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The Mission of Georgia Southwestern State University Alumni Association is to unite and encourage alumni loyalty, support and involvement in the University. 


In an effort to increase enrollment and retention of students at GSW, the Alumni Association utilizes donations to offer scholarships to incoming and current students with family members who are alumni.

The scholarship application for the 2021-22 academic year is now closed. Applications were accepted until 5:00 pm EST on February 15, 2021.


Alumni Association Awards

Aeolian Award
This award is chosen based on outstanding lifetime achievement as a distinguished alumni and community leader. To nominate an alum for the Aeolian Award please complete this form.

Visionary Award
This award is given to entrepreneur and/or innovator for significant contribution to the advancement of a business or enterprise. To nominate an alum for the Visionary Award please complete this form.

Young Alumni of the Year
This award is given to an emerging leader making waves in his/her field, positive role model and reflection on the university. To nominate an alum for the Young Alumni of the Year Award please complete this form.

Family Legacy Award
This award recognizes one family with a tradition of attending GSW – award given in recognition of a multi-generational family that has shown continued interest in and support of GSW. To nominate a family for the Family Legacy Award please complete this form.

Leewynn J. Finklea Award
Named in honor of our first alumni director, this award recognizes outstanding alumni service to GSW. To nominate an alum for the Leewynn Finklea award, please complete this form.

Professor of the Year Award
The previous year's graduating seniors nominate a professor who has excelled in their profession. The GSW Alumni Association presents this award on behalf of our newest alumni during the annual University Honors and Recognition event each spring.

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