Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has extended the deadline for institutional scholarships to June 30.
Facilitated through the GHC Foundation and specifically tailored toward current GHC students, the college offers more than 35 institutional scholarships funded through generous donors throughout the region. Once enrolled at GHC, students have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of financial aid in the form of scholarships.
“GHC’s intuitional scholarships are a great answer to reducing student loans,” Liz Jones, Director of the GHC Foundation and Annual Fund, said. “GHC students should apply for GHC’s institutional scholarships before applying for loans – these scholarships are not required to be paid back.”
The first step for scholarship applicants currently enrolled at GHC is to ensure their 2022-2023 FAFSA application is complete and on file with the Office of Financial Aid. If you do not have a FAFSA on file, you can complete the form today to ensure you are ready to apply this fall for spring 2023 scholarships.
From there, students will need to create an account using their student email at highlands.awardspring.com and begin applying for scholarships.
GHC’s institutional scholarships seek applicants from various academic, personal and professional backgrounds. At highlands.awardspring.com, applicants will find scholarships for students pursuing degrees in various forms of study, students who reside in specific counties, students pursuing a degree later in life, as well as scholarships based on financial need.
There are a variety of scholarships geared toward students currently enrolled in the general studies pathway, as well as scholarships for specific programs, such as Nursing and Engineering. The GHC Foundation also offers three scholarships for Chattooga County and Polk County students made possible by successful community leaders that want to give back to their community.
Other examples of these institutional scholarships include the new Michaeleen Gosnell Memorial Nursing Scholarship for RN-BSN students, which awards all tuition, fees and books, and The Gayland and Barbara Cooper Legacy Scholarship for Polk County students, which pays 75% of tuition and fees. The GHC Foundation also facilitates the Go Back, Move Ahead scholarship from the University System of Georgia (USG) that pays $500 a semester to general study students.
“I’ve spent time on the phone with private donors who love GHC, northwest Georgia and our students,” Jones said. “They love the idea of lessening the financial stress on students with their scholarship, and they hope every eligible student applies so these funds can be used.”
If you are currently enrolled at GHC with the 2022-2023 FAFSA application on file, visit highlands.awardspring.com today and apply for a scholarship by June 30.