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GNTC Foundation Scholarships

Summer 2021 Scholarship Applications

  • Enrollment Date Begins: March 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2021

GNTC is pleased to announce a new web interface to be used in applying for Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation scholarships. AwardSpring software will facilitate and streamline your scholarship application process. 

Helpful Tips Before You Apply

  1. You can use any browser, as long as it is up to date, including tablets and cell phones.
  2. Please use your college 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.
  5. Each section of the application saves as you go and you may log in as many times as needed to complete your application

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 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.  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; 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
  • GNTC Scholarship - The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarship is for 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 Award
  • The 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 
  • 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 of an education.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • The Public Safety Scholarship has been 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, Spring, and Summer 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 certification in Construction-related programs on the Floyd, Gordon (Calhoun), and Polk County (Cedartown) Campuses.
    • Award Amount: $500; Fall and Spring Term Awards
  • Susan Greene Early Childhood Education Scholarship (WCC/CCC) - To reward academic excellence and provide a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of a diploma or an associate degree in Early Childhood Education on the Catoosa and Walker County Campuses.
    • Award Amount $350; Summer Term 2021
  • Thomas Brown Memorial Scholarship (WMC) - Established to reward academic excellence and provide a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of a certificate or degree in the Electrical Program(s) at Whitfield-Murray Campus.  This scholarship was created in memory of Thomas Brown, a dedicated electrician from the Dalton, GA area.
    • Award Amount $500; Summer 2021
  • Tommy Wilson Tools Scholarship (WCC) - The purpose of the Tommy Wilson Tools Scholarship is to reward academic excellence and provide a financial incentive for students working toward the completion of a diploma or degree in Air Conditioning Technology, Automotive Technology, or Machine Tool Technology on the Walker County Campus. The applicant may be enrolled full or part-time.
    • Award Amount: $350; Fall, Spring, and Summer 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 incentive 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, in 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.  All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2020.  The winner will be notified by December 1, 2020.
  • 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.  Deadline dates can be found on the Chairish website.
  • 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.   Scholarship applications are now being accepted through October 12, 2020, at 12:00 noon.   Scholarships will be awarded in mid-November at a virtual event. 
  • 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.
  • Julie Queler Grant Foundation - The Julie Queler Foundation was created with the belief that everyone should have a chance to continue their education if they choose to do so. The Julie Queler Foundation is proud to offer an annual $1,000 academic scholarship to help lessen the burden of paying for higher learning for one student each year.  Scholarship Amount: $1000 Essay Question: “In your chosen major, what are the barriers to accessing strong role models?”  Submission Date:  August 1, 2020
  • Little Bundle Super Dad Scholarships  – The Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship will be awarded to one college winner every 6 months. Awards are $2,000 for college students and $1,000 for high school students.  Each winner will also be entitled to a year of free organic baby formula from Little Bundle, which can be redeemed right away, deferred for later use, or donated to a friend or loved one.  Check for current application deadline dates on their website.
  • The Living with Loss Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student who discusses how a personal loss has impacted their future.  The scholarship is available to students expecting to enroll in the next 12 months or who are already enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.   The submission deadline is April 30, 2021, and the winner will be notified by June 1, 2021
  • 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.  Check the Rees Scholarship website for 2020 scholarship application availability.
  • 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?  
  • Surfshark’s Privacy and Security Scholarship – Write the best essay on on-line 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. Your submission must be submitted by November 1, 2019.  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.
  • 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. This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity.  Deadline March 1, 2021.
  • 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.  Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • 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.   Deadline: Varies 


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