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College of Education Scholarships
The sections below contain details about the scholarships available to College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.
The current application and brochure is available for download. Please note the following:
- The deadline for submitting applications is printed on the application form.
- Only recipients of scholarships are notified (usually by early March 2011l). Applicants not receiving scholarship funds are NOT notified.
The following is a tentative list of all scholarships available from the College of Education. They are broken down into three Areas. Please click on the area in which you are interested
PLEASE NOTE: The actual amount of a scholarship is determined by the availability of funds. Many of our scholarships have been affected by the recent economic crisis. Some scholarships may not be awarded if funds are not available.
- For Graduate Students Only
- For Undergraduate Students Only
- For Both Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Leona Ingram Scholarship
Awarded to a teacher who is pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in education. Criteria include scholarship and financial need.
The scholarship was established by Leona Ingram, sister of Irvine Sullivan Ingram. She was a career educator beginning with the Crawford County School System and later joining the Atlanta School System.
Pearl Nix Scholarship
Awarded to a student pursuing a master's degree in education.
The scholarship was endowed by Dr. Pearl Nix, retired Professor of Education, who served as a department head and as the Director of Psychological Services.
Dr. Thomas W. Sills Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding graduate student majoring in any program in Curriculum and Instruction (2006-2007). Rotates annually from department to department.
The scholarship was established by the friends and family of Dr. Thomas W. Sills, the first Dean of the (then) School of Education at West Georgia College.
Bernice Freeman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration in English who shows dedication and promise as a teacher. Financial need is a secondary factor.
The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Bernice Freeman, who served as Professor of Education and head of the Department of Secondary Education at West Georgia.
Annie Belle Weaver Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student pursuing a Media degree.
The scholarship fund was endowed by a bequest from the estate of Miss Annie Belle Weaver, West Georgia's first librarian.
Priscilla Bennett Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student pursuing school media certification (masters or certification only). Part-time and full-time students who have completed at least one term in the media program and show professional promise are eligible to apply.
The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Priscilla Bennett, a Professor in the Department of Research, Media, and Technology; her son, Robert Bennett; and her mother, Alice Barnes. The Media Department selects the recipient.
Dr. John J. and Ann K. Pershing Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a masters or educational specialist student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.
The scholarship honors Dr. John Pershing, former Professor and Head of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.
Edwin M. Blue Scholarship
A graduate student in Administration and Supervision is selected on the basis of scholarship and professional promise.
The scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Edwin M. Blue, who served Georgia for more than 40 years as public school and college teacher and administrator.
Peggy S. Steelmon Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student in Reading or Middle Grades education.
The scholarship was established by family and friends of Peggy S. Steelmon.
Thomas S. Upchurch Scholarship for Educational Leaders
Awarded to a graduate student in Educational Leadership based on merit and financial need.
The scholarship was established by family of Thomas S. Upchurch.
David Davis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the M.Ed. program in secondary education – social sciences. Financial need may be considered.
The scholarship was established by Dr. Judy Butler in memory of her brother, David Davis.
Debbie Forrester Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior or graduate student with an education major who is a resident of Gwinnett County, GA and actively involved in the West Georgia Baptist Student Union. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Financial need will be considered.
The scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to honor the late Debbie Forrester.
Louis Herzog Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in Special Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered. Preference given to Carroll County High School graduate who has demonstrated leadership qualities.
The scholarship was established to honor Louis Herzog for his 32 years of service to Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens.
Dr. Dano M. Fiares Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in Middle Grades education. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered.
Johnnie B. and Edna P. Huey Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student having a 3.0 GPA with preference given to a student from Bowdon, GA and demonstrating financial need.
The scholarship was endowed by Jonnie B. and Edna P. Huey to provide a scholarship to students pursuing a graduate degree while working full-time and caring for a family.
Dag Folger Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior education major or major in a content area while completing certification requirements who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and potential. Financial need is a secondary consideration. Minority students given preference.
The scholarship was established by Dr. John K. Folger to honor his father, Dag Folger, who served on West Georgia's Education faculty from 1940-1945.
Judy Kerr Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female student majoring in Early Childhood Education. Minimum GPA of 2.0 required. Preference given to incoming freshman and Parkway Baptist Church members.
The scholarship was established by Parkway Baptist Church in memory of Julia Ann (Judy) Kerr. She received a masters and a specialist in Education degree from West Georgia College. She was an elementary teacher in Cobb County for seventeen years.
Sadie Morrow Hughes Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in teacher education.
The scholarship was established by Mr. C. Eugene Hughes in honor of his wife, a member of the first graduating class at West Georgia.
Joe H. McGiboney Scholarship
Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in a Secondary Education program. Preference given to Mrs. Ethel McGiboney's great grandchildren.
The scholarship honors the man who was instrumental in establishing the close working relationship between West Georgia's teacher education program and the Carroll County Schools. A Carroll County native, Mr. McGiboney served as teacher, principal, and superintendent of Carroll County Schools from 1915 through 1952.
Hugh McTeer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an education student with demonstrated academic ability and promise, as well as financial need.
Dr. McTeer was a longtime member of Education faculty at West Georgia and is remembered as a master teacher.
