Marjorie Williams Sawyer Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


This scholarship fund was created in memory of Marjorie Williams Sawyer by her late son, Gene.  Gene had Muscular Dystrophy, and he attended Mercer University.  He became a CPA, lived frugally, and was a savvy investor. He and his mother were both devoted members of Tattnall Square Baptist Church.


The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who have financial need with studies on the college level, including business school, trade school, medical school, seminary of general college studies.  Preference will be given to applicants who have a physical handicap.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated financial need.
  • Have maintained a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in high school or college.
  • Must have attended high school and/or college in Bibb County, Georgia

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following:

  • Preference will be given to students with a physical handicap.
  • Financial Need

Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments

On the last page of the application, you will select the Marjorie Williams Sawyer Scholarship Fund and complete the following additional information:

  • Do you have a physical handicap? If yes, please describe your handicap and how your physical handicap has affected your educational pursuit or goals.


Amount of Award:  Amount varies; renewable for up to five years in college.

Number of Awards:  At least one 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 five years. In order to renew, he/she must:

  • Complete the online renewal application in CFCG’s Web Portal 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 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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