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Grady Young Foundation Inc. Scholarship Program

GYF offers three different financial assistance options within the Scholarship Program:

  • Named Scholarships

  • Book Scholarships

  • Incentive awards (pending available funds)

The GYF Scholarship Application period opens each year on
November 15 and closes on January 31.

 

Explore all scholarship options below and apply!

Have questions? Email scholarships@gradyyoungfoundation.org.

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Named Scholarships

These are the eligibility requirements for GYF Named Scholarships:

  • Applicant must be graduating from an accredited secondary educational institution

  • Applicant must have applied for admission to at least one accredited institution of higher learning for the Fall of current school term

  • Applicant must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

  • Applicant must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA)

Grady Young Memorial Scholarship

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The recipient of this award will be presented to one interested in Political Science, Sociology, Vocational Technology, Religious Education, and is a resident of Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia.

Award Amount: $2,500

Irene Estelle Young Johnson Scholarship

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The recipient of this award will be presented to one who is interested in acquiring a career in Early Childhood, Child Development (Parenting), Cosmetology, Mass Communications, Missionary Work, or Music.

Award Amount: $1,000

Gaynell B. Young Williams Memorial Scholarship

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The recipient(s) of this award must be an Active Church Member, graduating high school senior, or a continuing higher education student. Upon the discretion of the GYF Scholarship Committee, if funds are available (specifically for the Gaynell B. Young Williams Memorial Scholarship), more than one scholarship may be awarded.​

Award Amount: $1,000

Gerald Franklin Kessler Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate or continuing college student who has maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.000, has earned at least twenty-five (25) Hours of active Community Service within the current school year, must submit a typewritten 500 to 1,000 words Essay on “Building My Community”, and must provide at least one Letter of Recommendation from a school official of current school.

Award Amount: $1,000

Eloise Mosley Young Scholarship

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The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded to an individual that possesses the qualities and characteristics of Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Economics, Teaching, Business Administration and/or Horticultural Studies. The recipient must attend Savannah State University.

Award Amount: $1,000

Marie Young Johnson Scholarship

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The recipient of this award will be presented to one who is interested in acquiring a career in Social work, Cosmetology, Engineering, Computer Technology, Science, Business, or Medical/healthcare.

Award Amount: $1,000

Marion "Paulette" Lott Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate who has maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.000, has earned at least ten (10) hours of active Community Service within the current school year, must submit a typewritten 500 to 1,000 words Essay on “American History”, and must provide at least one Letter of Recommendation from a school official of current school.

Award Amount: $1,000

Sarah Dillard Legacy Builder Scholarship

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The recipient (male or female) of this award must be enrolled full-time at Savannah State University, maintaining a minimal 3.0 GPA and majoring in Civil Engineering. ​

Award Amount: $1,000

Jacob Wilmont Community Athletic Scholarship

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This Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior athlete who has participated with the Gainesville-Hall County Boys’ and Girls’ Club(s) and maintained at least a 2.5 GPA. The student must provide at least one Letter of Recommendation from an official of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club(s) of Gainesville-Hall County.

Award Amount: $1,000

Charles G. Young-Chairman's Leadership Scholarship

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Two scholarships will be awarded annually to a high school senior or continuing higher education student. One of the awardees must attend Savannah State University.

Award(s) Amount: $1,000

John O. and Eunice C. Davis Scholarship

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This Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior or continuing college student.

Award Amount: $1,000

Elzonia Williams Memorial Scholarship

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Awarded to a single mother or student of a single mother.

Award Amount: $1,000

Estelle Mosley Young-Jackson Memorial Book Scholarship

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This book scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who has maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and majoring in Education.

Award Amount: $1,000

Willie B. Young & Sons - Young's Funeral Home Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified high school senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university in business administration and intends to pursue a career in business.

Award Amount: $1,000

Dr. Virginia Juanita Young Morrison Advocacy Scholarship

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This Scholarship favors a recipient who (1) has earned at least 25 documented community service hours in the current year or (2) a disabled student or (3) a student with a disabled parent. Other documentation needed for this scholarship is a letter of diagnosis from a physician/specialist.

Award Amount: $1,000

Samuel Eugene Williams Memorial Scholarship

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Awarded to an athlete who is graduating high school or is a current undergraduate student.

Award Amount: $1,000

Dr. Jimmie C. Jackson Educational Leadership Scholarship

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Two scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students who will attend a college/university or career tracked course of study.  Recipients must be actively involved in at least two community service experiences at the time of application and must commit to continue their volunteer/community service through the life of this award. 

Award(s) Amount: $1,000 (2)

Lawton & Ella Mae Young Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship will be awarded to an African American student graduating high school senior who is planning to enroll at a Historically Black College or University in the fall of 2023.  Applicant must be a resident of Hall County, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Applicant is selected based on their community involvement and by demonstrating a financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000

Rev. W. L. Whelchel Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship is established for all he represented and was for young people. The applicant must be a high school graduating senior within the Northeast Georgia area, who will attend a four-year university and has a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Award Amount: $1,000

LaMichael Hendrix Education Opportunity Scholarship

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The applicant must be a high school graduating senior, a first or second-year college student maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA.

Award Amount: $1,000

Eloise Young Sheats Memorial Scholarship

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It will be awarded to an African American student pursuing either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university.  Applicant must be a resident of Hall County, GA,  maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and be in good standing with their current institution. 

Award Amount: $1,000

Rebekah T. Whelchel Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship is intended for an African American high school graduating senior within the Northeast Georgia area, who will attend a four-year university and has a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Award Amount: $1,000

Rev. Laura Ashworth Young Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship is awarded to an applicant who is actively engaged with a Church Ministry.  The applicant may be a high school graduating senior, a continuing College student, or a preferred applicant residing in North Carolina.  GPA: 2.0 or higher

Award Amount: $1,000

Book Scholarships

The Grady Young Foundation, Inc. awards nine (9) Book Scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to attend a two or four-year College, technical institution, or university on a full-time basis upon graduation from high school.

 

To be eligible, the student must reside in and attend a high school in Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

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