Georgia Southern’s Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions Welcome More than 300 Select Students to Interview for Merit Scholarships

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Georgia Southern University’s Honors College and Office of Undergraduate Admissions will welcome more than 300 new students to the Statesboro Campus and Armstrong Campus in Savannah over the next two weeks as they interview for valuable merit scholarships from the Honors College during Honors Scholars’ Days.

“We are excited to welcome these newly admitted Honors College students to campus,” stated Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Amy Smith, Ed.D. “Georgia Southern University is a top destination for high achieving students, and our Honors College is able to provide an enhanced educational experience through a community of scholars interested in research, curiosity and creativity. These unique Honors Scholars’ Days allow our faculty and staff to get to know the incoming class while considering them for valuable merit scholarships. Simultaneously, our new students are able to see how Georgia Southern and the Honors College can help them achieve their educational goals.”

On Feb. 23, more than 50 students will visit the Armstrong Campus, and more than 250 will visit the Statesboro Campus on March 1.

“This year we have had over 1,000 applications for the Honors College and honors scholarships, and the quality of our applicants has never been higher,” said Honors College Dean Steven Engel, Ph.D. “Our faculty and student interview teams will have a very difficult job selecting the scholarship recipients from such a strong pool. Having these students in person on our campuses is valuable for us to get to know them better and for them to meet our outstanding faculty and learn more about how we can help them be successful in college and beyond.”  

During their time on campus, these outstanding newly admitted students will interview with Georgia Southern faculty, staff and current Honors students. They, along with their guests, will also be treated to a meal hosted by administration and faculty, attend informational sessions on campus engagement, and learn more about how they can benefit from an Honors education at Georgia Southern.