Local Scholarships

Local Scholarships

Students and Parents need to check this list regularly for updates. Many scholarships update early in spring semester.
This list has scholarships from last year along with this year and the list will be updated as this years scholarships become available.  
All WGHS college-bound seniors need to complete the common scholarship application and recommendations. Turn into your counselor prior to 12-15-17. This list is for information purposes only, please check deadlines regularly. Each scholarship sets rules and deadlines so parents and students will need to contact the scholarship provider with concerns. 
Deadlines Coming Soon! 
 Deadline  March 31, 2018
 My law firm, Litner + Deganian, will give a $2,500 scholarship to one student who creates the best infographic about the dangers of distracted driving.


SeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship              


Essay required, Deadline December 31, 2017
Zombie Apocalyse Scholarship


Essay required, Deadline October 31, 2017
10 Things You Love About You Scholarship


Essay required, Deadline December 31, 2017
Student Scholarships.org   Click HERE to see entire list
Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship


Application required, Deadline May 31, 2018
Mercer Engineering Scholarship Challenge   Event on Saturday, November 11, 2017


Eligible Students
G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program   http://www.finaid.gatech.edu/tech-promise, Late applications NOT accepted, Promise Scholar Video
Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Hispanic seniors with 3.0 GPA's who will be 1st generation college  students

NFIB Young Entrepreneur 


Seniors who own/opperate their own business

Monroe Junior Women's Club Art Scholarship


High School Seniors, Mr. Pruett for application 


High School Seniors w/ 3.0 GPA or higher who demonstrate leadership qualities and financial need

Quest Bridge

Full Tuition

Top 10%, low family income, possibly first generation college

Gates Millennium Scholarship 

Varies, based on need

Senior member of a minority group; 3.3 or higher GPA; Pell Grant Eligible 

Georgia EMC Walter Harrison Scholarship


High School seniors who will be attending a Georgia college or technical college in the fall AND whose parents or guardians are served by Walton EMC.  (Turn into your counselor)

National Beta


Beta Club members

National Honor Society Scholarship


Senior NHS members, See Dr. Roth for details 

Columbus State University Servant Leadership Scholarship


3.0 GPA, strong in leadership, service, and academics

Walton EMC Trust Scholarship


High School Seniors served by Walton EMC; community service experience

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Educator Grant


Senior females planning to major in education, Must be nominated- Complete common scholarship application to be considered

