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GNTC Foundation Scholarships

Summer 2022 Scholarship Applications

  • Enrollment Date Begins: March 7, 2022
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

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  2. Please use your GNTC email address as this is the easiest way to contact you regarding your scholarship application.
  3. Make sure you know your most recent cumulative GPA - you will be asked to provide this on your application.
  4. You will need at least one (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, etc.  Recommendation Letters are requested/sent via email through AwardSpring Online during the application process. Your application is not complete without a letter of recommendation.
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Award Spring

Visit AwardSpring and create an account using your student email address. You will be emailed a link to confirm your registration. Please record your password for future use, as you will use this same account and password to apply each semester.

Based on your GPA, program of study, and other factors specific to your account, you will automatically be matched with scholarships for which you qualify.

GNTC Foundation Scholarships

  • B.J. Pharr Scholarship – Established to reward academic excellence and provide financial assistance for full-time students working toward the completion of a degree in the Respiratory Care Program on the Floyd Campus.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall, Spring, and Spring Term Awards
  • Charles and Donna Estes Scholarship – Recognizes Health Information Management (HIM) degree students in their last semester of the program.  This scholarship honors and continues the legacy of the late Charles Estes, a GNTC faculty member who was passionate about ensuring the success of students.  Faculty Member Donna Estes shares her late husband’s passion and established this scholarship to provide opportunities for students in need.
    • Award Amount: $350 for the purchase of the current Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam Preparation textbook bundled with the exam; Awards per semester: Varies
  • David Adam Scholarship – Established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam, 1971-1988, a student at Cedartown High School. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to Cedartown High School (CHS) graduates to attend GNTC. The scholarship will cover four semesters of education, to be completed within two years. Cedartown High School seniors are eligible and should complete an application with the guidance counselor's office at Cedartown High School.
    • Awards: Annually
  • David Warren Memorial Scholarship – Open to students working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate in the Horticulture program. This scholarship was established in honor of David Warren, former director of the Horticulture program.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall, and Spring Term Awards
  • Diesel Equipment Technology Scholarship – Rewards academic excellence and provides financial incentives for students working toward the completion of a certificate, diploma, or degree in the diesel equipment service and repair profession on the Whitfield Murray Campus.  Applicants may be enrolled full or part-time.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall, Spring, and Summer Term Awards
  • First-Generation Scholarship – Open to first-generation students working toward a diploma, degree, or certificate. Applicants must be a First-Generation student (defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed college). This means that you are the first in your family to attend college to attain a certificate, diploma, or degree.
    • Award Amount: $1000, Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • Floyd County Master Gardeners Scholarship - Open to students working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate in the Horticulture program.
    • Award Amount: $500;  Spring Term Awards
  • Gene Haas Scholarship – Rewards academic excellence and provides financial incentives for students working toward the completion of a certificate, diploma, or degree in the Precision Machining and Manufacturing Degree Program on the Whitfield Murray Campus and the Floyd County Campus.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall, Spring, and Summer Term Awards
  • GNTC Scholarship – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarship is for outstanding students with financial needs who are enrolled in any program of study leading to a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall, Spring, and Summer Term Awards
  • Greg Glover Memorial Scholarship -Open to students working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate in the Aviation program. This scholarship was established in honor of Greg Glover, a former Aviation instructor.
    • Award Amount: $500; Spring Term Awards
  • Instrumentation and Controls Academy Scholarship – Provides a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of an Instrumentation and Controls Technician (IA13) Associate of Applied Science Degree.
    • Award Amount: $350; Spring Term Awards 
  • Judy Hodge Memorial Scholarship – Established by Beta Sigma Phi in honor of Judy Hodge. Ms. Hodge was a faculty member in GNTC’s Business Technology Program for over 45 years. Open to Business Technology Associate degree students at the Walker County Campus.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall Term Awards 
  • Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship - Created by the family of Vernon & Gaynelle Grizzard to provide educational assistance to the children and grandchildren of Southeastern Mills or Grain Craft employees. The scholarship amount will vary from year to year based on the number of eligible applicants. 
    • Award Amount: Varies; Awards Per Semester: Varies
  • Manufacturers Education Foundation – Provides scholarships to students pursuing careers to become a part of the next generation of Georgia's manufacturing workforce. Must be enrolled in one of the following areas of study: Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Electronics and Telecommunications, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance, Welding and Joining Technology, Diesel Technology, Supply Chain & Logistics, Flooring Production
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • Patrick D. Doyle Law Enforcement Scholarship – To reward academic excellence and provide a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of a Basic Law Enforcement certification and a degree in Criminal Justice. This scholarship was established to honor the late Patrick Daniel Doyle who was dedicated to law enforcement and always believed in the power and need for education.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • The Public Safety Scholarship – Established to support students in need who are enrolled in public safety programs (law enforcement, criminal justice, EMS programs, paramedicine, and related "first responder" programs).
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • Rabbit Valley Farmers Market Scholarship – Established to provide a financial incentive to incoming high school students and first-year GNTC students working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate. Applicant must be planning a career related to farming, gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture.
    • Award Amount: $500;  Fall Term Awards
  • Rome Home Builders Association Scholarship – To reward academic excellence and provide a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate in Construction-related programs on the Floyd, Gordon, and Polk County Campuses.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • Judge Dan Peace Winn Scholarship Established by the family of Judge Dan Peace Winn. Open to Polk County residents, or those with a connection to Polk County, who are working toward the completion of a diploma, degree, or certificate.
    • Award Amount: $1,000; Fall Term Awards
  • Wayne Ledford Craftsman Scholarship – This scholarship honors Wayne Ledford, a woodworker, and craftsman who resides in Murray County, Georgia. Ledford is a creator of furniture, including swings, rocking chairs, and rocking horses for children. Wayne's Woodworks can be found at many Northwest Georgia festivals and craft shows. Established by Octavio Perez, in honor of Ledford, this scholarship will provide financial incentives for students enrolled in construction-related programs.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards

