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

North GA EMC Scholarship

The NGEMC Chairman’s’ Memorial Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded to one high school senior in each of the seven counties served by NGEMC.  Applicant must have a 3.0 and live in a house powered by NGEMC.  The application deadline is January 21, 2022.

Click here for the 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.

Click here for the link


A Guide to FAFSA and Financial Aid from Study.Com

Click here for the link to the guide

The Eugene Mcdermott Scholars Program

The application for The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas will open soon! Your students with outstanding grades and a proven passion for leadership and service might find their fit with us.

This full-ride scholarship includes tuition, stipends and enrichment resources, such as study abroad funding. While it is a generous merit award, it is also a serious commitment that requires students to excel academically and demonstrably contribute through leadership and service on the UT Dallas campus and beyond.

Within our top-ranked public university, McDermott Scholars find community and dynamic peers, as well as a landscape of personal and professional growth opportunities.

December 1, 2021: UT Dallas Application (with supplementary materials)
January 28, 2022: McDermott Application

Please note that this year The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program application does not consider standardized test scores.

Click here for the application link

Elks Scholarship

The Dalton Elks Lodge will be providing scholarships to local high school seniors.  They anticipated presenting amounts similar to those given this past year of $1,400 to 12 local applicants.  The Winners will be selected from those who apply for the Most Valuable Student Scholarship.  This contest is completely independent and sponsored totally by the Dalton Elks.  The Elks National Foundation will award $2,440,000 in college scholarships to a total of 500 seniors nationwide.  The application deadline is November 15, 2021.


Click here for the application link:

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Shaw Industries has partnered with United Way of Northwest Georgia to offer the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship to two high school seniors and/or juniors.
The scholarship will be awarded annually at the United Way Annual Meeting held each spring.  Don't forget to keep track of your 2021 volunteer hours!  The application is due in January, 2022.

Click here for more information


Wilberforce Scholarship at Covenant

Founded in 1955, Covenant College is a Christian liberal arts college located on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. We exist to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things by preparing young believers for a life of service and God-honoring vocation. A Wilberforce Scholarship will be awarded to 1 student from Dalton.  The application deadline is  November 15, 2021

Click here for the application link

Coca Cola Scholars

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Click here for the application link

GA State Presidential Scholarship

The application deadline is November 15th.

Click here for more information and the application


Golden Door Scholars

This is a scholarship for student who are undocumented.  The application deadline extended to October 10th.

Click here for the application

Scholarship for Sophomores and Juniors:

The Tepic Promise Scholarship deadline is October 15th.

Click here for more information




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