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:
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!
New for the Class of 2021
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program opens in December for your juniors. Save the getting started steps below and schedule a kick-off activity before winter break.
North Georgia EMC Scholarship
The NGEMC Chairman’s Memorial Scholarship is offered to high school seniors who live with an NGEMC member. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one senior in each of the seven counties served by NGEMC. These counties are Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield. This scholarship is given in memory of Board Chairmen Howard Baker and Gerald Lowery.
Application deadline - January 24, 2020
Ronald McDonald House Chattanooga Scholarship
Award amounts vary but average around $2,000
Application deadline - January 27, 2020
College Covered $5,000 Scholarship
Application deadline - January 31, 2020
McDonald's Hacer National Scholarship
Awards up to $100,000
Application deadline - February 5, 2020
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
- Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
Deadline to apply for Phase 1 - February 15th
UTC Mathematics Scholarship
The Dorothy Dean Shelton Mathematics Scholarship
Application deadline - February 15th
Required application materials listed in this flyer - along with the online application located here
Georgia State University Goizueta Scholarship
Application deadline: February 28, 2020
Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship
Develop a plan with your family to prevent distracted driving and win some money!!
$5,000 in awards to top 3 Essay winners
Applications accepted January 1, 2020 - March 17, 2020
Georgia Division UDC Historical Essay Contest
Open to 5th - 12th grade
Application/Essay deadline - March 2, 2020
Click here for application and essay topic - Please let Mrs. Gallman read over your essay to make sure it is on topic before submitting
Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium
Up to five $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in STEM
Application deadline March 15, 2020
Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship
$1,000 Essay competition regarding sleep health - must include research on resources that promote healthy sleep
Application deadline - March 20th
Whitfield Murray Historical Society Scholarship
If you have participated in any historical projects, please apply! Someone from Dalton High School will likely win this scholarship in memory and honor of Mr. and Mrs. Pete and Mary Sims if your application is good!
Application deadline: March 31, 2020
2020 Pritchard Injury Firm Scholarship Contest
- Award: $500 scholarship
- Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Isabel Pridgen Charities Scholarship
DHS Catamount Band and Colorguard Seniors may apply.
Application deadline is April 15th
Whitfield County Farm Bureau $1,500 Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 24, 2020
Brady Corbin Law Group Essay Scholarship
Brady Cobin Law Group will award three scholarships totaling $4,500 to the three students who submit the winning essays.
Application deadline: May 1, 2020
Senior Care - Aging Matters Scholarship
A $1,500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population.
Application deadline: May 15, 2020
Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program
The 2020 Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program is accepting essays from students who have suffered injuries due to an accident or who have been impacted personally by a loved one’s accident. You must be a student enrolled in:
- Community college
- An undergraduate program
- Graduate school
*Note that you must also detail your financial need for the scholarship in order to be eligible.
Application deadline: July 20, 2020
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
MALDEF - Scholarship Guide for Latino Students
Army ROTC Scholarships
Fastweb Scholarships with various deadlines
Pay attention to deadlines!