Each Cobb Community Foundation Scholarship Fund was created by a donor or group of donors with a specific objective in mind. In some cases, scholarships were created to honor someone’s memory, and in others, they were created to ensure opportunities would be available to certain groups of people. In all cases, they were established by individuals who want to help you pursue your dream.
- Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship Fund
In 2018, Allison Carroll was in the midst of planning her wedding to Heath Satterfield, her college sweetheart and best friend. She was also completing her Master’s degree in Education at Georgia State University and looking forward to meeting her upcoming third grade class at Dowell Elementary School. She died tragically in a car wreck on July 22, 2018.
Allison’s father, Ed Carroll and close family friend, Phil Branon, in cooperation with Hillgrove head basketball coaches Ed Morris and Susan Milan, created the Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship Fund with the Cobb Community Foundation to carry on Allison’s name and spirit. Forever 14 represents Allison’s team number from the Hillgrove High School basketball team.
Allison Carroll Forever 14 Scholarship will recognize 1 female and 1 male Hillgrove student athlete who display characteristics of high moral character (honesty, loyalty, kindness, and humility), academic achievement and community service. Hillgrove faculty and coaches will nominate the athletes. The recipients will receive a one-time $1,000 college scholarship which may be used to pay for tuition, school supplies and fees.
- Atlanta Country Club Charlie Luckey Fund
The Charlie Luckey Fund 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.
Application period closed.
- Chris King Memorial Scholarship Fund
Chris King was a percussionist in the Lassiter High School Band from 2011-2015. He died in April 2016. Chris thoroughly enjoyed his years in the LHS Band and the friendships he made with other band members. Christopher was described by his closest friends in band as kind, helpful, accepting of others, never willing to put others down, one to befriend underclassmen and one to divert attention from those feeling embarrassed.To honor Christopher’s life, his parents have established the Chris King Memorial Scholarship. This IS NOT a scholarship based on academic achievement or musical skill. Instead, it IS a scholarship based on character and only those that exhibit Chris’s most important character traits should be nominated. Only seniors and juniors in the LHS Band or Color Guard are eligible for the scholarship. Recipients will be chosen from nominations made by members of the LHS Band and Color Guard, regardless of academic class and all are encouraged to nominate a candidate.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year.
- Christina Diaz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Christina Diaz was a World Languages teacher at Walton High School. This scholarship fund was created by the Cobb Schools Foundation to honor Christina’s love and passion for teaching Spanish. She balanced structure, discipline and fun all while encouraging her students to experience other cultures through travel. This scholarship is available to Walton High School students who aspire to study abroad and expand their working knowledge of World Languages through Walton’s annual international school trip. The Walton High School scholarship selection committee will award approximately $1,000 to one student towards the international school trip.
Applications are available at Walton High School counselors office.
- Feldberg Family Scholarship Fund
The Feldberg Family Scholarship Fund was created by Bob Feldberg and his family for employees of their companies. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to employees, their dependents and their spouses pursuing primarily vocational training, technical training or an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution. Full and part-time employees and dependents of full and part-time employees of Repro Products, The Color Spot and 4 Color Laser who are in good standing and who have been employed for a minimum of 12 months are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Application closes on April 30, 2020 and are available through Repro Products, The Color Spot and 4 Color Laser.
- Jean Simmons Scholarship Fund
Jean Simmons was a remarkable, vivacious woman with a big heart for helping others. After her divorce, she worked hard to create a good life for her children as a single parent. She understood the struggles firsthand and was determined to help others in similar circumstances. She created and taught Life After Divorce courses for many years and established the Jean Simmons Single Parent Scholarship to aid those in need of further education or training to better provide for their families.The Jean Simmons Single Parent Scholarship and Cobb Community Foundation is awarded to single parents pursuing educational advancement.
- Larry Nelson High School Invitational Scholarship Fund
Atlanta Country Club is proud to announce the inaugural Larry Nelson Invitational Scholarship. The scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to a senior high school golfer, who is a team member of one of the teams competing in the third annual Larry Nelson High School Golf Invitational Tournament. One golfer, who is college bound, from each 2020 participating team (Cambridge, Carrollton, Creekview, Harrison, Lovett, Rivers Academy, St. Pius X, Walton, and Westminster) will be nominated. Through an essay each nominee should demonstrate how in his/her life they have exemplified the principles of Larry Nelson’s life and golf career (leadership, respect for and service to others, work ethic, community service and integrity).
“Golf has played a very important role in my life and I was honored when asked to be associated with this high school golf event featuring some of the best teams in the state,” said Larry Nelson. “Having competed many times in the Atlanta Classic, I know how special Atlanta Country Club is and what a true test the golf course will be to those who participate”.
Applications are available at Atlanta Country Club.
- Metro Marietta Kiwanis Morgan Thomas Scholarship Fund
The Morgan Thomas Scholarship was established by the Metro Marietta Kiwanis Club as an appropriate way to perpetuate the name and ideals of Mr. Morgan Thomas, a founding member. Mr. Thomas was a man who devoted his life to helping others through Kiwanis, his church and his profession. The scholarship will help others in the tradition of Mr. Thomas by providing financial assistance to deserving Cobb County students. Each year, the Metro Marietta Kiwanis Club presents four or five scholarships from their CCF Morgan Thomas Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded primarily on financial need with a leaning toward the average or slightly above average student who is so often overlooked.