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 – Chattooga County 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.
Jim and Leatha Richie Scholarship – Chattooga County 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.
Summerville High School Alumni Association Scholarship – Chattooga County 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.
Rotary Club of Marietta Metro Scholarship Agreement – Cobb County Scholarship
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. 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.
Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship – Floyd County Children/Grand Children of Southeastern Mills 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.
The Taylor Foundation Scholarship – Bartow County 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.
Wesley C. Walraven, Sr. Academic Scholarship – Pepperell High School 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 – Bartow County 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 – Preference Bartow County 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.
Community Criminal Justice Foundation Scholarship – Criminal Justice 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 – Summer Semester 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.
Detavious “D.J.” Milner Memorial Scholarship – GHAME/Brother to Brother 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 – Degree Specific 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.
Felicia Claxton Memorial Scholarship – Humanities 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.
Gayland and Barbara Cooper Legacy Scholarship – Polk County/Cedartown Scholarship
Recipient must be a graduate of Cedartown High School, Cedartown, GA who has attended school in Polk County for six or more years. Recipient must have, and maintain, at least a minimum GPA of 2.75 during the first 30 hours of college credit, and a 3.0 GPA for subsequent hours. One Scholarship may be awarded for the fall semester, with the award amount not to exceed 75% of the outstanding balance of tuition and fees owed during a semester. Recipient must be pursuing one of the following Areas of Study: Teacher/Education or Nursing
GHC Regents’ Engineering Pathway Scholarship – Degree Specific Scholarship
Donors wish to support scholarship awards for students enrolling in the Georgia Highlands College pathway for engineering related to the Regents’ Engineering Pathway (REP). This $500 scholarship is for up to eight students per semester. Recipient must be enrolled in the Regents’ Engineering Pathway. Recipient must be in good academic standing and enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours; Recipient must have, and maintain, at least a minimum GPA of 0 during the first 30 hours of college credit, and a 2.5 GPA for subsequent hours; This scholarship will support and includes students enrolled in learning support classes if the declared pathway is engineering.
J. Randy Pierce Scholarship – Minority Male 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 – Female Second Year Scholarship
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 – Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family and friends in loving memory of brothers Sean Shanahan, Colin Shanahan and Kevin Shanahan, former GHC students (then Floyd College). The scholarship is designated for a student receiving GHC disability services with a diagnosis 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.
Kerry Group Scholarship – Degree Specific Scholarship
The Donor established a scholarship for $1,000 per fiscal year to a deserving student pursuing one of the following areas of study: *Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics & Supply Chain Management *Associate of Science of Engineering *Associate of Science in Chemistry *Associate of Science Business Administration, Online Business Administration. Recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.5. Be a resident of Rome Georgia; be enrolled in full time classes.
Sandy Mayson Memorial Scholarship – HOPE Ineligible Scholarship
This scholarship donor, the twin sister of GHC President J. Randy Pierce, awards $500 per academic year. Recipient must NOT qualify for HOPE scholarship; be a full-time student demonstrating financial need by FASFA.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation Scholarship – General 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.
Bartow County Service Scholarship – Bartow County 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 (fall and spring).
Recipient(s) must: Be a permanent resident of Bartow County; attending GHC or have been accepted for the upcoming fall semester; Demonstrate financial need; Remain in good academic standing throughout the award period; Perform 40 hours of community service for a Bartow County non-profit organization during each semester covered by the scholarship. Approved non-profits include but are not limited to: Boys and Girls Club, Boy and Girl Scout Troupes, Salvation Army, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, food pantries, etc. *Recipient will provide a written report of community service hours performed at the end of each semester awarded.
Charles David Cook Scholarship – General Scholarship
It is the intent of the initial Donor and many others to establish a fund in memory of founding faculty member Dr. Charles David Cook. This $500 Scholarship is established by his peers because of his exemplary investment in GHC’s educational program which enhanced students’ ability for quality education. The Donor’s desire is the scholarship be awarded to a student who has financial need; maintains at least a minimum GPA of 2.5 during the first 30 hours of college credit, and a 2.75 GPA for subsequent hours.
David B. McCorkle Creative Award – Humanities Scholarship
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 is based first on creativity. Recipient must be enrolled for a minimum six (6) credit hours.
Six Mile Post Scholarship – Humanities Scholarship
Alumnus Donor established a $500 scholarship for a diverse group of students with interest in specific career aspirations and enrolled in Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design and Media or film study. Recipient must be willing to zoom one time with the donor during the academic year and be willing to volunteer 10 hours per week with Marketing/Communication and or the Foundation.
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.
Joe Applegate & LaNelle Daniel Scholarship – Essay 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 briefly describing any circumstances and obstacles they’ve faced on their road to and through college. The choice of Recipient will be reviewed by a committee and based strongly from this essay.
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.
Sandy Mayson Memorial Scholarship – HOPE Ineligible 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.
HEALTHCARE & NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS
Veterans LPN-Paramedic Bridge Scholarship – Veterans 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.
Cathryn E. Bloomfield Scholarship – Dental Hygiene 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.
Michaeleen Gosnell Memorial Nursing Scholarship – RN-BSN (Essay) 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 the duration of the recipients nursing academic career with GHC. Scholarship(s) will cover 100% of tuition, books and fees.
The AwardSpring Essay or paragraph required should reflect the student financial and living circumstances including the challenges of working as an RN and going to full time school. These essays will be reviewed and considered by a committee including Financial Aid and/or Nursing Committee to determine the recipient. Preference is given to single moms.
Betty R. Wollstein Nursing Scholarship – 1st Year 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.
Carlin-Routledge Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund – 1st Year Nursing Scholarship
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.
Junior Service League of Rome Nursing Scholarship – 1st Year 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.
Belen Dizon-Nora Nursing Scholarship – 2nd Year 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.
Bill and Pat Eakes Nursing Scholarship – 2nd Year Nursing Scholarship
Mr. James ‘Bill’ and Mrs. Pat Eakes were longtime supporters of 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 multi-student $5,000 scholarships are for qualifying second-year nursing students, LPN/Paramedic, or RN-Bridge students.
Lesley J. Henderson Nursing Scholarship – 2nd Year 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.
Diane Bagley Memorial Scholarship – Bartow County Preference – Nursing 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.
The Kitty Carte Legacy Nursing Scholarship – Bartow County Preference – Nursing Scholarship
The Kitty Carte Nursing Scholarship was established by her daughter, Jana Lindsay, as a tribute to her mother’s life and nursing legacy. Kitty was known as the First Lady of Cartersville. Her life was dedicated to the care and service of others at the Tonsmeire Community Clinic, the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. This generous scholarship of $1,500 per semester, is awarded to (3) three GHC Nursing students for the duration of their qualified, continued enrollment in the GHC Nursing program.
The Kitty Carte Legacy Nursing scholarship also gives a stipend of $500 to each nursing student receiving the scholarship. This stipend supports the “Friends of Future Nurses Fund” with $2,000 per fiscal year for emergency situations that arise that could threaten a student’s ability to stay enrolled in school. Kitty’s life of giving back continues through this extremely generous scholarship.
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