WGTC Foundation Scholarships

SemesterFall (2021)Spring (2022)Summer (2022)
Scholarship Application Opens6/16/202110/18/20213/14/2022
Scholarship Application Deadline7/14/202111/12/20214/8/2022
Scholarship Application Registration Deadline7/21/202112/10/20214/29/2022
Scholarship Applications Reviewed7/14/2021-7/20/202112/1/2021-12/8/20214/13/2022-4/20/2022
Scholarship Award Date7/21/202112/10/20214/22/2022
Scholarship Thank You Letters Due7/28/202112/17/20214/29/2022



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

Scholarship applications will not be considered until you have enrolled for the semester you are applying for.

Step 4: Notification

You will be notified by student email confirming or denying your scholarship award(s) by close of business day on the Award Day, please refer to chart for date.

Step 5: Thank You Letters

All students who have been awarded scholarship funds must write and upload a thank you letter by the date specified in the chart. Failure to submit your thank you letter on time will result in loss of the scholarship.

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.
  • Scholarship awards will be loaded into your Banner account to be used for tuition, books, and fees.

West Georgia Technical College Foundation Scholarships Fall Semester 2020

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ScholarshipCriteriaEstimated AwardEstimated
per studentper Semester
Bowdon Hospital Authority ScholarshipHealth Sciences or Nursing Programs; Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson counties and Cleburne or Randolph counties in Alabama residents. Preference to 30108 ZIP Code.$5002
Caterpillar DEM Grant Fund ScholarshipDiesel Equipment Tech & Heavy Diesel Service Tech Programs$5006
Chahalis Family ScholarshipOpen to all students attending the Coweta Campus$5002
Coweta-Fayette EMC ScholarshipOpen to students attending CEC, Coweta Campus, or Franklin Site$5001
Grenzebach ScholarshipElectrical 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.$5002
GreyStone Power Capstone ScholarshipDouglas Co. resident$5003
Holland M. Ware ScholarshipManufacturing & Production, Nursing, Business Management, Healthcare Management, Installation & Repair Programs; Home Campus must be Coweta, LaGrange, Franklin, or Greenville.$1,0001
J. Randy Jackson Legacy ScholarshipMust have completed coursework at the thINC Academy and be attending the LaGrange Campus.$5004
Manufacturers Education Foundation ScholarshipStudents must be enrolled in one of the following areas of study: Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Electronics and Telecommunications, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance, Welding and Joining Technology.$5003
Parkway Hospital Auxiliary ScholarshipHealth Sciences or Nursing Programs; Douglas Co. Resident$5004
Raymond V. Sensing Scholarship FundCosmetology program; Franklin Site$5001
Robert D. Tisinger Scholarship FundMust live in a home served by Carroll EMC or parent/guardian must live in a home served by Carroll EMC$50015
Southwire Industrial Systems Technology ScholarshipIndustrial Systems Technology Program; Carroll Campus only$50010
Southwire Machine Tool Technology ScholarshipMachine Tool Technology Program; Carroll Campus only$5005
Southwire Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance ScholarshipPrecision Manufacturing & Maintenance Program; Carroll Campus only$50010
Star Foundation ScholarshipHaralson County and Cleburne or Randolph counties in Alabama residents.$5001
Sugar Foods Memorial ScholarshipElectrical Construction & Maintenance, Electronics & Telecommunications, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance, Welding & Joining Technology programs; Carroll Campus Only$5003
The Gene Haas Foundation ScholarshipCNC Technology students and/or NIMS credentials$2,5002
WellStar Douglas Hospital ScholarshipStudents must be enrolled in Health Sciences or Nursing Programs. The Douglas Campus must be students home campus. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.$1,0006
WGTC Foundation ScholarshipOpen to all students$50015

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.


Additional Scholarships*


Teach Early Childhood Scholarships


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program


Varsity Tutors Scholarship


Nana Grants CAPS Bridge Program

Nana Grants Childcare Funding

Nana Grants Additional Information


Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund


Walter Harrison Scholarship


SME Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities


Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship


American Welding Society Foundation Scholarships


Litner Deganian Scholarship


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.

* WGTC Foundation does not bear responsibility for the following opportunities available through third party scholarship providers.

To learn more about how you can invest in WGTC Foundation, please contact Brittney Henderson, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement for WGTC, at (678) 664-0515 or by email at Brittney.Henderson@westgatech.edu.