CDEP Scholarships

Filmore Thomas Scholarship Recipient

CDEP awards dual-degree scholarships to talented students.

Apply for CDEP scholarships HERE.

To be considered for a competitive-based CDEP scholarship, students must meet the criteria below:


  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • Official high school transcript (1st-semester grades from 12th grade must be included on transcript)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Combined math and critical reading SAT score of 1170 (minimum 570 math) or an equivalent composite score of 26 on the ACT
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) –
    Note: FVSU’s Federal School Code, 001566, should be listed in section 8

In addition to completing the FAFSA, applicants must apply and be accepted into FVSU to be considered for a CDEP scholarship.

These scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board, and a supplemental book stipend. For Georgia students only, scholarships are coordinated with the HOPE Scholarship, and tuition is paid by HOPE. Non-Georgia students’ tuition is paid directly by CDEP.

The scholarships cover the cost of matriculation at Fort Valley State University (3 years), then students transfer to a partnering university for 2 or 3 years.