Foundation Scholarships

The Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Application will open on April 15, 2024.


Aiden C. Cornwell Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the Culinary Arts degree or diploma program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Arthur Howard Construction Annual Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be currently enrolled in the Construction Management degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 hours or more of coursework.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center Scholarship

The scholarships are sponsored by the Auxiliary of East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • One scholarship will be awarded to a student in of the following programs:
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma
    • Medical Assisting Diploma Program
    • Pharmacy Technology Diploma Program
    • Practical Nursing Diploma Program
    • Radiologic Technology Program
    • Echocardiography Program
  • The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Four (4) $2,000 will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $1,000 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Best Friends Veterinary Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Best Friends Animal Hospital.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the Veterinary Technology degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Bill and Ruthie Crider Service Leadership Annual Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 9 hours or more of coursework.
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate strong community service.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Brannen Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by George K. Brannen.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the practical nursing or other closely related Health Care Science programs.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

BTC Community Outreach Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the BTC Community Outreach Inc.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Preference is students enrolled or accepted in the Computer Information Systems/Information Technology degree or diploma program, or Cybersecurity.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6+ hours of coursework.
  • Student must be a resident of Bulloch County
  • Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

CFG Wealth Management, LLC Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by CFG Wealth Management, LLC with the intent of helping students who wish to pursue a degree, diploma, or certificate in Business Management program of study.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in an OTC certificate, diploma, or degree program in the Business Management programs of study.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 8 hours or more of coursework.
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Charles Gary Tippins Endowed Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.  
  • Student must be currently enrolled in the Agribusiness degree or certificate program.
  • Student must be enrolled in 9 hours or more of coursework.
  • First preference is that recipient be a resident of Evans County. Should no candidate be found residing in Evans County, the scholarship may be used for any student enrolled in the program within the service delivery area.  
  • Recipient must submit a 300 to 500 word essay discussing 1) your personal career goals, 2) how completion of your chosen course of study at Ogeechee Technical College will help you achieve your goals, and most importantly, 3) in what ways do you plan to use your future success and achievements to give back to the betterment of others and your local community.
  • Two (2) $1000 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Charlie Joe Mathews Memorial Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  •  Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

David Russell Memorial Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Ellis E. Williams VFW Post 7116 Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, degree or diploma program.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Student must be a resident of Screven County.
  • First preference given to an applicant who is a Veteran, retired/active duty military of Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves and within one year of completion of program of study.
  • Second Preference given to a direct family member of a Veteran (i.e. spouse or child) that is witin one year of completion of program of study.
  • Third preference would be 1 & 2 but not a resident of Screven County.
  • One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring Semesters.

Franklin Automotive Technology Annual Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be currently enrolled in the Automotive Technology diploma or certificate program.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 hours or more of coursework.
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Foundation Certificate Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Five (5) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in one installment of $500 for Fall semester.

General Foundation Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  •  Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Nine (9) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Glennville Rotary Club Annual Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must live in Tattnall County.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Hospital Authority of Bulloch County Health Science Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Hospital Authority of Bulloch County.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the Health Science diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Student must be a resident of Bulloch County
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Jack and Ruth Ann Hill Endowed Scholarship

The family of Jack and Ruth Ann Hill have established an endowment in memory of their parents, Jack and Ruth Ann Hill. From the time Senator Jack hill was elected into office in 1990, he had a profound commitment to higher education. During his tenure with the senate, Sen Hill worked tirelessly with devotion and support of Ogeechee Tech to ensure the College had the resources needed to meet its mission.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 8 hours of coursework.
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate strong community service.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory Endowed Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in the Funeral Services Education Degree.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student must be enrolled in 9 or more hours of coursework.
  • First preference is that recipient be a resident of Bulloch County. Should no candidate be found residing in Bulloch County, the scholarship may be used for any student enrolled in the program within the service delivery area.
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Joseph E. and Lalah Kennedy Endowed Scholarship

The family of Joseph and Lalah Kennedy have established an endowment in memory of their father, and honor of their mother. Much of the creation of Ogeechee Technical College can be attributed to Sen. Joseph Kennedy during his tenure serving the Georgia General Assembly. Both Sen. Kennedy and Lalah had a passion for education and the people of South Georgia.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 8 hours or more of coursework.
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate strong community service.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Julie Bass Sikes Memorial Scholarship

Julie Bass Sikes passed away suddenly March of 2022. She began her teaching career at Claxton High School in 2012. Because of her excellence in teaching and devotion to her students, friends and teachers from Evans County established the annual Julie Bass Sikes Memorial Scholarship to honor her memory. Preference will be given to a student that has demonstrated a strong sense of community pride and involvement.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must reside in Evans County
  • Record of extensive high school leadership involvement
  • Record of volunteer community involvement and leadership  
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Kiwanis Club of Statesboro Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Mary Betts Cotten Patriotism Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Doyice Cotten established the Mary Betts Cotten Patriotism Scholarship to honor his late wife. Mary was a strong advocate for higher education and held a firm belief that medical technicians, carpenters, mechanics, electricians, welders and other profession were needed for a healthy society. Mary was a world traveler and had a strong belief in freedom, and the free enterprise system. She understood that living in America, one is given many opportunities to succeed.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  •  Student must be enrolled in 6 hours or more of coursework.
  • Preference given to student with high financial need
  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen and a resident in Georgia’s 4th Senatorial District
  • When two scholarships are available, one will be awarded to a male applicant and one to a female applicant when there are qualified applicants representing each gender
  • Recipient must submit a 300 to 500 word essay discussing 1) your personal career goals, 2) how completion of your chosen course of study at Ogeechee Technical College will help you achieve your goals, and most importantly, 3) in what ways does America and the free enterprise system provide opportunities for everyone to succeed.
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a male & female and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Mikell Corey Waters Memorial Scholarship

