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Joe Dumphy memorial scholarship now taking applications
Joe Dumphy
Joe Dumphy, who went to North Forsyth High School, was killed in a car accident in 2015. - photo by For the FCN

The application deadline for the fifth annual Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship is rapidly approaching. The last day applicants can submit their application is March 17.

Joe Dumphy was a freshman at North Forsyth High School when he died in July 2015 after sustaining injuries in a car wreck as he left Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville. A memorial scholarship was established in his honor by his family to financially assist junior golfers as they chase the college dream that Dumphy was not able to pursue.

The memorial fund provided $45,000 in the past four years. In 2019, in what would have been Dumphy’s senior year of high school, the memorial fund provided $17,000 to local athletes.

At minimum, the scholarship board will award a $5,000 college scholarship to one local college bound high school senior in Dawson or Forsyth County and additional scholarships to other deserving high school seniors in any county in Georgia.

Eligible candidates are male or female high school seniors residing in any Georgia county that currently attend a private or public school or are home schooled. They must also emulate Joe Dumphy’s character and approach to life.

According to the scholarship application, ideal candidates “excel academically; participate in activities that support their community; pursues extracurricular interests – with an emphasis on golf – and have demonstrated leadership and solid, faith-based moral character.” Candidates do not have to be on a golf team to apply.

The application is available now at

See original story from Dawson County News staff writer Jessica Taylor here.