Brad Edwards Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


The Brad Edwards Scholarship Fund was created by the Joe and Pat Edwards Family in memory of their son, Brad, who attended Lamar County High School.  He died in an automobile accident while a freshman at Oxford College of Emory University in 1990.


To provide a college scholarship to a graduating senior of Lamar County High School in Barnesville, Georgia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior of Lamar County High School
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university
  • Plan to be enroll as a full time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following in order of priority:

  • Strong moral character and respect for others
  • Potential to succeed – indicators include participation in extracurricular school activities, community or religious organizations, and overcoming adversity
  • The student should be hard working, compassionate, and deserving and have shown school spirit and love of community
  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement

Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments

On the last page of the online application, you will select the Brad Edwards Scholarship Fund and upload the following attachments:

  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held and other relevant experiences.
  • Your most recent high school transcript.
  • A current, submitted FAFSA Student Aid Report that indicates the value of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the upper right hand corner.


Amount of Award:  $1,000 per year for up to 4 years

Number of Awards:  One new recipient is selected annually.

Renewal for Prior Recipients:  A prior recipient of this scholarship fund is eligible to renew the award each subsequent year of his/her undergraduate education career for up to four years. In order to renew, he/she must:

  • Complete the online renewal application by March 15th of each year.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript at the end of each fall and spring semester for which he/she receives the scholarship.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment, completing 12 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester he/she receives the scholarship.
  • Maintain the eligibility criteria as defined in the scholarship’s guidelines.

If a prior recipient does not maintain the eligibility criteria or faces unique circumstances that require him/her to take time off or take a reduced course load for a semester, the student should contact the Community Foundation to determine if he/she is eligible for continued funding.

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