Institutional Scholarship Listing
Welcome to GHC Foundation’s listing of institutional scholarships!
Below you will find general application requirements, a link to the online application, and scholarship descriptions for incoming freshmen, general, and non-traditional students, healthcare and nursing students, and more. Read more to see how GHC Foundation can assist in your charge forward!
Fall 2023 Application Dates:
May 1-June 30, 2023
To apply for GHC Foundation institutional scholarships you must:
- Be admitted as a GHC student for the current term (must have a GHC ID number)
- Have a complete FAFSA on file naming GHC as an institution of choice
- Use your GHC email to create an account on our scholarship link
- Complete the application(s) via your scholarship account
Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship
This scholarship was established by The Honorable Bobby Lee Cook for the purpose of providing financial assistance to GHC freshmen students who are ineligible for HOPE Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is meant to help cover the first 30 academic hours at GHC while striving to become HOPE Scholarship eligible during the first year. Preference for this scholarship is given to Chattooga County residents.
GHC Foundation Freshmen Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting freshmen students toward completion and graduation from GHC! Recipients must have completed between 12 and 29 credit hours, be currently enrolled at GHC full-time (12 or more credit hours), and be progressing towards pathway completion. The $250 scholarship is renewable with application on the condition the recipient continues to meet the established criteria.
Jim and Leatha Richie Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the Summerville couple most remembered for their mentoring to area teenagers, many of whom worked in the Richies’ store. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and resident of Chattooga County. The recipient must enroll full-time at GHC for the duration of the scholarship award period.
Rotary Club of Marietta Metro Scholarship Agreement
Current mentor, Ms. Sally Platt, a lifetime Rotarian and GHC Foundation Board Trustee member is easy to approach, energetic, smart, has deep connections in the community and loves to see students succeed. Any recipient awarded this scholarship gets far more than finances. The $1,000 per semester scholarship is to be awarded to and will follow the same incoming Freshman student for four (4) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters throughout the duration of their academic career at GHC. Preference is a Cobb County Student; 2.0 GPA and must communicate regularly with Rotary mentor and attend one (1) regular meeting per month during the school year in person or via Zoom.
Sandy Mayson Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of the twin sister to former GHC president, J. Randy Pierce, this $500 scholarship is for one academic year to support recipients who are ineligible for HOPE Scholarship to attain their first 30 credit hours. The student must be enrolled and maintain full-time status for the duration of the scholarship period.
Summerville High School Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Summerville High School Alumni Association in honor of its esteemed graduates. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving Chattooga County residents to continue their education after graduation from Chattooga High School. The scholarship will cover costs for tuition, fees, and text books up to $3,000 per year for two consecutive years. Recipient must maintain full-time enrollment status. Preference will be given to applicants not receiving PELL.
The Taylor Foundation Scholarship
Established and funded by The Taylor Foundation, recipients of this scholarship must be a resident of Georgia and be taking classes on the GHC Cartersville campus in Bartow County. First priority of selection will be given to Bartow County 4-H Youth Development members and/or students recommended by the Euharlee Farmers Club. Second priority of selection will be given to those students who have some previous college credit and are classified as non-traditional students as determined by the regulations and polices of the University System of Georgia. This scholarship is renewable by attending consecutive semesters, up to three consecutive semesters, on condition that the recipient continues to meet the established criteria. Semester awards may be no more than 75% of tuition and fees, not to exceed $1,000 per semester.
Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship
Created by the family of Vernon and Gaynelle Grizzard, this scholarship serves to provide educational assistance to the children and grandchildren of Southeastern Mills, Inc. employees residing in Floyd County who have unmet financial need. The scholarship amount will vary year-to-year based on the number of eligible applicants.
Wesley C. Walraven, Sr. Academic Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Walraven family and friends of the college in memory of the first academic dean appointed to the college, Vice President of Academic Affairs Wesley C. Walraven, Sr. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for two consecutive years. The scholarship will be awarded to a Pepperell High School graduating senior. Recipient must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or above to qualify and have an interest in science and math. Recipient must take 12 or more GHC credits per semester to maintain eligibility and maintain a GHC GPA of 3.0 or greater in order to continue qualifying for a second year of the scholarship award.
GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Bartow County Service Scholarship
The Bartow County Service Scholarship was created to promote and reward community service. This scholarship pays the cost of tuition and fees for one academic year to a permanent resident of Bartow County. Recipient must perform 40 hours of community service for a Bartow County non-profit organization and provide a written service report at the end of the semester covered by the scholarship.
Carolyn Hatfield Hamrick Legacy Scholarship
Established by family and friends in memory of former Cartersville Campus Dean, Carolyn Hamrick, this scholarship of $500 is for one academic year. Recipient must be enrolled full-time at GHC and majoring in a program of study leading to a career in education with priority for students majoring in special education. Preference will be given to students who reside in Bartow County.
Chiaha Scholarship Award
The Chiaha Scholarship Award is made possible by the Chiaha Guild of Arts & Crafts, LTD to assist Georgia Highlands College to recruit and retain talented art majors to remain in Floyd County for study. The scholarship award may be used to meet the cost of tuition, books, room and board and art supplies, with preference given to residents of Floyd County. Recipient must exhibit talent and potential in the visual, performing, or graphic arts field.
