Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Awards and Scholarships

Although most undergraduate financial aid requests go through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Ivan Allen College does have a few scholarships and awards for which our current students can apply. The Ivan Allen College advisors and undergraduate coordinators are also happy to work with our students completing applications for prestigious non-Georgia Tech fellowships and scholarships.

Undergraduate students interested in conducting research with faculty members should seriously consider applying for a President's Undergraduate Research Award from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. It not only gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members, but also provides a stipend of up to $1500 depending on the scope of the student's research.

Prospective students should also read about the new Ivan Allen College Deans Scholarship Program.

School of Economics


The Outstanding Economics Student Award is presented to the Economics’ major that demonstrates not only outstanding scholarship but also service to the School of Economics. The award consists of $300 and a certificate.

The Omicron Delta Epsilon Outstanding Senior Cup is presented by Omicron Delta Epsilon and the School of Economics to the ODE graduating senior who achieves the best overall academic record. The award consists of $150.00 and a cup.

The Mollie Newton Award for Excellence in Economics is named in honor of the late Mollie Newton. This award is presented to the senior who has contributed to the School of Economics in academics, leadership, and service. The award consists of $400 and a plaque. Dr. David Laband, Chair, School of Economics, will present the award.

School of History, Technology, and Society


The Bellon Prize is given in memory of the late professor Dr. Bernard P. Bellon to an HTS undergraduate who has distinguished him/herself in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, and personal integrity. Nominations of students by HTS faculty are due in February each year, and the prize is given at the annual Georgia Tech Student Honors Luncheon and Award Ceremony. The Bellon Prize includes a cash award of $1,000.

The Slotkin Award, established by HTS alumnus Art Slotkin, recognizes the HTS student who most exemplifies excellence in historical and social scholarship. Nominations of students by HTS faculty are due in February each year, and the prize is given at the annual Georgia Tech Student Honors Luncheon and Award Ceremony. The Slotkin Award includes a cash prize of $500.

The Chair’s Award recognizes the overall academic excellence of an HTS first year student at Georgia Tech, based upon the highest GPA. The award is given after the completion of the student’s first year at Georgia Tech (i.e., the award is given in the student's second year). The award is given at the annual Georgia Tech Student Honors Luncheon and Award Ceremony and includes a cash prize of $200.

HTS, in conjunction with the Office of Minority Educational Development, also sponsors the Dorothy Cowser Yancy Incentive Award each year. The Incentive Award is given to the African American first year student with the most outstanding academic record based on GPA, curriculum difficulty, and participation in activities related to the student's program of study. The award is sponsored by former History, Technology, and Society professor Dr. Dorothy Yancy, who went on to become the president of Johnson C. Smith University, and is given by the School of HTS in her name.

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs


The Minority Student Award is intended to promote increased involvement by African-Americans and other under-represented students (Native Americans and Latinos) in international affairs.  The award is based upon academic performance and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public service, preferably in the international arena (e.g., participation in ROTC, government or international NGO internship, etc.). The award includes a check for $1,000.

The Olympic Envoy Legacy Award commemorates the activities of the participants in the 1996 Olympic Envoy Program. It is given annually to a junior or senior International Affairs or International Affairs/Modern Language major to reward excellence in scholarship, leadership, and community service. The award includes a check for $1,000.

School of Literature, Media, and Communication


The William Gilmer Perry Award is presented by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) to the freshman who has written the best paper in an English 1101 or 1102 class. The award is $100. Recipients are chosen by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Contact Shannon Dobranski for additional information.

The James Dean Young Award recognizes the best essay written by a Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC) major in a 3000- or 4000-level course. The award is $500. Recipients are chosen by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Contact Carol Senf for additional information.

School of Modern Languages


The Modern Languages' Campoamor Scholarship, which averages between $400 and $500,is made possible from a generous endowment established by former Modern Languages professor Joseph A. Campoamor. The scholarship is given out each year to several Georgia Tech students studying abroad. Applications are due each year by April 1. Please turn in your completed application to Dr. Britta Kallin. You can also leave your application for her at the front office of the School of Modern Languages.

The Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships is a grant that will provide 30 scholarships of 6,000 to students studying abroad in China over the next four years. This is made possible by the Coca-Cola Foundation, which has awarded $200,000 to Georgia Tech, thanks to a collaborative effort by the Office of International Education, the School of Modern Languages, the Office of Minority Educational Development and the Office of Financial Aid. 

Project Go provides 5,000 dollar scholarships to ROTC students from Georgia Tech and other participating universities  to study abroad in programs related to the study of Arabic, Chinese, Korean or Russian. The scholarship can be applied to the LBAT program.

Various German Scholarships are provided by program sponsors aimed towards students who plan to participate in the German LBAT program (about 12 scholarships) and those wishing to spend a semester abroad at a GT partner institution in Germany (6 scholarships at $3000 each). Application information can be obtained by emailing Dr. Cothran at  bettina.cothran@modlangs.gatech.edu.

Jointly Awarded by School of Economics and School of Modern Languages


The Outstanding Global Economics and Modern Languages Student Award is presented to the Global Economics and Modern Languages’ major that demonstrates not only outstanding scholarship but also service to the School of Economics and the School of Modern Languages. The award consists of $300 and a plaque.

Jointly Awarded by School of Economics and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs


The Outstanding Economics and International Affairs Student Award is presented to the Economics and International Affairs’ major that demonstrates not only outstanding scholarship but also service to the School of Economics and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. The award consists of $300 and a certificate.

There are numerous financial support opportunities for studying both at home and abroad (especially here at Tech), and I was able to get three scholarships to cover my entire 8 weeks in China on our innovative LBAT study abroad series! I received the Campoamor Scholarship by the Ivan Allen College School of Modern Languages, the Gilman Scholarship by the U.S. State Department, and the Freeman-Asia Scholarship by the Freeman Foundation.  

- Jamie Kazenstein, IAML '12

Jamie Kazenstein (green shirt) and Georgia Tech students on the 2011 LBAT China at Laoshan in Shandong Province, China.

IVAN ALLEN, JR., LEGACY AWARDS

Each spring the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts will recognize an extraordinary graduate student, undergraduate student, alumna/us, and faculty member with Ivan Allen, Jr., Legacy Awards. These are beautiful Frabel glass sculptures. The student and faculty awards also come with stipends of $1,000 each.

Nomination information sent out to faculty and administrators each January.

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