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 Applying for Aid Information sessions hosted by the Office of Financial Aid, the Gate Scholars Program and the Whitehead Scholars Program (see timeline below).
  2. File the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be financially eligible (an official EFC of $20,000 or less).
  3. Submit a current résumé 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 scholarship application for current Berry students (available after the Applying for Aid Information Sessions on February 17 and 19 - see below).


Early February 2015
Gate of Opportunity Selection Process Announced by Berry Email

Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 19, 2015 
Applying for Aid Info Sessions - Interested current Berry students should attend one of the sessions 
Session Times: Feb. 17 at 11:00am-12:30pm and 5:15-6:45pm; Feb. 19 at 11:00am-12:30pm

Session Location (all three times): Evans Auditorium

After Gate of Opportunity Information Sessions 
Online aid application for current students becomes available (details shared during info sessions)
Application items accepted until deadline

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:59pm (EST) 
Deadline to submit all Gate of Opportunity application items

Sunday, March 13 (Evening) and Thursday, March 17, 2016 (Morning) 
Interactive Group Sessions Led by Gate Leadership Team (for selected candidates)

Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 17, 2015
Individual Interviews (to be scheduled for selected candidates)

Late April 2015 
Selection decisions announced

Friday, May 1, 2015
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 28, 2015
Move-in Day for all new Gate Scholars

Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30, 2015 
Gate Orientation for all new Gate Scholars

Monday, June 29, 2015
Begin work as a Gate of Opportunity Scholar

July and August 2015
Various activities for Gate of Opportunity Scholars will take place