Hites‐Thomas Family Higher Education Challenge Grant Endowment Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is for Spring and Summer

The Hites‐Thomas Family Higher Education Scholarship provides scholarships for students from the College of Coastal Georgia who plan to enroll in one of the new baccalaureate degree programs at the College of Coastal Georgia, following completion of a two‐year degree or general education program at the College. Scholarship funds may be used to offset the costs of tuition, fees, living expenses, etc. during the planned two‐year period of upper division college course enrollment. Recipients are eligible for awards of up to $2,000.00 annually (two year maximum). The award will be dispersed equally at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.

The Hites‐Thomas Family Higher Education Challenge Grant Endowment Fund Scholarship was established by the Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation and Coastal Georgia residents, Julia Terrell Thomas, who has been loyal and generous supporters of higher education programs across the state of Georgia for many years. The purpose of this innovative matching scholarship fund is to increase the number of community or two‐year college students who perform at a high level of academic excellence and who continue their studies at baccalaureate degree‐granting colleges or universities. The Hites-Thomas Scholarship targets the best and brightest students completing their first two years at the College of Coastal Georgia to encourage them to complete their studies and engage in the education of future generations.

Up to (5) five scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding students who will be attending College of Coastal Georgia to complete their baccalaureate degree. A student may be eligible for up to two years of scholarship support; provided, however, that all eligibility requirements are met and a new application is submitted for each year. Scholarship applications will be accepted and considered for initial award during fall semesters. Criteria include the following:

• Scholarship recipients must enroll in one of the Baccalaureate Programs at the college ;
• Scholarship recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 for their first two years of college courses;
• Scholarship recipients should have been involved in community service and/or volunteerism; and
• To retain the scholarship, the recipient must maintain 3.0 or better grade point average during each of the following semesters.