Scholarships and Aid

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Scholarships and Aid

Gwinnett Tech offers scholarships through the Gwinnett Tech Foundation, various businesses and civic-sponsored scholarships, and the Georgia HOPE Scholarship and Grant.

D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Veterans Fund
With a generous donation from the Hudgens family, Gwinnett Tech also offers the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Veterans Fund. The Hudgens Fund is for veteran students, spouses and dependents who maintain a 2.5 GPA.

In order to qualify for assistance provided by the D. Scott Hudgens Jr. Veterans Fund, a student MUST:

  • Priority One Veterans who are still eligible for VA Educational benefits
    • Copy of DD214 required/must be honorably discharged
  • Priority Two Veterans whose eligibility for Veterans Educational Benefits have expired
    • Copy of DD214 required/must be honorably discharged
  • Priority Three Spouse and dependents of veterans
  • Need-based applicants will be given priority
  • Must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or must obtain a 2.5 GPA in their first semester of attendance. All recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Must submit a copy of the previous year's tax return
  • Must submit a written essay requesting funds
    • "D. Scott Hudgens' Veterans Fund will help me achieve my educational goals because…"
    • Maximum 500 words
  • Priority given to students on track toward graduation
  • Program supplies must be purchased and requests for reimbursements submitted to the Gwinnett Tech Foundation office Receipts of purchases must be submitted at the time of the reimbursement request
    • Receipts of purchases must be submitted at the time of the reimbursement request

Selection: A committee will be established to select and notify the fund recipient.

Termination: If participant drops all courses or fails to attend or does not abide by government or college rules, they forfeit the award. However, they are eligible to apply for the assistance for the following year. (Exception will be if they are called to active duty or recalled/relocated due to military requirement)

Award: Funding will provide assistance for tuition, fees, books, program supplies, childcare, and living expenses. Payments will be provided each semester. Participants are eligible to apply for a second year. For more information, contact the Veterans Affairs office at 678-226-6891.

Deadlines: One week prior to fee payment deadline

For more information about financial aid options, visit the Gwinnett Tech Financial Aid page.

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