Scholarships

Community Foundation DeKalb County awards scholarships each year thanks to the generosity of donors who understand that education is important for a rewarding and successful life. Donors’ gifts help make post-high school education affordable for many students.

Click Here to learn about our donors and the people who inspired the scholarship awards.

All applicant information is kept confidential to protect your privacy.

Document Retention Of Scholarship Applications

  • Scholarship applications for students who receive awards are filed electronically at the community foundation office and are retained for seven years after the scholarship is awarded.
  • Electronic copies of application files for students who do not receive awards are retained for three years after the year of application.
  • Paper copies of scholarship applications and score sheets completed by community foundation screening, selection, and interview committee members are returned to the foundation staff for destruction.

Scholarships for Current and Non-Traditional* College Students

*You are a non-traditional college student if you are beginning, or began, your college career in a year other than the year you graduated from high school or if you are returning to college after a break in continuous enrollment.

DeKalb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Click here to learn if you are eligible for the award and to access application forms. Deadline is April 3, 2017.

DeKalb Community Scholarship

DeKalb County residents are eligible for the scholarship if they have obtained a GED or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, or if they graduated from high school prior to 2017.

The scholarship is intended for a student pursuing a work skills certification or Associate’s Degree program. The student may be newly or currently enrolled in one of the programs. Also eligible are students returning to complete a program after a break in enrollment.

The recipient of this scholarship may choose any certificate program or 2-year degree from an accredited school. The DeKalb Community Scholarship becomes available for the Fall 2017 semester.

Applications should be submitted online or on paper to the Community Foundation of DeKalb County by August 1, 2017.