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

The Dalton Education Foundation Scholarships

The Dalton Foundation offers several scholarships.  The winner of each scholarship is chosen by a DHS Committee.  The applications are due in the counseling office by Monday, April 17th.

Scholarship Descriptions

DEF Scholarship Application

The Tanner Karr Memorial Scholarship

The Willisa H. Marsh Future Educator's Scholarship

The Zest for Life Scholarship

This is a $500 Scholarship in honor of Mr. Tom Phillips.  The Essay is due on May 5th to the counseling office.

Click here for more information


Dalton Little Theatre Scholarships

These scholarships are for students involved in theatre.  The application deadline is April 21, 2023.

Click here for the application 


The Danny Dantzler Schloarship

This scholarship award will be presented each year to a deserving high school graduating senior who has dedicated and shared his or her talents, time and committment to the Artistic Civic Theatre and the ACT2 Children's Theatre.  The application deadline is April 17th.

Click here for the application

Whitfield/ Murray Historical Society

The Society's Scholarship porgram has the two-fold purpose of rewarding students who have been involved with local history and are going on to further their educations and to recognize leaders and tong-time members of the historical society who have had an affilation or connection to a particular school and/or community.  To date, six such scholarships have been established.  The application deadline is April 3rd.

Click here for the application

Renz Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the family of the late Henry W. Renz Jr. to recognize athletes athletes at Dalton High School who need financial assistance to attend college.  The appliation deadline is Monday, April 17th, 2023.

Click here for the application

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.   

Click here for the application

The Lola Pardlow Memorial Scholarship

In conjunction with the Whitfield Education Foundation and The Lola Pardlow Memorial Scholarship Committee, we are delighted to award two $500.00 scholarships for two deserving students planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 school year.  Applicants must submit a one-page essay  about the History of the Mountain Ridge Baptist Church and Mrs. Pardlow's invovlement with the church.  The application deadline is April 17th.

Click here for the application

Lesche Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female applicants.  Lesche (pronounced LESS-key) was founded in Dalton in 1890 & is the state's oldest literary organization.  The application due date is April 7th.

Click here for the application

CHI PSI Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship if offered to qualified freshmen men, one entering the University of Georgia and one entering GA Tech.It will be awarded to the young man who best exemplifies the ideals of the fraternity as demonstrated by Brothers Mosbey and Bryan in service to those ideals of scholarship, leadership and philanthropy.   The application is due May, 10th 2023.  

Click here for the application


Trineso STEM Scholarship

The Trinseo STEM Scholarship is due to the counseling office on Friday, March 17th. This scholarship will be awared to 1 DHS student. It is designed to help reduce financial barriers for a deserving student with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue a STEM career. The application is short, but requires a recommendation from a STEM teacher.

Click here for the application

GA Military Scholarships

Every year, we award 42 Georgia high school students full scholarships to attend the University of North Georgia (UNG) – The Military College of Georgia and participate in the Corps of Cadets—the Boar’s Head Brigade. At of today, we only have 31 applicants! Would you be able to encourage your interested cadets to apply during their Christmas break?

The deadline is 1 February, so we’re less than two months out, and the application process is fairly involved. Detailed information and application instructions are at, then select “UNG Military Scholarship.”

The Georgia Military Service Scholarship (GMSS) pays for tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms for eight semesters; about $85,000 over four years.  In addition to the $85,000 scholarship, most recipients earn pay and benefits as Soldiers in the Guard that total at least $30,000 and up to $55,000 during their time in college, and many are paid even more for occupying leadership roles in the Corps of Cadets.  Applicants who are offered the scholarship enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard, participate in the Corps of Cadets at UNG, earn a bachelor’s degree of their choice, and upon graduating, commission into the Georgia Army National Guard as second lieutenants.  We have a Guard unit on our campus for GMSS recipients and other Guard Soldiers who are cadets: so for the first two years, there is no need to commute to weekend drills. After that, they enter the Simultaneous Membership Program and shadow Guard lieutenants in their Guard units.  GMSS recipients are not deployable while in college.

It is not necessary to enlist in the Guard to apply for the scholarship. However, recipients who accept scholarship offers will enlist before receiving benefits.


Alliant Health Plans Scholarship

ALLIANT HEALTH PLANS SCHOLARSHIP January 2023 Alliant Health Plans announced today it will award up to six $500 scholarships to Whitfield County and Murray County high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2023-24 academic year. The scholarship honors student applicants who have committed to academic excellence. Area high school students in Whitfield County and Murray County should send a completed application (attached) with the required documentation no later than Friday, March 31, 2023 to be considered for the scholarship.

Applicant Link:

The Shaw Dependent Scholarship

The Shaw Associate Dependent Scholarship Program offers scholarships to qualified Shaw associate dependents who are currently high school seniors set to graduate with a high school diploma in 2023 and enroll in full-time classes at an accredited institution in summer or fall 2023.  

Full guidelines and eligibility requirements are outlined on our website. All applications and related submittals must be received by March 1, 2023. Selected recipients will be announced in May. 

Application Link:  

Dalton State Foundation Scholarship

The Application for Incoming Freshmen is due on March 10th

Link to the Application


BBB Student Scholarship Program

This is a $1000 Scholarship.  The deadline is March 3rd.

Link to the scholarship


Community Spark Scholarship

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce our Community Spark Scholarship will begin accepting applications on January 5, 2023, for the 2023 – 2024 school year.  

The Community Spark Scholarship provides financial assistance to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students in Alabama or Georgia interested in a post-college career within the credit union industry, including majors in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation will disburse a minimum of two (2) $10,000 scholarships to students planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in Alabama or Georgia.

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.

Click here for more information


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

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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