Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for high-achieving students to get a jump start on their college career in an immersive, engaging environment. New Middle Georgia State University students will begin their college experience in a living-learning community, earning six hours of core curriculum credit through four weeks of online summer instruction and a month-long, high-impact campus experience, culminating in an optional international travel opportunity.

Benefits of the Summer Scholars Program

  • Membership in an elite learning community
  • Learning beyond the classroom with weekly travel to internationally significant sites in Georgia and an optional international travel experience.
  • Priority access to PREMIUM housing in Macon or Cochran
  • Participation in honors courses with a gateway to the Honors Program.
    Admission to the Middle Georgia State University Honors Program requires a High School GPA of 3.5 or higher and/or an 1100 minimum combined SAT, with a verbal score of at least 580 and/or ACT composite score of 24 or higher. However, students who gain admission to the Summer Scholars Program and successfully complete all coursework (a minimum of two classes) with at least a GPA of 3.0 can earn a seat in the Honors Program.
  • Earn Experiential Learning credit for participation in undergraduate research and service-learning designated courses and activities.


Summer Scholars 2019: Global Georgia

Global Georgia will explore our connections to the world: academic, personal, historical, cultural, economic, and more. Faculty members will work closely with students online, in the classroom, and beyond the classroom to build academic mindset and intercultural competency through thematic courses and co-curricular activities.

Locations: Macon and Cochran (limited seats available on each campus)


  • Online components available May 28, 2019
  • Campus instruction June 25 - July 23, 2019
  • Optional international travel July 24-30 (to be confirmed)

Curriculum: Students will choose two thematically related courses that will enable them to fulfill core curriculum requirements and earn a place in the Honors Program upon successful completion.

Summer Scholars is a residential program for new MGA freshmen.  If eligible for aid, students may use Hope and Zell Miller scholarships, Pell grants, or student loans.

Eligibility and How to Apply

  • The Summer Scholars program is a highly selective program with very limited availability. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the program.
  • Admission to Middle Georgia State University for summer semester is required for participation in the program.

To apply, complete and submit the Summer Scholars application . For full consideration, students are encouraged to apply by February 28, 2019.

For more information, contact .