Scholarships

Listed below are scholarships that are available to students of Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Each scholarship has specific criteria and applications that must be adhered to. Please attach all supporting documentation found in each scholarship's policies and procedures (such as essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) with the application, and turn it in to the Office of Institutional Advancement by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Currently Available Scholarships:


The Kevin DeMarcus Acree Scholarship provides $500 to a student enrolled full-time in the Culinary Program. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. For the Valdosta Campus only. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship provides $500 to a student who is enrolled full-time at the Cook County Workforce Development Center in any major. Please print the application for other criteria and regulations. Deadline: August 5, 2015 to receive funds for Fall Semester.

The David Apperson Memorial Scholarship provides $250 to a student in any program enrolled full-time. This is for any campus, northern and southern region. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Azalea Health Innovations Inc. HIT Scholarship provides $500 for the RHIT Certification Exam. The scholarship is available for up to two (2) outstanding senior HIT students per year. Please print the application for other criteria and regulations. The application must be submitted at the beginning of a student’s final semester.

Ronnie G. and Caryl Tucker Branch Scholarship -- To be eligible for the Ronnie G. and Caryl Tucker Branch scholarship, applicant must be attending Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as a full-time student (enrolled in at least twelve credit hours). Applicants must have and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA if selected. Scholarship is open to Telecommunications Technology students. The proceeds of the scholarship shall be used only for expenses associated with educational cost at Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Acceptance of this award will not preclude the student from receiving other financial aid for which he/she may be eligible. The scholarship amount to be determined based on earnings through the endowment to be presented in equal payments for two consecutive semesters. (ie: Earnings equal $500 – student will be given $250 for two consecutive semesters). Print the application here.

The Brogdon EMS Scholarship covers the cost of the certification exam for an EMS student enrolled full-time on the Valdosta campus. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Students must apply at least one week prior to the exam.

The CJB Industries Scholarship provides $1000 for one year to a student with a 3.0 GPA who is enrolled full-time in any program or enrolled part-time while working full-time. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. For the Valdosta Campus only. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Mary Catherine Coffey Memorial Scholarship is for two nursing students on the Valdosta Campus in their final year of study. The scholarship provides $500 for each the two final terms of the program. Please print the application for other criteria and regulations. Deadline is August 5, 2015 for Fall 2014.

Recipient of the Joe and Audis Compton Scholarship must be a graduating senior from Fitzgerald High School or Irwin County High School and enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Tech. The scholarship is for $500 and applications are due no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations.

The Ben Copeland Scholarship provides $1500 to two students who reside in Lanier County ($2500 total). Student must show proof of residence and must not be more than 25 years of age. This is for the southern region only (Valdosta and Cook Campuses). Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Roger Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship provides $500 to a student enrolled full-time who resides in either Ben Hill, Crisp, Irwin or Wilcox County. Please print the application for criteria and regulations. Applications are due no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

John Henry Dorminy, Jr. Scholarship -- Each year two graduating seniors from Ben Hill, Irwin, and Wilcox counties are selected to receive the John Henry Dorminy, Jr. Scholarship. Each respective high school shall be responsible for student selection. The proceeds of the scholarship shall be used only for expenses associated with educational cost at Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Acceptance of this award will not preclude the student from receiving other financial aid for which he/she may be eligible. This is a $500 scholarship to be presented in increments of $250 for two consecutive semesters. Print the application here.

Express Employment Professionals Scholarship provides $500 to a student with excellent work ethics attending full time on the Valdosta or Cook Campus of WGTC in any program of study. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Four scholarships are available for Summer 2014. Deadline: April 10, 2015 to receive funds for Summer Semester 2015.

The Benjamin James Herron Memorial Scholarship provides $1000 to a student enrolled full-time in the EMS, Criminal Justice, or Fire Science program. This is for the Valdosta campus only. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Deadline is August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Howard Jordan Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a full-time student at Wiregrass Georgia Tech who resides in either Atkinson, Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, or Wilcox County. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Applications are due no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

The Kiwanis Club of Adel Scholarship provides $500 to a full time student enrolled on any Wiregrass Georgia Technical College campus. All majors will be considered. Please print the application for other criteria and regulations. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Manufacturers Education Scholarship of the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation will 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. Please print the application for more information and qualifications. Deadline to apply: Fall Semester Award must be postmarked by June 16; Spring Semester Award by October 15.

The Non-Traditional Program Tool & Textbook Assistance Fund (NPTTA) supports our students on Valdosta and Cook campuses in non-traditional programs and helps pay for tools and/or textbooks required for their program. One student will be awarded $180 for fall semester. Please print the application for criteria and eligible program information. Deadline to apply for funds is August 22, 2014 for Fall 2014.

The Carolyn King Panizzi Scholarship applies to an accounting student who needs financial assistance for the cost of a Certified Bookkeeper Exam and/or the American Payroll Association Exam. Please print application for other criteria and regulations. This is for the Valdosta Campus only. It is an ongoing scholarship and there is not a deadline to apply.

The Carolyn King Panizzi Scholarship #2 provides $500 to an accounting student that is enrolled full time. Please print application for other criteria and regulations. This is for the Valdosta Campus only. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The E. Lewis Vaughn Scholarship provides up to $500 to a full time student from Hamilton County, Florida enrolled on the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Student must be enrolled in an approved major to promote the economic development of Hamilton County. Please print the application for other criteria and regulations. Deadline: August 5, 2015 for Fall Semester.

The Wilson Eye Center Scholarship is for an Ophthalmology student needing financial assistance for the cost to take the LDO, NCLE, or ABO. Please print application for other criteria and regulations. This is for the Valdosta Campus only. It is an ongoing grant and there is no deadline for the application.

The Carolyn Zeigler Memorial Scholarship provides $250 to a student in any program enrolled full-time. Student must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and must be on the Valdosta campus. Please print the application for all criteria and regulations. Deadline: November 24, 2015 for Spring 2016.

The Foundations may also provide some assistance with educational expenses to students who do not receive one of the above scholarships. Students who reside in Atkinson, Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, or Wilcox County should complete the following application. Students who reside in Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, or Lowndes County should complete the following application.

 

Foundation

Leigh Mixon, Cosmetology student, receives the Roger Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship.

Contact:

Mona Paulk
Executive Director for
Institutional Advancement
WGTC Foundation North
Charles Harris Learning Center, Suite 635A
mona.paulk@wiregrass.edu
Phone: (229) 468-2102
Fax: (229) 468-2110

Dr. Penelope Schmidt
Executive Director for
Institutional Advancement
WGTC Foundation South
Berrien Hall, Suite 320
penelope.schmidt@wiregrass.edu
Phone: (229) 293-6190
Fax: (229) 259-5540

Dalphne Horton
Department Assistant for
Institutional Advancement
WGTC Foundation South
Berrien Hall, Suite 320
dalphne.horton@wiregrass.edu
Phone: (229) 293-6190
Fax: (229) 259-5540