RECAP: Finding Scholarship Dollars for College

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Community Foundation Fundholder Scholarships
  • The John, Lynn and Nicole Belli Scholarship ( 4 years at $5K per year as long as student maintains good standing).  It is administered through the Gwinnett County Public School Guidance office and is for students who have overcome hardship. Contact your counselor at school.  Opens in spring each year and award announced in May.
  • Cooper O’Brien Memorial Scholarship – only for North Gwinnett High School students.  Contact your guidance counselor.

  • Abba Jo Gordon Scholarship – only for Central Gwinnett High School Students.  Contact your guidance counselor

  • Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Jim Steele Scholarship – email Schelly Marlatt for an application for the Jim Steele scholarship,

  • Georgia Gwinnett College:  (Some are only for GGC students)

  • Tanya Whitsel Cain only North Hall High School students-contact your guidance counselor 


    Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation scholarships:


Are you worried about paying for college? As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, many families are struggling to cover costs. There are a variety of scholarship resources available for students with abilities ranging from average to super achiever and everyone in between. Whatever the student’s circumstance or academic pace, there’s something for everyone. Come learn from the experts how to identify the scholarship opportunities just right for you.
– Better understand government-sponsored programs like HOPE
– Learn how to work through your local schools and foundations
– Gather great scholarship resources
– Gain tips on how to apply successfully
– Learn how you can participate in dual enrollment/dual credit programs
Presented by Hal Wilkinson (GA Student Finance Commission), Amy Burke (Gwinnett Co. Public Schools), Karen Howell (Gwinnett Tech) and Elizabeth Umberger (Georgia Gwinnett College) and in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation.