• 2019-2020 Scholarship List

    Last updated: 4/21/2020 


    Name of Scholarship

    Details of Scholarship

    Due Date

    Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club Scholarship


    1. Open to all students who have been a Forsyth County resident for the past two (2) years, Member of the current graduating class intending to graduate from a Forsyth County High School, or equivalent,

    2. Attend an accredited college, university, or technical school,

    3. Demonstrate that a financial need exists. Applicant must provide a copy of completed Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) or parent’s 2018-2019 Federal Income Tax return. **

    4. Scholastic ability – demonstrated by (a) grade point average and (b) scores from SAT, ACT or other recognized college testing program.

    5. Demonstrate leadership and good moral character,

    6. Letter of References – at least three (3), one of which must be from school or educator.  Family references are not allowed.

    7. Submit application through school’s guidance counselor.

    8. Homeschool students – mail application directly to Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club, PO Box 111, Cumming GA  30028

     Letter From Forsyth Optimist Club

    Go here for more information and application:


    March 16, 2020 

    Will Davison Memorial Scholarship

    The Will Davison Memorial Scholarship was founded in the memory of William
    Clay Davison. Will was born on March 1, 2007. He passed away suddenly on
    July 25, 2007. His life was short, but his legacy will remain true as his memory
    will continue to give to others. It has been important to his family that young
    people have the ability to pursue professions and academic careers in fields that
    serve others. Thus, the WDMSF has been established through contributions from
    the community and loved ones to maintain the memory of this young man.

    Scholarship Application

    April 15, 2020

    FCREA Scholarship - Forsyth County Retired Educators Association 

    This scholarship awards $1,000 to one senior from each high school in Forsyth CO. Students must be in good academic standing, attending college in the Fall, and pursuing a career in education. Applications are available in the counseling office. Please see Ms. Swinney for further details. 


    Joyce Hawkins Scholarship for Outstanding Citizenship and Community Service

    The top 2 recipients will each receive a $2,000 award. Although academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, the overriding criteria will include the applicant’s community service and involvement as well as their ability to build good citizenship within the community. All Seniors are encouraged to make application.

    See the counseling office for an application

    Email questions to:  tjheffler@comcast.net

    April 30, 2020

    Sawnee Woman’s Club Scholarship

    Forsyth County graduating seniors have an opportunity to apply for a merit based college scholarship. This year we are awarding 2 - $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility requires the student to be a Forsyth County resident, have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, and that they are continuing their education in the fall of 2020. Our scholarships are awarded to students exemplifying exceptional service to their community. Please see the counseling office for the application.  


    April 14, 2020

    Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship

    Joe Dumphy was a student at North Forsyth High School who was killed in a car accident prior to his sophomore year. This is a $5000 memorial scholarship in his honor. Please see the below link for more information and the application.


    March 17, 2000

    Vietnam Veterans of America-Cumming chapter

    The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will award $1,500 scholarships to 5 deserving, college-bound Forsyth County Public or Private High School seniors.To be eligible, high school candidates must be US citizens and the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of US Military veterans. Potential scholarship recipients must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution.

    The Chapter Scholarship Committee will base its selection on the following criteria:

    1. Scholastic Excellence
    2. School and Community involvement
    3. Financial Need 

    In addition, each applicant must submit a minimum 500 word original essay answering the question why “Freedom isn’t Free.”

    Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2019 and sent to:

    Martin Farrell

    2715 Saddlebrook Glen Dr.

    Cumming, GA 30041

    Please see Mrs. Callahan in the counseling office for an application.


    Edwards L Woods, Cumming VFW Scholarship

    Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9143 in Cumming, Georgia encourages high school students in Forsyth County to enter our Post Scholarship to provide financial assistance to pursue higher education.  

    Enter an original essay of no less than 1,000 words on the theme:
    “How does the kneeling of role models during the playing of the National Anthem affect the opinions of American youth regarding their Country, Government and Military?”

    • 1st Place - $1000.00
    • 2nd Place - $750.00
    • 3rd Place - $500.00

     More information:

    Scholarship Details

    April 17, 2020

    Richard B. Neville Memorial Scholarship

    The Richard B. Neville, Jr., Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Judge Richard Neville.  


