The scholarships are offered and awarded on an annual basis by the foundation with the support of counselors at each high school within the district. Applications are available beginning Feb. 1 at www.paulding
Available scholarships include:
- Paulding Eduction Foundation Scholarships — Five Foundation awards of $1,000 scholarships are given to a graduating senior at each high school. The criteria for selection are based on grades, community involvement and contributions, and economic need.
- Wesley Rakestraw Scholarship — One $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA and being an active member in a civic organization or club.
- Robertson Loia Roof Architects and Engineers Scholarship — Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to one graduating senior each at East Paulding, Paulding, and Hiram high schools who is majoring in math or science related field, including but not limited to architecture or engineering.
- Jessica Boles Scholarship — A $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at East Paulding High School in the memory of Jessica Boles by her parents, Bill and Cheryl Boles. The criteria for selection are based on academics, community involvement and contributions, and economic need.
- Sheffield Family Scholarship — This is a Scholarship Fund established by the Sheffield family and is available only to students who attend Paulding County High School. This program seeks to encourage excellence and achievement in both academics and participation in community/club or organizations activities.
- Hubert and Betty Martin Scholarship — A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Paulding County High School. The criteria for selection are based on academics and participation in the community or with an organization.
- Logan’s Crossing Scholarship — The Logan’s Crossing Manufactured Home Community Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Ron Cobb, owners of Logan’s Crossing Manufactured Home Community in Dallas. It is available to students who are residents of the Logan’s Crossing community. This program seeks to encourage excellence and achievement in both attendance and academics by students who live in this community.
The award levels are as follows: elementary school: $50 to any resident student with perfect attendance for the entire school year; middle school, $75 to any resident student with perfect attendance for the entire school year; high school, $100 for any resident student with perfect attendance for the entire school year; $100 for any resident student who graduates high school with a diploma or a GED, regardless of age; $250 for any resident student with a B average — qualifying for a Hope Scholarship — for the entire school year; college or technical school: $1,000 cash each year that a resident student is awarded a HOPE scholarship by the state of Georgia.
Information: visit www.pauldingeducationfoundation.com.