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Endowed Scholarships

Simple Fact: There are numerous students who would not be able to attend Piedmont College  - and take advantage of the life foundation it provides - without access to our expansive scholarship program. How do we preserve - and grow - it? Another simple face: People like you.


Alumni Memorial Scholarship

Established as a general fund for donations in honor of alumni. The number of awards and amount of this scholarship vary from year to year.


The Thomas A. (Gus) Arrendale, III Scholarship

Established by friends to honor the leadership and dedication of Gus Arrendale to Piedmont College, Habersham County, and future leaders of the state, as exemplified by his participation on, and leadership of the Board of Trustees of the College. This scholarship is designed to assist young people in their desire to attain a college degree. The successful candidate will have a 3.0 GPA or the equivalent high school average, financial need, and outstanding personal character.


Seaborn Ashley & Dana Smith Ashley Scholarship

Established with a gift from Caroline Ashley in loving memory of her parents. The recipient will be chosen with consideration first to students who are pursuing a career in primary or elementary education and who are from either Greene or Oconee counties in the State of Georgia. Awards will be made on the basis of merit as defined by having an SAT score of 1100 or above, a 3.0 college GPA, outstanding personal character, leadership qualities, and demonstrated financial need.


Moe Bandy Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale to honor Moe Bandy, a country music singer who was most popular during the 1970s.


Evelyn R. & Robert E. Bowman, Jr. Scholarship

Established by Evelyn R. and Robert E. Bowman to help students pursuing a degree in chemistry who demonstrate both financial need and the ability to complete the degree requirements.


Grace McGahee & Earl Clement Brown Endowed Scholarship

Established by Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor in honor of her parents. Recipients of this scholarship will major in psychology, nursing, or philosophy/religion, have outstanding character, an above average GPA or equivalent high school average, and demonstrate financial need.


Jim Ed Brown Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in memory of Jim Ed Brown, an American country music singer. Mr. Brown was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in June 2015. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in vocal performance or participating in a choral ensemble. 


Louise Ellison Callam Scholarship

Established to honor Louise Ellison Callam by her family and designed to aid students seeking a degree in Education with demonstrated financial need.


Camp-Younts Scholarship

Established by the Camp-Younts Foundation


Thomas Winford Carlan Scholarship

Established by the estate of Celeste Carlan Farmer, Class of 1968, in memory of her father. Awards will be made to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA, outstanding character, and at least one parent employed in law enforcement.


Coach O’Neal Cave Scholarship

Established in honor of Coach O’Neal Cave, former Piedmont athletic director and coach of baseball, basketball, and golf, to help defray expenses for students who demonstrate leadership and financial need.


T. Hoyt & Lucile Addison Chambers Scholarship

Established to honor T. Hoyt and Lucile Addison Chambers by their children. The recipient will be chosen with consideration first to students who are residents of Banks or Franklin counties, have a college GPA of 3.0 or higher or the equivalent high school average of “B,” and have demonstrated financial need.


Mildred Cain Chambers Scholarship

Established in 1993 in memory of Mildred Cain Chambers to assist deserving students.


George Elton & Helen Cowen Clark Scholarship

Established by George Elton and Helen Cowen Clark, both Piedmont graduates, to help students who demonstrate financial need.


Jack H. Clarke Scholarship

Established by Jack H. Clarke, a trustee of the College.


Clarence A. & Lilian W. Coddington Scholarship

Established by the estate of Clarence and Lilian Coddington of Winter Park, Fla.


Pemberton Cooley Scholarship

Established by H.A. Stephens Jr. in memory of Pemberton Cooley, his mentor and a trustee of the College.


Coach James Charles Cooper Scholarship

Established by his family to honor his life as head coach of women’s basketball at Piedmont college from 1997 through 2005 and to carry on his work of aiding and assisting young women in their desire to attend college.


Dana-Carter Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Ruby Lott Lockerman to honor Malcolm Boyd Dana and Earl Kendall Carter. This is awarded each year to a female student who demonstrates both need and the ability to complete the degree requirements. The student must demonstrate outstanding personal character and have a college GPA of at least 3.0.


Louise Kidder Davis Endowed Grant Fund

Established by John V. Davis upon his retirement from Piedmont in honor of his mother, Louise Kidder Davis. Awards will be made to a full-time student on the basis of academic merit as defined by having a 3.0 GPA, ability as demonstrated in English classes, interpersonal skills, and outstanding personal character. Preference goes to a student who is pursuing a major in English. The grantee will tutor students one-on-one or in groups under the supervision of English faculty members.