    1. Forsyth County resident for at least one (1) year.
    2. Will be attending an accredited college.
    3. Graduate of Forsyth County Central High School, North Forsyth High School, West  Forsyth High School, South Forsyth High School, or Lambert High School in year making application.

    The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and is awarded to one female and one male student.

    Neville Scholarship

    May 4, 2020

    Ducktown Masonic Lodge Community Scholarship

    The time has come for the Ducktown Masonic Lodge Scholarship. We encourage those seniors achieving academic excellence and service in the community to apply. We will award two $1000.00 scholarships this year.

    Please visit the counseling office to pick up the scholarship. 

    March 31, 2020

    Tammy Waddell Memorial Scholarship

    The Forsyth County Education Foundation Scholarship awards a Forsyth County senior planning to attend college and major in education, and gives back to our community a scholarship in memory of Mrs. Tammy Waddell; an educator that devoted her life to teaching, nurturing and loving the students of Forsyth County.

    • This scholarship will be open to students from all Forsyth County high schools.
    • Scholarship applicants must be planning to major in education in college and pursue a career in teaching.
    • Scholarship applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA during high school.


    April 17, 2020

    Shout it Out Scholarship 

    Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States

    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
    "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

    For info go to: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

    September 30, 2019

    Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University

    Students accepted into this program at Clemson receive a $10,000 scholarship distributed over their 4 years at Clemson. For more info on the program, go to: www.clemson.edu/capitalism/lyceum.html

    Priority Deadline:

    December 11, 2019

    UNC - Charlotte - Levine Scholars Program



    The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious merit scholarship program that was established in 2009 by benefactors Sandra and Leon Levine.  The inaugural class of Levine Scholars entered in the fall semester of 2010 and a new cohort of approximately 20 students are selected to join the program each year.  Levine Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary high school seniors based on scholarship, ethical leadership, and civic engagement.    If you would like to be nominated for the Levine Scholars program at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, please see Ms. Swinney in the counseling office by September 24, 2018

     To apply: http://levinescholars.uncc.edu/


    Deadline for counselors to nominate students: 

    October 8, 2019


    UNC Application due:

    November 1, 2019


     Scholarship Supplemental App due:

    November 8, 2018

    NC State University - PARK Scholarship



    The mission of the Park Scholarships program is to bring exceptional students to NC State, based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world. 

     For more info: http://park.ncsu.edu/

    November 1, 2019


    Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

     Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college. Up to $10,000. For info go to:



    September 30, 2019

    January 6, 2020

    March 2, 2020

    AES Engineers Scholarship

    You are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible. Students submit an essay of between 500 -1000 words
    When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  
    Amount of award: $500.00
    Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com
    There is no application packet for this award.
    Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

    October 6, 2019

    Georgia Tech Presidential Scholarship

    Students applying to Georgia Tech and interested in this program must apply to GT by October 15. There is no additional application to determine semifinalists.

    October 15, 2019

    Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

    Rising Latino high school seniors across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 20th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2018 Youth Awards application is available on our website at www.HispanicHeritage.org/programs/youth-awards/

    To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be:
    ·   Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale

    ·  Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2019-2020

    ·  Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)

    ·  If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense

    ·  Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

    October 15, 2019

    Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship

    Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and home schooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams. For info go to: http://www.bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship.aspx

    October 15, 2019

    The HotelPlanner.com Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veterans

    The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.

    To apply visit http://atlanta.hotelscheap.org/atl-scholarship

    December 15, 2019


    CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are at least 18 years of age and U.S. citizens. Applicant must have financial need. Applicants selected for the program will complete work sessions during each summer break in Washington, D.C. If selected, student will be given an annual salary, benefits package and up to $18,000 per calendar year for tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies. For info go to: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

    See Website

    CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

    Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are current students and will be enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester. Applicant must submit a video that is under three minutes on one of several given topics. For more info: http://www.cjponyparts.com/cj-pony-parts-scholarship-video-contest

    October 15, 2019

    JEN Scholarships

    Scholarship is open to high school and university students with talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements. Applicants should see website for details. For info go to: https://jazzednet.org/advancing-education/scholarships/

    September 15, 2019

    Young Arts Scholar

    Young Arts Winners represent a dynamic group of artists who go on to become leading professionals in their fields. By applying to the YoungArts program you are eligible for: Up to $10,000 in monetary awards- Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nomination-  Master classes with world-renowned artists-Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts-Opportunity for works to be viewed by top artists in their fields

    To apply now, click the Apply Now button http://www.youngarts.org/apply

    October 11, 2019

    College JumpStart Scholarship

    Scholarship is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, college students, and non-traditional students. Applicant must submit a short essay. For info go to: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net

    October 17, 2019

    Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Program

    Two membership based scholarships (Lillian & Arthur Dunn and Margaret Howard Hamilton) that NSDAR offers. All other scholarships are open to all US citizens who qualify based on the requirements of each scholarship.

