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ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS

For decades, we have helped students from every background unlock opportunities they never knew existed. 

Students attending Georgia State University’s Perimeter College successfully transfer to four-year degree programs at dramatically higher rates than students at other two-year colleges around the nation, according to a 2020 ranking by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perimeter College ranks 20th in the nation for student success among 838 two-year colleges in the ranking, which tracked students who entered college in 2015. Nearly 83 percent of Perimeter College students who began classes were still enrolled, had transferred to other programs, or completed their programs by 2018, according to the ranking. 

Awa Cisse and Gideon Melvin have been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to attend the four-year college or university of their choice. The scholarship, designed to help the nation’s top two-year college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year institutions, provides each recipient up to $40,000 per year for up to three years. 

Sheena Vasquez Graduate student leads efforts by the MIT Department of Biology’s faculty, students, and staff to engage local community college students in scientific research.Vasquez considers community college outreach very important for personal reasons. “Back when I was applying to college, I couldn’t afford to attend a traditional four-year institution. I was also unsure what I wanted to major in, and I needed to stay close to home to take care of my family. I attended Georgia Perimeter College — a two-year community college — before transferring to the University of Georgia to finish my bachelor's degree. I was able to participate in programs funded by the National Science Foundation, which led me to MIT for several summers as part of MSRP-Bio. Looking back, I don't think I would be a biology graduate student today if I hadn't attended a community college. It also allowed me to see firsthand the talent, drive, and diversity at community colleges. And yet, at times, these students are overlooked and underestimated by the general public. After our #ShutDownSTEM event last summer, it seemed like an ideal time to start engaging local community colleges in MIT’s biology research.”

Make your Impact 

At Perimeter College, we make our students' dreams a reality by making education possible. We are educating engineers, dental hygienists, authors, medical researchers, opera singers, nurses, and so many others through our pathways to education. Please continue to support us on Georgia State Day so we can continue to give our students the opportunities to reach the goals they are working tirelessly to accomplish.  

Girija Honkan Engineering Textbook Scholarship Join us in celebrating engineering at Georgia State University.  As we welcome our new President, Dr. Brian Blake, a proud engineer, help us support the next generation.  Your gift to the Honkan Scholarship will enable students to continue their education through this pandemic.

Mario Bennekin Memorial Fund Beloved faculty member Mario Alonzo Jacob Bennekin taught at Perimeter College for over a decade. With the successful launch of the initial Mario Bennekin Symposium, our goal is to host this annual event to educate and empower our students. This State Day, your gift will be an essential piece for continuing this endowment in Mario's honor.

Perimeter College Fund Gifts from alumni, faculty, and staff and friends enable Perimeter College to continue to give students a high-quality, life-changing education and opportunity to succeed.

Study Abroad Scholarship Post pandemic, our goal is to give students opportunities to broaden their education through travel.  Your gift to the Study Aboard Scholarship will allow us to award more students funds as we move forward from the pandemic. 

Theatre Arts Guild Beloved staff member Jennifer A. Jenkins served Perimeter for more than 38 years in many capacities across the college, and was an alumna of DeKalb College.  This State Day, your gift in her honor will be an essential piece for continuing her love of students at Perimeter College. 


