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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. 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.

Myron Breakstone Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in 2004 by Refrigiwear on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, in memory of its founder Myron Breakstone. Myron Breakstone founded Refrigiwear, Inc. in 1954, and since 1992 the company’s home has been in Lumpkin County. The Myron Breakstone scholarship is for a deserving Lumpkin County High School Senior seeking technical or traditional higher education. The 2021 scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,000.  

David D.J. Davenport Scholarship
The D.J. Davenport Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize well-rounded, civic-minded North Hall High School seniors who have achieved excellence in math and science. The 2021 scholarship is awarded in the one-time amount of $1,000.

William T. Carlisle Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Louise Fedderwitz Carlisle in memory of her husband to provide college scholarships for graduating seniors.   Applicants must demonstrate financial need, attend a high school located in Hall County, Ga., and must be planning to enroll in an accredited U.S. college/university as a full-time student. This scholarship is primarily awarded based on financial need. The 2021 scholarship is awarded to one student in the amount of $10,000 at $2,500 per year.

Coleman, Chambers & Rogers Scholarship
The Coleman, Chambers & Rogers Scholarship was established at the North Georgia Community Foundation in 2014 to provide competitive scholarships to current and active members of the Hall County Board of Realtors and their family members. Family members are defined spouses, children, and grandchildren (including step). Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college or vocational school. The 2021 award is $2,000.

Billy Ellis Memorial Scholarship
The Billy Ellis Memorial Scholarship was established at the North Georgia Community Foundation in 2001 in memory of former Johnson High School principal Billy Ellis. The 2021 scholarship awards a $1,200 scholarship to a Johnson High School senior.

Jo Farr Scholarship

 

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.

 

Judge Richard S. (Stan) Gault Education Scholarship

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/Charlie Aaron Foundation Scholarship

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.


Holcomb Family Education Scholarship

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.


Gail Ingram Scholarship

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 Kiwanis Club of Gainesville Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Award
Awards several annual scholarships for students 9th-12th grade through the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.  

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. This fund plans to award 2 scholarships, for $4,000 each, to one boy and one girl. The 2021 Lambert Lacrosse Scholarship application period was February 15 – March 31 at 5:00 p.m.


Chuck Massey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to the North Hall High School valedictorian of the graduating class. The scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of $700. The scholarship recipient will also receive an engraved plaque from Judith Massey-Williamson.


Jenny Melton Scholarship
The Jenny Melton Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 in Jenny’s memory by her family and friends. Jenny, a West Hall High School athlete and honor student, tragically lost her life on March 19, 2002 in a single car accident on her way to school. In 2021, this scholarship will award two graduating seniors from West Hall High School a $2,500 scholarship, one graduating senior from Cherokee Bluff High School a $2,500 scholarship and one $2,500 scholarship for a child whose parent is a member of  IAEE SE Chapter.


Charles Black Construction Company, Inc. Scholarship
  The Charles Black Scholarship Fund award identifies and recognizes high school seniors at various high schools in northeast Georgia who have achieved excellence in school and community life.  The scholarship fund was created by the Charles Black Construction Company in 2002 as a way to show appreciation for past business relationships by giving back to the community. The scholarship was formally known as the Northeast Georgia School Superintendent’s Scholarship. The resulting scholarships recognize today’s graduating seniors, inspire undergraduate students and will impact the quality of life in our communities for generations to come. The scholarship is a one-time award and the recipient school systems and amounts are determined each year by the Charles Black Construction Company.

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.

Florence and Jack Sims Memorial Scholarship

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.


Jim and Dee Snow Optimist Scholarship

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.


TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG) Community Scholarship

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.


TD Automotive Compressor Georgia (TACG) Family Scholarship

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.


Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Community Scholarship

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.


Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Family Scholarship
The Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA) Family Scholarship was established at the North Georgia Community Foundation to provide a scholarship to graduating seniors of TICA 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.

Flo Towson Scholarship
The Flo Towson Music Scholarship was established by The Arts Council to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior or home-schooled student from Hall County who plans to pursue higher education in the field of music at an accredited institute of higher learning within in the state of Georgia. The 2021 award is $750.


Jody Tucker Scholarship

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.


The Patrick Kelley Band Scholarship

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.


The Patrick Kelley Memorial Scholarship

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.


