Skip to main content

Ruffin Humanities Scholarship

Established by the late Dr. David A. Ruffin, the Ruffin Humanities Scholarship seeks to reward excellent students who have an interest in the humanities. Candidates for the scholarship must have declared a major in a humanities discipline, must display an outstanding academic and extracurricular record of achievement, and be of exemplary personal character.

To be considered for the Ruffin Humanities Scholarship, a current Georgia Southern student must:

  1. be an undergraduate, enrolled full-time;
  2. have made a formal declaration of a humanities major: foreign language, history, literature, philosophy, or writing & linguistics (students who change their majors from one of these areas will lose their eligibility for the Ruffin Scholarship);
  3. have a 3.0 college cumulative grade point average;
  4. maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the award period;
  5. apply for the Ruffin Humanities Scholarship through the MyScholarships link in the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal; and
  6. be willing and able to meet with the Ruffin Humanities Scholarship Committee for an interview.

The Ruffin Humanities Scholarship carries an award equivalent to tuition (in-state or out-of-state), mandatory fees, and a 15% textbook allowance. It is renewable for up to four years (or until a student has completed a B.A. in the humanities discipline) and it is awarded in addition to other scholarships.

Scholarships | College of Arts and Humanities | Georgia Southern University

Last updated: 2/25/2022