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Georgia Scholarships

Did you know that one of the nicknames for the state of Georgia is The Goober State? We wouldn't make something like that up. But that's not all. The sunny belle of the South is also home to Coca-Cola, CNN and the Center for Disease Control.  Which makes it a great place to be if you're thirsty or have anthrax.

Georgia features a large and well-developed university system with over 135 schools. These include institutions such as the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Emory University. But it's not all about large research universities here, there are also small, highly regarded liberal arts colleges such as Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. But while there are many education options to choose from here, it'll cost more than peanuts to attend.

There are a host of scholarship options to explore for the state of Georgia. Degree candidates may expect to find funding opportunities in fields such as engineering, healthcare, journalism, farm and soil science and other agricultural areas.

Click on one or more of the links below to continue examining the funding possibilities that await you. 

William C. Rogers Scholarship

Established in 1981, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in the news-editorial sequence at the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The recipient is selected from nominations made by the University of Georgia.

Morris Newspaper Corporation Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Charles Morris, Morris Newspaper Corporation, Savannah, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding print journalism student. Applications are submitted through newspapers in the Morris Newspaper Corporation chain and recipients are named by the Foundation. All applicants must be a Georgia resident attending a Georgia college or university. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year

Durwood McAlister Scholarship

Established in 1992 by The Atlanta Journal, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in print journalism at a Georgia college or university. The McAlister Scholarship is named in honor of Durwood McAlister, former editor of The Atlanta Journal. All applicants must be a Georgia resident attending a Georgia college or university. The deadline to apply is March 1 of each year.

Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award

The American Respiratory Care Foundation may award up to $1,000 in memory of Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Applicants/nominees are accepted from all states, with preference given to candidates from Georgia and South Carolina. This award consists of a certificate of recognition, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress. Requirements Completed application form. Must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited respiratory care training program. Must provide official transcript verifying a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. An original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care. The paper should include a cover page giving only the title of the paper. The paper should be devoid of any information such as the applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation. Must provide letters of recommendation from the program director or other senior faculty member and from the medical director or other physician instructor attesting to: a) approval of candidate's paper, b) candidate's worthiness for the award, and c) candidate's potential for a career in the profession of respiratory care.

KASF Scholarship - Southern Region

Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility: Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Southern region states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, or Tennessee). Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Can demonstrate need for financial assistance. Your category depends on what your status will be during the next school year, as follows: High School Juniors - Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need). High School Seniors with plans to attend college in the next school year - The chosen college must be within the Southern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter. College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors - The school you are attending must be within the Southern region. College Seniors - You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Southern region during the next school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school. Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the next school year at a school within the Southern region. Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the next school year. Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the next school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

SE4A Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who are pursuing a career in gerontology or geriatrics. Selection of Recipient(s): To apply for the scholarship, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited university within the eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina. The following criteria will be used to rank nominations: 25 percent - Financial need 25 percent - Application aptness 10 percent - Writing skills 15 percent - Maintain 2.5 GPA 10 percent - Commitment to do volunteer work with elderly

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship

Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, click on the links provided (see website) or contact Lois Benedict at lbenedict@ashrae.org or call 678-539-1120 (direct). A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering, engineering or architecture student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region IV (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia) provided at least one of the following criteria is met: The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch or The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org or the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) www.naab.org

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

Birdsong Peanuts Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture or agribusiness. Resident of Alabama, Florida or Georgia required. Applicant or applicant’s family must be peanut producers.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Cheryl Dant Hennesy Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of study. Resident of Georgia, Kentucky or Tennessee required. Applicants must be female. Must complete financial analysis section of application and demonstrate financial need, as well as individual motivation.AWARD: Approximately three scholarships at $5,000. Freshman year is $1,250, and the scholarship may be renewable at $1,250 per year for three additional years if a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is maintained. Not guaranteed.

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