Welcome! Please review the scholarships listed below. To apply for any of these scholarships you must:
• Be admitted to GHC or currently enrolled as a student (must have a GHCID number)
• Have a current FAFSA on file with the financial aid office
• Use your GHC email to create an account on our scholarship link
• Complete the scholarship applications sent to your GHC email
Bobby Lee Cook Scholarship
Established by Bobby Lee Cook for the purpose of providing financial assistance to GHC students. The $2,000 scholarship will pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for one academic year, up to the first 30 credit hours, with a preference given to Chattooga County residents.
Community Criminal Justice Foundation
This scholarship was established by the Community Criminal Justice Foundation to provide assistance with the first 30 semester hours of course work, along with books and other fees to a student majoring in Criminal Justice.
GHC Foundation – Freshmen Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This $250 scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting Freshmen graduation! This $250 scholarship can help you succeed with completion of your degree from GHC! Recipients must be currently enrolled full-time at GHC progressing towards your degree, having completed between 12 and 29 credit hours.
Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship
Created by the family of Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard for the purpose of providing educational assistance to the children and grandchildren of Southeastern Mills, Inc. employees, residing in Floyd County. The scholarship amount will vary from year to year based on the number of eligible applicants.
Sandy Mayson Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of twin sister to former GHC president, J. Randy Pierce. The $500 scholarship is for one academic year, and will support up to the first 30 credit hours. The student must be enrolled and maintain full-time status for the duration of the scholarship period.
Jim and Leatha Richey Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the Summerville couple who is most remembered for the mentoring they provided to area teenagers, many of whom worked in the Richey’s store. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and a 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
Established by the Summerville High School Alumni Association in honor of its esteemed graduates for the purpose of assisting deserving Chattooga County residents who are also graduates of Chattooga County High School to continue their education. 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, and preference will be given to those applicants not receiving PELL. Should a recipient become HOPE eligible as a result of improved performance, this will not impact the award.
Taylor Foundation Scholarship
Established and funded by The Taylor Foundation, recipients of the scholarship must be a resident of Georgia, be taking classes on the Cartersville campus in Bartow County, and priority selection will be given to Bartow County 4-H Youth Development members and/or students recommended by the Euharlee Farmer’s 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
Established in memory of the first academic dean appointed to the college, Vice President of Academic Affairs Wesley C. Walraven Sr., by the Walraven family and friends of the college. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for two consecutive years for a Pepperell High School graduating senior who has an interest in science and math. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement, and applicant must have a high school GPA of at least 2.0 or above to qualify. Recipient must take at least 12 or more credits per semester to maintain eligibility, and the recipient must maintain a GHC GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue qualifying for the second year of the scholarship award.
GENERAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:
Diane Bagley Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of Diane Bagley, this scholarship 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 for a full-time student, with a preference given to a Bartow County resident. The scholarship is renewable for one year with application.
Bartow County Service Scholarship
Created to promote and reward community service, the scholarship covers tuition and fees for one academic year to a permanent Bartow County resident. Recipient must perform at least 80 hours of community service for a non-profit organization in Bartow County.
Cathryn E. Bloomfield Dental Hygiene Scholarship
Established in memory of Cathryn E. Bloomfield by family and friends, the $750 scholarship will be awarded to a second-year GHC dental hygiene student for the purpose of defraying fees for the dental hygiene regional clinical exam. Recipient must be a commuting student whose primary residence is outside of Floyd County. Preference will be given to the following Georgia counties: Bartow, Chattooga, Dade, Gordon, Haralson, Polk, Cobb, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield or the Alabama counties of Cherokee, Dekalb, and Etowah.
Lovie Borchardt Memorial Scholarship for Future Teachers
Sponsored and funded by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Education Sorority, the $500 scholarship is for one academic year. The female recipient must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in education and be entering Sophomore year.
Chiaha Scholarship Award
The $750 Chiaha Scholarship Award is made possible by the Chiaha Guild of Arts & Crafts, LTD to assist Georgia Highlands College retain and recruit 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 a resident of Floyd County. Recipient must exhibit talent and potential in the visual, performing or graphic arts field.
Felicia Claxton Memorial Scholarship
The $500 scholarship was established by the GHC Humanities Club and club advisor, Dr. Susan Claxton in loving memory of Dr. Claxton’s daughter. The recipient of this scholarship must be a Human Services major, and must have taken and passed a minimum of two Human Service career classes. Recipient may be a half-time or full-time student, with priority given to a second year student.
Jim Cook Study Abroad Scholarship
The 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 will not cover more than 50% of the cost of the study abroad program. Applicants must be currently enrolled GHC students, and 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.
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 and must at the time of decision anticipate successful completion of one year of college as a full-time student at GHC, and must be entering their sophomore year.
GHC Foundation – Sophomores Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This $250 scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting Sophomore graduation! This $250 scholarship can help you succeed with completion of your degree from GHC! Recipients must be currently enrolled full-time at GHC progressing towards your degree, having completed between 30 and 59 credit hours.
