Scholarships

Welcome to DHS Scholarship Headquarters!

Local scholarships will be posted as we receive them.

Scholarship Night will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the DHS Lecture Hall

You may also be interested in scholarship opportunities from the following free websites:


Dear Seniors,

I know you all are busy, but there's free money out there! Many scholarship applications require essays, but you may be able to write one solid essay and then tweak it to use for other applications. Make sure to have someone proofread your essay and application before submitting it. There is a lot of scholarship money at colleges/universities through the institution and/or foundations. If you want to know if the college you have applied to has scholarships, search for the scholarship site on your college/university's website. Many institutional scholarship processes are different. Pay CLOSE attention to deadlines for admission applications and scholarship application deadlines. Don't let the money run out before you decide to apply!

Good luck!!

Mrs. Gallman


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Scholarship designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.

Click here for link to online application


Calhoun Outlet Marketplace Simon Youth Scholarship

Application deadline: February 20, 2019

$1,500 one time scholarship for students living near a Simon Mall property

Click here for link to apply online


Danny Dantzler Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Scholarship for deserving graduating senior who has dedicated and shared their talents, time and commitment to Artistic Civic Theatre and the ACT2 Children's Theatre Wing.

Click here for application and Essay Prompt


Georgia Press Educational Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Georgia Press Educational Foundation offers scholarship and internship opportunities to Georgia students who are involved in newspaper and yearbook activities at their high schools and interested in careers in print and digital journalism.

Click here for Link Scholarship Application

Click here for Link to Internship Application


Trinseo STEM Scholarship

Application deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019

For student who is going to attend college in a STEM field. Must write one page essay on why student is choosing a STEM field, get one letter of recommendation from a teacher in a STEM class, and include a transcript. Click on link below for application that lists all requirements...

Click here for more information and application


Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educators Association

(7) $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to become a teacher

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Click here for application

Paper applications available in the DHS Counseling Office


Harry W. Renz, Jr. Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to Mrs. Gallman in DHS Counseling Office

This scholarship or scholarships will be awarded to students who have at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate community service, and preference will be given to student athletes.

Click here for more information on scholarship requirements and the application


The American Legion JROTC Scholarships

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Turn application/essay into Mrs. Gallman in counseling office

$500 for one male JROTC Student and $500 for one female JROTC Student

Scholarship Requirements:

1) Be a direct descendent (son/daughter, grandson/grand-daughter, etc.) of a veteran with an honorable discharge

2) Maintain a 3.0 GPA

3) Write an essay about how the JROTC training can be applied to life after school

Click here for application


Alliant Health Plans Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

Seven $1,500 scholarships to Whitfield, Dalton, and Murray County High School Seniors

Click here for application


Shaw Associate Dependent Scholarship Program

Application deadline - Friday, March 29, 2019

New in 2019, this scholarship program offers scholarships to qualified Shaw associate dependents who are currently high school seniors set to graduate with a high school diploma in 2019 and enroll in full-time classes at an accredited institution in summer or fall 2019.

Full guidelines and eligibility requirements are outlined in the attached information packet.

Click here for packet: English Information Packet Spanish Information Packet

All applications and related submittals must be received by March 29, 2019. (Selected recipients will be announced in May. Due to IRS guidelines, not all applicants will receive a scholarship.)


Middle Tennessee State University Biology Scholarship

Application deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Requirements: Open to outstanding incoming freshman students majoring in Biology who have a demonstrated interest in the life sciences with career goals in the biological sciences. In order to receive an award, a student must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

Click here for application


The Goizueta Scholarship - for Latinos who want to become Teachers - Georgia Southern University

Application Deadline for Scholarship is April 1, 2019 but application to Georgia Southern University needs to be completed way BEFORE April 1st

Please click here for directions on how to apply

Many colleges/universities have the Goizueta Scholarship for Latino students. If you want to know if the college you have applied to has this scholarship, search for the scholarship site on your college/university's website. Pay CLOSE attention to deadlines for admission applications and scholarship application deadlines. Don't let the money run out before you decide to apply!


