The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship is a program designed to provide educational assistance to international students with special needs. The scholarship is open to international students who have been diagnosed with a disability or special need that would prevent them from attending a traditional school setting. The scholarship is open to international students of any age and covers the cost of tuition, room, board, and other educational costs. The scholarship is designed to provide access to quality educational opportunities to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to receive a quality education. The program is administered by the Georgia Department of Education and is open to international students from all countries.
In order to be eligible for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship for international students, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a foreign student living in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa.
- Must have a documented physical, emotional, or learning disability.
- Must demonstrate financial need.
- Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the state of Georgia.
- Must be able to demonstrate academic merit.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must submit an essay or letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher.
- Must be able to provide proof of disability documentation.
- Must be able to provide transcripts from all schools attended.
- Must be able to provide proof of income of parent/guardian.
How to apply
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (GSNS) is a state program that provides scholarships to students with special needs who are attending eligible private schools in Georgia. The program is administered by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).
To apply for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship, you must first submit an online application. To do so, visit the GaDOE website and follow the instructions provided. You must provide information about yourself, your parents or guardians, your school, and your disability. Once your application is received, a review team will determine your eligibility.
If you are found to be eligible, you will receive a scholarship award letter from the GaDOE. This letter will include information about how to accept the scholarship, how to pay for tuition and fees, and how to access other special education services.
International students may apply for the scholarship, but must meet certain requirements. These requirements include being a legal resident of the United States, having a valid visa or other legal authorization to study in the United States, and having an I-20 issued by the school they will be attending. Additionally, international students must provide proof of financial need and have a disability that requires special education services.
For more information on the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program, please visit the GaDOE website.
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program provides an invaluable opportunity for international students to pursue their educational goals and gain the skills needed to succeed. This program provides financial and educational support to students who meet the eligibility criteria and have a documented special needs diagnosis. It is an excellent way for students to gain the skills they need to reach their educational goals and lead meaningful and successful lives. We hope that this program will continue to provide opportunities and support to international students in Georgia and beyond.