“Georgia State has provided me with the opportunities to accomplish anything and everything that I chose. The Presidential Scholarship has exposed me to opportunities that never would have been available otherwise and has opened many doors for me. I have been able to pursue study abroad programs, research and classes of interest to me because of the opportunities presented to me by this university, and that has made my time here incredibly rewarding, busy and exciting.”

Kelly McCahill,
Class of 2014


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Student success is our highest priority at Georgia State University, and that includes advising and fostering the progress of students with a wide variety of backgrounds and goals. The mission of the Honors College is to provide talented, motivated undergraduate scholars with experiences that prepare them to become creative, high-achieving global citizens. Through the Honors College, students in any of Georgia State’s more than 200 fields of study can take advantage of special opportunities in mentoring, research, cultural activities and preparation for graduate and postgraduate scholarship.

By donating to the Honors College, you help build and nurture these opportunities and give our students the tools to become leaders in many different areas of society. Your support helps fund internships, fellowships, lecture series and study-abroad programs that take their education further than they ever thought possible.



  • Merit-based Scholarships

    Merit-based and performance-based scholarships support students throughout their Georgia State experience.

  • Research Opportunities

    Undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in research and creative works. Students across campus assist in labs, compose music, serve as editors and build business plans.

  • Innovative Programs

    Innovative programs such as Global Honors Experience and LEAD with Honors certificate program provide every Honors College student (regardless of financial circumstances) the opportunity to travel internationally and cultivate leadership skills and abilities.

  • Internships

    Internship support will permit Honors College students to take advantage of our two major internship programs – the London Experience and the Capital Experience.

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The mission of the Honors College is to recruit diverse, motivated and dedicated students who seek to make a difference in the world. By expanding the quality and quantity of scholarships offered, we will demonstrate that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.

We will be at the forefront of the university’s efforts to provide engaged students with unparalleled undergraduate educational experiences. Through our innovative programs, faculty mentoring and interdisciplinary curriculum, our students will be challenged to explore their intellectual curiosities.We will develop a global experience for our students by creating pathways, regardless of financial circumstances, to expand their world while studying abroad. This experience will set our students apart from the mainstream by giving them the opportunity to enhance their ability to thrive in a global environment.Our students and graduates, prepared for a lifetime of achievement, will include public and private-sector leaders, as well as Goldwater, Marshall, Gates and Rhodes scholars. We will become a national model for developing undergraduate scholars into global leaders and an epicenter for excellence and opportunity.

Larry Berman is the founding dean of the Honors College and an internationally heralded scholar on the American presidency and the war in Vietnam.

Many Ways to Give

It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.



  • Jim Burke, Director of Development, 404-413-3491 (office); 770-601-7283 (cell)
  • Mailing address: Honors College, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3999, Atlanta, Ga. 30302-3966
  • Office location: Honors College, Georgia State University, Centennial Hall, 100 Auburn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, Ga. 30303