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 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.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
The DeKalb County 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar is Nicholas Miller from Eastside High School.
Information for the 2018 DeKalb County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be posted in the summer of 2017.
2017 Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Auburn Presbyterian Church Roger Grogg Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship is a one-time award of $500 and is available to college-bound high school seniors who have participated in sports while in high school. You must also be a regular church attendee at the Auburn Presbyterian Church. Click Here to apply; the deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.
Auburn First United Methodist Church Steve Post Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship is a one-time award of $500 and is available to college-bound high school seniors who have participated in sports while in high school. You must also be a regular church attendee at the Auburn First United Methodist Church. Click Here to apply; the deadline is Friday, April 14, 2017.
Most of our other scholarships can be found at scholarships.cfdekalb.org.
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 June 15, 2017.