For Cameron Barnett, the G. Wayne Clough Tech Promise Program was likely the only way she could attend Georgia Tech. Now freshly graduated with a debt-free degree, she reflects on her time at Tech and mentor relationship with professor and Tech Promise donor Bill Todd.
The 2023-24 academic year marked the first time the Georgia Tech Val-Sal Scholarship, a scholarship for eligible Georgia high school valedictorians and salutatorians, was awarded at Tech. Offered to 25 students for the inaugural year, the scholarship covers up to $5,000 a semester for those who may not be able to attend the Institute otherwise. Two Scholars reflect on their time at Tech so far and what brought them here.
Because of an opportunity to earn a debt-free degree through the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program, Heather Johnston has been able to pursue her passions and give back to her community.
Because of an opportunity to earn a debt-free degree through the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program, Andrés Robles Sotomayor is able to pursue his longtime passion and learn how he can channel that passion to give back to his country.
Sarah Banks Hogg, a 2013 graduate from Georgia Tech, reflects on the value of a debt-free college experience, a privilege she enjoyed because of the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program.
Meet Tech Promise Scholars
The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship makes it possible for academically qualified in-state students with family incomes below $55,500 to earn a Georgia Tech degree debt-free.
The Tech Promise Program has served hundreds of students from across the state, offering a transformative experience to recipients.
Meet Val-Sal Scholars
Georgia Tech is committed to expanding access and reducing financial barriers for our state’s most talented students. To realize this vision, valedictorians and salutatorians who are Georgia residents with significant financial need as demonstrated through the financial aid application process may be eligible to receive an annual $2,500 Georgia Tech Val-Sal Scholarship.
G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program
The G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program provides a debt-free degree to qualifying students from low-income Georgia families, covering a student’s full cost of attendance.
The Georgia Tech Scholars Program is designed to recruit and enroll academically talented students from across our state. Through this program, Georgia Tech offers admission to valedictorians and salutatorians from Georgia high schools.
Gold Scholars Program
Georgia Tech’s four-year Gold Scholarship is offered annually to the top two percent of first-year students. Recipients are selected based upon holistic excellence and potential within the program’s four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Progress, and Service.