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Scholarship Programs


Scholarships hold significant importance for college students as they provide invaluable financial support and open doors to higher education. These merit-based, need-based, and talent-based opportunities play a crucial role in alleviating the burden of educational expenses, reducing student debt, and increasing access to quality education. Scholarships not only recognize and validate students' achievements but also empower them to pursue their academic goals, explore diverse fields of study, and unlock enhanced career opportunities.


By promoting educational equality and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, scholarships have a profound impact on increasing college enrollment rates, fostering diversity and inclusion, and nurturing the development of future leaders and professionals. However, challenges such as intense competition and limited availability pose obstacles, necessitating efforts to address equity issues and expand scholarship opportunities for all deserving students. Overall, scholarships play a vital role in shaping the educational landscape, enabling students to thrive academically and realize their full potential.

Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime, and a memorial scholarship program provides a meaningful way for a family, foundation, or company to honor that special person while carrying his or her legacy forward to future generations of students. By providing deserving students with funds for their college education, many individuals opt to commemorate the memory of a loved one. This act serves as a means to both perpetuate the memory of the beloved and make a positive impact by investing in future generations.

At SGLU, scholarships are offered through the generous contributions of the university's faculty, staff, and board members. These individuals have established a Memorial Scholarship Fund, which serves as a heartfelt tribute to their beloved ones. The scholarships provided through this fund reflect a commitment to preserving the memory of their loved ones while making a meaningful difference in the lives of deserving students. By offering these scholarships, SGLU not only acknowledges the importance of education but also honors the legacies of those who have made a lasting impact on the university community.

SGLU provides the following scholarships for deserving students to support their educational pursuits.  If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria for any of the scholarships, please apply using the link below.



GDS " Home By Six" Scholarship Fund

In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Diane Swift

This scholarship program was established for the benefit of worthy students of good character in high school or who need financial aid to assist them in obtaining a college education.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school, work, or be a resident in TN

Must be enrolled as full-time students and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average
For undergraduate degrees. Not for those receiving a master's degree or a Ph.D
Required to submit a grade report for the period for which the scholarship is awarded


To be eligible for class start date candidates must submit a completed application packet to the Scholarship Committee no later than 30 days before beginning classes.

Rushie Floyd "GENIUS" Fund

In Loving Memory of Rushie T. Floyd

The Rushie Floyd "Genius" Scholarship Fund was created to support and encourage people who love starting or growing their own businesses. This fund honors Rushie T. Floyd from Port Arthur, Texas, who was an amazing woman with eight kids, 19 grandkids, and many great-grandkids. Rushie always inspired her family, telling them they could achieve anything they wanted. The scholarship continues her legacy by helping others pursue their dreams in entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must show a passion for learning.

  2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

  3. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through involvement in community service, or leadership roles within their school or community

  4. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders who can speak to their leadership abilities.

  5. Applicants must provide an essay (500-750 words) describing their leadership experiences and how they plan to utilize their education to make a positive impact on society.

Please note that specific scholarship guidelines and application procedures may vary, and interested applicants should refer to the scholarship provider's website or application materials for complete details on how to apply and the submission deadline.

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