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2021 GACS Educational Foundation Scholarships

The application period is open from January 1 - April 1.


View our 2019-20 Scholarship Winners

Available 2021 Scholarships

One (1) Brittany Schmeelk Scholarship - $2,000
One (1) Jim Tudor Scholarship - $2,000 (sponsored by Susie Q's Foods)
One (1) Hayes Bryan Scholarship - $2,000 (sponsored by McLane)
One (1) Laura K. Glover Martin Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 (sponsored by Walt & Anita Glover)
Two (2) Flowers Bakeries Group Scholarships - $1,000 (sponsored by Flowers Bakeries Group)

One (1) Nancy Bivings Scholarship - $1,000

One (1) $1,000 Outstanding Academic Merit Scholarships
Three (3) $1,000 Financial Need Scholarships
One (1) $1,500 B Average Scholarships
One (1) $1,000 Outstanding Extracurricular Activity, Arts, and/or Sports Scholarship
Two (2) $1,000 Nomination Based Scholarships

One (1) $1,000 Circle K Scholarship for Circle K employee or child of an employee

One (1) $1000 Circle K Scholarship for Circle K employee or dependant of an employee

In addition, the winner of the Brittany Schmeelk Scholarship will receive a complimentary registration and guest registration, plus accommodations at the annual GACS Convention at the Omni Grove Park Inn Amelia Island, Florida.

Thank you to our "Future Funders"

Guy Cochran; Brian Griffith; Mike Hyde; Ricky Jeffcoat; Buddy Rish; Mark Scudder; Grant Schmeelk; Terry Spivey; Randy Stephens; Carlene Walden; Lynn Watson 

Become a Future Funder by purchasing a book of raffle tickets (raffle held at annual convention). View more information on convention or call the GACS Office with questions: 770-736-9723.

Interested in Creating a Scholarship?

There are 2 ways you can create a scholarship: sponsor or piggyback

By sponsoring a scholarship, any designated GACS member can win your scholarship.

Piggybacking a scholarship means that ONLY your company's employees or children of your employees can win your designated scholarship.

Either way, you can select the amount (minimum $1,000) and name(s) of the awards and customize the criteria.

For more information and to sign up, please click on the appropriate link below.

Sponsored Scholarship

Piggyback Scholarship

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

*Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior

*You must be an employee of a GACS member company or a dependent son or daughter of a GACS member company employee.

*The eligible employee must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

*You must be employed or have a parent/guardian that is employed at a GACS member company at the time awards are announced.
No exceptions will be made.

Note: If you or your parent/guardian is an eligible employee at the time you receive notification that you have received an award you will retain the award for the full academic term.

Selection of Winners

Scholarship winners will be selected in May by an independent selection committee. Winners will be notified end of May/early June. Winners must enroll in college as full-time students in the fall of 2020. Completed applications must be received by the program administrator no later than April 1, 2020.

How to Apply

Apply online

For additional information regarding the scholarship program click here to contact ISTS, email them at (use subject line: GACS), or call them toll free at 855-670-4787.

Questions? Contact the GACS office at 770-736-9723.

*If you are asked for a Program Key when beginning the online application process, please use GACS.