Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club Scholarship

 Scholarship:

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


Purpose:

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


Requirements:

  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 2020-2021 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

Application:

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 1, 2021.

Please click here for 2021 Scholarship Application and 2021 Scholarship Cover Letter.


Selection:

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)


2020 Winners:

HOLLEY MURRAY attended North Forsyth HS.  She will be attending University of Georgia, majoring in Psychology.

DANIELA HERNANDEZ attended Forsyth Central HS.  She will be attending University of North Georgia at Cumming, majoring in Nursing.

KEENEN CLARK attended Forsyth Central HS.  She will be attending Georgia Southern University, majoring in Marketing.

ARIANA COHEN attended Forsyth Central HS.  She will be attending University of Georgia, majoring in Biological Science.

KALPANA AGARWAL attended West Forsyth HS.  She will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in Chemical Engineering.

GRACE AQUINO attended West Forsyth HS.  She will be attending University of North Georgia at Dahlonega, majoring in Modern Language Spanish.

JORDAN CHANCY attended South Forsyth HS.  She will be attending University of Georgia, majoring in Mass Communications.

MADELINE CAMMAROTA attended Lambert HS.  She will be attending Berry College, majoring in Early Childhood Education.

YIN “ANNIE” LIN attended Lambert HS.  She will be attending Yale University, majoring in Computer Science.

OLIVIA NOGALES attended Lambert HS.  She will be attending University of Georgia, majoring in Public Health with an emphasis in Behavioral Health.