Corey was the son of Marty and Jessica Waters who passed away suddenly on May 26, 2021. Corey was an avid outdoorsman and known to those closest to him as a “fish whisperer”. Corey loved all things beautiful: flowers, landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, and people. He saw the best in everyone. The main reason the family wishes to honor Corey’s memory and establish this annual scholarship is help someone else who is trying to improve him/herself through education.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a certificate, diploma or degree program studying in the following programs: Construction, Wildlife Management, or Agribusiness.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 8 hours or more of coursework.
  • Student must be a non-traditional student that meets the TCSG non-traditional criteria (The student is enrolled in a program for which the field of work is comprised of less than 25 percent of his/her gender.)
  • Preference will be given to student with strong financial need.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Mohr Whitlock Endowed Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 or more hours of coursework and on track to completion of his/her program of study.
  • Student must demonstrate a need for financial assistance in order to complete the program.
  • Two (2) $1000 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters. One male and one female recipient.

Non-Traditional Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Student must be a non-traditional student that meets the TCSG non-traditional criteria (The student is enrolled in a program for which the field of work is comprised of less than 25 percent of his/her gender.)
  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Past President Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Philip Stewart Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the Culinary Arts diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Robert T. Cox Agribusiness Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the Agribusiness diploma or degree program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $500 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $250 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Scholarship

The Rockin' Out Alzheimer's Disease Foundation's purpose is to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease, provide support to caregivers through educational or financial resources, support funding for additional research and encourage nursing students, certified nurse aid students, and health care assistant students to choose senior care by funding scholarships.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in the Nurse Aide Certification or Health Care Assistant Certificate programs.
  • Preference is given to student working in a geriatric setting or seeking a career working in geriatric care.
  • Two (2) $1500 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $750 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Rotary Club of Downtown Statesboro

This scholarship is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Downtown Statesboro.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in the following programs: Agribusiness, Fish and Wildlife Management, Veterinary Technician, or Diesel Technician.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must complete an essay sharing how they intend to pursue careers in agriculture or the agribusiness-related field. (max 300 words).
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Statesboro Rotary Club Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Statesboro Rotary Club.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled full time.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

Sylvania Lions Club Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Student must be enrolled in 9 or more hours of coursework.
  • Student must live in Screven County.
  • Preference given to a student who demonstrates strong community service.
  • One (1) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for Fall and Spring semesters.

The Ball Family Endowed Fish & Wildlife Management Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in the Fish and Wildlife Management Program
  • First preference is that recipient be a resident of Bulloch County. Should no candidate be found residing in Bulloch County, the scholarship may be used for any student enrolled in the program within the service delivery area.
  • Recipient should demonstrate a high financial need
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Bobby Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Bobby Smith was a native of Screven County and a third-generation farmer. He had a strong belief in life-long learning and championed the very important role that education plays in bettering people, families and communities. He will be remembered for the unconditional love he gave to his family, the extraordinary talent and passion that he had for grilling, and his civic leadership throughout the state. Bobby Smith served on the Ogeechee Technical College Local Board of Directors. Criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 hours or more of coursework.
  • Student must live in Screven County.
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Honorable Jan B. Tankersley Endowed Nursing Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program of study or Associate of Science in Nursing
  • First preference is that recipient be a resident of Bulloch County. Should no candidate be found residing in Bulloch County, the scholarship may be used for any student enrolled in the program within the service delivery area.
  • Recipient should demonstrate a high financial need
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship to be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Huldah C. Mingledorff Screven County Bridge Fund Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship will be used to provide scholarships to bridge the financial hardship to help retain and graduate students enrolled from Screven County. Funds will be used by the Foundation to handle to the gap funding like a scholarship. These funds are not to be recovered by the foundation.

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a degree or diploma program at OTC.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Student must be enrolled in 6 hours or more of coursework.
  • Preference will be given to a student who is on track to complete his/her program within 2 semesters of completion.  
  • Four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Tommy David Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate strong community service.
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $500 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Travel Centers of America Scholarship

  • Student must be in good standing with Ogeechee Technical College.
  • Student must be enrolled in the Diesel Mechanic Program.
  • Two (2) $1,250 scholarships will be awarded and paid in two equal installments of $625 for the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: 

OTC Foundation LogoChristina Harrell
Director for Resource Development
Phone: 912.688.6098 |  Email: charrell@ogeecheetech.edu