Billy Dilworth Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in memory of Billy Dilworth. Mr. Dilworth made a name for himself in media, working for years in newspapers, radio and television. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in Mass Communication, with a preference for students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting or journalism.

 

Glenn W. & Edna Ellard Scholarship

Established to honor Glenn A. (Jack) Ellard for his service as Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives for 33 years by his many friends and colleagues, and later greatly enhanced by his wife, Edna R. Ellard. Mr. Ellard was a Piedmont alumnus. Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit as defined by having a minimum 3.0 GPA, outstanding personal character, and demonstrated financial need.


Henry M. & Helen D. Enterline Scholarship

Established by the estate of Henry Enterline, a resident of Florida and a Congregationalist. The successful candidate will be a junior or senior and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher. The recipient is required to live in College housing.


Sam H. Flint & Mary Jane A. Flint Scholarships

Established by Dr. Sam Hall Flint, a trustee of the College, and Dr. Mary Jane Appleby Flint, both Piedmont alumni. A successful candidate will be female and have a minimum SAT score of 1,180 and be a U.S citizen. The scholarship amount and the number of awards vary from year to year.


H.B. Forester Scholarship

Established to honor Harry Bible Forester, a professor of biology and a coach of baseball, basketball and football, by the H.B. Forester Metro Atlanta Alumni Club. The scholarship is given to a deserving student who exhibits leadership.


Mary L. Griggs Mathematics Scholarship

Established to honor a former Piedmont College math professor by family members and colleagues. The recipient should be a math major with demonstrated financial need.

 

Mack H. Guest, III Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in honor of Mack H. Guest, III, who has been a Trustee of Piedmont since 2008. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated a financial need. 

 

W.L. & Gladys S. Hallford Scholarship

The W. L. and Gladys S. Hallford Scholarship is established by family and friends in memory of William Lewis “Pat” Hallford and Gladys Southerland Hallford to assist young people in their desire to attain a college degree. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of academic merit as defined by having a 3.0 college GPA (based on a 4.0 system) or the equivalent high school average, outstanding personal character, and demonstrated financial need. 


Harold S. Hannum Scholarship

Established in memory of Harold Hannum by his wife Anna Hannum to assist students studying for careers either in music or nursing. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.


The Harold & Anna Hannum Scholarship

Established in memory of two longtime friends of the College and Congregationalists by their estate. Successful candidates will be pursuing a career in education or the ministry, have a college 3.0 GPA, be of outstanding character, and have demonstrated financial need.


J. Edward Harp Scholarship

Established in his honor by friends and family in 1986. Mr. Harp was a trustee of the College and an active Congregationalist.


Heathman Forty & Eight Nursing Scholarship

Established at the North Georgia Community Foundation by the local Forty and Eight chapter in keeping with the organization’s national mission of providing financial assistance to the training of nurses.


Flay & Patricia McBrayer Heaton Scholarship

Established to honor two graduates of Piedmont College, Patricia McBrayer Heaton and Flay Heaton, also a trustee of the College for many years. The recipient should be from Stephens, Habersham, Franklin or Rabun counties and pursue a degree in education or business.


C.W. & Flora B. Henderson Scholarship

Established to honor Dr. Charles W. Henderson, a Georgia Baptist pastor and school administrator, and his wife, Flora Elsworth Bowden Henderson, a musician and co-worker with him in Christian service.


Lee Heuson Scholarship

Established by Dr. William G. Heuson in honor of his son, Lee Heuson.


Earl D. & Nelle Hood Higdon Scholarship

Established by Earl and Nelle Higdon, who were business leaders in Hendersonville, N.C., and both graduates of Piedmont.


Wallace Hinson Concert Choir Scholarship

The Wallace Hinson Concert Choir Scholarship was established by Louise Bass to honor Dr. C. Wallace “Wally” Hinson, Piedmont’s Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Director of the Conservatory of Music. The scholarship is awarded to student(s) majoring in music with an emphasis on choral and vocal students.
 

Frank & Mary Holcomb Scholarship

Established in their honor by their daughter, L. Gladys Holcomb, a Piedmont graduate.


L. Gladys Holcomb Scholarship

Established in 1992 by Gladys Holcomb to assist students at Piedmont College. Recipients must be Georgia residents with demonstrated financial need.