    Students must write an essay and provide letters of rec., transcripts, and a resume.


    February 15, 2020

    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

    Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. For info go to: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

    September 19, 2019

    The Charish Design Your Future Scholarship

    The Charish Design Your Future Scholarship ($2500)

    Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students of any major

    Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream

    Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required

    Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S.

    You can review full details on their website: https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship?utm_source=SIFM_P7&utm_medium=SIFM_email&utm_campaign=SIFM

    Apply here: https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship?utm_source=SIFM_P7&utm_medium=SIFM_email&utm_campaign=SIFM 

     June 30, 2020

    Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

    Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring/summer 2019. Applicant must demonstrate critical financial need, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. For info go to: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

    See Website




    Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    Scholarship is open to current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. For info go to: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

    October 31, 2019

    Submit by 5 pm

    LendEDU Fall Scholarship


    The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award that can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students each fall and spring. Please see the eligibility criteria below:

    ·  Must be a current high school senior or a full-time college student

    ·  Must be a U.S. Citizen

    ·  Must be earning a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school or college

    For more info: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/

    October 18, 2019

    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

    $2,000 Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt. For info go to: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship

    October 31, 2019

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. 

    For more information: http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

     November 5, 2019


    Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Sholarship

    Seniors applying to UGA are eligible for this scholarship. Students should have a 3.9 GPA and a minimum new SAT score of a 1460 or ACT score of a 33. 

    Students must demonstrate high degree of intellectual drive and curiosity and possess superior leadership. www.uga.edu/honors and www.admissions.uga.edu

    November 1, 2019

    George W Jenkins Scholarship Nomination

    University of Miami


    See Ms. Swinney by Nov 9th if you would like to be considered for nomination

    You will need to bring Ms. Swinney a written paper containing the following information:

    • Discuss your academic promise
    • Discuss your extracurricular and community service involvement
    • Discuss any adversity you have overcome

    December 1, 2019

    Emory Scholar

    To be guaranteed consideration for the Emory University Scholars selection process (including Emory College, Oxford College, and the Goizueta Business School), students must submit all required application materials by the November 15 Emory University Scholars Programs deadline. Applicants will need to select one of Emory's three admission decision plans (Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision). Please note students applying Early Decision I (EDI) may apply for the Scholars Programs, but need to meet the EDI November 1 deadline for all application materials.

    In addition to applying by November 15 and selecting an admission decision plan, students must nominate themselves for the Emory University Scholars Program by answering "yes" to the following question in the "Questions" section of the Emory University supplemental "My College" page on the Common Application or Coalition Application. 


    November 15, 2019



    UGA 2020-2021 Boling Scholarship


    • Be a graduating high school senior from the Forsyth County School System who will be attending the University of Georgia Fall Semester 2020
    • Demonstrate need by completing the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal
    • Student Aid (list the University of Georgia, School Code 001598)
    • Have extra-curricular activity participation
    • Have the potential to make a positive contribution to society
    • Be of good character
    • Provide two letters of recommendation from educators and/or official from Forsyth County which make reference to the candidate’s extra- curricular activities and character
    • Complete the Boling Scholarship Application.


    Please contact our WFHS counselor Mrs. Callahan for the application. tcallahan@forsyth.k12.ga.us 



    Lori Whitaker, Senior Assistant Director of Scholarships


    Office of Student Financial Aid

    University of Georgia

     May 4th, 2020 to the Office of Student Financial Aid UGA

    Education Matters Scholarship

    Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States

    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
    "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" For info go to: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship

    November 30, 2019

    Unigo $10k Scholarship

    Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia

    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
    "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?"

    For info go to: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship

    December 31, 2019

    Top 10 List Scholarship

    Applicants must:

    Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

    Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States

    Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

    Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
    "Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship."

