Scholarships Overview

Dalton State Foundation Scholarships

2018-2019 Scholarship Application

Thanks to the generosity and vision of our scholarship donors, the Dalton State Foundation provides opportunities for Dalton State students. At the direction of the donors, awards may be based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of both factors. Unless otherwise stipulated in the award criteria. Foundation scholarships require the recipient to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and during the time of the award. Students who are currently enrolled or have been admitted to Dalton State are eligible to apply for Foundation scholarships.


The application deadline for currently enrolled Dalton State students was 5:00 p.m. EST on January 26, 2018. Applicants will be advised of application status by April 3, 2018.


The application deadline for entering freshmen (current high school seniors) was March 16, 2018. Applicants will be advised of application status by April 16, 2018. Fall 2019 freshmen scholarship information will be released at a later date.


The application deadline for study abroad applicants wass 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018. Applicants will be advised of application status by February 16, 2018.

HERO Scholarship

The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program provides scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and Reservists who served in combat zones on or after May 30, 2005. The HERO Scholarship also provides scholarships for dependents of Georgia Guard and Reserve members who meet the definition above.

Students who feel they qualify for this scholarship must complete Part A of the Hero Scholarship application and submit the completed application and all requested documentation to the Dalton State Financial Aid Office. When your application is complete, the Financial Aid Office completes section B of the application and submits it to the Georgia Student Finance Commission regarding eligibility status.

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant

Law Enforcement personnel Dependent Grants of $2,000 per year are available for dependents of Georgia law enforcement officers, firefighters, or prison guards who are totally disabled or killed in the line of duty. More information and an application are available on the gacollege411 website.

Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

The Georgia Public Safety memorial Grant is available to the son or daughter of a Georgia law enforcement officer, firefighter or prison guard who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. This program is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education and covers the student's Cost of Attendance minus other aid received, including the aw Enforcement Personnel dependents Grant. More information and the application are available on the gacollege411 website.

Scholarship Searches

The Dalton State College Financial Aid Office keeps an online list of scholarship opportunities that our office has received information about. This list is updated as we receive new scholarship information, so be sure to visit the site frequently.

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