Additional Scholarships

  • The Governor Nathan Deal Technical Education Scholarship - Established by the Carpet and Rug Institute to reward academic excellence and provide financial incentives for Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Whitfield County Campus (WMC) students working toward the completion of a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in an industrial technologies program.  The WMC industrial program groups include Automation Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Flooring Production, Industrial Systems Technology, Precision Machining and Manufacturing, Welding and Joining Technology. The Governor Nathan Deal Technical Education Scholarship provides up to $2,500 annually in scholarships to its recipients.  Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current GNTC student or a high school (or home school) senior residing in Whitfield, Murray, or Gordon County, in Georgia. Applicants who are currently enrolled at GNTC must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.  Applicants who are not currently enrolled at GNTC must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must enroll as a student in an industrial technologies program of study at the Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Whitfield County, Georgia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens of the United States. 
  • Hallie Bagley Scholarship was created to help students lift a little bit of financial stress off of their shoulders.  Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply for this $1,000 scholarship award.  Submit a short essay of no more than 500 words.  Visit the Hallie Bagley Scholarship website for details.
  • Sam and Mae Byrd and Jake Puryear Scholarship - The Jake Puryear Detachment 1020, Marine Corps League is in its fifth year of awarding a college scholarship program available to high school seniors or current college enrollees. Applicants for the $1,000 scholarship must be a spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, or nephew, by blood or marriage, of a current or former Marine, FMF Corpsman, or FMF Chaplain. The application deadline is March 15, 2021.
  • Chairish Scholarship is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Open to high school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students enrolled (or planning to enroll) at a 2- or 4-year college/university, studying any major.  Visit the Chairish website for details.
  • ChaTech Scholarship - The Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) connects the local technology community to help drive economic growth for all. One aspect of our mission is to invest in the region’s technology workforce through events, programs, and scholarships. ChaTech is delighted to continue to offer scholarships to students majoring in computer science and information technology in 2020! The purpose of this program is to incentivize students to major in these important subjects—and to start careers here, in the greater Chattanooga area.  This year we’re expanding eligibility beyond the eleven 2-year and 4-year schools that have been included in the past to include (1) IT professionals taking online graduate programs and (2) students interested in boot camp training.    The timeframe for ChaTech Scholars is entirely different in 2020.   Visit the ChaTech Scholarship website for details. 
  • EGIA Foundation (Electric & Gas Industries Association) is also offering HVACR scholarships. Up to 20 eligible students will be awarded scholarships to pursue an HVACR degree, certificate, and diploma at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or approved technical institute. Starting in October 2020, the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program will begin accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic cycle, during which it will again distribute up to twenty awards of $2,500 apiece. To apply, learn more about the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, and to see this year’s complete list of winners, visit Always in Demand.
  • Little Bundle Super Dad Scholarships  – We know that single dads have a lot on their plate -- from raising a family to pursuing education and a career, all while defying expectations and forging their own path. The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship will be awarded to one winner every 6 months. Awards are $2,000 for college students and $1,000 for high school students. Visit Little Bundle Super Dad Scholarships for details.
  • NORDSON Builds Scholarship – Technical college students are of high interest to NORDSON and are encouraged to apply.  Programs of Study:  Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Software) Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, and engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in industry. 
