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

Dalton State Foundation Scholarship

The application deadline is March 8th, 2024

Click here for more information 

Whitfield/Murray Historical Society Scholarships

These scholarships are designed to both recognize/honor some of our local history folks who have gone before and also have ties to your schools/communities.  Therefore, our scholarships are a bit different than many--we really aren't that interest in where the students are going to college, what their GPAs are, nor how much income the family has.  Ours are AWARD scholarships meant to recognize students who have already been doing things related to local history.  There are many ways a young person can qualify for one of these awards, but usually it's some combination of individual research or volunteerism related to our LOCAL history.  It could be a family history project they did in middle school, field trips they made to one of our properties, volunteer hours at a historic site, or research into the history of the carpet industry or some topic in local studies.  In fact, the student could do a project now and qualify by the April 1 application deadline

Click here for the application

The Danny Dantzler Memorial Scholarship

The Danny Dantzler Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduation seniors every year who have shown their support for the arts in our community. All 2024 high school seniors are invites to apply by filling out the form below. All applications must be submitted by April 5th, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Click here for the application

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for $5000 and requires 150 hours of community service in 2023.  The application deadline is January 18th, 2024.

Click here for the application link

Lesche Scholarship

The scholarship is for 3 possible scholarships for a female student.  One if for a student who plans to major in the humanities, another is for a student who plans to major in science, math or Engineering and the 3rd is for a Dalton High Student.  The application is due by April 5th, 2024.

Application Link

Better Business Bureau Scholarship

BBB of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia will award scholarships to students graduating in the class of 2024. Judges will select the scholarship recipients based on their overall personal integrity and character, their personal achievements, contributions to their communities and schools, and academic accomplishments. Attached is an application form, a scholarship guideline, and a flyer to promote the scholarship in your school. 

  • There is no cost to enter.
  • Applicants must be in the 2024 graduating class.
  • Applicants must complete an application form.
  • Applicants must write an essay of approximately 500 words;
  • A current transcript is required.
  • Deadline for completed forms and essays is Friday, March 8, 2024 (postmarked or hand delivered by 3:00 pm eastern time).

After judges evaluate entries, scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to selected students. Each scholarship will be made payable to the college or university in which the student enrolls. The Scholarship Fund will determine the number of scholarships. 

Student winners will be asked to attend the BBB’s 2024 Annual Meeting Luncheon and share their essay. The tentative date for the Luncheon is Wednesday May 8th  

Scholarship Link

Dalton Little Theatre Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due on April 12, 2024.

Application Link

Ronald McDonald House Scholarships

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholars Scholarship Program, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, provides scholarships in our 19 county/four state RMHC service area to promising students who desire a college education and are eligible according to criteria based on academic performance, financial need and community service.

This scholarship is a one-year scholarship which can be used at any regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college/university.

Who is eligible?

For this scholarship, financial need is defined as an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $25,000 or less.

Award Amount:  Amounts may vary, but most scholarships are $2,000 for the academic year.

Click here for the application link


North GA Electric Scholarship

This is for a student who receives electricity at home from North GA Electric.

Application 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 2024 and enroll in full-time classes at an accredited institution in summer or fall 2024.  

Full guidelines and eligibility requirements are outlined on our website. All applications and related submittals must be received by March 1, 2024. Selected recipients will be announced in May. 

Students should complete the electronic application available here to apply. 





Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Golden Door Scholars

Click for the application

The Dream Opportunity Scholarship

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.

Collegeboard Opportunity Scholarships

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.

Click here for the link




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