Program Pillars

Frequently Asked Questions

What constitutes a full Stamps President’s Scholarship at Georgia Tech?

A Stamps President’s Scholarship (SPS) comprises all tuition and fees, meals, housing, books, and an allotment for personal expenses. Also included is $12,000 over four years toward enrichment activities including academically oriented international travel and unpaid research or internships, plus an eight-to-day outdoor leadership trip your first year. Stamps Scholars also receive a $1,100 stipend for the purchase of a laptop. For in-state students, part of this is expected to be the Zell Miller/HOPE Scholarship provided by the State of Georgia. For out-of-state students, this includes a tuition waiver, which reduces the cost of tuition to the same as that of an in-state student. View the estimated Cost of Attendance.

What is the deadline for consideration?

You must apply for admission to the Institute by the Early Action deadline.

Is there anything else I need to do to apply?

No, simply apply to Georgia Tech before the Early Action deadline.

However, please note that if you should advance in the selection process, you will be required to participate in semifinal interviews in late January. In keeping with the best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates. If you should become a finalist, you must participate in ALL activities all day Friday and Saturday in mid-March. Again, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates.

Is applying to Tech by the Early Action deadline binding in any way?

No, Georgia Tech and the Stamps President's Scholars/Gold Scholars Program do not offer a binding early decision option. The Early Action admission due date simply allows for consideration of your application in the scholarship competition. Early submission of an admission application in no way binds you to attend Tech, if accepted. You will have until May 1 to choose to enroll at Tech and accept the Stamps President’s or Gold Scholarship, if selected.

I have a conflict with my scheduled semifinalist/finalist interview. Can I reschedule?

No. Because the Stamps President's Scholars/Gold Scholars Programs are so highly sought after, we cannot allow students to reschedule interviews when they have conflicts unless it is for a documented hospitalization or the funeral of an immediate member of their household. Students must make the difficult choice to prioritize their interview or the competing opportunity first. In the case of a student withdrawing due to a conflict, we may open up a coveted semifinalist or finalist space to another deserving candidate. Finalists must be present for ALL Stamps Scholars Weekend activities to receive an award. In keeping with best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates.

What is the last time I can take the ACT or SAT and have my scores considered?

Testing deadlines vary by decision plan. In order to complete your application more quickly, we highly recommend you self-report your scores via one of two avenues. First, we will consider self-reported scores listed in the Common Application testing section. Additionally, after you submit your application, you will have access to a form in your admission portal to self-report scores.

Is there a minimum SAT/ACT score, GPA, or class rank needed to apply?

No, there is not a definite cut-off for test scores or GPA, although the SAT and ACT middle-50% range is on average 1470 - 1560 and 32 - 35, respectively. Keep in mind this means that 50% of our recipients are either above or below that range.

Are SAT subject tests required?

No. SAT subject test scores are used only for course placement after you enroll.

Are transfer applicants or international students eligible?

Only new first-year students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or citizens of the United Kingdom are eligible. Citizens of the Republic of Ireland may be considered as well.

Is there more information on what your program looks for in essays and activities?

Yes, please refer to the following links:

When will I be notified?

Please refer to our scholarship calendar to view a full list of dates and deadlines.