2014-2015 Scholarships Scholarship opportunities are posted as the counseling department becomes aware of them. Please use this page as one of several resources for searching scholarships as many opportunities are available. If you have any questions regarding any of the scholarships listed below see Mrs.LeFevre or your counselor.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement. The 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman award application process is underway. Now through October 3, 2014, class of 2015 graduating seniors can apply at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.
To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average, participated in one of the 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrated active involvement in his or her community.
National Winners receive:
Recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in New York City
A Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy and Heisman Patch
The GMS is a $70,000 full-ride scholarship and it is only available at The University of North Georgia (UNG) Or Georgia Military College. It requires students to commission as a second lieutenant in the Georgia Army National Guard after finishing college. It pays 100% of college costs, including; room, meals, tuition, fees, uniforms and books. In addition to the scholarship benefits, students who are offered this scholarship will make about $40,000 in pay and benefits over their four years in college. After commissioning, Guard lieutenants start at about $7,500 per year for training one weekend per month and two weeks during the summer.
Students do not have to enlist in the Guard prior to applying for the scholarship. However, they must enlist prior to 1 August 2015.
****Update: 1/13/2015 We have 42 Georgia Military Scholarships (GMS) valued at $70,000 each available for your college-bound seniors. The February 1st application deadline is fast approaching. To date, we've received only 15 applications.
The scholarship pays for fours years of tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms at the University of North Georgia in the Corps of Cadets. Apply today!
Vernon E. Carne Scholarship
(Georgia United Credit Union)
Named for the founder of the Credit Union, the Vernon E. Carne scholarship focuses on a short essay of 250 words or less. This year’s topic is “Explain how the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ helps consumers during difficult economic times, while providing an alternative to large commercial banks”
In addition, students should complete a Georgia United scholarship form and include a copy of their high school transcript and a letter of acceptance from the college or technical school they will attend.
For an online application and program rules, visit the Georgia United Credit Union contact (770) 476-6409, to request for an application to be mailed.
Students (or their parents) must be members of Georgia United, and are encouraged to include information regarding financial need, scholastic standing, special achievements, and leadership.