Education Together Fund

Deadline: March 15th

Background

Education Together is a collaboration among an array of community partners to provide needs-based educational scholarships to high school seniors in Middle Georgia, these renewable annual awards defray the cost of higher education.

Purpose

To provide first-generation college scholarships to students pursuing a master’s degree.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a graduate from a public or private high school, or a homeschooled in Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach or Twiggs County.
  • Must be accepted to, and planning to enroll at an accredited college or university pursing a master’s degree.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Plan to enroll full-time or work part-time while attending school part-time.
  • Applicant must not hold or have earned (or honorary) a graduate or professional degree.

Selection Criteria

Recipients will be selected based on the following:

  • Preference is given to students with the greatest demonstrated financial need.
  • Preference is given to first generation college students. A first-generation college student is defined as a student with neither parent having received a four-year college degree.
  • Positive record in academics, community service, service to others or work experience.

Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments

On the last page, you will select the Education Together Scholarship Fund and complete the following additional information:

  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held, work, and other relevant experiences.
  • Your most recent high school transcript.
  • 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

Amount of Award: $2,000 each ($500 per year for up to four years).

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 scholar@cfcga.org 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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