Georgia State University is offering students a $1,000 to graduate if they can prove they are the “first in their family” to attend the university.
Georgia has launched a scholarship program in which students who demonstrate financial need can receive a $25 scholarship to go to college.
The program is a response to the rise of the “tuition crisis” at the university, which has seen the number of undergraduates in the Georgia Department of Public Instruction drop from 3,200 in 2016 to 2,800 this year.
According to the University’s website, more than 10,000 students enrolled at the school in 2016.
It is also one of the only public universities in the nation to offer the GSU Scholarship.
The program aims to fill a void for students who may not be able to afford a college education.
“We believe that providing financial support to students who are the first in their families to attend a college is important to help ensure that those students who will be able and willing to make this important choice for themselves will have the support and opportunity to succeed,” the program’s website states.
“The GSU scholarship is available to students of any income level who are eligible to participate and meet the eligibility criteria.
We are also working on a scholarship to help cover the cost of an additional degree.”
To qualify, students must be eligible to attend college, have financial need, be a UGA graduate, and be living in Georgia.
The school says it is accepting applications from any family member of an UGA student.
The Gsu Scholarship was first introduced in 2015 and was named after the university’s president, Dr. Robert G. Williams.
It has been offered for three consecutive years.