Scholarships

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QuestBridge National College Match

High school seniors: The 2021 QuestBridge National College Match is now open! Apply by September 28 for full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Find out if you’re eligible and apply for free at www.questbridge.org (Links to an external site.).

We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

First Generation Scholarship Program

Purpose:  To support high school students and provide scholarships to graduating seniors who will be the first person in their family to pursue post high school courses of study at either college/university or other post-secondary institution.  Deadline to apply-October 26, 2021

Criteria: 

  1. Applicant must be the first person in the family to attend college.
  2. Applicant must be in the ninth grade in a Muscogee County High School, Harris County High School, Chattahoochee County, Russell County and Smiths Station High School.
  3. Applicant must attend scheduled meetings (Parent will be required to attend meetings)
  4. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement through documentation of completed community service hours completed by the senior year.

2021-22 SISTERS FGSP Application Updated.docx 

 

Diverse Power Scholarship Applications
Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Scholarship Application for the Delta Life Development Foundation, Inc is LIVE!

Please share the following link with ALL graduating high school seniors.  The application is due on Friday, January 28, 2022 and the 3 letters of recommendations (1 from their high school guidance counselor and 2 from others in the community) and confirmation of their GPA and SAT/ACT scores if available must also be submitted by the January 28th deadline.

To access the online application:

This online application is very straightforward and easy to follow so we STRONGLY RECOMMEND students use the online process to submit their application.  

However, if a student absolutely has no means to submit the online application, a paper application is available-See Attached document.

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship 2021-2022 – Instruction Sheet

Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship 2021-2022 – Booklet

Georgia Mining Foundation

On behalf of the Georgia Mining Foundation membership, I would like to announce that we are again offering our scholarship program in Georgia High Schools. Your high school seniors may be eligible for one of our $500 scholarships.  The mining industry in Georgia is a $1.6 billion industry that is dedicated to the support of better education.  The Scholarship Program is just one way the industry shows its community support.

This year we will award over 35 scholarships of $500 each to be distributed in various counties throughout Georgia. Attached please find the application and information sheet for our program.  We hope you will encourage your students to apply for this scholarship before the February 18, 2022 postmarked deadline. It is our hope to have at least 5 applications for each scholarship that we are awarding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the GMF office at (478) 757-1211.  We are looking forward to working with you!

2022 GMA Scholarship Application

2022 GMA Scholarship Information

Georgia Mining Foundation Endowment - Ted Smith Scholarship

Attached please find the application, essay questions, and information sheet for the 2022 Ted Smith Four-Year Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Georgia Mining Foundation. Please make copies of the application and information sheet and distribute this to seniors who are interested in the program, or upload it to the scholarship section of your school website.  Also enclosed is a poster for you to display on your school’s bulletin board to inform students that the program is being offered.

This scholarship will be in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) and is limited to those students planning to attend one of the following colleges: Mercer University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Southern Polytechnic at Kennesaw State University, University of Georgia, or Georgia Southern University. Your school has been chosen to participate in this scholarship program and we hope for excellent participation.  This program cannot be a success without your participation and we urge you to encourage the seniors at your school to submit applications.

All of the information regarding guidelines and eligibility requirements is included on the enclosed information sheet.  The deadline for applications is POSTMARKED No Later Than January 28, 2022. If possible, a representative of the Foundation would also like to recognize the recipient with a certificate during your Honor’s Day ceremonies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the GMF office at (478) 757-1211.  We are looking forward to working with you!

2022 GMF Endowment Announcement Poster

2022 GMF Endowment Application

2022 GMF Endowment Essay Questions

2022 GMF Endowment Information Sheet

Tech College GMF Scholarships

On behalf of the Georgia Mining Foundation membership, I would like to announce that we are again offering our technical college scholarship program to Georgia Technical Colleges. Your high school SENIORS planning on attending a technical college AFTER graduation may be eligible for one of our $350 scholarships. The mining industry in Georgia is a $1.6 billion industry that is dedicated to the support of better education.  The Scholarship Program is just one way the industry shows its community support.

                This year we will award over twenty scholarships of $350 each to be distributed in technical colleges throughout Georgia.  Attached please find the application and information sheet for our program. We hope you will encourage your students to apply for this scholarship before the February 18, 2022 postmarked deadline.  It is our hope to have at least 5 applications for each scholarship that we are awarding.

2022 Tech College GMA Scholarship Application

2022 Tech College GMA Scholarship infosheet

Sigma Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Epsilon Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
The James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship:

The James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship:

  • Intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a college education
  • One Smith Scholar will be selected in 2022
  • Will pay $6,000-$7,000 annually for four years
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

https://www.cfcv.com/Scholarships

 

The Jeanette Williamson Craig and Eugene L. Craig Scholarship: Sewing a Love for Learning:

The Jeanette Williamson Craig and Eugene L. Craig Scholarship: Sewing a Love for Learning:

  • Intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a bachelor’s degree
  • One Craig Scholar will be selected in the 2022
  • Will pay $5,000 annually for up to four years
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

 

https://www.cfcv.com/Scholarships

 

The Lynn Faulkner Viets Scholarship:

The Lynn Faulkner Viets Scholarship:

  • Intended to help students with high academic achievement, financial need and strong character achieve a college education
  • One Faulkner Viets scholar will be selected in 2022
  • Will pay $4,000 – $4,500 annually for up to four years
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

https://www.cfcv.com/Scholarships

Scholarships and Community Grants for the Fort Benning Community Spouses' Club
Patricia Jackson Howard Scholarship
Junior League of Columbus - Teens Who Care Scholarship

The Junior League of Columbus is pleased to announce the availability of the Teens Who Care scholarship. The scholarship is open to any high school senior in the Columbus, GA area who has demonstrated a commitment to community service. The League is excited to award three $1,000 scholarships this year.

Our application process is now fully online. If you know a deserving student, please encourage them to apply by going to the JLC website at:
https://www.jlcolumbus.com/teens-who-care-scholarship/

Important scholarship application dates:

  • Friday, March 18, 2022 – Deadline for submission of all application materials and reference letters.
  • Week of April 18, 2022 – Winners (and their school counselors) will be notified via email.
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 – Winners will be recognized at the League membership meeting. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, this meeting may be virtual.