University of West Georgia offers a wide variety of academic, athletic, and performing arts scholarships. While some scholarships give preference to students with specific qualifications such as county of residence, sex, or race, the program when considered in its entirety, demonstrates a philosophy of equal opportunity to all students who demonstrate academic excellence and/or financial need. Funds for the scholarship programs listed in this brochure comes from many sources: Gifts from alumni, friends of the University, civic and business organizations, UWG student organizations, students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Development and Alumni Services, with the assistance of the West Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees, coordinates all scholarship fund raising activities. This brochure lists a number of General Scholarships that are awarded by the University of West Georgia General Scholarship Committee. This committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students from different departments and offices. To be considered for one of these scholarships, students should complete the General Scholarship Application offered online at, before the deadline of March 1, 2012. Although completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov is not required, the financial information it provides will be used to determine need for these scholarships. For this reason, completing the FAFSA is recommended.
The University of West Georgia General Scholarship is available to continuing and transfer students. Applicants must have fulfill the university requirement.