At Cobb Community Foundation, we have the privilege of helping both families and organizations create scholarship funds that are specifically tailored to each donor’s vision. Whether the scholarship honors or memorializes a friend or loved one or supports a mission to enhance the lives of employees or community members, each one helps a deserving individual pursue a dream. We are pleased to announce that we have recently awarded $108,000 among 30 students attending 15 different colleges and universities. As many of the scholarship recipients have requested that their names and pictures not be shared, this year, we decided to share the stories behind the scholarships themselves.
Chris King Memorial Scholarship was created by Chris’s parents to honor his life after his death in April of 2016. Chris was a percussionist in the Lassiter High School Band from 2011-2015 and thoroughly enjoyed his years in the LHS Band and the friendships he made with other band members. The Chris King Memorial Scholarship is not based on academic achievement or musical skill, instead it looks to support juniors and seniors in the Lassiter High School Band or Color Guard who exhibit those character traits most valued by Chris. This scholarships recognizes and rewards those who are kind, helpful and accepting of others. It honors those who choose not to put others down, befriend underclassmen and divert attention from those feeling embarrassed. Recipients are chosen from nominations made by members of the LHS Band and Color Guard. Since 2017, Chris King Memorial Scholarship has awarded $11,200 in scholarships to 10 students attending 7 colleges.
Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship was created by Allison’s family, close friends and Hillgrove High School’s basketball coaches in her memory. Allison was in the midst of planning her wedding to Heath Satterfield, her college sweetheart and best friend when she was tragically killed in a car wreck on July 22, 2018. Allison was a basketball player for Hillgrove High School and 14 was her team number. Each year, two student athletes, one male and one female, are nominated and selected by Hillgrove faculty and coaches to receive scholarships. As did Allison, sholarship recipients must exemplify honesty, loyalty, kindness, and humility as well as demonstrate academic achievement and community service. Since 2019, Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship has awarded $4,000 in scholarships to 4 students attending 4 colleges.
Atlanta Country Club Charlie Luckey Scholarship was created by the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Country Club to identify deserving individuals among the club’s employees, their children and grandchildren whose potential to pursue higher education may be unfulfilled due to circumstances beyond their control. The Charlie Luckey Fund endeavors to encourage those individuals to meet their highest potential through education by providing financial support with the hope of enhancing the quality of their lives and strengthening their families. Since 2017, Charlie Luckey Scholarship has awarded $215.000 in scholarships to 27 employees and/or children and grandchildren to attend 16 colleges.
Feldberg Family Scholarship was created by Bob Feldberg and his family for employees of their companies to provide financial assistance towards vocational training, technical training or an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution. Full and part-time employees and their dependents who are in good standing and have been employed for a minimum of 12 months are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Since 2017, Feldberg Family Scholarship has awarded $16,000 in scholarships to 11 employees and family members to attend 9 colleges.
Metro Marietta Morgan Thomas Scholarship Fund was created by the Metro Marietta Kiwanis Club as a way to perpetuate the name and ideals of Mr. Morgan Thomas, a founding member of Metro Marietta Kiwanis Club, who devoted his life to helping others through Kiwanis, his church, and his profession as Clerk of the Court of Appeals of Georgia – serving 46 years under 39 judges. Scholarships are awarded primarily on financial need with a leaning toward the academically average or slightly above average student who is so often overlooked. Since 2017, Morgan Thomas Scholarship has awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 13 students to attend 8 colleges.
Larry Nelson High School Invitational Scholarship was created by Atlanta Country Club to support the education of a senior high school golfer who is a team member of one of the teams competing in the annual Larry Nelson High School Golf Invitational Tournament hosted at Atlanta Country Club. Scholarships are awarded to those that demonstrate the principles of Larry Nelson’s life and golf career: leadership, respect for and service to others, work ethic, community service and integrity. Since 2020, Larry Nelson Scholarship has awarded $7,500 in scholarships to 3 students to attend 3 colleges.
Jean Simmons Single Parent Scholarship is a year-round scholarship established by Jean Simmons to help people get on their feet through education after a divorce. Jean passed away in November of 2015 and since then, her four children continue her legacy by continuing to award scholarships and expanded the reach to single parents who are pursuing educational advancement. Since 2017, Jean Simmons has awarded $69,000 in scholarships to 5 adults to attend 5 colleges and to fund a $50,000 endowed scholarship at Kennesaw State University.
If we can help you fulfill your dream of helping someone else fulfill theirs, please call us at 770-859-2366 or email CCFTeam@cobbfoundation.org.