Scholarships

There is nothing quite so important as an education, and we are proud to organize and administer scholarship programs for deserving students from throughout our six-county area.

Our donors believe in the power of education and have chosen to make a difference by helping deserving students pursue their dreams of higher education. We have multiple scholarship funds established by donors so youth across our region can improve their lives and ultimately our community by continuing their education.

Most of the scholarships managed by the Community Foundation are available for students who will graduate from high school in the spring of the current year and plan to continue their education in the fall, and we will welcome and consider all applications.

Asama Coldwater Manufacturing Georgia Scholarship

The Asama Coldwater Manufacturing (ACM) Georgia Scholarship awards scholarships to graduates of a Warren County high school (current year or Previous). Eligible career paths include programs in or directly related to manufacturing, technology, engineering, or business.

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2o20 ACM Application

Application Opens: January

Application Closes: April 31

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 renewable for three consecutive years after original award is made, provided all requirements are met for renewal

Eligible Career Paths: Programs in or directly related to manufacturing, technology, engineering, or business.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant is a graduate of a Warren County high school (current year or Previous)
  • Applicant completed high school with a minimum GPA of 2.80
  • The availability of other financial assistance, grants and/or scholarships to the Applicants will be considered. Preference will to made to applicants who are not likely to have other assistance
  • Applicant acceptance or attendance at an accredited secondary education institution, including trade schools, technical colleges and community colleges, colleges and universities
  • The applicant’s level of motivation, effort and diligence in the pursuit of further education as demonstrated in a personal letter stating goals will be considered

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org


Alex Newton Scholarship

Established to honor Alex Newton, the purpose of this Scholarship Fund is to assist eligible students in Burke, Columbia, Richmond, or McDuffie County to continue their pursuit of secondary education in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Augusta Technical College.

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2021 Alex Newton Application

Application Opens: February 1

Application Closes: March 31

Scholarship Amount: $500 renewable for each consecutive semester after original award is made, provided all requirements are met for renewal

Eligible Career Paths: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant shall be a resident of Burke, Columbia, Richmond, McDuffie, or Warren County
  • The applicant shall be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours) at Augusta Technical College
  • First consideration shall be given to a student in the pursuit of an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Additional consideration shall be given to a student who needs financial assistance to continue his/her education in the pursuit of their chosen degree/career
  • Additional consideration shall be given to an applicant who will graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • The applicant shall have been active in community, church or extra-curricular activities

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org


Charlie C. Turman Scholarship

The purpose of the Charlie C. Turman Scholarship Program is to assist eligible students in McDuffie and Warren counties, to continue their pursuit of a secondary education in HVAC, mechanical, or agriculture/agribusiness at a trade or technical school and to honor Mr. Charlie C. Turman.
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2021 Charlie C. Turman Scholarship

Application Opens: February 15

Application Closes: March 31

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per academic year with a maximum award of $2,000 over 2 years. The scholarship will be renewable for 1 consecutive year after the original award is made provided the student meets all the requirements for renewal.

Eligible Career Paths: HVAC, mechanical, or agriculture/agribusiness

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant shall be a resident of McDuffie or Warren county
  • The applicant shall be a graduate of a high school located within one of the eligible counties
  • First consideration shall be given to a student who needs financial assistance to continue his/her education in the pursuit of their chosen degree/career
  • Additional consideration shall be given to an applicant who will graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • The applicant shall have been active in community, church or extra-curricular activities

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org


Josephine Clark Tutt Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Josephine Clark Tutt Memorial Scholarship is to assist graduating seniors at Lucy C. Laney High School to continue their pursuit of a secondary education and to honor Mrs. Josephine Clark Tutt.

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Josephine Clark Tutt Memorial Scholarship

2021 Josephine Clark Tutt Memorial Scholarship Application

Application Opens: March 4

Application Closes: April 16

Scholarship Amount: $500

Eligible Career Paths: Any undergraduate studies at a four-year institution

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant shall be a resident of Richmond County
  • The applicant shall be a graduating senior at Lucy C. Laney High School
  • First consideration shall be given to an applicant who will graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Additional consideration shall be given to a student who needs financial assistance to continue his/her education in the pursuit of their chosen degree/career
  • The applicant shall have been active in community, church or extra-curricular activities

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org


Neighborhood Renewal Scholarship

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation for The Central Savannah River Area, Inc. and is funded by Georgia Power Company and Fluor Corporation for the purpose of granting scholarships to students in the neighborhood and community of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant.

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Application Opens: January

Application Closes: March 31

Scholarship Amount: up to $5,000 per year per recipient

Eligible Career Paths: applicant must reside in Burke County, Georgia, preferably within a 10-mile radius of Plant Vogtle, and must have plans to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree

Application Requirements: Scholarship awards are subject to conditions of enrollment, usage of scholarship funds, grade requirements, availability of funds and other criteria, including Recipient’s (as defined below) good moral character. Acceptance of scholarship funds constitutes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions. To apply for an award, an application will:

  • Answer each question on the application honestly and completely
  • Include official high school transcript
  • Enclose one (1) full page essay, typed and double-spaced, describing your educational and career goals, how you became interested in STEM education, and how will you plan give back to your community after graduating from the Learning Institution
  • Enclose two (2) letters of recommendation from adult, non-family members (i.e., employer, teacher, religious leader, mentor, club sponsor, coach, etc.
  • Scholastic achievement, attendance, extra-curricular activities, community service and financial need are also considered; however, financial need is not a determinative factor

Questions: Contact Suzanne E. Sharkey at ssharkey@southernco.com

Application Instructions


Ruth F. Wallace Scholarship

Established to honor Mrs. Ruth F. Wallace, the purpose of this Scholarship Fund is to assist eligible students in McDuffie County, specifically Thomson High School graduates, to continue their pursuit of secondary education.

