Hancock Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


The Hancock Family realizes that the Middle Georgia community will thrive and grow if more of the talented students in future generations decide to continue their education and build their careers in this community. This scholarship fund is designed to encourage these students to take advantage of the exceptional institutions of higher education in the Middle Georgia to further their education and to, hopefully, decide to remain in the Middle Georgia area as they begin their careers.


The purpose of the fund is to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors from a home-school, public or charter high school in Bibb County who will attend a public or private university, college, or accredited technical college in Middle Georgia. Eligible schools currently include Central Georgia Technical College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Military College, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be graduates of home school, public or charter high school in Bibb County.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average in high school and must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average in college to remain eligible.
  • Applicants must initially be completing an undergraduate degree. However, current recipients of the Hancock Scholarship who wish to pursue an advanced degree at one of the local designated colleges are eligible to apply for funds for their advanced studies.
  • Applicants must submit a transcript at the end of each semester for which they received scholarship funding.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following:

  • Must be a graduating from a Bibb County home school, public or charter high school.
  • Financial need
  • Academic Merit
  • Preference will be given to the applicant that has successfully completed advance courses in high school.

Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments

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

  • A short answer response indicating what motivated you to select the local college/university that you plan to attend.
  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held and other relevant experiences.
  • Your most recent high school or college transcript. You must request this from your current school.
  • 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.


Amount of Award:      Varies

Number of Awards:     At least one new recipient selected annually, four total recipients per year.

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, and to be eligible for future funding for advanced studies. In order to renew during his/her undergraduate degree, 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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