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B.R. Tilley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Dr. B. R. Tilley, the former president of Darton State College. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.0 high school or college GPA, must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA during the same academic year, and must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled, or intends to enroll, as a full- time student. Applicants must be recommended or referred by a current faculty member of Albany State University and have a demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Carter Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Preference will be given to “non-traditional” students (those who have been out of high school at least five years and are currently working toward a degree). This scholarship is in loving memory and honor of Margie and Jimmie Carter. The applicant must be a current college student who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in their education and chosen field, and is enrolled full or part-time. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, have completed at least 12 credit hours, be registered for at least 6 credit hours for the current or upcoming academic semester, have a letter of recommendation from a faculty, staff member, or an employer, and complete an essay of no more than two pages describing career goals and how the scholarship will benefit. Preference will be given to non- traditional students (those who have been out of high school at least five years and are currently working toward a degree).

Application Deadline: January 1st
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Charles D. Chitty, Jr. Scholarship

Student must have obtained at least 30 credit hours towards their designated field of study in Business, Finance, or Social Sciences, especially related to the field of U.S. Government or History. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and have a demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Charles M. Jones, Jr. Scholarship
Recipients are expected to play an active role in arts-related activities such as performing arts, school plays, music performances, etc.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Chris Addison International Scholarship
The student must be recommended by and affiliated with the International Student Services Office.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Christo Family Athletic Scholarships
This scholarship is intended to benefit student athletes who are enrolled full-time and are a member of an organized intercollegiate athletic team.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Cliff Bowling Scholarship
This scholarship is named in memory of Clifford J. Bowling, a former Darton State College student, and is awarded annually to a rising sophomore pursuing a degree in a science-related field with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Criteria for this award is previous academic performance. Preference is given to
students who intend to major in pre-veterinary medicine and students who are not receiving other scholarship aid. This scholarship recipient must be nominated by faculty and an application must be submitted to verify eligibility after the nomination. Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours towards a post-secondary degree. If a student does not have 30 credit hours, but can demonstrate a history of veterinary volunteerism, a study of previous veterinary or medical related studies, and is recommended by a doctor of veterinarian medicine, the applicant may be considered.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Curtis Malone Memorial Scholarship

The Curtis Malone Memorial Scholarship is awarded through the College’s Health Sciences Division and was established in memory of Curtis Malone, a former respiratory care faculty member at Darton State College. The student must be in good standing with the respiratory program, have a positive “can do” attitude and willingness to help others, have demonstrated a strong dedication and motivation to becoming a Respiratory Therapist and has demonstrated exceptional work ethic in their respiratory course work. Applicants must also complete an essay titled, “Meeting your dreams by becoming a Respiratory Therapist.” Preference will be given to non-traditional students making a career change to Respiratory Care, particularly one that both the applicant and family are making sacrifices to help the student achieve his/her dream.

Application Deadline: January 1st
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Dr. Gordon Davis Scholarship for Nursing and Allied Health
This scholarship is awarded in the fall to a Worth County High School Student majoring in Nursing or studying in an Allied Health related field. Applicants must be a full-time student and must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Dr. Jerry A. Walton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually to a student who is pursuing a degree in Teacher Education. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA, be classified as a sophomore (defined as having more than 30 credit hours), and be involved in extra-curricular activities. A committee of social science faculty may nominate
the recipient. An application must be submitted to verify eligibility after the nomination.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Emergency Medical Scholarship
Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Program.  Application must be submitted by deadline and recommended by the program director.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Faculty Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are in memory of faculty and staff members of Darton State College, including Henry O. Adams, A. Doy Beck, Owen B. Murphy, and Susan Kavanaugh. Eligible students are sophomores who exhibit outstanding academic potential. A member of faculty must recommend the applicant. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, must have completed at least 30 credit hours, and service in some capacity to the institution.

Nomination and Application Deadline: January 1st
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Garry Whitehead, PhD Academic Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Garry Whitehead, Professor of Psychology, for the purpose of providing a scholarship for a student pursuing a degree in psychology. The recipient must be nominated by a psychology faculty members,
must be a full-time student and rising sophomore as a declared psychology major, must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in psychology courses, and a demonstrated financial need. An application must be submitted after nomination to verify eligibility.

Application Deadline: January 1st
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Harold and Sara Wetherbee Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.5 college GPA, must maintain the same GPA during the same academic year, and must also demonstrate financial need and have declared a major field of study.

Application Deadline: January 1st and June 30th
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Hosea Hall Vann & Lillie Eason Vann Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship is given in loving memory of Hosea Hall Vann and Lilly Eason Vann for a Southwest Georgia nursing student in their second year of the Nursing program. The student must be a second year nursing student, a resident of a Southwest Georgia County, have a 3.2 college GPA and maintain the
same during the academic year, and must have declared nursing as a major field of study. The student’s financial need will also considered. Preference will be given to a Thomas or contiguous county resident.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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James M. Barnett, Jr. Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the James M. Barnett, Jr. Foundation. They are awarded to deserving students studying or pursuing a degree in music. The scholarship may be subject to faculty nomination and a student audition. The number and amount of awards given each semester vary. Applications must be submitted by the deadlines each semester.

Application Deadline: January 1st and June 30th
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Joan Battey Chandler Educational Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.5 high school or college GPA (or its equivalent), and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA during the same academic year. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and seeking a certificate or a two-year or four-year post-secondary educational degree, and must have a demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Ken Tyson Scholarship

Eligible students must have at least a 3.4 college GPA, must maintain at least a 3.4 GPA during the same academic year, and have completed at least 30 hours of post-secondary college coursework with the same cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to a student who is/was a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma Association and has declared a major and show progression toward a degree or major in Business. The applicant must have the recommendation of a business professor, chair, or dean of the College of Business.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Linda D. Ham Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to first time freshmen, including non-traditional students, studying art. The student must have a high school GPA of 2.7, submit an art portfolio, and complete and essay describing the student’s reason for choosing art as an area of focus or intended major. If no high school applicants meet the scholarship criteria, current Albany State University art students meeting the criteria may apply.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Richie Day Golf Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a first time freshman. To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must be eligible to play for a collegiate golf team, be a Georgia resident, have a 2.5 GPA, and submit a brief essay explaining his/her goals
for the future.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Roselyn Ware Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Roselyn Ware Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by Ms. Ware’s estate to enable deserving students from Mitchell County, GA to pursue careers in nursing. She was a graduate of Albany Junior College, now and left this legacy to help
educate nurses. The student must be a resident of Mitchell County, GA, may be either a full, part-time, traditional, or non- traditional student, may be enrolled or accepted into the nursing program, and must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Sabal Trail Scholarship: Deadline is January 1 st and June 30th
To be eligible for the Sabal Trail Scholarship, students must have at least a 2.5 high school or college GPA, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA during the same academic year, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must have an intent to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math-related field, be seeking a degree or career in an energy related infrastructure field, or seeking a degree or certificate in an emergency response-related field.

Application Deadline: January 1st and June 30th
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Sharon Shearer Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
The Sharon Shearer Memorial Nursing Scholarship is in loving memory of Sharon Shearer and her love and dedication to the medical field. The student may be a Georgia or Alabama resident with demonstrated volunteerism in the community, must complete and application, attach an essay of 500 words or less explaining why they are deserving of this scholarship, and must have a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a MSA (Musculoskeletal Associates) employee.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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Zella B. Wages Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.5 high school or college GPA, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA during the same academic year, and have declared a major field of study. Faculty may be the recipients of a scholarship, or assistance for higher educational study if so approved by the Foundation Board or its Scholarship Committee. Preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadline: June 30th
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