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. 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.
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)
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.
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.
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/
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If you would like any additional information on our available scholarships, contact Megan Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-535-7880.