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There are three different places where students should look for scholarships.  These places are:

1.  Colleges/Universities - Each school has it's own scholarship foundation.  Once a student has applied AND been accepted to a college, the student should then contact the school and ask for any scholarship information to be sent to them.  There may be multiple applications or there may be one application for all scholarships.  These applications may be online or paper.  Contact the individual college to get specific information and applications.

2.  National Scholarship Search Engines - The best place to search for national scholarships is through an online scholarship search.  One of the best sites we have found is  On this site, students can create a profile and the site then matches the student profile with available national scholarships.  Each profile should generate around 100 matches or "hits" for that student.

3.  Local Scholarships - There are several local scholarships available for DCHS students.  These are made possible through partnerships with local businesses.  Local scholarships usually become available from March through May of the senior year.  Most of these scholarships are paper applications.  Those applications are available in the guidance office and Coach Watson's Economics classroom.  If you have questions regarding local scholarships, please see your guidance counselor.

Some of the local scholarships given each year are:

Blood Assurance - Crystal Greene Memorial

Dade County Academic Foundation

Farm Bureau

Optimist Club

Citizen's Bank/Brett Warren Memorial

Brett Warren Memorial Friends and Family

Bank of Dade / Meeks Memorial

Bank of Dade / Broyles Memorial

Cal Riddle Memorial

Devin Durden Memorial


Hope Scholarship Information:


* Students must graduate from an eligible high school with a 3.0 GPA as calculated by the Georgia Student Finance Commision (GSFC) for a college prep diploma.  Students can find their HOPE calculated GPA by getting on their account. 

* Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college.

* If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA in college, they may only regain the HOPE Scholarship one time.

* The HOPE Scholarhip will not pay for remedial or develomental courses.

* The HOPE Scholarship will pay :

     1.  At an eligible public postsecondary institution, the award amount will be a percentage of the immediately preceding year's HOPE Award Amount (view the chart on to find the award amount)

     2.  At an eligible private postsecondary institution, the award amount for full-time enrollment is $1,800 per semester or $1,200 per quarter.  Students enrolled at half-time status receive $900 per semester or $600 per quarter. 

HOPE Rigor Requirements:

Students who graduate from an eligible high school on or after May 1, 2015, must pass two courses from the following types of courses:

* Advanced Math

* Advanced Science

* Advanced Placement (AP) in core subjects

* Core subjects taken at a University System of Georgia (USG) Institution

* Advanced Foreign Language

Students graduating on or after May 1, 2016 must pass three courses from the above list.

Students graduating on or after May 1, 2007 must pass four courses from the above list.