Scholarships and Lending Library
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the CGTC Foundation offers a wide range of student scholarships. Applying for scholarships is easy: students can apply online and check the status of a scholarship application without ever picking up the phone.
The deadline for scholarship applications for spring semester is Friday, October 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Check your CGTC student email account frequently to stay up-to-date on important deadlines for the upcoming scholarship cycle.
|How to Apply for Scholarships Online|
|1.||Have your academic transcript ready – you will need it to answer some of the questions on the application. You can access your transcript from BannerWeb.|
|2.||Read the Getting Started Guide for step-by-step instructions on applying online.|
|3.||Click HERE to go to the online scholarship system.|
|4.||Once you have applied for scholarships, check your application to make sure that your instructor has submitted a recommendation for you. Your application will not be considered complete without a recommendation from your current instructor.|
|5.||Check your student email account and the email address that you used in the online system frequently. All scholarship announcements will be sent to these email accounts. Foundation staff cannot provide scholarship award information over the phone.|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Q.||How can scholarship funds be used?|
Scholarship funds will be applied to the student’s College account to be used for tuition and fees (after all other financial aid has been awarded and applied to student's account). In the event that a student has enough financial aid to cover tuition and fees, scholarship funds may be approved to purchase education-related expenses such as program supplies.
Scholarship funds will not be dispersed directly to the student unless the student graduates from the College with unused Foundation scholarship funds on his/her student account. Scholarships are awarded per semester and may be used only for the semester for which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarships unclaimed within one semester of scholarship award date may revert back to the Foundation.
|Q.||What scholarships can I apply for using the online system?|
|A.||Only scholarships offered through the CGTC Foundation (does not include or affect scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office or through government or private organizations).|
|Q.||How will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?|
|A.||Check your student email as well as the email that you used when you set up your account in the online system. All communications regarding scholarships will be sent via email.|
|Q.||I applied for scholarships last semester - do I need to start over in the online system?|
|A.||Not completely. You will always use the same email address and password; however, you will have to repeat the application process each semester.|
|Q.||I've forgotten my password. What can I do?|
|A.||Click the Forgot Password link on the main login screen, then follow the steps to reset your password.|
|Q.||How do I know if my instructor has submitted a recommendation for me?|
|A.||You will see the following status in the Instructor Recommendation tab in the online system:|
|Q.||I've been awarded a scholarship... now what do I need to do?|
|A.||All scholarship recipients are required to attend the Award's Day ceremony and write a thank you note to your scholarship donor. Check your email for complete instructions and important dates.|
|Q.||I've been awarded a scholarship but I have enough financial aid to cover my tuition and fees. What can I do?|
Please complete a Request for Alternate Usage of Scholarship Funds form. Return the completed form along with all requested documentation to the Foundation Office in Macon (A-413) or Warner Robins (A-226), or email the form to the Foundation Office. Form and documentation must be received within one semester of the scholarship award date to be considered. To allow time for financial aid to post to each student's account, the request will not be evaulated until two weeks after the semester begins. All requests are subject to Foundation approval.
|Q.||What if I don't see my scholarship in BannerWeb?|
The most common reason for this is that you have received enough financial aid to cover your tuition and fees. If this is the case, you may request to use your scholarship funds for an alternate use (please refer to “I've been awarded a scholarship but I have enough financial aid to cover my tuition and fees. What can I do?”). For questions or clarification, please contact Alicia Long at (478) 218-3311 or via email.
|Q.||What if I have questions or need help with my online application?|
For questions regarding the STARS online system, please email or call (847) 859-5017 Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM. For questions related to a specific scholarship, please contact Alicia Long at (478) 218-3311 or via email.
|Saying Thank You|
Why say thank you?
Most of the scholarships that we offer are made possible by generous contributions from donors who believe in our students and want to help them succeed. By writing a thank you letter, you're letting our donors know how much you appreciate their gift to you and also how that gift will impact your academic goals.
What are the requirements for writing a thank you letter?
There isn't a required format for thank you letters. Thank you letters can be handwritten or typed, and can be a thank you card, handwritten or typed letter, or even an email. Most important is that you thank the donor for his or her generosity and let the donor know how this scholarship will make a difference in your life. Your thank you letter is a reflection of you. Please pay attention to spelling, grammar, and punctuation when writing your letter. If you receive more than one scholarship, you must write an individual thank you letter for each scholarship.
Who do I address the thank you letter to?
Information about all scholarships offered by the CGTC Foundation can be found here. Please address your thank you letter to the sponsor(s) listed for each scholarship.
Where do I send my thank you letter?
You may hand-deliver your thank you letter to the Foundation Office in Macon (A-413) or Warner Robins (A-226). You may also send your thank you letter via email or send via postal mail to:
80 Cohen Walker Dr.
Warner Robins, GA 31088
For questions regarding your online scholarship application, contact technical support at (847) 859-5017, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, or send an email.
For questions regarding Award's Day, thank you notes, or other scholarship requirements, please contact Alicia Long at (478) 218-3311 or via email.
Instructors: Instructions for submitting a recommendation for a student are available online.
The Lending Library is designed to assist CGTC students that have exhausted ALL financial aid options and have no other means of purchasing textbooks for their classes. The Foundation will NOT provide books to students that have adequate financial aid to purchase their books.
Because of limited availability of textbooks, assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. All books loaned from the Lending Library are due at the end of each semester.
The deadline for Lending Library applications for fall semester was Friday, August 21 at 3:30 p.m. and late applications will not be considered. An email will be sent to each student's CGTC email address when the Lending Library opens for the next semester.
Please review the Lending Library policy and application carefully and follow all steps to submit your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Lending Library Policy and Application
Please click HERE for a printable copy of the Lending Library policy and application.
Click HERE for instructions on how to obtain a printout of your textbook costs.
Return the completed application, printout of the cost of all your textbooks, and signed Lending Library Policy to the Foundation office at the Warner Robins campus (Building A, Room 226) or Macon campus (Building A, Room 413).
Additional Scholarship Resources
These scholarships are NOT administered by the CGTC Foundation.
Technical College System of Georgia Foundation
For information on scholarship opportunities offered by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, please visit the TCSG website.
Other Competitive Scholarships
A list of other competitive scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid section of the website.