Scholarship 


 

Columbia County Foundation for Children (CCFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which awards need-based educational scholarships to qualified applicants, up to age 22, for academic or technical training beyond high school. Scholarship funds are made possible by income earned from sales at the resource center as well as contributions from local businesses and community leaders.  Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's demonstrated financial need, career goals, written recommendation, personal statements and personal interview.  Scholarships are renewable as long as eligible.

Applications are available early each calendar year on our web site and with the guidance counselors’ office in the high schools. Questions about the application may be directed to the Scholarship Coordinator via email at ccfchildrenscholarships@gmail.com

Qualifications for Scholarship Recipients

  • 22 years of age or younger
  • Resident of Columbia County, Georgia
  • “C” average or higher in high school for new applicants and maintenance of equivalent in accredited academic or technical college for renewing applicants
  • Intention to attend or currently attending an accredited academic or technical college
  • Demonstrated financial need

*see application for complete list of requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must have a demonstrated financial need.  Below are the current financial guidelines.

Persons in family/household 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $30,150
2 $41,050
3 $51,050
4 $61,500
5 $71,950
6 $82,400
7 $92,850
8 $103,300

*NEW* Career, Technical, & Agricultural Education Scholarship Program

We recognize that not every student that advances into higher education will pursue a four-year curriculum and that the CSRA has a great need for skilled trade and technical workers.  In order to assist local students pursue their technical school education, the Columbia County Foundation for Children will be offering $500 scholarships for students that are (or will be) enrolled in a technical or trade school.  Qualified applications must have a demonstrated financial need. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, tools & supplies listed on syllabus, uniform, and other program supplies required.  Click the button above for “CTAE Scholarship application” for more information.

*see application for complete list of requirements

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial College Scholarship Program

The college scholarship fund is named in honor of Barbara C. Beazley who founded the organization over twenty years ago.  The scholarship program is a tribute to her lifelong commitment to helping children in Columbia County.   Barbara C. Beazley served the Columbia County community as a role model and mentor for many.  She was raised from humble beginnings in North Carolina and consistently worked from the age of ten until a few months prior to her passing.  Mrs. Beazley was a quick and avid learner, a brilliant business woman, and dedicated community leader.  We are proud to continue Mrs. Beazley’s legacy of helping the children of Columbia County, Georgia.  Click the button above for “College Scholarship Application” for more information.

Scholarships totaling $35,000 were awarded to twenty-one students for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Scholarship recipients attended Armstrong State University, Augusta University, East Georgia State College, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, and University of Georgia.  We expect great things from these recipients and look forward to hearing updates from all of them at renewal time.