How to Apply for SWGTC Scholarships
The deadline for these scholarships is July 24, 2014.
Merit Based scholarships are evaluated based on grades (transcripts), letter(s) of recommendation, and essays. Merit based scholarships are awarded based on availability. Applications for these scholarships are accepted the semester before they are awarded. You may apply only for those scholarships listed above that are currently accepting applications.
Review the General Scholarship Guidelines. These guidelines serve to offer further explanation to some of the criteria in SWGTC Foundation scholarship policies.
Download and complete the SWGTC Foundation Scholarship Application. Please turn in a different application for each scholarship for which you wish to be considered.
Attach all supporting documentation found in each scholarship’s policies and procedures (such as essays, letter of recommendations, transcript, etc.) with the application and turn it into the Office of Institutional Advancement by the posted deadline. Incomplete scholarship applications will NOT be reviewed! The Office of Institutional Advancement is not responsible for notifying students of incomplete applications. Therefore, incomplete applications will simply be sent a denial letter in reference to the scholarship applied for.
Be sure you have completed a FAFSA. Completion of a FAFSA is required for all SWGTC Foundation applications. For assistance, please see the Office of Financial Aid.
If you have any questions about scholarships or the application process, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 229-227-2415 or the Office of Financial Aid at 229-225-5036.
The following scholarship is offered by the Thomasville Kiwanis Club and is being advertised by the SWGTC Foundation as a courtesy to students. Applications are available in the Office of Institutional Advancement, from the College Counselor in Student Affairs, or from a member of the Thomasville Kiwanis Club. These applications are reviewed by the Kiwanis Club and decisions are made by the Kiwanis Club. Applicants and Scholarship Recipients are notified by the Thomasville Kiwanis Club.
- Must NOT be receipient of any financial or scholarship aid.
Click on the links below to view each scholarship’s policies and application procedures:
Camilla Rotary Club Scholarship
Student Enabling Program (Emergency Assistance)
The Student Enabling Program is a need-based program designed to help students with unexpected expenses that may prevent them from continuing their education. This program is open to all students who have completed at least 50% of their program of study. Students may only receive assistance ONCE. This assistance will not be available during the first and last weeks of the semester applied in.
To apply for the Student Enabling Program, complete an application form, information sheet, and include all supporting documentation listed in the policies and procedures. Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement.
High School Scholarships
The SWGTC Foundation offers high school seniors the opportunity to apply for a scholarship before graduation. A scholarship is awarded to students from each high school in Thomas, Grady, and Mitchell Counties. Applications for the High School scholarship can be picked up at your high school counselor’s office or SWGTC. Scholarship recipients are awarded a $500 scholarship upon enrolling at SWGTC. Awards are announced before high school graduation.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Bright from the Start (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning) Scholarship Program
BFTS provides financial help through its “SCHOLARSHIPS” program. “SCHOLARSHIPS” is for childcare staff and family daycare home providers who work in licensed centers or registered homes. An individual preparing for work that is interested in working in a childcare program, but not yet employed, does not qualify for this financial assistance. “SCHOLARSHIPS” considers wages, position, hours of employment, length of employment, and work setting in determining eligibility for this financial assistance. SCHOLARSHIPS pays, directly to the institution, 80% of fees not covered by HOPE or PELL if enrolled in a public two- or four-year institution in an early childhood care and education program of study. It does not cover course work offered through Continuing Education—only academic, credit-bearing course work is covered. At private institutions, SCHOLARSHIPS awards up to $1800 per semester after HOPE and PELL have been applied.
Many teachers may not need tuition assistance but SCHOLARSHIPS also provides a cash stipend of $200, directly to the teacher each semester or $150 each quarter that he/she is enrolled in an eligible program. The student receives the stipend regardless of their financial aid status. Finally, there is a one-time CDA (a national credential) assessment fee scholarship available through this program. For all your questions regarding “SCHOLARSHIPS” please call Care Solutions directly at 1-800-227-3410 to talk with their trained staff or go to http://www.caresolutions.com/content/page.cfm/183/ .
Georgia Association for Nursing Education (GANE) Call for Scholarship Application
*This is not a SWGTC Foundation scholarship please submit application to the address below.
The Georgia Association for Nursing Education (GANE)offers three nursing scholarships for students enrolled in Georgia’s nursing programs. These include:
LUCY WILLARD Scholarship which is given to an Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Student
SARAH HELEN KILLGORE Scholarship which is given to an Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Student
SPILLMAN-BISCHOFF Scholarship which is given to a Graduate Nursing Student
The amounts of the scholarships depend on the interest earned on the scholarship accounts for the previous year. The amount is never less than $500. The scholarship is for a one time award.
The Georgia Association for Nursing Education collaborates with the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) and the Georgia Nurses Foundation (GNF) in the scholarship awards. The Nurses Foundation coordinates the call for scholarship applications and plans a scholarship committee meeting between the 3 involved entities. One representative from GANE, GNA and GNF attend the scholarship committee meetings, score the applications and determines who will receive the 5 designated scholarships (3 of which belong to GANE). Once the scholarship recipients are determined, the information is provided to the Board of Directors for GANE. The board determines the amount of each scholarship based on the earned income for the previous year. The president then sends out a congratulatory letter to the recipient along with a check for the scholarship amount. The scholarship recipients are invited to the annual GANE meeting that occurs in February each year. The recipients are announced at the meeting, and if present, are invited to say a few words to those attending the meeting. While the GANE web site maintains the scholarship criteria and the application, potential recipients should go the Georgia Nurses Foundation web site (since they coordinate the committee) for the latest information regarding application due dates and other required information to send in along with the application.
Should an applicant have questions they can contact either the Georgia Nurses Foundation or email any of the Board of Directors for GANE (board list on GANE web site).
GANE Scholarship Committee
Attn: Gwen Renee Baca
Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Bldg. 900, Rm. 3.213
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Office Phone: 678-226-6269
The Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements: In order to qualify for a scholarship provided from The Manufacturers Education Foundation, a student must:
- Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Georgia;
- Enrolled in one of the Technical College and have been accepted in one of the following program areas or area that transitions the applicant to the field of manufacturing: Automated Manufacturing Technology, Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, and Mechatronics or others related to manufacturing;
- Have a GPA of 2.5 and have earned at least 15 hours in desired program area;
- Currently employed in manufacturing or a desire to enter the field of manufacturing once applicant has graduated;
- Demonstrate financial need with copy of previous year’s income tax return; and;
- Demonstrate in a letter (500 words or less) how this scholarship will benefit the applicant and his/her future educational plans.
Application cannot be processed unless all required documentation is attached to application at the time of submittal.
Selection: The Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee shall select and shall notify the scholarship recipient. The Donor will be notified after the selection process is completed regarding the name of the recipient.
Termination: If the recipient fails to enroll, withdraws from the college or does not maintain eligibility requirements, the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation will select another student if time permits; otherwise, funds will be held in the Donor’s account to be carried over to the next semester.
Award: Two scholarships of $1,250 each are to be awarded each semester. Funds are to be used for tuition, books, or program supplies. Before funds will be disbursed, the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Office must receive a note of thanks from the recipient to the donor(s) to be mailed by the Foundation Office.
Deadline: June 16th for Fall Semester
October 15th for Spring Semester
Application as described in criteria must be submitted to:
Technical College System of Georgia Foundation
Attention: Lauren Pugh
1800 Century Place
Atlanta, GA 30345
More information about scholarships, awards, and the annual conference may be found on the GANE website at http://georgiaassociationfornursingeducation.com