  • Rees Scholarship  – The Rees Scholarship Foundation offers multiple scholarship programs to support the HVACR industry. Application Deadlines: Fall Semester Applications - October 1, Spring Semester Applications - June 1.   Visit the Rees Scholarship website for details.
  • Sam Haskell Scholarship – Sam Haskell believes that with hard work and dedication, dreams do come true. He also believes that one must stay true to themselves. To enter this scholarship, please share in 500 words or less:   What early life experience has most contributed to who you are today, and how will that help you succeed in higher education?  Visit the Sam Haskell Scholarship website for details.
  • Surfshark’s Privacy and Security Scholarship – Write the best essay on online security and privacy and you stand a chance of winning $2,000 – or a year’s access to the internet’s best VPN service.  Essays must be submitted by email to Surfshark.  Only one submission is allowed per student. Multiple entries will be disregarded. Employees of Surfshark and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. 6. All submitted entries become the property of Surfshark. Your submission will be featured on a series of high-profile websites and communication platforms. It’s an outstanding way to showcase your work!  On top of that, it would be an impressive addition to the résumé of anyone looking to work in journalism, computer science, law, or a host of other industries. Visit the Surfshark website for details.
  • Lawyers of Distinction Wellness Scholarship – The Lawyers of Distinction Wellness Scholarship was established to provide financial support to one outstanding student while also helping to bring attention to the importance of workplace wellness.  We believe in the importance of wellness initiatives that support, encourage, and expand the healthy behaviors of students and student-workers, around both physical and mental wellness. Visit the Lawyers of Distinction website for details.
  • Women in HVACR – the aforementioned organization with a myriad of networking, education, and other benefits for women working in HVAC – offers multiple annual $2,000 scholarships. Two types of scholarships are available: one is provided for those applying to a technical or trade school, while the other must be applied toward a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year school.  Visit the Women in HVACR website for details.
  • ASHRAE – Multiple Scholarships. Through its scholarships, ASHRAE seeks to motivate students and prospective students worldwide to pursue an engineering or technology career in the HVAC&R field, part of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industry. The Society’s Scholarship Program also serves the public interest by aiding in the education of men and women to become qualified to practice as engineers in HVAC&R. Over the course of 30 years, ASHRAE has awarded over $2.25 million to 400+ deserving students.  Visit the ASHRAE website for details.
  • The Watchbox Scholarship – Calling all watch-loving college students across the United States! WatchBox wants to support watch enthusiasts and collectors pursuing their college educations. One student will be chosen based on their essay submission and meeting all scholarship requirements.  Visit their website for details.
  • GradSchoolHub Scholarship – Our team at GradSchoolHub recently compiled an updated list of scholarships currently available for students pursuing their education online.  Our resource also includes advice on how to earn a scholarship for graduate school and clearly defines 3 types of scholarships to help readers easily navigate which funding option may best fit their needs.  Visit their website for details.
  • Scholarships For Veterans – Veterans looking to continue their education and further their careers have many options for scholarships and financial aid.  Visit their website for more information.
  • My Slumber Yard Scholarship – A Scholarship… On A Mattress Site?  You probably know My Slumber Yard from our mattress reviews and expert sleep advice. But we’re not just a mattress site. We want to empower our readers to make the best decisions for their sleeping habits at every stage of their life. What you may not have known about My Slumber Yard is our commitment to helping students achieve their professional goals.  Our annual scholarship program allows us to assist driven students to better themselves by earning a degree. The reality is that college is expensive and the costs continue to rise. Expensive to the point that people weigh the benefits of getting the degree against the amount of debt it will take. We want to help get people a little closer to their goal, whatever it may be.  Visit their website for details.