UGA Goizueta Scholarships

$3,000 to $7,500 per year

High school seniors accepted to UGA who are fluent in Spanish
Athens Tech High School Merit Scholarship $1,000  3.0 GPA, Planning to attend Athens Tech
Davis Briscoe Scholarship- Pilot Club of Monroe $1,000 Graduating seniors with a GPA of 90 or above (see your counselor- turn in applications and all materials to counselor)
Julian Emerson Brown Conservation Scholarship $1,000 Seniors planning to major in a field related to soil and water conservation
Christian Learning Center Scholarship $2,000 Seniors; taken 1 or more CLC courses, Contact CLC for application and more information
Jerald Forrester History Scholarship $1,000 Seniors with B+ average, A average in History, Must be nominated- Complete the Common Scholarship application to be considered
Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship $1,000 High School Seniors planning to attend a Georgia university, college, or technical college for at least 2 years
Walton Retired Educators Scholarship Varies
C+ average or better, essay required-
Felton Locklin, 1580 Peters Cemetaery Rd. Monroe, Ga 30655
Rotary Club Scholarship $1,500 Seniors (Application emailed to all seniors or contact your counselor)
AJC Cup Award   Senior; excels as a leader in school and community. Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Hattie Rogers Chick Scholarship $1,000 Seniors majoring in Education, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Patrick Kelly Preston MAHS Memorial Scholarship $5,000 B+ Student; Pursuing Career in Science; demonstrates good citizenship, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Varies, based on need High School seniors who lost a parent in active duty after September 11, 2001
Kid's Chance of Georgia Scholarship Varies Students age 16-25 whose parent was catastrophically or fatally injured in a work-related accident
Central Walton Football Scholarship $1,500 Senior who played or cheered for the Monroe Packers, see your Counselor for essay questions
McDonald's Ray Kroc Award Varies Seniors, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Monroe Junior Women's Club Scholarship Varies Female seniors with a 90 GPA or above, See Mrs. Tricia Brown (215 Green hall) for application
Monroe Little Learners Scholarship $250 Seniors who've completed ECE Pathway, pursuing degree in education, See Mrs. Stephens (808B, silver hall) for application
Monroe Junior Service League Scholarship
$500 Senior female with GPA of 85 or higher, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Carver Class of 1964 Senior Scholarship   Seniors; 2.5 GPA; accepted to college, essay to CHS.1964.GA@gmail.com
Suntrust Off to College Sweepstakes $500 High School Seniors, see website for more information
BigSun Athletic Scholarship $500 Senior Athletes
Sussle Scholarship $500 High School seniors,  ***The Sussle Scholarship is currently on hiatus while they look for corporate sponsors. Please check back next month.
G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship Varies, based on need High School Seniors accepted to GA Tech, family income less than $33,000, No additional application required, must complete FAFSA early and GA Tech APP
Radford Scholarship $500 High School Seniors with community service, financial need and leadership, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship applicationto be considered
JT Byrd Walton County Foundation Scholarship $1,500 Senior; top 10% of class, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Kennis Giles Memorial Scholarship $300 Planning to major in education or medical field, Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Peachstate Federal Credit Union Student Scholarship Varies Seniors who plan to become a teacher
StudentScholarships.org Varies    Multiple, please check StudentScholarships.org for more information
Georgia Tech Bryan Memorial Scholarship, Chi Psi $1,000 Male only, Georgia Tech only, email jbrettallen@gmail.com; Send application to Chi Psi Bryan Scholarship, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 307-113, Duluth, Ga 30097
Ralph and Rosalyn Pleatman Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Seniors, gpa 70 min, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Back a Winner Foundation $2,500 3.0 gpa, no quitters, Must be nominated- Complete the common scholarship application to be considered
Silver Smiles Scholarship $1,000 academic, community service & extra-curricular
AES Engineering $500 Seniors, Essay required, Deadline October 6, 2017
Discover student loan scholarship $2,500 Long list of scholarships
Unigo Scholarships    Varies Multiple, see website for more information
SMART $25,000 stipend 3.0 gpa, Science & Math interest
Army ROTC Varies Military
Clayton State U. Presidentilal Scholars $3,000 a year 3.5 gpa, 1100 SAT, 24 ACT
2017 MARC Scholarship $1,500 3.0 gpa, relocated over 50 miles during high school
Delta Sigma Theta, Covington chapter
Varies 2.5 gpa, application and essay
Millard & Mixon- Annual Teen Safety Scholarship $2,000, $1,000 and $500 Essay on distracted driving, see website for details.
BBB Integrity Varies For information on our 2018 scholarship program, please contact Natiscia Washington at nwashington@atlanta.bbb.org 
Horatio Alger Scholarships Varies - based on need see website for more details
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Varies Seniors, see website for more information, Deadline October 31, 2017
Burger King Scholar Program Varies GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Varies Visit website for more information
Ira Martin Youth Scholarship Program Varies Aspiring Musicians- Check website for updated information- Awaiting Deadline for 2017/18
4-H Scholarships Varies List of scholarships available on website
Asa Tuten Memorial- GFSA Essay Contest Varies Check website for updated information- Awaiting Deadline for 2017/18
David Skinner/GA Development Authority Scholarship $1,500  Senior, GA resident, pursuing a degree directly related to agriculture.
Spillars Law Firm Scholarship $1,000 Please follow link to apply.
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