GSW’s granted Southwestern Promise scholarship to 188 incoming Georgia freshmen, funds still available


AMERICUS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) awarded the new Southwestern Promise scholarship to 188 incoming freshmen.  According to the college, funds are still available for those hoping to attend GSW this Fall.

The scholarship program guarantees scholarships of either $1,000 or $2,000 to beginning freshmen who live in a 56-county region of Southwest Georgia.

Those counties include:
  • Atkinson
  • Bibb
  • Bleckley
  • Calhoun
  • Colquitt
  • Crawford
  • Crisp
  • Dodge
  • Dooly
  • Houston
  • Peach
  • Pulaski
  • Sumter
  • Taylor
  • Telfair
  • Twiggs
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Students living outside the 56-county area are also eligible to receive the scholarship and can apply at

GSW hopes this new program will lessen the financial strain of college for many high school students in the region who may have been impacted by Hurricane Michael.