Current Student Applicants

In 2012, Berry began accepting applications for the Gate of Opportunity Scholarship from current (full-time, undergraduate) Berry students. The application and selection process is similar to the freshman selection process, though it runs on a different time frame. Current students should expect the process to take place after mid-term in Spring Semester.

To apply, interested Berry students will need to do the following:

  1. Attend one of the Gate of Opportunity Information sessions hosted by current Gate Scholars (see timeline below).
  2. File the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be financially eligible (an official EFC of $20,000 or less).
  3. Submit a current resume listing all work experience at Berry College and, if relevant, elsewhere. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Berry College Career Center to prepare your resume.
  4. Submit the Gate of Opportunity Scholarship application for Current Students (available after the Gate of Opportunity Information Sessions on February 25 - see below).

Important Dates

By Early February 2014
Gate of Opportunity Selection Process Announced by Berry Email

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Gate of Opportunity Information Sessions Hosted by Current Gate Scholars - All interested current students should attend one of the sessions
Session Times/Location: 11:00am (Evans Hall Auditorium) and 6:00pm (McAllister Hall Auditorium)

After Gate of Opportunity Information Sessions
Online Gate of Opportunity Application becomes available
Application items accepted until deadline

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:59pm (EST)
Deadline to submit all Gate of Opportunity application items

Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 (Evening)
Interactive Group Sessions (for selected candidates)

Monday, March 31 - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Individual Interviews (to be scheduled for selected candidates)

By Late April 2014
Selection decisions announced

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Deadline for selected students to accept the Gate of Opportunity Scholarship
Deadline to complete the "verification process" with the Office of Financial Aid (for selected students)

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Move-in Day for all new Gate Scholars

Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Gate Orientation for all new Gate Scholars

Monday, June 30, 2014
Begin work as a Gate of Opportunity Scholar

July and August 2014
Various activities for Gate of Opportunity Scholars will take place