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Dear Seniors,

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!

Good luck!!

Mrs. Gallman

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.

Early efforts will get rewarded! Students who've already taken action to build their college list on BigFuture™ and link their College Board and Khan Academy® accounts to practice for the SAT® on Official SAT Practice will automatically earn a scholarship entry when they join the program once it opens next month.

Getting Your Juniors Started in December


Students should join the program by signing in with their existing College Board account (same one they used for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT®) or they can create an account if they don’t have one.


They should click on the yellow Earn Scholarships button at the top of the homepage.


They should review the official rules on the Opt In screen and click Agree. Then they’re ready to start turning their efforts into scholarships!

List of Scholarships for Holiday Break - Apply, Apply, Apply...

Document contains links to 14 different scholarship opportunities

Application deadlines range from December 16 - January 9

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Two $5,000 Scholarships - requires 3.0 GPA and at least 150 hours of documented community service during the 2019 calendar year

Application deadline: January 8, 2020

Requires 1) Online Application and 2)Google Doc Application that is linked within this application. (click here for application)

See Mrs. Gallman with questions

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

Click here to apply

Ronald McDonald House Chattanooga Scholarship

Award amounts vary but average around $2,000

Application deadline - January 27, 2020

Click here for flyer

Click here for more information and to apply

College Covered $5,000 Scholarship

Application deadline - January 31, 2020

Click here for more information and to apply

McDonald's Hacer National Scholarship

Awards up to $100,000

Application deadline - February 5, 2020

Click here for eligibility and link to apply

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

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

Click here for more information and link to apply

Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium

Up to five $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in STEM

Application deadline March 15, 2020

Click here for more information and link to apply

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

Click here for link for information and to apply

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

Click here for application

2020 Pritchard Injury Firm Scholarship Contest

  • Award: $500 scholarship
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • More Info + Apply:

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

Click here to apply online

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Click here for link to more information and instructions on how to apply

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