The North Georgia Community Foundation has opened the application period for scholarships.
The deadline for area high school seniors and non-traditional students to apply is March 15, 2018.
Most of the available scholarships are for high school seniors graduating in 2018. Each scholarship fund is established by an individual donor or association and has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria.
“North Georgia Community Foundation is proud to work with donors to fulfill their philanthropic desires,” said Michelle Prater, president and CEO of NGCF. “We are delighted to watch these scholarship funds continue to grow and new funds come to fruition so that students in our area can have these opportunities to help further their education.
In addition to the established scholarship opportunities that have been offered in the past, the Foundation has new scholarship opportunities as well, including The Sheepdog Connection Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of local Ryan FitzGerald.
According to a news release from the North Georgia Community Foundation, FitzGerald was called a ‘sheepdog’ because he had an attitude of service above self. To honor his legacy, this scholarship is offered to a high school senior from Lambert High School who demonstrates the passion and desire to be impactful to those he or she meets.
For more information, visit www.ngcf.org/scholarships.