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.
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. 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 2021 scholarship will be awarded for $2,000 and is a one-time award.
The Jo Farr Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Jo Cronic Farr, a former teacher at Gainesville High School. In 2021, the $2,500 award is available to graduating seniors at Gainesville High School. Applicants can be eligible to attend a two-year junior college, a technical school, or a four-year university with preference to those planning to attend the University of North Georgia or the University of Georgia. Additional criteria include financial need, extra-curricular activities & academics.
The Honorable Richard S. Gault was a distinguished Georgian, a highly respected jurist, a dedicated community leader and a lifelong advocate for education. In 2010, his family decided to honor his memory by establishing the Judge Richard S. (Stan) Gault Education Scholarship so that residents in his hometown could pursue their educational goals. A $2,500 scholarship is available to a non-traditional student whose primary residence is in Forsyth County, Georgia. Applicants may be pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree as a non-traditional student and should demonstrate a strong desire for further education and academic achievement. Consideration will be given to financial need and also that the student is attending an institution in Georgia.
This scholarship is open February 15 – March 1, 2021 but is a separate application from the Common Scholarship Application, but applicants need to create a user-name in the same way as the original application instructions.
Tommy Aaron established this scholarship fund to honor his father who taught him that the game of golf promotes integrity & respect which are important in society. Seniors at Hall County/Gainesville City public schools & Lakeview Academy planning to attend an accredited U.S. college/university may apply. Additional requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA, an interest in golf, integrity, sportsmanship, honesty & financial need. The 2021 scholarship will award one student $10,000 in increments of $2,500/year.
This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Hall County Optimist Club to honor long-time educators, J.H. Holcomb and his sisters, Margaret, Mildred and Nell. A $1,000 scholarship is available to seniors at Hall County or Gainesville City public high schools, GED recipients, or home-schooled graduates pursuing a full-time degree in the field of education at an accredited Georgia institution of higher learning. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The 2021 award is $1,000.
The scholarship was established in 2010 by family, friends, and students of Gail Ingram, who has made a lasting impact on students throughout 40 years in education. The award is available to graduating seniors from Banks, Hall, Habersham, Jackson, Lumpkin or White County high schools who plan to attend a GA public college or university. Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in education. Special consideration will be given to any foster care student in the Ninth District area. The 2021 award is $1,000.
The 2021 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors at: Madison County High School, Banks County High School, Franklin County High School, Chestatee High School (Hall County), Commerce City, White County High School, Towns County High School, Rabun County High School, Hart County High School, Gilmer County High School, Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy and Sims Academy of Innovation & Technology (Barrow County), Foothills Charter School, Union County High School, and Lumpkin County High School.
The Florence and Jack Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by their sons to honor their parents. Recipients of the award must attend a high school located in Hall County, GA, plan to attend an accredited U.S. college/university, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and should be able to demonstrate active involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities such as volunteer activities, work activities and church activities. The 2021 award is $2,000.
The Jim & Dee Snow Optimist Scholarship was established in 2013 by the Gainesville Evening Optimist Club. Jim and Dee Snow spent their entire working lives as educators, devoting themselves to their students. Their dedication to encouraging and helping young people is the inspiration for this scholarship. In 2021, one $1,250 award is available to graduating seniors at Hall County or Gainesville City public high schools or to a GED recipient who plan to attend a Georgia public college or university.
The TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG) Community Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide competitive scholarships to graduating seniors of public high schools in Jackson County, Ga.
2021 graduating high school seniors from any public high school in Jackson County are eligible to apply for this $1,500 award (renewable for 3 years). Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and be planning to attend an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning full time.
The TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG) Family Scholarship was established at the North Georgia Community Foundation to provide a scholarship to graduating seniors of TACG Associates’ family members. Family members are defined as children and grandchildren (including step). Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with a 2.5 minimum GPA who are pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time at an accredited U.S. institution. The 2021 award is $1,500.
The Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Community Scholarship was established in 2015 to provide competitive scholarships to graduating seniors of public high schools in Jackson County, Ga. 2021 graduating high school seniors from any public high school in Jackson County are eligible to apply for this $1,500 award (renewable for 3 years). Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and be planning to attend an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning full time.
Established in memory of Jody Tucker, a 1985 Gainesville High School graduate, this scholarship assists the average student in pursuing a higher education. The scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Gainesville High School who have been accepted to a school in the University System of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia. The 2021 scholarship awards one $2,500 scholarship, renewable again for a second year if academic criteria is met.
This scholarship was established in memory of Patrick Kelley, an extraordinary student who excelled in all aspects of life at Gainesville High School. This scholarship highlights Patrick’s love & commitment to the band. In 2021, one $1,500 scholarship is available to a senior GHS band/auxiliary member who has made significant contributions to the band. Applicants should have a 2.5 GPA; however, in the presence of other overwhelming accomplishments in music & civic leadership, less than 2.5 is considered.
This scholarship was established by the community in memory of Patrick Kelley, an outstanding student at GHS. Patrick was known for his academic ability, musical talent & service. He was a member of the GHS Band, played in two orchestras, an Eagle Scout, attended the Governor’s Honors Program & was active in youth group. This scholarship is available to seniors at Hall County/Gainesville City public high schools planning to attend an accredited U.S. college/university. The 2021 award is $2,500.
This scholarship is intended for a graduating senior at Gainesville High School to help him/her pursue a higher education. The review committee for this scholarship will select one recipient in 2021 to receive an award of $2,000.
This scholarship was established in 2017 by Coleman, Chambers & Rogers LLP. This scholarship was created out of awareness and gratitude for first responders in North Georgia. This scholarship is available to current and active members of the First Responders/EMC workers, their children and grandchildren for Gainesville, all municipalities and Hall County, Georgia. The 2021 scholarship will award one recipient in the amount of $1,250.00.
Russell and Sandra Davis were first generation college. They both worked extremely hard to establish a very successful commercial roofing company in Georgia. They value education and want to give back to their community through this scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who attends a Hall, Gwinnett, or DeKalb County high school and is pursuing a post-secondary education in Georgia. A combination of both merit and financial need will be considered. The 2021 award is $1,250.
This annual award is available to graduating seniors at Gainesville High School. Additional selection criteria (in order of priority) include demonstrating financial need, desire, extra-curricular activities, and academics. And overall GPA of 2.5 or better is required to be eligible for this scholarship. The 2021 scholarship is $3,500.
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. The 2021 award is $1,000.
To learn more about the Sheepdog Connection visit: https://www.sheepdogconnection.org/
This scholarship was established in 2020 at the North Georgia Community Foundation in loving memory of Niki Giradeau Holcomb and plans to award nontraditional students who are pursuing a career in nursing. Niki was the daughter of John and Bobbie (Mercer) Giradeau. She and her husband, Bill, had two children, Brady and Camille, who were her pride and joy. She was a 1988 graduate of Gainesville High School and graduated in 2012 from the nursing program at the University of North Georgia. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and later as a nurse with HealthWell Solutions at the Hall County Family Health Clinic. Niki passed away from cervical cancer in 2016 at the young age of 49.
Current plans call for the scholarship to be awarded annually to students in a nursing program at UNG, who show financial need. A preference will be given to students who are Gainesville or Hall County residents. To donate directly to this fund, CLICK HERE.
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