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GNTC Foundation Scholarships

Summer 2023 Scholarship Applications

  • Application Dates: March 6 - April 9

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Award Spring

Visit AwardSpring and create an account using your student email address and a unique password. You will be emailed a link to confirm your registration. You will use this same account to apply each semester.

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 a degree in the Respiratory Care Program on the Floyd County Campus.
    • Award amount: $500; fall, spring, and summer 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 and 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 are awarded annually to Cedartown High School (CHS) graduates to attend GNTC. The scholarship covers 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 pursuing 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; spring award
  • Diesel Equipment Technology Scholarship – Rewards academic excellence and provides financial support for students pursuing a certificate, diploma, or degree in the diesel equipment service and repair profession on the Whitfield Murray Campus.  Applicants may be enrolled full-time or part-time.
    • Award amount: $500; fall, spring, and summer awards
  • Electrical Systems Scholarship – This scholarship rewards academic excellence and provides financial support for students enrolled in any Electrical Systems program.
    • Award amount: $1000; fall and spring awards
  • First-Generation Scholarship – Open to first-generation students working toward a diploma, degree, or certificate. A first-generation student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed college. (You are still considered first-generation even if a sibling has attended college before you.)
    • Award amount: $1000, fall and spring awards
  • Gene Haas Scholarship – Rewards academic excellence and provides financial support for students working toward 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 awards
  • GNTC Scholarship – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarship is for outstanding students with financial need who are enrolled in any program of study leading to a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.  
    • Award amount: $500; fall, spring, and summer awards
  • Gordon County Campus Scholarship - This scholarship recognizes excellence in students pursuing a certificate, diploma, or degree on the Gordon County campus.
    • Award amount: $750; fall and spring awards
  • The Governor Nathan Deal Technical Education Scholarship – Established by the Carpet and Rug Institute and made possible in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia to reward academic excellence in GNTC students at the Whitfield Murray County Campus completing a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in an industrial technologies program. Programs include Automation Engineering Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Flooring Production, Industrial Systems Technology, Precision Machining and Manufacturing, Welding and Joining Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants must be a resident of Whitfield, Murray, or Gordon counties.
    • Award amount: Varies from $250 to $1,500; awarded most terms
  • Instrumentation and Controls Academy Scholarship – Provides textbooks for students working toward an Instrumentation and Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science degree.
    • Award amount: $500; spring awards 
  • Judge Dan Peace Winn Scholarship Established by the family of Judge Dan Peace Winn, this scholarship is open to Polk County residents, or those with a connection to Polk County, who are completing a diploma, degree, or certificate.
    • Award amount: $1,000; fall awards
  • Judy Hodge Memorial Scholarship – Established by Beta Sigma Phi in honor of Judy Hodge, a faculty member in GNTC’s Business Technology Program for over 45 years. Open to Business Technology Associate degree students with financial need, with priority given to those at the Walker County Campus.
    • Award amount: $500; fall award
  • Kerry Scholarship – Established by Kerry Food Coatings to support students in the Industrial Systems Technology or Instrumentation and Controls Technician degree or diploma programs. Students must reside in Floyd County.
    • Award amount: $500; fall award
  • McDaniel Family Foundation Scholarship - Established in 2022 to support graduating seniors from Murray County High School or North Murray High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA. One scholarship is awarded bi-annually, with priority given to candidates from Murray County High School. Candidates should contact their high school counselor for an application. 
    • Award amount: $2500 annually to one recipient for two years; conditions apply to second-year funding
  • National Board for Respiratory Care Scholarship - Supports students with a minimum 2.0 GPA enrolled in the Respiratory Care degree program. Two scholarships will be awarded in summer 2023, and three in fall 2023.  
    • Award amount: $1000; summer and fall awards
  • NGE Scholarship - Funded by North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air Conditioning to provide financial support to students enrolled in any Air Conditioning certificate or diploma program.
    • Award amount: $1000 in summer 2023, $1000 in fall 2023, $500 in spring 2024
  • ​Patrick D. Doyle Law Enforcement Scholarship – To reward academic excellence and provide financial support for students working toward Basic Law Enforcement certification or 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 of and need for education.
    • Award amount: $500; fall, spring, and summer awards
  • The Public Safety Scholarship – Established to support students with financial 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 awards
  • Rabbit Valley Farmers Market Scholarship – Established to provide financial support to incoming high school students and first-year GNTC students working toward 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 awards
  • Registered Nurse Scholarship – This award provides financial support for outstanding students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing program.
    • Award amount: $1000; fall awards
  • Rome Home Builders Association Scholarship – To reward academic excellence in students pursuing a diploma, degree, or certificate in residential construction-related programs, including Electrical Systems, Air Conditioning Technology, and Landscaping on the Floyd, Gordon, and Polk County Campuses. Four scholarships are awarded each school year, with one targeted to Electrical Systems in the fall and one to Air Conditioning Technology students in the spring.  The other two scholarships are open to any construction-related field. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum Work Ethics Grade of 2.
    • Award amount: $1000; fall and spring 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
  • 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, whose Wayne's Woodworks can be found at many Northwest Georgia festivals and craft shows. Established by Octavio Perez in honor of Ledford, this scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in construction-related programs.
    • Award amount: $500; fall and spring awards

Additional Scholarships

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