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 before the Senior Year

Scholarship Opportunities for High School Juniors


Golden Door Scholarship for DACA and TPS Students

Applications due Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Click here for link to apply


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Click here for instructions/qualifications.

Click here to apply.

Scholarship deadline: Tuesday, October 31st


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



Horatio Alger Association Scholarship - up to $25,000

Application Deadline - October 25th

Eligibility criteria: Graduate from high school in the United States, strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree in the US

GraduateDemonstrate critical financial need - ($55,000 or less for gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, hold a minimum GPA of 2.0, be a United States Citizen

Click here for link to scholarship application


Dalton State Foundation Scholarships

Click here for information link - Applications open in November


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


2017 Elks Scholarship Contest

$1000.00 scholarships to 10 local high school seniors.

Applications must be submitted online at enf.elks.org/mvs - Deadline to apply November 27, 2017

Click here for links to more information: Elks letter, Elks flyer side 1, Elks flyer side 2

Apply online at enf.elks.org/mvs

Application deadline: Monday, November 27th


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


October Scholarships Link

Multiple Opportunities with October Deadlines

Click here for link


Unigo October Scholarships

Click here for link - multiple opportunities with application deadlines in October


University of Georgia

Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship Part 1 - need to apply to UGA Early Action by October 15 in order to apply for these scholarships by the November 1 deadline

$12,000 or $6,000 stipend plus travel allowances for Georgia Residents, depending on award

Click here for link to apply