Dean's Scholarships Program

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts awards Dean’s Scholarships in recognition of incoming freshmen with a high school record of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding public service.

Program Opportunities

In addition to the financial award, Dean's Scholars meet personally with the Dean, the Associate Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, as well as Georgia Tech executive administrators and faculty. They enjoy special opportunities designed to enhance their development as problem solvers, innovators, top tier leaders, and global citizens.

Application and Eligibility

Up to six scholarship recipients receive a $2,000 award their first year, with the opportunity to continue the scholarship, based upon merit, for three subsequent years. The scholarships are in addition to the Hope Scholarship in-state students receive.

The application for Dean's Scholarships is a competitive, merit-based process. Scholarships are awarded in the fall and spring to high school students who enroll for fall semester in majors within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

Contact: David Shook, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies or Elizabeth Miller, Director of Enrollment and Student Affairs

Eligible Majors:

  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS)
  • Computational Media (CM)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Economics and International Affairs (EIA)
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML)
  • History, Technology, and Society (HTS)
  • International Affairs (INTA)
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML)
  • Literature, Media and Communication (LMC)
  • Public Policy (PUBP)

How to Apply

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply to Georgia Tech's Undergraduate Admission Program
  • Admitted to one of the 10 Ivan Allen College majors
  • Complete Dean's Scholarship Application by posted deadline. APPLICATIONS CLOSE MARCH 31.

Finalist selection is based solely on merit and meeting the requirements from list above. Finalist will be notified via mail.

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Deans Scholarship Pictures

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Inaugural Dean's Scholarship recipients at the 2011 Dean's luncheon (from left to right): Thomas Marion, Interim Dean John L. Tone, Lauren Llerandi, Former Dean Jacqueline J. Royster, Erin Sapp, and Chloe Stargel

The 2016 Dean's Scholars are (left to right) top row: John Golden, Dana Hicky, and Emma Schroer and, bottom row: Sarah Tinsley and Zoe Wangstrom