Scholarships Overview

Dalton State Foundation Scholarships


Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, the Foundation provides opportunities for Dalton State students. At the direction of the donors, awards may be based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of both factors. Unless otherwise stated in the award criteria, Foundation scholarships require the recipient to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and during the time of the award. All other factors being equal, an applicant’s financial need shall be the decisive and favorable factor in determining the recipient of the award. Most Foundation scholarships require that recipients be enrolled full-time; however, part-time students may also apply and be considered for various awards.


The application deadline for currently enrolled Dalton State students is midnight on January 19, 2024. Applicants will be advised of their application status by March 8, 2024.


The application deadline for entering freshmen and dual-enrolled students is midnight on March 8, 2024. Applicants will be advised of their application status by April 26, 2024.

In order to be considered for scholarships, current high school seniors must be accepted to Dalton State and must have access to the Roadrunner Portal. Roadrunner Portal login credentials are found in your Dalton State acceptance letter. If you need help with your Roadrunner Portal user name or password, contact OCIS at 706-272-2611 or 


Click here to apply for 2024-2025 Foundation scholarships. Your Roadrunner Portal user name and password are required to login.


Click here to download step-by-step instructions on how to complete the scholarship application.

Contact the Dalton State Foundation with scholarship questions at 706-272-4473 or

Georgia HERO Scholarship

The Georgia HERO Scholarship program provides educational scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones, and the children and the spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves.

Students who feel they qualify for this scholarship must complete Part A of the Hero Scholarship application and submit the completed application and all requested documentation to the Dalton State Financial Aid Office. When your application is complete, the Financial Aid Office completes section B of the application and submits it to the Georgia Student Finance Commission regarding eligibility status.

Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

The Georgia Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) Grant provides grant funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Funds may be used towards the cost of attendance at eligible colleges, universities or technical colleges in Georgia.

Scholarship Searches

The Dalton State College Financial Aid Office keeps an online list of scholarship opportunities that our office has received information about. This list is updated as we receive new scholarship information, so be sure to visit the site frequently.

NEVER pay anyone to find scholarships for you. With a few hours of research, you can generally find as much, if not more, information on your own. search free national scholarship databases at,,, and Don't forget to research scholarship opportunities at Roberts Library as well.