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Charles H. Williamson Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 15th at 12:00pm (noon).

Background

Established as a Trust in 1925, the Charles H. Williamson Scholarship was created by Mrs. W. W. Williamson and Mrs. Walter A. Harris (the mother and sister of Charles H. Williamson).  The original Trust was to provide a scholarship for graduates of Lanier High School for Boys, where Mr. Williamson attended.  Graduates also were required to attend the University of Georgia, also Mr. Williamson’s alma mater.  In 1974 the Scholarship began awarding multiple four-year college scholarships to boys and girls, from what is now known as Central High School. 

Purpose

To provide four-year college scholarship(s) to graduates of Central High School in Macon, GA, attending the University of Georgia.

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Central High School who have been accepted to and plan on attending the University of Georgia.

Candidates must demonstrate a caring attitude, be of high moral character, and show characteristics of positive leadership and citizenship.

Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants must complete the online scholarship application.  On the last page, the applicant will select the Charles H. Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund and complete the following additional information:

  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held and other relevant experiences. 
  • Your most recent high school transcript - you must request this from your current school. 
  • Provide one reference who will provide a recommendation. This should come from your academic dean, advisor, counselor or teacher.
  • Family Financial Information - the applicant must submit the following:
    • A current, submitted FAFSA Student Aid Report that indicates the value of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the upper right hand corner. If this value is not shown, your application will be considered incomplete. 

Awards

Number of Awards:  2
Amount of Award:  Will provide a four-year scholarship, approximately $3,000 per year.  Grade reports will determine continued funding from year to year.