Scholarships

Welcome to DHS Scholarship Headquarters!

Local scholarships will be posted as we receive them.

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


Click on links below to start exploring scholarships during the Junior Year

Scholarship Opportunities for High School Juniors


Bobby Dodd and Alice Dodd Scholarships

Click here for information and applications

Application deadline: January 31, 2018


United Daughters of the Confederacy - Georgia Division - Historical Essay Contest

Click here for application

Application deadline: Monday, March 5th by 12:00 noon - turn essays into Mrs. Gallman and they will be picked up


Army ROTC Scholarships

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


Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Juniors and Seniors - Do you have 150 hours of community service in 2017? You need to apply for this scholarship!

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Click here for application


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga

RMHC Scholars Scholarship - $2,000

Application deadline - January 19th

Click here for more information and to apply online


Fastweb Scholarships with various deadlines

Click here for links - must apply online

Pay attention to deadlines!


Scholarships for students with disabilities

Click here for numerous scholarships available for students with a disability


National Beta Scholarship Program

250 Scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 - $15,000

Application deadline: 1/25/2018

Click here for application link


David Shafer Essay Scholarship

1st Place - $1,500, 2nd Place - $750, 3rd Place - $250

Essay Question: In 800 words or fewer, please write an essay about a person in American History who exemplified one or more of these character traits:

courage, patriotism, citizenship, honesty, fairness, respect for others, kindness, cooperation, self-respect, self-control, courtesy, compassion, tolerance, diligence, generosity, punctuality, cleanliness, cheerfulness, school pride, respect for the environment, respect for the creator, patience, creativity, sportsmanship loyalty, perseverance, and virtue

Deadline: January 1, 2018 at 11:59 P.M.

Click here to apply


Georgia Southern Scholarships

Click here for step-by-step instructions and link to apply


Dalton Institute - Esthetics & Cosmetology

$5,000.00 Scholarship - Deadline to apply is February 21, 2018

One winner from each area high school!

Click here for application instructions.


University of North Georgia Military Scholarships

Are you a senior who wants a full time professional career after college, but also wants to serve part-time in the Georgia Army National Guard?

The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS) is an excellent pathway. It pays nearly all college expenses, and recipients actually make $30,000 - $40,000 over four years more than the cost to attend. There are 42 scholarships available per year.

Click here for a detailed website for the application process. For more information, you may email ungms@ung.edu or call 706-867-2918.

Also, Georgia Residents who participate in the Corps of Cadets can earn the Georgia ROTC Grant worth up to $1,500 per year.

Click here to apply. Application Deadline is February 1, 2018


Dalton State Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline - January 2018

For more information on scholarships available - click here

Click here to apply (must have Dalton State login information to apply)


North Georgia E.M.C. Power Scholarships

North Georgia EMC-TVA / Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Georgia EMC - North Georgia EMC / Walter Harrison Scholarship - $1,000

Click here for more information

Apply online at www.ngemc.com

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018


Tennessee Tech

Scholarship deadline: 12/1/2017

Click here for link to apply tntech.edu/scholarships


Free Speech Essay Contest

Contest open for 2017-2018 high school juniors and seniors - 800 to 1,000 word essay

Prompt - read instructions on website before you begin writing:

Explain why free speech is so important in higher education and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society

One $10,000 first prize, One $5,000 second prize, Three $1,000 runner-up prizes, and four $500 prizes drawn randomly from remaining entrants.

Essays accepted through December 31, 2017

Winners will be notified by January 31, 2018

Click here for the link to apply


JLV College Counseling Scholarship Links

Multiple Opportunities with various deadlines...

Click here for links to scholarships due in December 2018

Click here for links to scholarships due in January 2018


Unigo Scholarships

Click here for links - multiple opportunities with various application deadlines