Marion T. Hunt Music Scholarship

The Marion T. Hunt Music Scholarship was established by the estate of Marion T. Hunt to assist young people in their desire to attain a college degree. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of academic merit as defined by having a 3.0 college GPA (based on a 4.0 system) or the equivalent high school average, outstanding personal character, demonstrated financial need, and a major in music with first preference for a student pursuing an area of study in keyboard (piano or organ).
 

Tommy Irvin Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in memory of Tommy Irvin, who served as Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture from 1969 to 2011. Mr. Irvin was a Trustee of Piedmont College from 2001 – 2015.


Imogene T. Johnson Graduate Reading Scholarship

Established by Imogene T. Johnson to place emphasis on excellence in graduate education through the encouragement of study and research of reading or the pursuit of national board certification within the School of Education. Recipients must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, be willing to carry out reading research using the National Reading Panel recommendations or be pursuing national board certification.


Marvin L. & Mildred L. Johnson Scholarship

Established in 1986 by Marvin L. and Mildred L. Johnson to assist deserving students.


Weldon & Betty Keckley Mathematics Scholarship

Established by Weldon and Betty Keckley in memory of Arthur Carl Keckley, his father, and Carl Pierpont Keckley, his brother, who were both mathematics teachers. Recipients of this scholarship will either major or minor in mathematics, have a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need.


Robert J. & Lavinia Knox King Scholarship

Established to assist deserving students who show the ability to complete the degree requirements.


Evelyn E. Knight Scholarship

Established to assist deserving students who show the ability to complete the degree requirements.


Mary C. Lane Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Mary C. Lane, former professor of education and Dean Emerita of the College, and her mother, Mary Cole Lane. The scholarship will be awarded to a top student in education.


Mary C. Lane Graduate Education Scholarship

Established in honor of Dean Emerita Dr. Mary C. Lane and her mother. The award will be made to a student who is studying education on a graduate level.


Kelly Lang Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in honor of Kelly Lang, an accomplished singer and songwriter. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in vocal performance or participating in a choral ensemble.

 

Laschicotte-Strickland Minority Music Scholarship

Established by the Alliance for African-American Music, this scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in music who has a financial need. 

 

Atos D. “Joe” Lattanzi & Peggy Joyce Oliver Lattanzi Endowed Scholarship

Established to honor the life of Atos D. Lattanzi, a 1951 graduate, and to carry on his work of aiding and assisting young people in their desire to attend college. Recipients of this scholarship will have a 3.0 GPA or equivalent high school average, outstanding personal character, and demonstrated financial need.


Reverend Dr. & Mrs. W.R. Lesser Scholarship

Established in honor of Mrs. Lesser, an honorary graduate, and Dr. Lesser, a Congregational minister.


Theodore Leverett Scholarship

Established by James C. Brooks, a 1938 graduate, in memory of Mr. Leverett, pastor of the Congregational church in Jefferson, Ga.


Vera Lindgren Scholarship

Established to honor Vera Lindgren, this scholarship is given to students who demonstrate both financial need and the ability to complete the degree requirements.


James Lord Jr. & Ruby K. Lord Scholarship

Established by the estate of Ruby K. Lord, a friend of the College. Successful candidates will be students either on the undergraduate or graduate level who are defined as non-traditional, having worked full time for a substantial period, and who will continue to work throughout their academic career.


Carroll Love Scholarship

Established by Carroll Love, a 1936 graduate. It is awarded to students who plan a career in public education.


Lowe-Black Scholarship

Established by Louise Aiken Lowe to honor her husband, Arthur D. Lowe, and to recognize the extreme generosity and compassion shown by Mr. Ray H. Black, treasurer at the time the donor attended Piedmont. The successful candidate will have a 3.0 GPA or the equivalent high school average, and financial need.


Corian Stambaugh Lundquist Endowed Book Scholarship

Established by her nephew, James L. Lundquist, in her memory, this scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and the ability to complete the degree requirements.


Archibald & Helen McPheeters Scholarship

Established by the estates of Archibald and Helen McPheeters, who received honorary degrees in 1990.


Dr. Maud E. McPherson Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. McPherson, who was a beloved educator in the Washington, D.C., area and an active Congregationalist. The recipient will be a student majoring in English.


J. Louis & Helen J. Martens Scholarship

Established by the estates of J. Louis Martens, a former coach and faculty member of the College, and Helen J. Martens, a graduate. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial need and is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.


