Correll Scholars Program

Let's Get Associated.

Correll Scholars Program

Deadline:  April 8


The Correll Scholars Program was established in 2014 and began Fall semester 2015 to recognize and prepare exceptionally promising students as future community leaders in our region.

  • Awards are $5,000 per student, renewable annually, for a maximum of four years. Twenty scholarships will be awarded each year.
  • Students must attend East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus.
  • Correll Scholars who meet eligibility requirements and continue their studies as a junior or senior in a baccalaureate degree program at EGSC will be given first consideration for subsequent year awards.
  • Students must attain qualifying enrollment status to receive subsequent year funding: “sophomore” for year two, “junior” for year three, and “senior” for year four.


Application Process

The Application process is designed to identify students who demonstrate the talent, motivation, and potential to transform themselves and their community.


Selection of Scholars

Each spring, new applicants will participate in the “Correll Scholars Selection Day” for interviews with faculty, staff, community leaders, and donors. Scholars will be selected based upon committee approval.





  • GPA, SAT, ACT scores
  • Challenging course load
  • General knowledge beyond field of study
  • Ability to think critically


  • Ability to make an impact and influence others
  • Focus on the global society
  • Excellence in communication
  • Motivation to excel
  • Strong character


  • Demonstrated strength in coaching, tutoring, mentoring
  • Nonprofit work experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to others


Rigorous Program Standards

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Complete at least 26 credit hours in freshman year to maintain eligibility for sophomore year.
  • Participate in a one hour credit course each semester that focuses on issues and challenges facing our region and work collaboratively to design solutions for those challenges.
  • Actively participate in tutoring and mentoring of local high school students at the Fulford Center.
  • Attain the Service Seal of Distinction.


More Information


About Pete Correll