Bill Wilson Scholarship
The Bill Wilson scholarship is to be awarded to graduating athletes from Gainesville High School. It was established to honor and help student athletes like Bill who played baseball and football for GHS. The main focus is to honor athletes in good academic standing. The 2021 scholarship award is $2,500.


Gainesville Symphony Orchestra Scholarship
This scholarship is for graduating seniors at public, private or homeschools in Hall County. Applicants must reside in Hall County and must play a musical instrument. The 2021 scholarship award amount is $1,800. 

Don and Debbie Golden Scholarship
The Don and Debbie Golden Scholarship Fund was established by their daughters after Mr. & Mrs. Golden tragically passed in a car accident. Mrs. Golden was a counselor at Mount Vernon Elementary School and had 30 years’ experience in education. Mr. Golden taught & coached at North Forsyth High School and North Hall High School. He was a punter on the University of Georgia football team under Coach Dooley. This scholarship is for graduating seniors in Hall County who are majoring in education. In 2021, this fund will award two $2,250 scholarships.

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GHS Alumni Scholarship (estbl. by the GHS Class of '64)
This scholarship was created and endowed by the GHS Class of ’64 to encourage graduates of GHS to help leave a legacy through contributing to the fund. This was the second class project that the Class undertook and in 2019 the name of the scholarship became ‘GHS Alumni Scholarship’ in order to encourage other graduates of GHS to help leave a legacy by contributing to the fund.

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.

Billy Rogers Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Billy Rogers by his family. The GHS Alumni Scholarship committee selects a second candidate from the applicants to their scholarship for this award. The 2021 Billy Roger Leadership Scholarship is a one-time award of $600.00
Coleman, Chambers & Rogers First Responders College Scholarship

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.


Gainesville Invests In Future Teachers (GIFT) Scholarship
The Gainesville Invests in Future Teachers (GIFT) Scholarship is a source of funds that provides an incentive to enroll in Georgia universities that offer teaching degrees with additional and an extra award to support those who graduate with teaching degrees in their initial year of employment.  This scholarship is for graduating seniors at Gainesville High School that plan to major in education at a school in the University System of Georgia and have plans to become a teacher.  In 2021, one student will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship, distributed in $1,000 increments over four years. Learn more about the GIFT Scholarship by clicking here.


Xander Corso Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the community to honor the memory of Xander Corso, a Johnson High School student. This scholarship is a needs and merit-based scholarship for outstanding students in Hall County who exemplify the idea of “a life lived for others” and who will attend a college in the university system of Georgia.”  The 2021 award is $1,500.

 


You're The Reason Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by employees at the City of Gainesville who give annually to the Community Trust Fund & Spring Chicken Chicken Festival. One $1,000 scholarship is available to graduating seniors whose parent is employed by the City of Gainesville government. Applicants can plan to attend a two-year college or four-year university.  The 2021 award is $1,500.

 

Gainesville Spring Chicken Scholarship
This scholarship supports college students pursuing a degree in poultry science or a related agricultural degree. Applicants should be graduating high school senior or current college students pursuing a career in the poultry industry, majoring in Agricultural Business, Poultry Science, Food Science, Animal Science, Food Marketing, Agricultural Economics, etc. They must be a resident of the State of Georgia with a minimum GPA of 3.0. In 2021, the scholarship is $1,500.

EE Butler Class of '69 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the EE Butler Class of ’69 in honor of their class.  The scholarship is awarded every other year to a graduating senior in Gainesville-Hall County.  The 2021 scholarship is $500.

David M. Martin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded every other year to a graduating high school senior or college level student who resides in Gainesville-Hall County. Students applying for this scholarship must be interested in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Math). Great emphasis will be put on students aspiring to major in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Security, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics.  The 2021 award amount is $1,000.


Mary Render Acree Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded every other year to a graduating high school senior residing in Gainesville-Hall County who desires to study in the area of dental hygiene or other health related field. The 2021 scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500.

Leigh Cumiskey-Clarence Jones Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from East Hall High School. It was established in 2020 to honor Leigh Cumiskey and Clarence Jones for their leadership and counseling to students at EHHS. The 2021 award is $500.

Deputy Nicolas Dixon Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a North Georgia First Responder, their child or spouse who are pursuing their post-secondary education. In 2021, the award is $750.

Deputy Patrick Mayfield Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a North Georgia First Responder, their child or spouse who are pursuing their post-secondary education. In 2021, the award is $500. 

