Fort Valley State starts new scholarship that includes study abroad program


Fort Valley State University officials announced Friday a new scholarship program for freshmen students that will allow them to study abroad.

Students selected for the Global Innovators Scholarship Program will receive a $40,000 scholarship, awarded as $10,000 each year for four years, to be used toward tuition, room, board and a stipend to be used to study abroad. Eligible students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and a combined SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 22. The deadline for admission is February 2, 2018.

“It’s not enough for FVSU students to simply be able to compete for employment in their chosen field,” said Paul Jones, the university’s president. “We are intensely serious about producing students who will go forward into the world as change agents, creators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors who will lead the transformation of society as we know it.”

Fort Valley State, about 30 miles south of Macon, is one of three Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the University System of Georgia. 


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