    For info go to: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship

    December 31, 2019

    BBB  Student of Integrity Scholarships



    Atlanta Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics is proud to announce the call for entries for our 2020 Student of Integrity Scholarships.

    Any questions you have should be emailed to scholarships@atlanta.bbb.org.



    December 14, 2019 



    Auburn University Scholarship


    Freshman and General Scholarship

    www.auburn.edu/scholarship  Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for all General Scholarships. To receive consideration for need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available online beginning October 1. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by February 1. For a complete listing of available General Scholarships, click here https://auburn.academicworks.com/. Unless otherwise noted, recipients are selected by the Office of University Scholarships.

    Freshmen Scholarship deadline:

    December 15, 2019

    Department and General Scholarship deadline:

    February 1, 2019

    UNG Cadet Scholarships

    University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS) 

    • A recipient of this scholarship could make $30,000 - $40,000 over four years as a Cadet.  The scholarship pays for room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms and fees. The total worth of the UNGMS is over $70,000.  

    Army ROTC Scholarships 

    • The recipient of this scholarship may be cadets who participate in a Senior Army ROTC program.  This scholarship differs from the UNGMS in what it covers: tuition and fees or room and board, up to $10,000.  

    Leadership Scholarships 

    • Recipients of this scholarship may be incoming Cadets based on merit and financial need.  These scholarships range from $500-$3,000 and are funded by alumni donations to help off-set the cost of college for incoming Cadets.  For Georgia residents (not on UNGMS), they are also eligible for the Georgia ROTC and Future Officer Grant ranging from $1,500 to $4,000 a year.

    For additional details on these scholarship opportunities for Cadets at UNG, please visit our website at https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/costs-financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/index.php 

    Georgia Military Scholarship: December 15, 2019

    Army ROTC Scholarship: February 4, 2020 (for new applications)

    Leadership Scholarship: October 1, 2019

    Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation 2018 Youth Scholarship Program

    To be eligible, the student must be a high school senior and his/her permanent residence must receive its electrical service from Sawnee EMC. A perceived graduating GPA of 2.0 or above.

    Applications available at:


    February 10, 2020

    Submit by 5:00 pm 

    Washington Youth Tour


    Sawnee EMC invites local high school juniors and seniors to apply for the trip of a lifetime. Two students will be selected to represent Sawnee on an all-expense paid trip to our nation’s capital and will join hundreds of other students from Georgia and across the country June 18-25, 2020.

    Eligibility: Students must be 16 years old by June 1, 2020 and live in a residence served by Sawnee EMC.

    Ineligibility: Family members of Sawnee EMC employees and Sawnee Board of Directors

    Applications available at:



    February 10, 2020

    Submit by 5:00 pm

    State Voice of Democracy Programs Awards

    The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

    Open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

    Visit www.vfw.org/VOD for more information

    October 31, 2019

    Gettysburg College

    STEM Scholarship

    With help from a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gettysburg College is offering a STEM scholarship program for students interested in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans, and have the opportunity to:

    • Attend a STEM-focused pre-orientation workshop with other STEM Scholars and enroll in an exclusive First-Year Seminar taught by STEM faculty.
    • Participate in bi-monthly luncheons with STEM faculty and a variety of learning activities on and off campus.
    • Engage in various STEM opportunities, including faculty-student research, peer-mentoring, preferential residence in Gettysburg College’s Science House, as well as work-related internship opportunities with institutional industry partners.

    Please visit our website, which also has a link to the application, and feel free to contact admissions with any questions you may have.


    January 15, 2020



    Davidson College Scholarships

    The Belk Scholarhsip

    • The John M. Belk Scholarship, Davidson’s flagship merit program, covers the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition and fees) – valued in 2018-19 at over $65,000.

      • Belk Scholars are game changers – recognized for outstanding intellectual ability, leadership skill, commitment to service, personal vigor, and potential for impact.
      • Nomination Deadline (your school may nominate one or two students) – November 1, 2019.
      • Nominees’ Admission Application Deadline – Novemeber 22, 2019.
    • info: http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/john-belk-scholarship 

    The Bryan Scholarship

    • The Lowell Bryan Scholarships are offered to two scholar-athletes (one woman and one man) in each entering class and valued at $35,000 annually.

