WGTC Foundation Scholarships


Scholarship Applications Open

Deadline to Apply for Scholarships

Summer SemesterMarch 19, 2018April 19, 2018
Fall SemesterTBDTBD


Students, WGTC is pleased to announce a new web interface to be used in applying for West Georgia Technical College Foundation scholarships. AwardSpring software will facilitate and streamline your scholarship application process. (Be sure your internet browser is Internet Explorer version 10 or beyond, or use any version of Chrome or Firefox.) All returning WGTC students who have completed one semester of study and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 are encouraged to apply.

Step 1: Create an Account

Visit AwardSpring and create an account using your student email address. You will be emailed a link to confirm your registration. Please record your password for future use, as you will use this same account and password to apply each semester.

Based on your GPA, program of study, and other factors specific to your account, you will automatically be matched with scholarships for which you qualify.

Step 2: Apply for Scholarships


Some scholarships require proof of residency or other specific documents you will need to upload. Be sure to provide all information that is requested.

You do not have to complete the application all at once. You may log back in with your student email address and password at any time.

Step 3: Register for Classes

A scholarship application for Spring Semester will not be considered for a scholarship unless you have registered for classes by May 2, 2018. (You do not need to upload your registration.)

Step 4: Notification

You will be notified by student email confirming or denying your scholarship award(s) beginning May 3rd, but no later than May 4th.

Step 5: Thank You Letters

All students who have been awarded scholarship funds must write and upload a thank you letter by May 11, 2018, in order to receive the award.


Frequently Asked Questions for WGTC Foundation Scholarships

How do I apply for a WGTC Foundation Scholarship?

  • Students must apply each term by the published deadline
  • Review the available scholarships and criteria to determine if you qualify for a particular scholarship
  • Submit the completed application online within the published deadlines
  • Please note the scholarship application deadline and the deadline for registering (located on the application) to be considered for a scholarship. No applications will be accepted after the scholarship deadline.

If I am awarded a scholarship, what happens next?

  • The Foundation Office will send an email to all students confirming or denying your scholarship award(s).
  • If you receive a scholarship, you will be required to write a “thank you” letter to the donor and upload it to the scholarship application software (AwardSpring). The donor will be named in your award email.
  • West Georgia Technical College’s Institutional Advancement Office staff will handle promotional coverage of all scholarships. They may request additional information from you and/or a photo for promotional publications.


West Georgia Technical College Foundation Scholarships Spring Semester 2018

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ScholarshipCriteriaEstimated Award Amount per StudentEstimated Awards per Semester
Abraham Baldwin Chapter NSDAR ScholarshipHealth Sciences or Nursing Programs; Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether, or Troup Co. residents; Female 




Adams Family Scholarship (West Georgia Ambulance)Health Sciences or Nursing Programs; Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson Co. residents 




Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund ScholarshipEarly Childhood Care & Education Programs; Carroll, Haralson, Heard Co. residents 

up to $2,000




Bowdon Hospital Authority Scholarship

Health Sciences or Nursing Programs; Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson counties and Cleburne or Randolph counties in Alabama residents. Preference to 30108  ZIP Code. 





Caterpillar Foundation


Diesel Equipment Tech & Heavy Diesel Service Tech Programs






Coweta-Fayette EMC Scholarship


Open to students attending CEC, Coweta Campus, or Franklin Site






Grenzebach Scholarship

Electrical Systems Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Mechanical Systems, Industrial Systems, Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Welding and Joining Technology Programs; Must have been in the dual enrollment program at the CEC in Coweta County. 




GreyStone Power Capstone ScholarshipDouglas Co. resident 





Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Scholarship


Must have completed coursework at the thINC Academy. Must demonstrate leadership characteristics, and have attained a 3.0 GPA. Award preference will be given to students enrolled in Trade and Technology programs.






Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship

Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electronics & Telecommunications, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance, Welding & Joining Technology programs. 




Murphy Law Firm Reach Your Dream Scholarship 

Douglas Co. resident





Parkway Hospital Auxiliary ScholarshipHealth Sciences or Nursing Programs; Douglas Co. resident$5006

Robert D. Tisinger Scholarship Fund

Must live in a home served by Carroll EMC or parent/guardian must live in a home served by Carroll EMC 




Southwire Industrial Systems Technology ScholarshipIndustrial Systems Technology Program; Carroll Campus only 




Southwire Machine Tool Technology ScholarshipMachine Tool Technology Program; Carroll Campus only 





Southwire Precision Manufacturing

& Maintenance Scholarship


Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance Program; Carroll Campus only





WGTC Foundation ScholarshipOpen to all students$50010

Student must be making satisfactory academic progress in order to qualify.

Student must be enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program in order to qualify. Student must demonstrate financial need.

Applications are available at  AwardSpring. Contact Stephanie Fant with the WGTC Foundation at 678.664.0524 for more information about these scholarships.


Additional Scholarships


Coweta-Fayette EMC Student Scholarship Opportunities


Murphy Law Firm’s Reach Your Dream Scholarship

Murphy Law Firm, LLC, wants you to reach your dream of getting your degree and being successful in the business world. We know that continuing your education can be expensive, and some have been forced to sacrifice their schooling due to unexpected financial hardships. We don’t want you to have to give up on your dream. So, whether it’s the books you need for class, or the fees for next semester’s tuition, Murphy Law Firm is giving a scholarship of up to $500 every semester to students of West Georgia Technical College who are in financial need.

Murphy Law Firm, LLC is a law firm in Douglas County, GA that helps injured victims receive financial compensation after a serious auto accident or work injury. Their law firm is constantly involved in giving back to the community, with a special focus on the students and teachers of the Douglas County School System.

Scholarship entry requirements: Students must be Douglas County residents, and currently enrolled in WGTC. Students receiving the scholarship must be willing to have their name, photo, video of receiving the scholarship, and story published by Murphy Law Firm, LLC.


Walter Harrison Scholarship

  • $1,000 scholarship (10 will be awarded throughout Georgia in 2017)
  • Applicant must reside in the primary residence of a Carroll EMC Member or employee
  • May be used at any accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical institute in Georgia
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an accredited program (full- or part-time) and be an undergraduate student or high school senior
  • Carroll EMC selects one finalist from its service area to compete at the state level
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2017


Dr Mel Hayden GED/Adult Education Scholarship

If you have completed your GED and are enrolling at WGTC, click the title, above, to download and print the Dr. Mel Hayden GED/Adult Education Scholarship application. Completed applications must be received at the WGTC Coweta Campus, ATTN: Celeste Norris, no later than July 15.


White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of White Oak Golden K in Coweta County is offering three $1,500 scholarships to
LPN and RN students who meet certain criteria. Click the title, above, to download and print the White
Oak Golden K Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship application. Completed applications must be received at
WOGK Kiwanis, 253 Loftin Lane, Franklin, GA 30217 by June 30, 2017


Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest in which students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.