Dot McNabb Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior Physical Education major who demonstrates merit and leadership potential. Financial need is a secondary consideration. Minimum GPA of 2.8 required
Colleagues, friends and former students of Dorothy "Dot" McNabb established this scholarship in honor of her 35-year career as a teacher and coach at West Georgia. "Miss Mac" was largely responsible for the development of the women's athletic program.
Dr. Robert M. Reeves Scholarship
Awarded to a rising senior majoring in Physical Education or Recreation. Selection criteria include academic achievement, activities, and leadership. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
The scholarship was established by Dr. Reeves following his retirement from West Georgia's Department of Physical Education and Recreation.
Mary White Davidson Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior in Middle Grades Education who shows promise of becoming an excellent teacher.
The scholarship was established by students and friends of Mrs. Davidson.
Herbert S. and Pauline T. Hatton Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Special Education and demonstrating financial need.
The scholarship was established by their son, Herbert W. Hatton, to symbolize the Hattons' concern and compassion for mentally and physically challenged children.
Dr. Prentice L. Gott Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Secondary Education based on financial need.
Dr. Gott was an administrator and faculty member in secondary education from 1964-1983, and was named Outstanding Retired Professor in 1998.
David L. Dugan Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in recreation with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need may be considered. Preference may be given to those students who demonstrate leadership in a professional recreation activity.
The scholarship was established in 1994 by Dr. David L. and Mrs. Sara M. Dugan.
Fred F. Hallum Scholarship
Awarded to an athlete chosen by a committee apointed by the Chairman of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation.
The scholarship was established by Rosemary N. Hallum.
Edna Becker Hallum Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Education and chosen by a commitee appointed by the Dean of the College of Education.
The scholarship was established by Rosemary N. Hallum.
Connie Wright Gunter Scholarship in Early Childhood Education
Awarded to the top incoming freshman in Early Childhood Education. It is not offered every year. Recipient may continue to receive the scholarship for up to 4 years if GPA of 3.2 is maintained and full time student status in Early Childhood Education is maintained.
The scholarship was established by Mr. Robert T. Gunter to honor the exemplary 35-year career of his wife, Mrs. Cornelia "Connie" Wright Gunter, a West Georgia alumna and a teacher in the DeKalb County School System.
George Colyer Scholarship
Awarded to junior or senior Special Education major on the basis on academic achievement and outstanding ability to work with exceptional children. Minimum GPA of 2.75 required.
The scholarship honors a former member of West Georgia's Special Education faculty.
CHREA 20th Century Award
Awarded to a rising junior accepted into a teacher education program. Must be a graduate of a public school in Carroll County or Heard County. Financial need will be considered. References must be professors. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.
The scholarship was established by the Carroll County Retired Educators Association.
Wilda Seagraves Jackson
Awarded to a senior majoring in education in recognition of scholastic achievement. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
The scholarship was established by family and friends of Wilda Seagraves Jackson.
Ruth Musick Jackson Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman majoring in Education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is a four-year scholarship provided recipient maintains minimum of 2.7 GPA. Recipient must be a resident of Coweta County. The scholarship was established by Ruth Jackson whose son, country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson honored her with a gift of money to be used for charitable purposes. Several members of the Jackson family, including Alan, attended the University of West Georgia and Ruth served as school dietitian in Coweta County.
Effie McGuire Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior majoring in Elementary Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need will be considered. Preference given to graduate of a Carroll County high school. This scholarship will continue through the senior year for a maximum of two years.
The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Effie McGuire, beloved teacher at the Oak Mountain schoolhouse for more than ten years.
Carrollton Civitan Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Special Education. Selection criteria include academic achievement and involvement in the field of Special Education.
The scholarship was established by the Carrollton Civitan Club.
Moselle T. Chappell Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Special Education who is in good academic standing, demonstrates financial need, and exhibits leadership qualities.
The scholarship was endowed by the Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens in memory of Moselle Chappell, the first special education teacher in Carroll County, and a founding member of the Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens.
Pilot Club of Carrollton Scholarship
Awarded to a full time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in education.
The scholarship was established in honor of past or current Pilot Club members.
CHREA 21st Century Award
The award shall be designated for a non-traditional undergraduate or graduate student 25 years of age or older, pursuing a degree in education. Based on merit and financial need. Must be a current resident of Carroll or Heard County.
This fund was established by the Carroll Heard Retired Educator's Association to be awarded annually based on merit and financial need.
William D. Conner Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in secondary mathematics education. Preference given to graduate minority students.
The scholarship was established by William D. Conner.
Miss Michele May and Dr Nancy Ellen Pollard Scholarship
Shall be awarded annually by a committee within the Department of Special Education and Speech Language Pathology choosing a recipient following these criteria:
- Majoring in Special Education (required)
- Needing financial support for his/her continuing education (required)
- One or more of the following:
- a. Being a parent of an individual with a disability,
- b. Being a university student with a documented disability, and/or
- c. Previous experience in special education as a paraprofessional.
Wilma K. Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in good academic standing. The student MUST be from Clayton County, Georgia.
Past Scholarship and Award Winners
- 2010 - 2011 School Year
- 2009 - 2010 School Year
- 2008 - 2009 School Year
- 2007 - 2008 School Year
- 2006 - 2007 School Year