The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program is designed to assist qualified Georgia residents from families who can document limited income, assets, financial resources, and monetary/financial/in-kind support from all sources.
Under program guidelines, selected students will have 100 percent financial need (minus a $2,500 per year Work Study job offer) met with a combination of scholarships and grants offered from all sources, including Federal grants, HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship, state grants/scholarships, private outside scholarships, and institutional scholarships.
Comprehensive Review Process
Students are selected for Tech Promise in advance of their first semester attending Georgia Tech as a first time, first-year student (transfer and graduate students are not eligible for the program).
Potential applicants are selected and reviewed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.To ensure consideration for Tech Promise, potential first-year students must apply for financial aid to Georgia Tech by the priority deadline of January 31.
A comprehensive evaluation including, but not limited to, the factors below are completed for each applicant:
- Legal resident of the state of Georgia.
- Graduate from an accredited Georgia high school.
- Enter as a first time, first-year student.
- Submit a complete financial aid application each academic year by the required deadline.
- Meet citizenship requirements and other eligibility standards for Federal financial aid programs.
- Enter with documented eligibility for either the Georgia HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships.
- Dependent students whose parents:
- are both classified as legal residents of Georgia and filed Georgia tax returns for the FAFSA base year and, if requested, for the most recent and all subsequent years.
- have less than $33,300 in total combined annual income, assets, financial resources, and monetary/financial/in-kind support.
- Filed a U.S. tax return for the FAFSA base year and, if requested, for the most recent and all subsequent years (all schedules and attachments associated with each year’s tax return are also required).
The comprehensive evaluation includes an assessment of all family income, assets, and resources. Financial information will be required from both parents, regardless of current marital status. If requested, tax and income documentation will be required from multiple tax years.
During the review, families may be asked to provide statements and copies of supporting documentation listing all sources of untaxed and/or unearned income, gifts, and/or resources of support from any/all sources.
Documentation is expected to be complete and determined to be a reasonable representation of the family’s financial strength. Incomplete applications and/or applications with unreasonable information will not be considered.
Maintaining Tech Promise
Eligibility is limited to the first eight (8) semesters of full-time enrollment.
In order to maintain Tech Promise, students must:
- achieve and maintain a minimum 2.0 semester grade-point average (out of a possible 4.0);
- be in good standing with the Institute;
- maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
As a Tech Promise recipient, there are a number of enrichment events and activities in which you are either expected or highly encouraged to participate. These events and activities provide opportunities for you to become acclimated to campus life, as well as create and cultivate networking opportunities that will benefit you beyond Georgia Tech.
Required Events and Activities
- One-to-one orientation meeting with Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid staff member
- New student retreat (challenge course & dinner)
- Welcome luncheon
- Annual breakfast
- Annual GThanks Thank You Letter Campaign
While not required, students are highly encouraged to participate in the following activities:
- Leadership speaker series
- Professional development workshops
- National Fellowship mentoring
- Graduation reception
Page last reviewed/updated 07/15/19