Fire-Medic Tim Peebles Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a North Georgia First Responder, their child or spouse who are pursuing their post-secondary education. In 2021, the award is $500.

Flight Medic Phil Hart Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a North Georgia First Responder, their child or spouse who are pursuing their post-secondary education. In 2021, the award is $500.

Russell and Sandra Davis Scholarship

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.


Catherine Green Hardie Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in loving memory of Catherine Green Hardie by her family and will benefit graduating seniors from Rabun County High School who plan to further their education. The scholarship is endowed and will live on forever in Cathy’s memory.  The 2021 scholarship is $3,000.

Shirley Black McDonald Looking Back Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2019 by the family of Ms. Shirley Black McDonald. It is intended to honor the memory of Ms. McDonald celebrating her success as a local columnist in White County as well as her service as the “Official Historian of White County”. Students attending White County High School with an interest in history and/or journalism are eligible to apply. In 2021, this scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000.

Susan Bible Jessup Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2020 at the North Georgia Community Foundation by family and friends in memory of Susan Bible Jessup, who passed away in 2019.  Mrs. Jessup was a long-time teacher at Gainesville Middle School and had a deep passion for education. She loved young people and was extremely devoted to her community.

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.


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.  The 2021 award is $1,000.

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


The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Scholarship
This scholarship fund was created by the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association to create an opportunity for students in Fannin County to receive a scholarship to further their education. Seniors from Fannin County High School can apply for this scholarship. The 2021 scholarship awards one award at $1,000 and one award at $750.

The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Technical Scholarship
This scholarship is for seniors graduating from Fannin County High School planning to seek technical training. The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association (LBRCA) created this opportunity for graduating seniors in Fannin County interested in pursuing a technical degree, diploma or certificate to receive a scholarship to further their education. This scholarship is for students who have been accepted and plan to attend an accredited technical school. The 2021 scholarship is a one-time award of $500.

Donald Moss Scholarship
The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund was established in January of 2017 in order to provide scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors at Dawson County High School who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational school in the U.S. In 2021 this scholarship will provide 12 awards that total $15,000 each over the course of four years of college (increments = $5,000 first year, $4,000 second year, $3,000 third and fourth years).

The Energizes Others Scholarship
The Energizes Others Scholarship Fund was established in October 2017 to provide a scholarship opportunity to a current employee, or child or grandchild of a current employee of the AutoZone Lavonia Distribution Center. The recipient may be a high school senior, a GED Graduate, they could be currently enrolled in school, and could be attending school on a part-time basis. A combination of both GPA, Financial Need, and extra-curricular/community activities will be considered when making the recipient decision. The 2021 award is $2,500.
The Franklin County High School Scholarship
The Franklin County High School Scholarship was established in order to provide a scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior at Franklin County High School who plans to attend (or may be currently enrolled because of advanced classes) an accredited post-secondary two- or four- year college, university or vocational school in the U.S. The minimum GPA to apply for this scholarship will be 2.1, and a combination of both GPA, Financial Need, and extra-curricular/community activities will be considered when making the recipient decision. The 2021 scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a good, all-around character and academics.
Jan Black - Mary Lawson NHHS Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2020 in honor of North Hall High School counselors Jan Black and Mary Lawson.  This scholarship is available to a graduating senior from North Hall High School that has made an impact on his/her school and community.  A combination of merit and financial need will be considered and priority will be given to those applicants who are first generation college students.  The 2021 one-time scholarship award is $500.
The LionHeart Scholarship
The LionHeart Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Cameron Thomas Freas by his friends and family.  The LionHeart Fund’s core mission is to assure that Cameron’s legacy of compassion, gentleness, and character continue to live on through awarding a scholarship to the next generation and provide education opportunities to young adults who exemplify selfless servanthood in the community.  The 2021 award is $500, students from Lambert High School and Alliance Academy for Innovation are eligible to apply.
The Deshaun Watson Scholarship
This scholarship was established by legendary GHS alumni, Deshaun Watson, as a way to help students from his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia, further their education. This scholarship is available to Gainesville High School seniors with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Consideration will be given to applicants who have shown participation in extracurricular activities, volunteering, or have been employed during high school. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021 in the amount of $2,500 each.  
The Niki G. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship

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. Her 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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