Community Criminal Justice Foundation Scholarship
The Community Criminal Justice Foundation Scholarship is funded by the Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Inc. This scholarship is designed to help students who are seeking a degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Highlands College. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please click CCJF.
Cook Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. James Cook, retired GHC professor of history emeritus, who was a strong advocate and supporter of study abroad. The scholarships are for a minimum of $500 up to a maximum of $1,000, but not to cover more than 50% of the cost of the study abroad program. Applicants must be currently enrolled GHC students. The scholarships are for summer semester study abroad programs to Europe. Students must be registered for a program prior to award disbursement and receiving course credit for the program.
David B. McCorkle Creative Award
This award is named in honor of the first president at Floyd Junior College, now Georgia Highlands College, Dr. David B. McCorkle. The $500 award will recognize a student who demonstrates creativity and talent in one of the four areas of poetry, prose, performance, or pictures. The award will be based first on creativity and secondarily on scholarship. Recipient must be enrolled for a minimum six (6) credit hours.
Detavious “D.J.” Milner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in loving memory of Detavious “D.J.” Milner. Recipient of the $1,000 scholarship must be an active member of GHAME/Brother-2-Brother. Recipient must be a returning student having completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. First priority will be given to full-time students and second priority to students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or greater.
Dr. Nancy Hague Memorial Scholarship
Created by family and friends in memory of Dr. Nancy Hague, former Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia Highlands College. Recipients of the $500 scholarship must be in a program pathway for psychology, sociology, or education. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at GHC, and preference will be given to students attending the Cartersville campus.
Esserman-Levin Fund for Social Justice Scholarship
Created in 1993 to honor former Rome, Georgia residents, Rose Esserman Levin and Jule Gordon Levin, for their roles as civil rights activists. The $500 scholarship is for a student who has demonstrated through his or her actions a commitment to human rights and social justice. Recipient must be a resident of Floyd County or taking classes on the GHC Floyd Campus. At the time of decision, student must be working towards successful completion of one year of college as a full-time student at GHC and must be entering their sophomore year.
Felicia Claxton Memorial Scholarship
This $500 scholarship was established by the GHC Human Services Club and club advisor, Dr. Susan Claxton, in loving memory of Dr. Claxton’s daughter, Felicia. The recipient of this scholarship must have a career program pathway in Human Services and successfully completed a minimum of two Human Service career classes. Recipient must be enrolled minimum half-time taking six or more credit hours. Priority will be given to a second-year student.
GHC Foundation Juniors Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting juniors toward completion and graduation from GHC! Recipients must have completed between 60 and 89 credit hours, be currently enrolled at GHC full-time (12 or more credit hours), and be progressing towards pathway completion. The $250 scholarship is renewable with application on the condition the recipient continues to meet the established criteria.
GHC Foundation Seniors Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting seniors toward completion and graduation from GHC! Recipients must have completed 90 or more credit hours, be currently enrolled at GHC full-time (12 or more credit hours), and be progressing towards pathway completion. The $250 scholarship is renewable with application on the condition the recipient continues to meet the established criteria.
GHC Foundation Sophomores Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting sophomores toward completion and graduation from GHC! Recipients must have completed between 30 and 59 credit hours, be currently enrolled at GHC full-time (12 or more credit hours), and be progressing towards pathway completion. The $250 scholarship is renewable with application on the condition the recipient continues to meet the established criteria.
J. Randy Pierce Scholarship
Established by friends and family to honor Dr. Randy Pierce, third president of Georgia Highlands College, this $500 scholarship is designated for a minority male student in good academic standing.
Lovie Borchardt Memorial Scholarship for Future Teachers
Sponsored and funded by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Education Sorority, this $500 scholarship is for one academic year. The recipient must be a female student attending full-time with a declared program pathway in education and successful completion of the freshman year.
Shanahan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family and friends in loving memory of brothers Sean Shanahan and Colin Shanahan, a former GHC student (then Floyd College). The scholarship is designated for a student receiving GHC disability services with a diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, or other cognitive disability. A statement of verification from GHC Disability Services must be provided. The recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and be enrolled minimum half-time.
Veterans LPN-Paramedic Bridge Scholarship
The Donor and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 42 would like to honor and thank our veterans who have faithfully served our country and are now working to receive a degree in higher education at GHC. Recipient must be a veteran.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation Scholarship
Provided by the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation, this scholarship will cover tuition (no fees) for one academic year. Recipient must be a Georgia resident and be enrolled at GHC on a full-time basis for the duration of the scholarship award period in an undergraduate course of study.
NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Carol Callahan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of GHC former Director of Academic Support, Carol Callahan. The scholarship supports non-traditional students who have successfully completed required developmental classes at Georgia Highlands College and have transitioned into their core academic courses. Applicants must have successfully completed all required remedial or learning support classes and be eligible to enroll in credit-bearing classes.
