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Educating the Next Generation of Georgians Through Scholarships

Due to the generosity of its donors, Georgia Community Foundation has established three scholarship programs, through which it provides financial assistance to deserving high school graduates who will be attending college.

Established by Vera Jackson, a native of Lumpkin County, the Vera Jackson Scholarship Program provides room and board scholarships to high school graduates from Fannin, Union, Towns, and Lumpkin counties and provides them with mentors to enhance their college and post-graduate experiences.

Established by the Judy Lane Gilbert Memorial Foundation, the Thomas G. Harris Scholarship Program provides room and board scholarships to graduates of Armuchee High School in Armuchee, Georgia. Several of the recipients of the T.G. Harris Scholarship have located in and around the Rome, Georgia area and are making a valuable contribution to the communities in which they were raised.

Established by F. Duane Ackerman, a native of Plant City, Florida and a graduate of Plant City High School, the Duane Ackerman Family Scholarship provides financial aid to graduates of Plant City High School who, during their high school careers, have exhibited solid academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular, athletic, or civic activities, upright character, and a strong work ethic.

In all cases, scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, high school academic and extra-curricular achievement, personal character, likelihood of collegiate success, and potential long-term individual contribution to the welfare of the communities in which they ultimately reside.