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Staff Council Challenge
The Staff Council will match dollar for dollar up to $2,100 for all gifts made to the Staff Council Fund.
$2,100 MATCHED
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$6,000
Honors at Perimeter College Challenge
Twelve gifts to the Honors College at Perimeter unlocks a $6,000 gift toward the creation of the Dr. Jeffrey Portnoy Award Fund.
12 / 12 Gifts
Completed
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Perimeter College Bennekin Challenge
Associate Dean Dr. Karen Wheel-Carter is matching gifts to the Mario Bennekin Memorial Fund dollar for dollar up to $1,500.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
$4,100
Perimeter College Executive Council Match
The Perimeter College Executive Council will match all gifts made by Perimeter College faculty and staff to any Perimeter College fund, up to $4,100.
$4,100 / $4,100 Raised
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Leaderboard
University-Wide Leaderboard: Highest Amount of Dollars Received
College, school, unit or program with the highest amount of dollars raised will be shown on the leaderboard for bragging rights only.
Rank Department Raised
1 Robinson College of Business $243,267.21
2 College of Arts & Sciences $186,681.50
3 Women's Philanthropy Network $108,735.00
4 Student Success $60,192.21
5 Andrew Young School of Policy Studies $56,983.00
6 WomenLead $42,052.00
7 Perimeter College $36,044.00
8 Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions $35,236.00
9 School of Public Health $24,080.00
10 College of Education and Human Development $22,127.00
11 College of Law $19,191.50
12 Georgia State Athletics $18,745.00
13 College of the Arts $14,048.45
14 University Library $13,650.00
15 Honors College $13,580.00
16 Rialto Center for the Arts $5,906.00
17 Alumni Association $4,740.00
18 Institute for Biomedical Sciences $3,876.00
19 University-Wide Funds $3,455.00
20 Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange $3,250.00
21 The Graduate School $2,630.00
22 Office of International Initiatives $2,575.00
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$3,500
Rialto Challenge
Every 5 gifts in support of the Rialto will unlock $250 up to $3,500.
70 / 70 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
Lewis College Dean's Challenge
Dean Mo will give $2,000 to the Lewis College if 100 donors contribute to any area in the college.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
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Perimeter College Dean's Challenge
Dean Nancy Kropf will match all donations made to the Perimeter College fund up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
University-Wide Leaderboard: Greatest Number of Gifts Received
College, school, unit or program with the greatest number of gifts will be shown on the leaderboard for bragging rights only.
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Arts & Sciences 619
2 Robinson College of Business 498
3 Perimeter College 299
4 Student Success 223
5 Andrew Young School of Policy Studies 188
6 College of the Arts 145
7 WomenLead 119
8 Georgia State Athletics 99
9 College of Education and Human Development 81
10 School of Public Health 78
11 University Library 70
12 Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions 64
13 Honors College 59
14 College of Law 58
15 University-Wide Funds 40
16 Women's Philanthropy Network 37
17 Institute for Biomedical Sciences 31
18 Alumni Association 25
19 Rialto Center for the Arts 24
20 Office of International Initiatives 20
21 Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange 17
22 The Graduate School 9
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Most supported funds
These featured funds have received the most number of gifts.
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Theatre Arts Guild 182
2 WomenLead 119
3 GSU Marching Band - Performance Travel 77
4 Panther's Food Pantry 71
5 Executive MBA 71
6 J. Mack Robinson College Of Business Scholarship Fund 65
7 Martin D. Fraser Endowed Fund for Graduate Student Travel 61
8 IEP Community Scholar Fund 60
9 Emergency Assistance Fund 57
10 Premedical Science Study Abroad Scholarship 55
11 Kevin M. Brady Premedical/Prehealth Endowed Scholarship 54
12 Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship 46
13 Lucille Adams Scholarship In African American Studies 45
14 Panther Athletic Club 44
15 School of Public Health 43
16 GSU Fund for Business 43
17 Panthers Immersion Programs 41
18 GSU Fund for the University Library 38
19 Biology 38
20 Women's Philanthropy Network Fund 37
21 Panther Retention Grant 37
22 Honors College Fund 35
23 GSU Fund for Law 34
24 Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN) 33
25 Collegiate Community Recovery Fund 32
26 Perimeter College Fund 31
27 Institute for Biomedical Sciences 31
28 Department of Risk Management & Insurance 30
29 Mario Bennekin Memorial Fund 30
30 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute 29
31 GSU Fund for the Andrew Young School 28
32 Communication 27
33 Social Action Alliance Scholarship 26
34 Georgia Policy Labs 25
35 GSU Fund for the Rialto 24
36 School of Accountancy 22
37 Perimeter Honors College 22