Go Back Move Ahead Scholarship
These scholarships are made possible by the University System of Georgia Foundation and its generous donors. The $500 scholarships are designated for students who have the desire to return to college, complete their degree, and graduate from Georgia Highlands College. Recipient must be classified as a Non-Traditional Student as defined by USG and be pursuing a program pathway toward graduation from GHC.
Jerry W. Shelton Scholarship
Created through the benevolence of former GHC professor and retiree, Jerry Shelton, to provide financial support to Georgia Highlands College students. This $600 scholarship is for one academic year as funds are made available. Recipient must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship.
Joe Applegate & LaNelle Daniel Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to any Non-Traditional student, with no regard to age, who has not streamlined through the college process, and has had breaks in their education, yet overcome obstacles due to various challenges. The Scholarship consists of $1,000 annual award to be paid $500 for Fall and $500 for Spring. Recipients must consecutively enroll within the fiscal year but only need to apply annually. Recipient must fill out the AwardSpring essay with a simple paragraph to briefly describe any circumstances and obstacles they’ve faced on their road to and through college. The choice of Recipient will be based strongly from this information.
Funded through proceeds received from annual basketball tournaments sponsored by Seven Hills Rotary Club and hosted at Georgia Highlands College, this scholarship was created to assist GHC non-traditional students, age 25 years and over, who have little aid from additional sources. The scholarship is awarded $500 per semester contingent upon funding availability.
Willis J. Potts, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was established by family and friends of Willis J. Potts, Jr., former Regent of the University System of Georgia, in honor of his contributions and support of education. Recipient must be classified as a non-traditional student as determined by the regulations and policies of the USG, and must be in good academic standing and enrolled full-time.
HEALTHCARE & NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
Belen Dizon-Nora Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of first and longtime Director of Nursing at Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd College), Belen Nora. Mrs. Nora was well-known for her dedication to high academic standards and her concerns for nursing students who possess the ability and drive to successfully complete the nursing program. The $600 scholarships were created to promote and reward community service and to assist covering tuition and fees for one academic year. Applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours of course work or be enrolled in their second year of the GHC nursing program and must maintain full-time enrollment status.
Betty R. Wollstein Nursing Scholarship
Created in loving memory of Betty R. Wollstein to recognize the contributions she made to the nursing community in Floyd County. This scholarship covers tuition, fees, and books for one academic year. Recipient must be accepted into the GHC Nursing Program as a first-year nursing student. The scholarship is based on academic merit and financial need.
Bill and Pat Eakes Nursing Scholarship
Mr. James ‘Bill’ and Mrs. Pat Eakes were longtime supporters og Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd College). During Mr. Eakes’ lifetime, he served as a member of the Floyd College Foundation and as a founding member of the Cartersville/Bartow College Foundation. He was especially supportive of the college’s growth as a regional, multi-campus institution. The $2,500 scholarships are for qualifying second-year nursing students, LPN/Paramedic, or RN-Bridge students.
Carlin-Routledge Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship was established by the great-grandchildren (the Carlin, Routledge, and Wollstein families) of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Carlin who were medical missionaries to China in the late 1890’s. The scholarship provides tuition, fees, and books for one academic year to a student accepted into the GHC Nursing Program as a first-year nursing student. Applicant must maintain full-time enrollment status. The scholarship is based on citizenship, determination, academic merit, and financial need.
Cathryn E. Bloomfield Scholarship
Established in memory of Cathryn E. Bloomfield by family and friends, this $750 scholarship is awarded Spring Semester to a second-year student in the GHC Dental Hygiene program for the purpose of defraying fees for the dental hygiene regional clinical exam. Recipient must be a commuting student whose primary residence is outside Floyd County. Preference will be given to the Georgia counties of Bartow, Chattooga, Cobb, Dade, Gordon, Haralson, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield OR Alabama counties of Cherokee, Dekalb, and Etowah.
Diane Bagley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Diane Bagley and is designated for students majoring in a program of study leading to a career in healthcare. The $1,000 scholarship is for one academic year to a full-time student with preference given to residents of Bartow County. The scholarship is renewable for one year with application.
Junior Service League of Rome Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Junior Service League of Rome and is designated for a full-time student who is pursuing a degree in Nursing from Georgia Highlands College. Applicants must be accepted into the GHC Nursing Program as a first-year nursing student, must be female, and must be a permanent resident of Floyd County.
Lesley J. Henderson Nursing Scholarship
Established by former nursing instructor, Lesley J. Henderson, and her husband, Ed Henderson, to help students in a profession that was near and dear to her heart. The $1,000 scholarship is for one academic year, and applicants must be second-year nursing students enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
Michaeleen Gosnell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Recipient(s) can be a full or part-time nursing student enrolled in GHC’s Bachelors of Nursing program. This is an RN-BSN Scholarship. They must have, and maintain, at least a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship award will be paid for one fiscal year and an application must be submitted after that for further assistance. Scholarship(s) will be awarded each semester, with each award amount to cover 100% of tuition, books and fees. The AwardSpring Essay or paragraph required, expressing their financial and living circumstances will be reviewed and considered by Financial Aid and/or Nursing Committee to determine the recipient.
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