Middle Georgia Higher Education Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


Middle Georgia Higher Education Scholarship Fund is a collaboration among an array of community partners to provide educational scholarships to graduate students in Middle Georgia, these renewable annual awards defray the cost of higher education.


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 pursuing a master’s degree.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Must 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.


Amount of Award: $1700 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 graduate education career for up to two years. In order to renew, he/she must:

  • Complete the Scholarship Renewal Request form by December 21st of each.
  • Submit Grade Reports at the end of each Fall and Spring semester for which 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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