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2020 Ruth F. Wallace Application

Application Opens: February 15

Application Closes: March 31

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 renewable for three consecutive years after original award is made, provided all requirements are met for renewal

Eligible Career Paths: Programs in or directly related to business, education, engineering, manufacturing, or technology

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant shall be a resident of McDuffie County
  • The applicant shall be a graduate of Thomson High School
  • First consideration shall be given to a student who needs financial assistance to continue his/her education in the pursuit of their chosen degree/career
  • Additional consideration shall be given to an applicant who will graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • The applicant shall have been active in community, church or extra-curricular activities
  • The applicant shall have scored a minimum 1000 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org


Sam Tyson Eagle Scout Scholarship

The Sam Tyson Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund was established by the Augusta Kiwanis Club in honor of former member Sam Tyson whose desire was to see youth become productive citizens. The scholarship is available for all Eagle Scouts who completed the Eagle Rank in the Georgia- Carolina Council.

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Application Opens: April 27

Application Closes: June 30

Scholarship Amount: One-time award of $1,500.00

Eligible Career Paths: Any

Application Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a high school senior this year
  • The applicant must have already earned their Eagle rank in the Georgia-Carolina Council
  • The applicant must commit to attending college or other post-secondary education/training in the Fall
  • The applicant must complete the application personally.

Questions: Contact Dan Rogers at Dan.Rogers@scouting.org


The Sandra Waller Neville Endowed Scholarship

The Sandra Waller Neville Memorial Endowment offers this scholarship to one Augusta University senior dental hygiene student who meets the requirements below. The scholarship amount is $1000 to be used for tuition* or other educational-related expenses associated with pursuing a dental hygiene degree.
 
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Application Opens: August 1

Application Closes: September 15

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Application Requirements:

  • Must currently be enrolled at Augusta University
  • Must be in last year of dental hygiene undergraduate program with plans to graduate the following May
  • Must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all dental hygiene course work at Augusta University
  • Must include with the application a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, a mentor, or someone within the community other than a family member
  • Must be a resident of Georgia or South Carolina residing in the CSRA, including Wilkes, Burke, Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Glasscock, Jefferson, Richmond and Columbia counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina

Questions: Contact Kathryn Zotter at kriskraftz@gmail.com

Application Guidelines


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FAQs

Q: Who can receive a scholarship through the Community Foundation?

A: Our scholarship funds support a diverse range of students. The majority serve high school students about to graduate; however, some do benefit students enrolled in colleges or universities.

Q: How much funding do the scholarships provide?

A: Individual scholarship awards vary, but most range in size from $500- $2000.

Q: Are your scholarships competitive?

A: Many of our scholarships are specialized for students graduating from particular schools or pursuing specific career paths. They are not usually extremely competitive.

Q: How are recipients of scholarships selected?

A: Each scholarship fund has its own unique selection committee. The Community Foundation processes the applications to provide to the committees for review.

Q: How does a student apply for a scholarship?

A: Students must apply online using our new online Scholarship Portal.

  • Each of our scholarship processes has different criteria and eligibility requirements. Selecting the Preview Button will allow them to view the application and additional information regarding each available scholarship.
  • If they chose to apply for one of the scholarships, they MUST create an account before filling out the application for the information to save. This is done by clicking the “Log On / Create an Account to Apply” button in the top right-hand corner.
  • From there, they will be taken to the Logon Page, where they will select Create New Account.
  • Once they enter all personal information and click Create Account, they will be taken to an Email Confirmation page to confirm they are receiving emails from our system.
  • When accessing the system for the first time, they will land on the Apply Page. This page will show all open opportunities as well as any relevant deadlines and other applicable information.
Q: How do I attach a transcript or letter of recommendation?

A: For Students:

  • Students will send an email to their guidance counselor from within the scholarship application requesting a transcript.
  • Student's will do the same for the individual chosen to write their letter of recommendation.

A: For Counselors / Character References:

  • Students will send an email from within their application to request a transcript and/or letter of recommendation. A total of two messages will be sent: one personal message from the student with their request and one system-generated message containing a link to the student's application. This email will come from Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area administrator@grantinterface.com.
  • Follow the link to view which document(s) the student requested.
  • Upload and submit document(s) to complete the student's application packet.

Send a Kid to College

Post-secondary education is one of the best ways for individuals to improve their lives and is a benchmark of a prosperous, thriving community.

Scholarship Funds are a way to invest in the future of our community by making the dream of a higher education come true for students across our region. Helping a deserving student to attain their higher educational goals is a rewarding experience, and we welcome your generosity in pursuit of this worthy cause.

Scholarships can be established by individuals, families, businesses and other groups, and our experienced staff will work with you to identify your personal charitable goals and design a scholarship fund that aligns with the educational values important to you.

Starting a fund is easy, and we are here to help.

OPEN A SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Erin Starnes

Here to Help!

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Starnes, Scholarships & Programs Associate, at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org or 706-724-1314.