  • The Career & Technical Scholarship – The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Horatio Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II, and Dennis Washington. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. 500 scholarships at up to $2,500 each. Visit Career & Technical Scholarship Program website for more details.
  • The Future Lawyers of Georgia Scholarship – The Future Lawyers of Georgia Scholarship was created by Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for Georgians who are current law students or who have received and accepted an offer to attend an accredited law school. Eligible students may now apply for the scholarship by completing the form on this page. A scholarship committee appointed by the firm will decide the winner, who will be awarded $2,500 to further their education in law. Visit The Future Lawyers of Georgia Scholarships website for more details.
  • Shirley Miller Scholarship – The Shirley Miller Scholarship awards qualified HOPE Scholarship recipients an annual supplement that pays the difference between their current HOPE award and the cost of tuition. The scholarship is named in honor of former First Lady Shirley Miller in recognition of her lifelong contributions to education.  The mission of this scholarship fund is to restore Zell Miller’s vision of providing full tuition to every qualified HOPE Scholarship recipient enrolled in a University System of Georgia (USG) or a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution. The Shirley Miller Scholarship awards qualified full-time, HOPE Scholarship recipients (not Zell Miller recipients).  Visit the website for more information.
  • Paying for the Pursuit of Your Dream: Financial Aid for Social Work Students is a resource to support students interested in pursuing a service degree, such as social work or psychology, and provides a brief overview of different types of available scholarships, grants, and financial aid.
  • Max Gorin Scholarship – Founded in 2021, the Max Gorin Scholarship was designed to award one lucky applicant $1,000 for their educational expenses. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program by the scholarship deadline OR you must be a current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university.  Write a 400-word essay to enter.  “Healthcare in America is a frequently debated topic. Do you believe an individual’s ability to obtain higher education can impact their long-term quality of health? Why or why not?” Visit Max Gorin's website for details.
  • Landmark's Students of Recovery Scholarship  As an incoming or current college student, you have a unique, first-hand glimpse of how substance abuse can impact your own life or the daily lives of your peers. The college setting is a crucial stepping stone in physical, mental, social, and career development, so it is important that institutions are equipped to adequately tackle the issue of substance abuse. To apply, you are required to write a 1000-word minimum essay.  See the Landmark website for more details.
  • Custody X Change Scholarship - The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards three scholarships to single parents each year for undergraduate study. In order to qualify for the Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship, you must: 1) have primary physical custody of one or more minor children; 2) be enrolled full or part-time at an accredited college or university, and 3) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first-semester student. The scholarship is open to single-parent students. See Custody X Change website for more info and deadlines.
  • Nancy Etz Scholarship - To support and encourage students pursuing higher education, Nancy Etz awards this $1,000 annual scholarship to those currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the U.S. The Nancy Etz Academic Scholarship was created to recognize outstanding students and provide them the resources needed to advance in their disciplines and eventually pursue their dream careers.
  • Marc Zboch Scholarship - Marc Zboch found his passion for giving back through various efforts, including missionary work. Out of that passion came The Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship — a fund designed to support those who are pursuing higher education. When a student decides to continue their education they are making an investment in their future. However, this investment can be costly. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2022 year. Visit the website for more information.
  • GFA AG Scholarship - Agriculture or agriculturally related field of study.


GNTC Foundation does not bear responsibility for the opportunities available through third-party scholarship providers.