    • Bryan Scholars are chosen on the basis of academic and personal excellence and potential for impact in their sport in Davidson’s NCAA Division I athletic program. 
    • Nomination Deadline (your school may nominate up to three students) – September 27, 2019.
    • Nominees’ Admission Application Deadline – must be completed and received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m., October 15, 2019.

    Please see description of each scholarship. 

    North Georgia Community Foundation


     We have more than 50 scholarship funds established by generous donors who believe helping students achieve their dreams of continuing their education is instrumental in the future sustainability of our region. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria, and awards vary in size depending on the amount available in each particular fund.


    March 16: Deadline at 5:00 p.m. to submit most applications to NGCF. Be sure to check specific scholarship deadlines as they can vary per award.

    Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program

    We’re looking for inspiring students who work hard, have an interesting story to tell, and are gifted or skilled in some way to win $25,000. Students must be nominated by their counselor. Please see Ms. Swinney in the counseling office for more details.

    Please visit the website for more information:


    September 26, 2019

    Scholarship Bee

    Many unique and diverse scholarships are available for students.  This website is a place to look for some little known opportunities.



    See Website


    Various scholarships categorized by unique criteria to reach a wide range of students. For more information visit the website:


    Students who plan to attend a college or university in Georgia can also utilize the following link for resources about financial aid options for Georgia students, grants, scholarships, and student loans.


    In addition, the following link can provide resources for students applying to private institutions for undergraduate and graduate programs.


    See Website 

    VFW Patriotic Art Competition

    Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Scholarships range from $500-$15,000. 


    March 31, 2020

    Middle Tennessee State Biology Majors

    Open to outstanding incoming freshman students majoring in Biology who have a demonstrated interest in the life sciences with career goals in the biological sciences.  In order to receive an award, a student must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Awards winners will be determined based on ACT scores, GPA, and the student's responses on the application form. Please see your counselor for the application form. 

     Email your completed application to tammy.howell@mtsu.edu with "freshman scholarship" in the subject line. 

    Scholarship Application


     March 31, 2020

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.

    We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

    Application Process
    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
    Full details are available on our site.


    June 12, 2020

    University of North Georgia Military Scholarship

    Each year the State of Georgia awards 42 outstanding high school seniors the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship. The UNGMS is a full four year scholarship that pays tuition, fees, books, room, meal, and uniforms. Worth over four year approx. $70,000.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Georgia resident with good moral character and physically and mentally fit
    • Be a soldier in the Guard
    • Minimum GPA 3.0 

    Apply online: http://ungms.ung.edu/apply  


    March 1st, 2020

    Healthcare Administration Scholarships 

    The Healthcare Administration provides a variety of scholarships to students. Please visit the link below for scholarship opportunities for students.



    Deadlines vary

    Miami University Oxford, OH Summer Scholars Program 

    The Miami University SUmmer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. Participants who choose to apple to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs - the University Academic Scholars Program and the University Honors Program. 

    For more information and the application please visit



    Details to come 

    Accounting Degree Specific Scholarships:
    State-by-State Education and Licensing Guide

    Accounting scholarships come from many sources. Universities and Colleges award scholarships for accounting studies. Many schools have general business scholarships, and some offer accounting-specific scholarships. Please visit the link below for scholarship opportunities:



    Deadlines Vary 

    Charish Scholarship Program

    Chairish Scholarship is a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. 

    The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship ($2,500) minimum eligibility requirements: 

    • Open to graduating high school seniors of any major
    • Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream
    • Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required
    • Students must be planning to enroll at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or vocational/technical college or university in the U.S. 

    Apply here: https://www.chairish.com/pages/scholarship-application-design-your-future 


    January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020

    The Classroom to Classroom Scholarship 

    Once a year, Education.com awards a graduating high school student with a $5,000 scholarship to further their educational goals. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Open to students from all states.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment. 
    • Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree 
    • Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service (see scholarship page for details)

    You can find more detailed information on our scholarship award here: https://www.education.com/scholarships/  


    January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020

    ACT Giveaway 

    Throughout the 2019-20 academic school year, (October, December, February, April, June and July) 14 lucky students will be awarded the scholarship package and 7 of those scholarships are exclusively for students who use or are eligible for an ACT fee waiver. (See Official Rules for further details on ACT fee waiver drawing eligibility)

    Go to act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway to learn more.


    Must be registered for the 2019-2020 ACT

    EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program

    The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program which will provide up to twenty $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.

