The Georgia Mining Association is comprised of over
45 mining and mineral producers who have operations in 112 counties in
Georgia. The Association also includes more than 150 other companies
that provide the mining industry with supplies and services. These companies
have a significant impact on Georgia with more than 7,000 persons directly
employed in the companies' operations.
To assist worthy students in Georgia with college
tuition, the Georgia Mining Foundation was established with a $20,000
scholarship fund to be distributed as individual $500 scholarships.
In addition to these individual $500 scholarships, the Foundation will
also be giving away three (3) $1,000 scholarships to be paid out over
two years ($500 a year for two years). High school seniors attending
schools in Georgia are eligible to apply.
The following criteria is used in the decision-making
process to determine the scholarship winners. The applicant must::
1. Have been accepted for admission to an accredited
college or university in the State of Georgia.
2. Attain a minimum score of 1300 on the Scholastic
Aptitude Test (University of Georgia standard)
3. Have an overall average of 85% or higher
4. Completed required high school courses including:
four years of college preparatory English
three years of history plus social sciences
five courses from these math/science courses:
Algebra I, II; Geometry; Physical Science; Biology; Chemistry
5. receive a faculty recommendation (teacher or counselor)
and approval from the principal or headmaster of the school. The recommendation
(maximum of one page) should address the following personal qualities;
integrity, written/oral expression, extra-curricular activities, personality,
motivation, initiative, leadership, community involvement and financial
6. provide an essay (200 words or less) addressing
the following topics; activities, home life, plans for the scholarship
money, how it will help you in the future, and what you would like the
committee to know about you. This essay is to provide the judges with
a more personal insight about the student.
7. provide any further evidence of financial need,
8. provide a copy of high school transcript
The Foundation will host a luncheon in which the check
will be presented to the student, and a photograph will be taken. A
representative of the Foundation would also like to recognize the recipient
with a certificate during Honor's Day ceremonies.
To apply for the scholarship program, please print
the application below and return it to the Foundation office at 113 Arkwright
Landing, Macon, GA 31210 by the February 24, 2017 deadline.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (478) 757-1211.