Camden County Community Engagement Scholarship

The Camden County Community Engagement Scholarship provides awards up to $3,000 for qualified students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs at the College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA). Scholarship funds may be used to offset the costs of tuition, fees, living expenses, books and supplies, during the period of enrollment at CCGA. The scholarship is awarded upon acceptance and enrollment into one of the College’s baccalaureate programs (business, nursing or teacher education). The initial award provides up to $2,000 for students during their junior year. Funds are dispensed at a semester rate of $1,000 for the initial award during both fall and spring semesters, given successful and continuous matriculation and academic progress. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. At the end of junior year, if the student has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater (or a GPA for junior year of 3.7 or greater) and has been active in the required service activities of the scholarship, scholarship recipients will be eligible for an additional $1,000 award for use in senior year . Up to six (6) awards may be granted annually.

Scholarship applications will be accepted and considered for initial award during fall semesters. The application deadline for a next academic year scholarship is January 1st of each year new students and March 1st of each year for returning and transfer students. Applications received after this date will be retained as alternates. Criteria include the following:
  • Scholarship recipients must have been a Camden County resident for at least one year prior to enrolling in the program;
  • Scholarship recipients must plan to work in his or her educational field of study (business, nursing or teacher education) in Camden County or on behalf of Camden County following graduation from the program;
  • Scholarship recipients must have a strong academic record, as exhibited by an cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or greater;
  • Scholarship recipients must agree to participate in the College’s experiential learning programs in Camden County, to include an internship, practicum and/or service learning experience related to degree completion.
To be considered for Foundation scholarship, you must complete a Foundation Scholarship Application. Only one scholarship application is needed to apply for all of the Foundation scholarships. Foundation scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's scholarship score (a combination of grade point average and scholarship essay score) along with any other specific scholarship requirements. Preference is given to students who apply before the priority deadline.

Scholarship award notices will be provided to applicants prior to enrollment. In considering scholarship applications, the College of Coastal Georgia and the Student Support and Scholarship Committee may request additional information of applicants and may request to schedule a personal interview.

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