    Awards will be granted to eligible applicants pursuing an HVAC Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or other approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

    To learn more and apply, visit www.EGIAFoundation.org/Scholarship 


    April 30th, 2020

    Georgia Tour Guide Scholarship


    So, students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.


    Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

    1. Create a video that should not exceed 2 minutes.
    2. Post online through YouTube or Vimeo
    3. Email your submission to scholarships@thezebra.com
    4. Please include your name, address, and phone number when you submit

    For more information, visit https://www.thezebra.com/georgia-car-insurance/#ticket-cost 


    December 31st, 2019

    Mercer University School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge

    The Scholarship Challenge welcomes high school seniors and transfer students to participate in an on-campus activity on Saturday, November 16, 2019 within the School of Engineering and compete for scholarships.

    Please visit the link below to register for the event and receive more information about the scholarship challenge.



    November 7, 2019

    College Covered Scholarship

    Once every month, students and parents can win $5,000 to help pay for college. Enter to win at collegecovered.com. 

    Please visit scholarship.collegecovered.com/rules for the official rules.


    January 31, 2020

    2020 Young Scholars Program Summer Internship


    Then 2020 YSP is a premier 6 week internship program held from June 1st to July 10th on the University of Georgia’s Athens, Griffin and Tifton Campuses. This program is for Georgia’s high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring Science, Technology, and Math through research in agricultural, food and environmental sciences.

    This program is delivered through the Office of Diversity Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

    Application requirements are as follows:

    •    Complete and submit the online application by January 31, 2020

    •    Two letters of recommendation from science or math teachers by January 31, 2020

    •    One official school transcript by January 31, 2020

    Apply Now: https://www.caes.uga.edu/students/prospective-students/youth-high-school-programs/young-scholars.html 

       January 31, 2020

    MG Law Scholarship

    This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and a winner will be announced on 08/01/20. Applicants must complete a 30-second video that answers this question; "What Does Justice For All Mean To You?"

    More information on the scholarship and the application can be found here:  https://www.mg4law.com/scholarship/

      July 8, 2020

    State Service Scholarship

    The SSS program provides full financial assistance to qualified Georgia residents who have an interest in military service as well as a quality college education. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, room, board, uniforms and provide a stipend for books and Supplies. 


    - A cumulative 2.5 high school GPA. 

    - Either a combined 800 (critical reading and math) SAT score or 17 ACT composite score

    - Meet all requirements for enlistment into the Georgia Army National Guard and must serve as an enlisted member

    - Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at GMC to retain the scholarship 

    - Recipients must be members of the Corps of Cadets and participate in Army ROTC while attending GMC

       Contact SGT Williamson, Timothy for application deadline. (770) 825-6815


    Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium Scholarship


    Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium is offering up to five $1000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in STEM. 

    Apply here: http://www.geicc.org/scholarship/ 
       March 15, 2020

    EDUMED Scholarships

    EduMed.org connects students with expert-driven information about education, training, and financial aid opportunities in healthcare and medical support.

    50 Top Scholarships for Medical & Health Students can be found at EduMed.org

    Eligibility: Any student enrolled at a public or private institution working toward a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree in a medical or health-related discipline.

    Deadline: 3/31/20

    Amount: $500

    Apply Now: https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/scholarships/ 

      March 31, 2020

    The Coolidge Scholarship


    Would you like to go to college for 4 years COMPLETELY FOR FREE?!?!

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2021
    • must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America
    • cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

    **This scholarship is only open to juniors**

    Apply Here: https://coolidgescholars.org/ 

       January 16, 2020

    B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.

    Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

    Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

    Amount: $1,000

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

       May 22, 2020

    2020 InspirASIAN- Atlanta Scholarship Opportunities

    InspirASIAN is seeking qualified applicants for its 2020InspirASIAN Scholarship Program.

    There are 33 available scholarships valued at either $2,000 (National) or $1,000 (State) chapter awards. The InspirASIAN scholarship is open to students of ALL nationalities.

    Information about this years scholarship program, the link to download the scholarship application, and the process to submit the application can be found at: https://inspirasian.us/programs/scholarship-program/

    Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: scholastic and personal achievements, exhibited leadership, community involvement, work experience, and a personal essay.

    ALL applications must be submitted online BY 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 31st, 2020.

