WGTC Foundation Scholarships


Semester:Fall (202112)Spring (202114)Summer (202116)
Scholarship Application Opens:6/15/202010/21/20203/17/2021
Scholarship Application Deadline:7/15/202011/18/20204/14/2021
Scholarship Applicant Registration Deadline:7/30/201912/7/20204/26/2021
Scholarship Applications Reviewed:7/22-7/28/202011/30-12/7/20204/21-4/26/2021
Scholarship Award Date:7/30/202012/11/20204/30/2021
Scholarship Thank you letters due:8/6/202012/16/20205/7/2021



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 July 28, 2020.

Step 4: Notification

You will be notified by student email confirming or denying your scholarship award(s) by close of business day on July 30th.

Step 5: Thank You Letters

All students who have been awarded scholarship funds must write and upload a thank you letter by August 6, 2020, 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 Fall Semester 2020

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ScholarshipCriteriaEstimated Award Amount per StudentEstimated Awards per Semester
Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund Scholarship 

Early Childhood Care & Education Programs; Carroll, Haralson, Heard Co. residents






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 DEM Grant Fund Scholarship 

Diesel Equipment Tech & Heavy Diesel Service Tech Programs






Chahalis Family Scholarship


Open to all students attending the Coweta Campus






Coweta Campus & CEC


Open to students attending CEC or Coweta Campus






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 Scholarship 

Douglas Co. resident





Holland M. Ware Scholarship 

Manufacturing & Production, Nursing, Business Management, Healthcare
Management, Installation & Repair Programs; Home Campus must be Coweta,
LaGrange, Franklin, or Greenville.





Janeth Richards Memorial
Open to all students; preference give to single parent 




J. Randy Jackson Legacy ScholarshipMust have completed coursework at the thINC Academy and be attending the LaGrange Campus. 




Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia ScholarshipOpen to all students. Preference to students that completed coursework at the thINC Academy. 





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 




Raymond V. Sensing Scholarship Fund 

Cosmetology program; Franklin Site






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





Rotary Club of Carrollton Scholarship 

Carroll Co. resident





Southwire Industrial Systems Technology  Scholarship 

Industrial Systems Technology Program; Carroll Campus only





Southwire Machine Tool Technology  Scholarship 

Machine Tool Technology Program; Carroll Campus only





Southwire Precision Manufacturing

& Maintenance Scholarship

Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance Program; Carroll Campus only 





Star Foundation Scholarship


Haralson County and Cleburne or Randolph counties in Alabama residents.






Sugar Foods Memorial Scholarship

Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electronics & Telecommunications, Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance, Welding & Joining Technology programs; Carroll Campus Only 




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.

Applications are available at www.westgatech.edu > Discover WGTC > Foundation> Apply for Scholarships, or go directly to  AwardSpring. Contact Stephanie Fant with the WGTC Foundation at 678.664.0524 for more information about these scholarships.

Additional Scholarships*

American Life Fund Scholarship


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 Angela Berch, Vice President of Economic Development & Community Relations for WGTC, at (678) 664-0506 or by email at angela.berch@westgatech.edu.