Dr. Bill H. Mason Scholarship

Established by Dr. Mason, a 1957 graduate, in memory of fellow classmates T. Alan Wans ley and J. David Lecroy, and in honor of Nancy L. Singer, a long time-employee of the College. Successful candidates will have a 3.0 GPA, be of outstanding character, and have demonstrated financial need.


James F. Mellichamp Music Scholarship

Established by friends to honor the dedication and accomplishments of Dr. James F. Mellichamp as chair of the Music Department at Piedmont College. Recipients of the scholarship must have an above-average college GPA, demonstrated financial need and outstanding personal character.


Dr. Thomas B. Musser & Dorothy B. Musser Scholarship

Established by the estate of Dr. Thomas B. Musser of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, who was a longtime friend of the College. Awards will be made with first preference to students from Pennsylvania who have demonstrated financial need.


Nickerson Congregational Heritage Scholarship

Established in 1994, the Nickerson Congregational Heritage Scholarship Fund was created by a gift from the estate of Lucille Nickerson. In 2000, the scholarship received additional funding from the estate of William Nickerson.

Students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher who are active members of a congregation of the United Church of Christ or the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches are eligible. A letter signed by the minister and an officer of the student’s local church stating that he or she is a member in good standing must be submitted to the Director of Church Relations. Congregational Heritage Scholarships are available for eight (8) semesters. First time recipients must be 25 years of age or younger. Recipients are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at Piedmont, and live in campus housing. They may apply for additional need and merit-based financial aid.


Dr. Pearl Nix Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Nix, a graduate of Piedmont and retired professor of library science at North Georgia College. Recipients must be pursuing a career in education, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and be either a junior or senior.


Charles C. & Lillian A. Parkhurst Scholarship

Established by Charles and Lillian Parkhurst for the benefit of those undergraduates who would derive the greatest benefit from a college education.


Walter G. & Jerush Montez Paskowsky Scholarship

Established to honor Walter G. Paskowsky and his wife, Jerush Montez Paskowsky, a Piedmont graduate.


C. Lisle & Mabel S. Percy Scholarship

Established in memory of C. Lisle Percy, who taught sociology, religion and history, and his wife, Mabel Percy, who taught foreign languages.


Phillip J. Prescott Scholarship

Established by Phillip J. Prescott of San Jose, Calif., an engineer, Congregationalist, and friend of the College.


Deane Mathis Puckett Scholarship

Established by the estate of Ms. Deane Mathis Puckett to assist young people in their desire to attain a college degree. Scholarship awards will be made on the basis of academic merit as defined by having a 3.0 college GPA (based on a 4.0 system) or the equivalent high school average, outstanding personal character, demonstrated financial need, and an academic major in education.


Dr. Claude & Mrs. Merle Purcell Scholarship

Established to honor Dr. Purcell, a graduate and trustee of the College, and his wife Merle. The Purcells were educators in Georgia for their entire careers. Dr. Purcell served as State Superintendent of Schools in Georgia.


Thurmon Wiley Purcell Scholarship

Established to honor Mr. Purcell, a lifetime educator, by his wife, Clementine L. Purcell. The award will be made with first preference to students of good character who are pursuing a career in education either on the undergraduate or graduate level.


Jesse W. & Minnie S. Randall Scholarship

Established by the estate of Jesse and Minnie Randall. The successful applicant must be a first-time freshman with demonstrated financial need and typically will have an SAT score of at least 1,180. The amount of the award and number of recipients vary from year to year.


Dr. W. Silas Roberts Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Roberts, a 1908 graduate and professor of chemistry at Piedmont for 36 years.


Jonathan C. Rogers Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Rogers, a 1906 graduate, professor of math, former dean of Piedmont College, and former president of North Georgia College and State University.


Mary Barrett Roper Scholarship

Established by the Mary Barrett Roper Trust, this scholarship will be awarded to students who are deemed worthy.


Alice J. Russell Scholarship

Established by the estate of Alice J. Russell, a friend of the College, to assist deserving students who show the ability to complete the degree requirements.


The Howard Sanders Optimist Scholarship

Established by the Optimist Club of Athens, Georgia, Inc., to honor the memory of Howard A. Sanders, respected Athens businessman and loyal Optimist, to aid deserving students in their effort to obtain a college degree. The scholarship is awarded to students from Athens, Georgia, or the greater Athens area who demonstrate outstanding character, scholastic ability and financial need.