38 Dr. David B. Gracy II Graduate Assistant Endowment 22
39 Department of Computer Information Systems 21
40 CEHD Dean's Scholarship Fund 21
41 Religious Studies 20
42 CEHD Fund for Innovation and Engagement 20
43 GSU Fund For Arts And Sciences 20
44 Georgia State University Fund 20
45 Neuroscience Institute 20
46 Creative Media Industries Institute 20
47 Study Abroad Programs 20
48 Staff Council Fund 20
49 Ambrose H. Pendergrast Fellowship 17
50 Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange 17
51 Military Outreach Initiative 17
52 School of Public Health Scholarship Endowment Fund 15
53 Dean's Fund for Excellence 14
54 Occupational Therapy 13
55 School of Nursing 12
56 Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group 12
57 Geosciences 12
58 Football 12
59 Project Healthy Grandparents 11
60 Language and Literacy 11
61 Public Management and Policy 11
62 Economics Department 10
63 Department of Finance 10
64 Panther Blazer Project 10
65 Inclusive Digital Expression & Literacy (IDEAL) Fund 10
66 Music Choir 10
67 Graduate School Dean's Fund 9
68 Beach Volleyball 8
69 Global Honors Experience 8
70 Department of Management 8
71 Department of Marketing 8
72 AYS Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 8
73 Barbara Baumstark BioBus Fellowship 8
74 Spirit/Cheer 7
75 Criminal Justice Department 7
76 Theatre Enrichment Fund 7
77 Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration 7
78 CEHD Alumni Network Scholarship 7
79 Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship 7
80 Fund for the College of the Arts 7
81 Music Director's 7
82 Psychology 7
83 Georgia State University Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship 7
84 The Allegro Grant Fund 7
85 Computer Science 7
86 Anthropology 7
87 Institute for Insight 7
88 Mark Becker Scholars Endowment 6
89 School of Art and Design 6
90 Baseball 6
91 Library Future Fund 6
92 CREATE Teacher Residency Program 6
93 History 6
94 School of Art and Design - Ceramics 6
95 Joseph O. And Louise P. Baylen Scholarship Endowment 5
96 Fund for the School of Film Media & Theatre 5
97 Emeriti Association Just in Time Fund 5
98 Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship Fund 5
99 Presidential Scholarship endowment 5
100 Men's Basketball 5
101 Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship 5
102 GPC Study Abroad Scholarship 5
103 Sociology Student Development Fund 5
104 English 5
105 Friends of Music Scholarship 5
106 School of Social Work 4
107 Center for Access to Justice 4
108 Sociology 4
109 Alumni Association Scholarship Quasi Endowment Fund 4
110 Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Endowment 4
111 Political Science 4
112 Alumni Association Scholarship for U.S. Military Veterans 4
113 Humanities Research Center 4
114 Mathmatics and Statistics 4
115 Women's Tennis 4
116 Africana Studies 4
117 Women's Soccer 3
118 Department of Real Estate 3
119 Center High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) 3
120 Nutrition 3
121 Georgia Health Policy Center 3
122 Institute of International Business 3
123 Access To Excellence Scholarship 3
124 Institute of Health Administration 3
125 Center for Leadership in Disability 3
126 Men's Tennis 3
127 Gerontology Institute 3
128 Philosophy 3
129 Alumni Association Scholarship for Children of GSU Faculty and Staff 3
130 Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship 3
131 Urban Studies Institute 3
132 Center for Healthy Development 3
133 Men's Soccer 2
134 Center for Law, Health and Society 2
135 College of Law Moot Court 2
136 Film and Video Production 2
137 SPH Field Immersion Endowed Fund 2
138 Nancy Johnson Fund for Law Library Excellence 2
139 Physics and Astronomy 2
140 Law Student Trial Lawyers Association 2
141 Respiratory Therapy 2
142 Dottie Gerrity Endowed Scholarship 2
143 Computer Science Lab Fund 2
144 Law Class Gift Campaign Fund 2
145 Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora 2
146 Institute for Women Gender and Sexuality Studies 2
147 Prevent Child Abuse Georgia 2
148 Applied Linguistics & English as a Second Language 2
149 Evelyn S. Bowyer Scholarship 2
150 CEHD STEM Camp for the Deaf 2
151 Colonel Lynn B. Stull Memorial Army ROTC Endowment 1
152 Law Review 1
153 Clinical Health Informatics 1
154 Women's Athletics Excellence 1
155 Women's Basketball 1
156 Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth 1
157 Women's Golf 1
158 World Languages and Cultures 1
159 College of Law Dean's Scholarship 1
160 Softball 1
161 Physical Therapy 1
162 Library Research Award 1
163 Welch School of Art & Design Undergraduate Scholarship Fund 1
164 Court Volleyball 1
165 School Counseling Scholarship 1
166 Chemistry 1
167 Summer Accelerator Scholarship 0
168 Center for Hellenic Studies 0
169 Dental Hygiene Special Projects 0
170 Welch School of Art & Design Graduate Scholarship Fund 0
171 Girija Honkan English Text Scholarship 0
172 The Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora 0
173 Cross Country 0
174 Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic 0
175 Men's Golf 0
176 Immigration Law Clinic 0
177 Investor Advocacy Clinic 0
178 Sports Medicine 0
179 Track and Field 0
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