GHC Foundation – Junior Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This $250 scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting Junior graduation! This $250 scholarship can help you succeed with completion of your degree from GHC! Recipients must be currently enrolled full-time at GHC progressing towards your degree, having completed between 60 and 89 credit hours.
GHC Foundation – Seniors Pursuing Graduation Scholarship
This $250 scholarship was established by the Georgia Highlands College Foundation with the goal of promoting Senior graduation! This $250 scholarship can help you succeed with completion of your degree from GHC! Recipients must be currently enrolled full-time at GHC progressing towards your degree, having completed 90 or more credit hours.
Go Back Move Ahead Scholarships
Funding for these scholarships has been made possible by the University System of Georgia Foundation, Corvias Campus Living, and Paul Bowers of Georgia Power. The $1,000 scholarships are designated for students who have the desire to return to college, complete their degree, and graduate from Georgia Highlands College. Recipients must be classified as a Non-Traditional Student as defined by the University System of Georgia, and must be pursuing a degree toward graduation from GHC.
Dr. Nancy Hague Memorial Scholarship
Created in memory of Dr. Nancy Hague, former Associate Professor of Psychology at GHC by family and friends. Recipients of the $500 scholarship must be majoring in Psychology, Sociology, or Education, with a preference to students majoring in Psychology. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at GHC, with a preference given to students attending the Cartersville campus.
Carolyn Hatfield-Hamrick Legacy Scholarship
Established in memory of former Cartersville Campus Dean, Carolyn Hamrick by family and friends. The $500 scholarship is for one academic year, and recipients must be enrolled full-time at GHC. Applicant must be majoring in a program of study leading to a career in education, with preference for students majoring in special education. Preference will be given to students who reside in Bartow County.
David B. McCorkle Creative Award
The 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. Award will be based first on creativity and secondarily on scholarship. Recipient must be enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours.
Detavious “D.J.” Milner Memorial Scholarship
Established in loving memory of Detavious “D.J.” Milner. Recipient of the $1000 scholarship must be an active member of GHAME/Brother-2-Brother. Recipient must be a returning student, having completed a minimum of one semester, with first priority given to a full-time student.
Murphy Law Firm Reach Your Dream Scholarship
The $250 scholarship was established by Murphy Law Firm to benefit Douglas County students attending GHC, and must be a Douglas County resident accepted, and enrolled at GHC in a program of study leading to a certificate, associate degree or baccalaureate degree. The scholarship will be made available as long as funding is available from the donor.
Dr. J. Randy Pierce Scholarship
Established by friends and family in honor of Dr. Randy Pierce, third president of Georgia Highlands College. The $500 scholarship is designated for a minority male student.
Colin W. Shanahan Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship was established in loving memory of Colin Shanahan, who was a former Floyd College student (now GHC), by family and friends. The scholarship is designated for a GHC student receiving GHC disability services with a diagnoses of ADD or ADHD or other cognitive disability. A statement of verification from GHC Disability Services must be provided. The recipient must be enrolled at least half-time.
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. The $600 scholarship is for one academic year, and applicants must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation Scholarship
Provided by the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation, the scholarship will cover tuition for one academic year for residents of Georgia and enrolled at GHC on a full-time basis for the duration of the scholarship award period in an undergraduate course of study.
Carol Callahan Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was created in memory of 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.
GHC Non-Traditional Scholarship
Funded through proceeds received from the annual basketball tournaments sponsored by Seven Hills Rotary and held at Georgia Highlands College, the scholarship was created to assist the GHC non-traditional student population, age 25 and over, and are for the amount of $500 for one semester.
Willis J. Potts, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship was established by family and friends of Willis J. Potts, Jr., former Regent of the USG, 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 enrolled full-time.
NURSING PROGRAM STUDENTS:
Carlin-Routledge Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by the great grandchildren (Wollstein, Carlin, Routledge 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 for a nursing student, accepted into the GHC Nursing Program as a first-year nursing student. Applicant must maintain full-time enrollment status, and the scholarship is based on citizenship, determination, and academic merit.
Belen Dizon-Nora Nursing Scholarship
Established in honor of first and longtime Director of Nursing at Floyd College, now GHC. 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 the scholarship covers 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
Mr. and Mrs. Eakes have been longtime supporters of the college. During his lifetime, Mr. Eakes, was a member of the Floyd College Foundation and 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, or LPN/Paramedic, or RN-Bridge students.
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 year, and applicants must be second-year nursing program students, enrolled full-time.
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.
Betty R. Wollstein Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship was created in loving memory of Betty R. Wollstein to recognize the contributions she made to the nursing community in Floyd County. The scholarship provides tuition, fees and books for one academic year for a nursing student, accepted into the GHC Nursing Program as a first-year nursing student. The scholarship is based on academic merit.
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