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: $1,500

Jessie 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: $500

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: $500

Lucy Mariah 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

Molie 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, Sciences, Business, or Medical/healthcare.

Award Amount: $500

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: $500 

($250 Fall/Spring Semester)

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: $500

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: $500

Elzonia Williams Memorial Scholarship

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

Award Amount: $500

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: $500

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: $500

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: $500

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 $500

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