Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia


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:

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

75 Scholarship Opportunities

(Most do not require proof of US Citizenship or residency - some allow HS juniors and/or college students to apply)

Pay attention to deadlines.

The first few expired in 12/19 but most are current!! Read qualifications and apply!!!

**Click here for Immigrants Rising Scholarship Online Book**

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!

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

Danny Dantzler Scholarship

Application deadline: April 6th

Click here for application

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

Alliant Health Plan Scholarship

Up to 7 - $1,500 Scholarships to Local Seniors

Application deadline - March 27th

Click here for application

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

ADK $300 Future Educator Scholarship

Application deadline: March 27th by noon (Before Spring Break because I will not be at school at all during spring break)

Click here for application

2020 Pritchard Injury Firm Scholarship Contest

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

LESCHE Scholarship

Applications should be mailed or emailed by April 3rd

Click here for application

Three - Dalton Little Theatre Scholarships

Application due to DLT office no later than Friday, April 10th

Click here for applications

Isabel Pridgen Charities Scholarship

DHS Catamount Band and Colorguard Seniors may apply.

Application deadline is April 15th

Click here for application

Whitfield County Farm Bureau $1,500 Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 24, 2020

Click here for application

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

Click here for more details and link to 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

Harry W. Renz, Jr. Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, May 1st

Turn applications into Mrs. Gallman by 12 noon.

Click here for application

PB&J Scholarship


Application deadline - May 31, 2020

Click here for more information

Click here for link to apply

Fleming College Scholarship

Application deadline: June 5th

Click here for online application

Essay Competition Prompt:

"At what age did you receive your first smartphone? How do you think it impacts your day-to-day activities and how do you think it impacts you while you’re behind the wheel?"

Adamson & Cleveland, LLC

2020 Scholarship Essay & Video Competition

Essay or Video topic:

What is your school and/or community currently doing to promote safer driving? In your
opinion, what could they be doing?

Junior or Seniors may apply

Click here for more information and link to apply

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

Click here for link to more information and to apply

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