Click here for the 2022 Georgia Scholar Application.
The application is due February 15, 2022 at noon. Any 2022 graduating senior attending a Georgia high school may complete the application, provided they meet the criteria below and obtain signatures from their principal and school counselor.
Georgia Scholar Criteria
Please be aware that these criteria are set in state law and exceptions are not possible.
CRITERION ONE: The student must earn at least 22 Carnegie Units of credit for graduation and have taken:
4 Units in English Language Arts
4 Units in Mathematics, including one unit in Algebra II (or its equivalent)
3 Units in Science, including one unit in Physics or Chemistry
3 Units in Social Studies, Including Economics, Citizenship, World History, and U.S. Studies
2 Units in a single Foreign Language
1 Unit in Fine Arts, chosen from Visual Arts, Music, Dance, or Dramatic Arts (Can be waived if Fine Arts are not required by your school district)CRITERION TWO:
The student must have a minimum combined score of 1360 on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) at one test sitting; OR a composite score of 31 at one test sitting on the American College Test (ACT).
CRITERION THREE: A student has a non-weighted, cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, where A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, and D = 1 in core courses.
CRITERION FOUR: The student must be registered to vote, if a United States citizen and 18 years of age on or before March 1, 2022.
CRITERION FIVE: A student must show evidence of self-esteem and concern for others in day-to-day activities.
CRITERION SIX: The student must have participated in at least three (3) different competitive interscholastic activities (e.g., athletics, music and literary events, fairs, and exhibits).
CRITERION SEVEN: The student must have been appointed by a school official, or elected to, positions of leadership in a minimum of two (2) different organizations sponsored by the school.
CRITERION EIGHT: A student has shown evidence of leadership in a minimum of two (2) different organizations outside the school, including being appointed by an organization sponsor or elected to a position of leadership or role of responsibility in a minimum of one (1) of these activities. Note: This does not include paid positions.