Griggs Education Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be graduating from high schools in Houston County and the surrounding areas.
Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:
GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university.
Planning to enroll full-time in the fall of 2014.
The qualified applicant must also demonstrate participation in activities outside of academics as evidenced by any of the following:
Each year, the Griggs Education Foundation will award scholarships in varying amounts based on financial need and other factors.
The scholarship will be applied to fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for course load at accredited, two-year or four-year colleges/universities in the United States. A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.
The renewal of the scholarship will depend on the student maintaining positive academic performance based on their college transcript between the first and second semester. Students are expected to have earned a 3.0 GPA in order to receive the second installment for the second semester.
An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the winners. The use of this committee is designed to ensure the impartiality and confidentiality of the selection process. All decisions are final. In evaluating the applicants, the committee will consider the applicants' financial need, academic records, community service, extracurricular activities, and essay content as described in the eligibility requirements. 2015-16 school year winners will be notified by April 22, 2016.
Responsibilities of Recipients
Recipient responsibilities include enrolling as full-time undergraduates in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continuing in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. Scholarship recipients are responsible for delivering their scholarship checks to the proper office at their institution.
Payment of Funds
Checks will be mailed to each recipient’s mailing address and will be made payable to the institution only. Checks will be issued in August for the fall semester and January for the second semester.
Scholarships are for one year and are non-renewable.
To assure complete impartiality in selection of winners and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.
To Apply for the Scholarship
Click on the box below. You will be directed to the Griggs Education log-in on a secure website maintained by ISTS, Inc. NOTE: Application window for the 2016-17 school year will open May 1, 2017 and will close May 19th. Winner will be announced on May 22, 2017.