Lesche Woman's Club Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

The Lesche is the oldest women's literary club in the state of Georgia, founded in Dalton in 1890. We sponsor a scholarship annually--usually around $1200--that is available to female high school seniors.

Click here for link to application


Dalton Little Theatre Scholarships

Application deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

2019 J. Forrest Ovbey Memorial Theatre Scholarship Application

2019 Keith McDearis Musical Theatre Scholarship Application

2019 Jimmy Nations Theatre Education Scholarship Application

Click here for applications


BBB (Better Business Bureau) Scholarship - $1,000

Application deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Scholarship criteria - Leadership 20%, Community Service 20%, Academic 10%, and Essay 50%

Click here for more information and application


Whitfield County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $1,500

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Outstanding students who are interested in pursuing a profession in the field of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Forest Resources and/or Family and Consumer Science

Click here for application


Blinded Veteran's Association Scholarship

Application deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019

For descendants of Veteran's who are blind either from combat or non-combat situations

Click here for website and more information

Click here for application


Georgia Tech Oscar Virgil Bryan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline: April 30, 2019

$1,000 scholarship for qualified incoming freshmen MEN at Georgia Tech.

Click here for application.


Georgia Future Champions Scholarship

It is not easy to become a champion in your chosen field. It takes hours of practice, patience, and persistence. How do you embody those values? What steps are you going to take to become the best at what you do? How are you going to make yourself a champion? If you are a high school senior or college student in Georgia, and will be enrolled in a two-year to four-year institution in 2019, apply today for the $1,500 The Champion Firm, P.C. – Georgia Future Champions Scholarship.

To apply, create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how you plan to become the champion at whatever you do or plan to do. Also, tell us how this scholarship will help you reach your goals! Upload your video to YouTube.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Click here for scholarship link


Wilshire Law Firm Student Scholar Award

Application Deadline: June, 28, 2019

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Student must be a senior in high school or a current undergrad with at least 2 semesters left.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must demonstrate involvement in community activities.

Application Requirements

  • Students must submit a 600-word essay describing the college major they’re interested in and why. Also, how they intend to utilize their degree to contribute to the community.
  • Students must send an unofficial copy of their high school and/or college transcripts.

Deadline

  • Please send the application materials, via email or fax, on or before the June 28, 2019 deadline.

Click here for link to online application


Rosen & Ohr Law Firm's 2019 Essay Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 20, 2019

Cash award for the best student essay based on this prompt: "Write an essay explaining in detail how a serious accident involving you, a family member, or a close friend has impacted your life. This could have been a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a work-related injury, or any other serious accident."

You can view the link to the scholarship details and application here: www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship


Wellesley College Lupton Scholarship Fund

For students who want to attend Wellesley College and are planning to return to the Chattanooga Tri-State Area

Click here for more information and contact person at Wellesley


Georgia Future Champions Scholarship

It is not easy to become a champion in your chosen field. It takes hours of practice, patience, and persistence. How do you embody those values? What steps are you going to take to become the best at what you do? How are you going to make yourself a champion? If you are a high school senior or college student in Georgia, and will be enrolled in a two-year to four-year institution in 2019, apply today for the $1,500 The Champion Firm, P.C. – Georgia Future Champions Scholarship.

To apply, create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how you plan to become the champion at whatever you do or plan to do. Also, tell us how this scholarship will help you reach your goals! Upload your video to YouTube.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Click here for scholarship link


College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Click here for link to more information and instructions on how to apply


MALDEF - Scholarship Guide for Latino Students

Click here for MALDEF scholarship guide


Army ROTC Scholarships

Click here for more information, qualifications, types of scholarships available


Fastweb Scholarships with various deadlines

https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

Pay attention to deadlines!


Scholarships for students with disabilities

Click here for numerous scholarships available for students with a disability


Unigo Scholarships

Click here for links - multiple opportunities with various application deadlines