ABAC visit the Office of Financial Aid on the 2nd floor of Branch Hall.