The Wiregrass Foundations offer named scholarships, books, and financial assistance, as funds permit, to qualified students.
Each named scholarship below has a specific set of requirements and application process. When applying, please complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation noted in the application process for each scholarship for which you wish to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following named scholarships are available for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College students for the semesters indicated in their descriptions. Once awarded, details about use of and continuation of scholarships can be provided by Foundation staff.
Application Process – Fall semester application cycle is OPEN.
- Review scholarship criteria to see if there is a scholarship for which you may be eligible.
- Unless indicated otherwise, applicants must have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered and maintain the 2.0 (or otherwise stated) cumulative GPA throughout the scholarship cycle.
- Unless indicated otherwise, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester(s) of the potential scholarship award. Additional scholarship requirements are listed below.
- Identify a Wiregrass Instructor or Wiregrass Staff to complete a letter of recommendation. You will need to provide their Wiregrass email in the application and we will request the letter of recommendation.
- Complete the online application by the published deadline, which includes answering the following questions:
- Tell why you would like to receive the scholarship(s) for which you have applied.
- What are your career goals?
- Describe areas in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcame obstacles either through your school, social, or family life.
- How have you made a difference in your community?
- Why did you select this career?
- This is a competitive process, so make sure your written or video responses are grammatically correct and well written/spoken. Good luck!
- Optional: Attend mySuccess Workshop: How to apply for a Foundation Scholarship
- Optional: Send your draft response to email@example.com for feedback
Contact Mona Paulk if you have questions about the process or scholarship requirements.
The Foundations may also provide some assistance with educational expenses to qualified students who do not receive named scholarships. Students who reside in Atkinson, Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, or Wilcox County should complete this Foundation North application. Students who reside in Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, or Lowndes County should complete this Foundation South application. If you need to borrow a book, complete the Foundation South book loan application or the Foundation North book loan application. Students who reside in Brooks County who need to borrow a book should complete this application.
Scholarships for Any Program
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 divided over two consecutive semesters for a student at the Cook County Workforce Development Center who is a resident of Cook County.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $1000 divided into three consecutive semesters to a Valdosta Campus student in any program of study. Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA for the past two semesters and continue to maintain if awarded the scholarship. If not attending school full-time, must be employed.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $1000 divided over three consecutive semesters to a student enrolled on the Valdosta or Cook Campus in any program of study.
Scholarship Requirements; Provides $2,500 over a maximum of 5 semesters to a full-time Wiregrass student enrolled on any Wiregrass campus and in any Wiregrass program.
Additional Requirements: Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue receive the scholarship during subsequent semesters.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides up to $1500 divided over three consecutive semesters to a student on the Valdosta or Cook Campus in any program of study. Priority is given to Lanier County residents.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides up to $500 over two consecutive semesters for to a full time student from Hamilton County, Florida enrolled on the Valdosta Campus in an approved major to promote the economic development of Hamilton County. Approved programs are EMS Professions, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technology, Nurse Aide, Practical Nursing, Computer Programming, Computer Support Specialist, Website Design, Early Childhood Care/Education, Commercial Truck Driving, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Landscape Specialist, Firefighter I and II, Firefighter/EMSP, Air Conditioning Technology, Air Conditioning Repair Specialist, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist, Electrical Systems Technology, Electrical Technician, Machine Tool Technology, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Welding and Joining Technology.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 divided over two consecutive semesters to a student who resides in either Atkinson, Ben Hill, Coffee, Irwin, or Wilcox County.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 divided over two consecutive semesters to a Fitzgerald or Irwin County High School graduating senior who will attend Wiregrass.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 divided over two consecutive semesters to a student who resides in Cook County and is enrolled on any Wiregrass Georgia Technical College campus and in any program of study.
Scholarship Requirements: Must be at least a second semester student and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must have unmet financial needs, be on track to complete his/her program of study, and be in good standing with the college. Financial Need will be assessed as part of the scholarship requirement.
Scholarship Criteria: Provides $500 divided over two consecutive semesters to a student who resides in Ben Hill, Crisp, Irwin or Wilcox County.
Scholarships for MAFB Students
Scholarships for Specific Programs
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 over two semesters to a student enrolled in the Culinary Program in Valdosta.
Additional Requirement: In 300 words or less, tell the committee why you feel that you should be the recipient of the Kevin DeMarcus Acree Memorial Scholarship and why you are attending Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Explain in detail what you would like funded through this scholarship; books, supplies, equipment, tuition, etc.
Scholarship Requirements: Provides $500 in full to a student during the fall semester of each year. The student must be a current Ace Electric employing entering into the Commercial Industrial Electrical Construction program at Wiregrass. Scholarship can be used for tuition, books, supplies, equipment, or any items the student needs to succeed in school. If the selected student does not use all of the scholarship while in school, the remainder can be used for supplies/equipment needed for employment.