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French Baron Cason and Thomas H. Cason Memorial Scholarship Fund

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




This scholarship was established by the will of Lucinda Cason Vitez in memory of her parents French Baron Cason and Thomas H. Cason.


To provide a college scholarship annually to a graduating senior at Upson-Lee High School who demonstrates great financial need as well as academic potential.


  • Applicant must be a graduating Senior at Upson-Lee High School in good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need and list other scholarships that he or she has applied for.
  • Applicant must enroll in the college/university in the fall semester following his/her high school graduation.
  • Scholarship winner will be announced at the Upson-Lee High School Senior Honor’s Night (April).
  • This Scholarship is renewable for up to four years, contingent upon the recipient maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and being enrolled full-time (12 hours).

If the student goes below a 3.0 and loses the Scholarship for that year, he or she may be awarded the scholarship the next school year by bringing up the GPA to a 3.0, with final approval to be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Application Requirements

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

  • Provide one reference who will provide a recommendation. This reference should be a teacher, counselor, or mentor who can describe the applicant's character, personality, and likelihood of success in college. 
  • 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. 
  • Family Financial Information - the applicant must submit one of 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. 
    • If you did not apply for FAFSA, please submit a copy of your parent/guardian's most recent IRS Form-1040.


Number: One per year
Amount: Varies, typically $1,000 + annually