Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia



Welcome to DHS Scholarship Headquarters!

Local scholarships will be posted as we receive them.


Pay close attention to deadlines! You may email completed applications/essays to me at or drop them by the counseling office at DHS by the deadline. Feel free to email me with any questions!
Many institutional scholarships are awarded to students who apply to college early. The scholarship processes are unique to each institution. To find these college/university institutional or academic scholarships, look on the college/university website under Financial Aid or search Scholarships.
Pay CLOSE attention to deadlines for admission applications and scholarship application deadlines. Don't let the money run out before you decide to apply!
If you need to write something to apply for a scholarship or college, make sure to have someone proofread your essay and application before submitting it.
Good luck!!
Mrs. Scibilia

Hope Information

Information about the HOPE Scholarship, the Zell Miller Scholarship and the HOPE Grant (for technical college) is on the GA Futures Website.  You can check your HOPE G.P. A. on this website.   When you complete the FAFSA, you automatically apply for HOPE.

Click here for the GA Futures Website

North GA EMC Scholarship

The NGEMC Chairman’s’ Memorial Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded to one high school senior in each of the seven counties served by NGEMC.  Applicant must have a 3.0 and live in a house powered by NGEMC.  The application deadline is January 21, 2022.

Click here for the application link

Collegeboard Opportunity Scholarships

Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.

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Seniors:  Here is a great list to begin your scholarship search.

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A Guide to FAFSA and Financial Aid from Study.Com

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The Eugene Mcdermott Scholars Program

The application for The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas will open soon! Your students with outstanding grades and a proven passion for leadership and service might find their fit with us.

This full-ride scholarship includes tuition, stipends and enrichment resources, such as study abroad funding. While it is a generous merit award, it is also a serious commitment that requires students to excel academically and demonstrably contribute through leadership and service on the UT Dallas campus and beyond.

Within our top-ranked public university, McDermott Scholars find community and dynamic peers, as well as a landscape of personal and professional growth opportunities.

December 1, 2021: UT Dallas Application (with supplementary materials)
January 28, 2022: McDermott Application

Please note that this year The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program application does not consider standardized test scores.

Click here for the application link

The Ronald McDonald House Scholarship:

This scholarship is a one-year scholarship.  Eligibility:  U.S. Citizen or legal resident, at least a 2.7 G.P.A., be a 2022 graduating senior who plans to attend a regionally accredited college full time in the fall of 2022.

Click here for the application link

The Isabel Pridgen Charities Scholarship

The Isabel Pridgen Charities Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Isabel Pridgen and reward college bound Dalton High School Band students. A scholarship of one thousand dollars is offered to qualified Dalton High School Catamount Band and Color Guard seniors. In addition to the application, students will be required to submit a one page essay about their band experience and what it has meant to them to be a part of the Dalton Catamount Band as well as a copy of their high school transcript. Deadline for the applications will be Thursday, April 14th. Upon completion of the application, the student should turn in application to the Dalton High School Counseling Office. Recipients will be announced on Scholarship Night at DHS in mid May.

Click here for the application link


Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Shaw Industries has partnered with United Way of Northwest Georgia to offer the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship to two high school seniors and/or juniors.
The scholarship will be awarded annually at the United Way Annual Meeting held each spring.  Don't forget to keep track of your 2021 volunteer hours!  The application is due in January, 2022.

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Mary Ellen Locher Scholarship

This college scholarship program is for the children of breast cancer patients. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2022. 

Click here for the application


Better Business Bureau Scholarship

The criteria for the award include: Leadership 20%, Community service 20%, Academic 10%, Essay 50%. Student should demonstrate their commitment to high ethical behavior.  Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.  Tha application deadline is March 25th.

Click here for the application

Lesche Scholarship

The scholarships are open to female applicants.  Lesche (pronounced LESS-key) was founded in Dalton in 1890 & is the state's oldest literary organization.

Click here for the link to the application




Click here for multiple scholarship opportunities. Pay attention to deadlines!

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


Fastweb Scholarship Directory - Click here for tons of scholarship opportunities!!!

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