Elizabeth Sawyer Scholarship

Established by Dr. Billy Mason, a graduate of Piedmont, in honor of Dr. Sawyer, a professor of biology in the 1950s. It is awarded to a top biology student.


Jean Shepard Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in memory of Jean Shepard, an American honky tonk singer-songwriter who pioneered for women in country music. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in vocal performance or participating in a choral ensemble.


TG Sheppard Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in honor of T.G. Sheppard, an American country music singer-songwriter. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in vocal performance or participating in a choral ensemble.


James F. Sievers Scholarship

Established by James Sievers ’63 and his wife, Samira Beckwith. The scholarship is awarded annually to a male or female student who has demonstrated a financial need.


W. Ben & Nelle F. Singleton Scholarship

Established by Ben, who served as a trustee, and Nelle, who is a 1929 graduate.


Lillian E. Smith Scholar Program

This program encourages students to fully explore the values and convictions that shaped the life and work of this great humanitarian. Students in the program will be expected to complete a minor in Social Justice, and they must pass the Lillian E. Smith Studies course.


Dr. W. Baxter & Fannie H. Smith Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. Baxter and Fannie H. Smith. He taught math and physics and served as registrar, dean and trustee. She taught in the departments of chemistry and business.


William Henkel Smith Scholarship

Established by Virginia Smith Williams, a graduate of Piedmont, in memory of her brother, Henkel Smith, who was also a graduate, member of the faculty, and trustee.


W.O. Spaeth Science Scholarship

Established by Susan Spaeth Kyle, a 1995 graduate, to honor the life and work of W. O. Spaeth. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in one of the sciences, having a 3.0 GPA or equivalent high school average, and demonstrated financial need.


Homer W. Stevens Scholarship

Established to honor Dr. Stevens, a beloved teacher and friend, who served as head of the social science department for 21 years and as dean of the College in 1952.


Ralph L. & Helen Schuenemann Strucher Scholarship

Established to honor Mr. Strucher, former trustee, and his wife Helen.


Horace W. Sturgis Scholarship Fund for Excellence

Established in honor of Dr. Sturgis, an alumnus of Piedmont College and noted educator who was the founding president of Kennesaw State University.


The Torch of Piedmont Scholarship

Established by the Torch of Piedmont, the oldest active honor society at Piedmont College.


Eva Tuttle Scholarship

Established by the estate of Eva Tuttle to help students who demonstrate both need and ability to complete their degree in speech or theatre arts. The award is granted on the basis of academic merit to include outstanding personal character and a college GPA of at least 3.0.


Upshaw Bentley Grant Program Scholarship


Albert L. Vulcano Nursing Scholarship

Established by Albert Vulcano for nursing students. 


Susan Diane Wade Scholarship

Established by Gus Arrendale in honor of Susan Diane Wade.


Dr. James E. & Elizabeth Perry Walter International Scholarship

This scholarship was established with a lead gift from Dr. Charles Cho, a Piedmont College graduate and trustee, in honor of the late Dr. James E. Walter and his wife, Elizabeth. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist in diversifying the cultural make-up of the student body by offsetting some of the expenses incurred by international students. The scholarship amount and the number of awards available vary from year to year. The successful candidate will have an overall 3.0 GPA or its equivalent from a high school or institution of higher education and a cumulative 3.0 GPA must be maintained.


T. Alan Wansley Scholarship

Established by his family and the Samuel F. and Emma J. Bagwell Memorial Fund this scholarship will be given with first consideration to residents of Franklin County with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.


Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships

Funded by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, these scholarships are awarded to Southern women with high financial needs. The amount of the award and number may vary from year to year.


Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Established by the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. 


Wallace Roy Wood Scholarship

Established by the estate of Wallace Roy Wood, Class of 1951 and long-time supporter of Piedmont College. Recipients of this scholarship will major in art or music, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be of outstanding personal character, and demonstrate financial need.


Dr. C. Paul Worley Sr. Scholarship

Established to honor C. Paul Worley Sr., a dedicated alumnus who served many years as a trustee. The award is made annually to a sophomore or junior with a high grade-point average who demonstrates leadership.


Ernest D. Wright Scholarship

Established in 1984 in honor of Ernest D. Wright, who served as a trustee. He was a business, civic, and church leader in Toccoa, Georgia.