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GHC Honors Scholarships

Heritage Honors Scholarships – Through the generous support of the Foundation and the Georgia Highlands College Alumni Association, the college is able to offer Heritage Honors Scholarship for excellence in honors research.  This annual scholarship will be presented to two students each year during the Highlands Gala and will carry the name of that year’s Heritage Award recipient.  Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to current honors students and each applicant is required to complete an honors research project culminating in the creation and display of a scholarly poster presentation.  Each project is then evaluated, both for the aesthetic quality of its presentation and the academic quality of its research.

Other GHC Scholarships

GHC Foundation Scholarships  Georgia Highlands College Foundation offers over $62,000 in scholarship aid annually to qualified students via 26 named scholarships and 60 scholarships awards.  The first step is to review criteria online for each scholarship to determine which one best fits your qualifications.  Apply for scholarships online or submit an application to the Financial Aid Office by the posted deadline.

Study Abroad Scholarships –  In order to help students pay for the cost of study abroad trips, Georgia Highlands College has four $1,250 Cook scholarships and five $1,000 study abroad grants available to students. While financial aid such as HOPE and the Pell Grant can be used to cover the tuition of the courses associated with a study abroad trip, the Cook scholarship and study abroad grants are specifically for use in offsetting the cost of the trips themselves.


National Honor Scholarships

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year to each of approximately 75 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

You can find more information, including the application requirements, selection process, and deadlines at the Jack Kent Cook website.



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Phi Theta Kappa offers members opportunities to apply for over $87 million in scholarships opportunities from Phi Theta Kappa, partnering senior colleges, universities and foundations – a benefit unmatched by other honor societies.

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society Scholarship Page