       January 31st, 2020

    Beacon College Scholarships

    At Beacon College, we are committed to the college and career success of neurodiverse students—even when it comes to the financial resources to attend college. Have you heard about our many scholarship opportunities exclusively for students who learn differently? 

    •  Raise.me scholarships up to $32,000 awarded for achievements throughout high school, including $4,000 for visiting Beacon at an Open House 
    • Our NEW Bright Minds Scholarships offering up to $40,000 over 4 years 
    • Need-based scholarships exclusively for students who learn differently, ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 
    • The potential to use the Medical Tax Deduction on tuition and fees at Beacon College 

    Please visit their website for more information. https://www.beaconcollege.edu/visit-beacon/

       Details on their website

    Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship Fund 


    1. Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited college or university. 
    2. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B average) and a 900 combined SAT score and/or ACT score of 17.
    3. An application for the scholarship must be completed along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, coach, mentor, or community leader.
    4. Applicant must reside in an American Pest Control service location. Service areas can be found at www.ampest.com.

    Applications can be found in the counseling office. 

       April 17th, 2020

    West Point Summer Leadership Experience/Opportunity

    Interested in West Point and a summer leadership opportunity? Apply to be apart of the West Point Summer Leaders Experience!

    SLE gives high school juniors a one-week immersive experience as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program consisting of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics. SLE sessions are held during the first two weeks of June each year. You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE. More information about the requirements please visit their website: https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program 
       March 15th, 2020



    To be eligible, applicants must be a Georgia resident and reside within one of the five counties of the Upper Chattahoochee Soil and Water Conservation District (Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, or White). In addition, the student must finish high school within the year he/she is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or any accredited college, university, or technical college approved by the Upper Chattahoochee Soil and Water District Board.

    Please visit the counseling office for the application.

    Applications can be mailed to the below address or emailed to vltanner@forsythco.com or brought to our office at: 5110 Piney Grove Road Cumming, GA 30040

    Please contact Vivian Tanner with any questions:

       April 3rd, 2020

    Asa Tuten Memorial-GFSA Essay Contest

    For thirty two years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.

    The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. 

    The link for complete information and details is:    https://georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/ 

      April 20th, 2020

    The Sullivan Scholarship Brenau University

    The Sullivan Scholarship is offered to incoming first-year students of Brenau University. This scholarship is highly competitive, and awards $10,000 each academic year the student is enrolled at Brenau for a maximum of four years. The total award is $40,000 to offset the cost of tuition and fees. Students applying for this prestigious award will have had previous experience in community service or social innovation and have an interest in continuing those efforts while at Brenau.    (https://sullivanfdn.org/events/)

    Information can be found at the following website: https://sullivanfdn.org/

    For questions, please contact  Prof. Cassell/ dcassell@brenau.edu/  770-534-6277

      May 1st, 2020


    The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) offers a variety of different scholarship awards to students who apply on their website. Applicants must be:

    • Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school


    • Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above

    Application can be found on their website at 


      April 30th, 2020
    Allied Van Lines 2020 Military Scholarship

    Allied Van Lines offers a scholarship for current and former military members and their dependents. Allied Van Lines is a large moving company and is looking to provide a scholarship to two students who are pursuing a degree in logistics, supply chain management, operational management, engineering, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and those eligible must be current college students or those who are enrolling full-time.


    Scholarship Information & Application: https://www.allied.com/military-scholarship 

      December 15th, 2020
    Fundera Scholarship for Young Entrepreneurs

    Fundera provides financial resources and advice for small business owners. We're awarding $2,000 every semester to a student who sends in a 3-minute video explaining how they would grow a local small business frugally. The deadline is June 1, 2020 for the fall semester and January 1, 2021 for the spring semester. 


    Here is a link to the scholarship page: https://www.fundera.com/resources/fundera-scholarship

      June 1st, 2020
    Buzzell, Welsh & Hill 2020 College Scholarship Program

    Win a $2,500 College Scholarship

    At Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, we know how difficult it can be to afford an education after high school. We also know how important it is to continue your education. We are pleased to offer our 2nd Annual $2,500 Scholarship Program so that we can help the next generation of college and technical school students bring their academic and professional goals to life. We look forward to awarding this scholarship to one student each year.


    To apply, please visit their website at https://www.bwhlegal.com/scholarship  

       April 30th, 2020
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