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Explore the opportunities for scholarship funding from the North Georgia Community Foundation. All our scholarship funds use an online application accessed through our web portal. Please review the How to Apply information before completing an application.


'547' John E. McGlamry Memorial Scholarship

The “547” John E. McGlamry Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the North Georgia Community Foundation in 2012 to honor the life and career of Georgia State Trooper John E. McGlamry. Trooper McGlamry served the State of Georgia for 25 years and did so with unwavering principles. As such, he left a lasting impact on the communities he served, his peers, and his family.

The scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are the children of active or retired Georgia State Troopers. Recipients of the scholarship are selected on merit and their response to an essay on “wisdom, justice and moderation. The fund typically awards one $1,500 scholarship and is a one-time award.


Myron Breakstone Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Lumpkin County High School.

William T. Carlisle Memorial Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Hall County and Gainesville City public and private schools who have demonstrated financial need.

Coleman, Chambers & Rogers Scholarship
For current and active members of the Hall County Board of Realtors and their family members. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college or vocational school.

C.W. Davis Scholarship

The C.W. Davis Scholarship honors the distinguished educational career of C. W. Davis. Mr. Davis attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia and was named principal of the original Flowery Branch High School in 1953. In 1960, he founded the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, Georgia’s longest running high school basketball tournament featuring all local high schools. After serving as principal of South Hall High School, he became superintendent of Hall County Schools from 1977-1983. C.W. Davis Middle School was named in his honor in 1999.

Today, Mr. Davis’ legacy continues in memory of his promotion of education in Hall County and Georgia (he is credited with leading a change in state law requiring public school teachers have a bachelor’s degree rather than a high school diploma as originally required by law). The C.W. Davis Scholarship was established in his honor to assist current Hall County teachers as they pursue an advanced degree and life-long career in education.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hall County teachers who have completed between 3 and 7 years of teaching
  • Plan to remain in an education-related field and be accepted into or currently enrolled in an education graduate degree program at Brenau University, Georgia State University, Piedmont College, the University of Georgia, or the University of North Georgia
  • TAPS score of IV (most recent score)


Billy Ellis Memorial Scholarship
For Johnson High School graduating seniors.

Jo Farr Scholarship
For Gainesville High School graduating seniors.

Myrtle W. Figueras Scholarship

The Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by her friends to sustain her name and her legacy.  Ms. Figueras taught in the Gainesville school system for thirty years then served on the City Council for twenty years. Ms. Figueras believes strongly that communication is key to understanding, and that one of the greatest joys in life is to communicate with people of all cultures.

Applicants may be graduating seniors at Gainesville High School who are planning to attend an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated acceptance of all cultures, their plans to further study in foreign language, and their demonstrated financial need.


Judge Richard S. (Stan) Gault Education Scholarship
For non-traditional students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree whose primary residence in is Forsyth County, Ga. .

Tommy Aaron/Charlie Aaron Foundation Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Hall County and Gainesville City public schools.

Holcomb Family Education Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Hall County and Gainesville City public schools and GED recipients.

Gail Ingram Scholarship
For graduating seniors from Banks, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin and White counties.

The Kiwanis Club of Gainesville Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Award
Awards several annual scholarships for the youth art program of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.  Visit the Gainesville Kiwanis Club Web site for more information and applications.

Lake Rabun Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Rabun County High School and Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School.  This fund is not included in our online application. Please contact your school counselor for more information and the application.

Lambert Lacrosse Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Lambert High School who have participated on either the boys or girls lacrosse team for at least one season.

Chuck Massey Memorial Scholarship
For North Hall High School graduating seniors.

Jenny Melton Scholarship
For graduating seniors from West Hall and Flowery Branch High Schools and for children of members of IAEE Atlanta SE Chapter. A 5K fundraiser for this scholarship fund is being held on Saturday, June 16 https://runsignup.com/jennymelton5k​ 

Charles Black Construction Company, Inc. Scholarship
For graduating seniors from various public high schools.  Eligible high schools are determined each year.

Lance Roland Memorial Scholarship
For Gainesville High School graduating seniors.

Florence and Jack Sims Memorial Scholarship
For graduating seniors at public or private high schools located in Hall County.

Jim and Dee Snow Optimist Scholarship
For graduating seniors in the Hall County and Gainesville City School Systems.

TD Automotive Compressor Georgia Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Jackson County (Ga.) public high schools.

TD Automotive Compressor Georgia Scholarship
For TD Automotive Compressor Georgia associates’ family members.

Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Jackson County (Ga.) public high schools.

Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Scholarship
For TICA associates’ family members.

Flo Towson Scholarship
For graduating seniors in Hall county who plan to pursue higher education in the field of music.

Jody Tucker Scholarship

The Jody Tucker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Jody Tucker who graduated from Gainesville High School in 1985. The primary goal of this scholarship is to assist the average student in pursuing his or her higher education.

The scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Gainesville High School planning to attend an accredited Georgia public institution of higher learning. Applicants must be accepted to an institution in the University System of Georgia or a school in the Technical College System of Georgia.

The fund typically awards one $2,500 scholarship that is renewable for up to one additional year (for a total $5,000 scholarship) if academic criteria continues to be met by the recipient.


Pam Ware Scholarship
For graduating senior theater students at Gainesville High School.

The Patrick Kelley Band Scholarship
For senior Gainesville High School band or auxiliary members.

The Patrick Kelley Memorial Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Hall County and Gainesville City Schools.

Bill Wilson Scholarship
For Gainesville High School graduating seniors.

Gainesville Symphony Orchestra Scholarship
For graduating seniors at public, private or homeschools in Hall County. Applicants must reside in Hall County.

Don and Debbie Golden Scholarship
For graduating seniors in Hall County.

Sheepdog of the Year Scholarship

The Sheepdog of the Year Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Ryan FitzGerald.  Ryan was a graduate of Lambert High School in 2012.  He died suddenly on September 24, 2015.  Ryan was lovingly called a “sheepdog” because he had an attitude of service above self, he was intensely loyal and protected, supported and encouraged people around him.

To honor Ryan’s legacy, this Sheepdog Connection organization provides opportunities for young men to build their confidence, character, and faith and to have a positive, impactful, and rippling effect on those they meet and love.

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Lambert High School and must be planning to pursue a full-time degree program at an accredited US college/university.

To learn more about the Sheepdog Connection visit: https://sheepdogconnection.org/


The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Fannin County High School.

Donald Moss Scholarship
For graduating seniors in Dawson County.

The Energizes Others Scholarship
For Autozone Lavonia Distribution Center employees, or child/grandchild of employees.

The Franklin County High School Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Franklin County High School.

GHS Class of '64 Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Gainesville High School.

Coleman, Chambers & Rogers First Responders College Scholarship
For current and active members of the First Responders/EMS workers, their children and grandchildren, for Gainesville, all municipalities and Hall County, Georgia.
 
Gainesville Invests In Teachers (GIFT) Scholarship
For graduating seniors at Gainesville High School who plan to major in education. Click here to find out more about the GIFT Scholarship. 

Have a Question?

If you would like any additional information on our available scholarships, contact Megan Martin at mmartin@ngcf.org or 770-535-7880.

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