Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club Scholarship


This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship.



To provide educational opportunities for worthy qualified students who might otherwise be denied the opportunity for a higher education.



  1. Open to all students who have been a Forsyth County resident for the past two (2) years,
    Member of the current graduating class intending to graduate from a Forsyth County High School, or equivalent,
  2. Attend an accredited college, university, or technical school,
  3. Demonstrate that a financial need exists. Applicant must provide a copy of completed Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) or parent’s 2016-2017 Federal Income Tax return. **
  4. Scholastic ability – demonstrated by (a) grade point average and (b) scores from SAT, ACT or other recognized college testing program.
  5. Demonstrate leadership and good moral character,
  6. Letter of References – at least three (3), one of which must be from school or educator, Family references are not allowed.
  7. Submit application through school’s guidance counselor.
  8. Homeschool students – mail application directly to Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club, PO Box 111, Cumming GA  30028



A student of the current graduation class who desires to be considered for this scholarship award should apply to the Counselor’s office of the school he or she is attending. The application will be submitted on the “Application for Scholarship Form” and accompanied by a completed “Additional Information Form.” Applications must be received by Monday, March 19, 2018.

Please click here for 2018 Scholarship Application and 2018 Scholarship Cover Letter.



The final selection of the student to receive this award will be made by the Scholarship Committee of the Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club. The winners will be announced at Honors Night at the High School where the student attends.

** If using a Federal Income Tax Return please black out SSN (social security number)


2017 Winners:

MERIDETH RAY attended South Forsyth High School.  She will be attending Samford University to study Nursing.

NEHA BALACHANDRAN attended Lambert High School.  She will be attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham to study Neuroscience.

AMBER SHELL attended Central High School.  She will be attending Georgia Tech  to study Aerospace Engineering.  

KARINA GASCA GARCIA attended Central High School.  She will be attending the University of North Georgia to study Early Childhood Development.

BETHANY BRYANT attended North Forsyth High School.  She will be attending the University of North Georgia to study Occupational Therapy.

RYAN HILL attended Central High School.  He will be attending the University of Georgia to study Business.

STEPHANIE HAN attended Central High School.  She will be attending the University of Georgia, she has not declared a major.