GPC Newton students eligible for scholarships
From a scholarship for community service to scholarships for education majors to a healthcare scholarship specifically for Walton County residents, students enrolled at the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus can find ways to help fund their education — but first, they have to apply.
The following are a few of the scholarships available for students exclusively enrolled on the GPC Newton Campus:
Criteria: Current GPC students enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) on the Newton Campus.
-Essay (250 words minimum) describing your community
-and volunteer service.
-Two letters of recommendation: One from a GPC faculty member or high school teacher and one from a community leader. The letters must be signed by the recommenders.
-Have a 2.5 or higher GPA Scholarship Amount: $500 for tuition, fees, books, and educational expenses.
JUNIUS AND SARAH GARRISON SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria: Current GPC students enrolled at the Newton campus majoring in Education with plans to teach Mathematics in high school or college.
-Unofficial academic transcript
-Essay (100 words or less) describing why you have chosen the field of education. A letter of recommendation from a GPC faculty member. The letter must be signed by the recommender.
-Have a 2.8 or higher GPA Scholarship Amount: $250 for tuition, fees, and books.
JEWEL V. HIATT AND SAMUEL ABNER HIATT SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria: Students on the Newton Campus who have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at GPC and have declared Education as a major and are currently providing service to the community.
-Scholarship Application -Unofficial academic transcript
-A letter of recommendation from a GPC faculty member or a non-related mentor, employer, minister or community leader. The letter must be signed by the recommender.
-Have a 3.0 or higher GPA Scholarship Amount: $750 for tuition, fees, books and educational expenses.
DAWN MALTAIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria: Female students enrolled on the Newton Campus who have completed at least 10 credit hours at GPC and are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) during the Fall 2014 semester.
-Unofficial academic transcript
-2 letters of recommendation (one from a GPC faculty member and one from a non-related professional or supporter). The letters must be signed by the recommenders.
-Have a 2.5 or higher GPA Scholarship Amount: $500 for tuition, fees, books and living expenses.
WALTON COUNTY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION ASSISTANCE FUND
Criteria: Current GPC students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Health Careers, Nursing, or Dental Hygiene who permanently reside in Walton County, Georgia.
Application (please use the Walton County Health Care Foundation Application available on our website) and submit all documentation required by the application.
No minimum GPA Scholarship Amount: maximum of $1,500 per academic year for tuition, fees, books and educational expenses.
Deadline for all applications is Wednesday, Oct. 1, and must be faxed, mailed or hand-delivered (no emails.) to: GPC Foundation, Attn: Scholarships 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Georgia 30034 678-891-2858 (Fax) Decatur Campus, SA Building, Room 2810
If you are selected, you award will be given for the spring 2015 semester.
For more information, and for scholarship forms, go to http://depts.gpc.edu/Foundation/scholarships.htm