Essay Competitions & Selected Scholarships

Westminster receives information from various companies and organizations that offer scholarships and grants. There also are opportunities to receive money for participation in the essay programs listed below. If you have any questions regarding either the essays or the scholarships, please email Mr. McCallie () or call him at (706) 731-5260, ext. 2309.


John F. Kennedy: Profile in Courage
Amount: up to $8,500
Open to students in grades 9-12
Deadline: January 10

The League
The LEAGUE will be awarding three (3) scholarships. The Knight Scholarship is a national scholarship competition where students write on civic responsibility.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Open to high school seniors
Deadline: March 1

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Amount: $1,000 – $30,000
Open to students in grades 9-12
Deadline: November 1


American Legion Scholarships

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15

Coca-Cola Scholars
Open to students in grade 12
Amount: $10,000 – $20,000
Deadline: October 31

Fort Gordon Service Club Merit Scholarship Awards
Open to Seniors who are either a military dependent with a valid ID card or the dependent of a current member of the Fort Gordon Service Club
Deadline: March 15

Jostens Yearbook Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: January 31

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Open to students in grades 5-12
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Deadline: October 31

Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Open to students in grade 12
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 14

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Scholarship Program
Open to seniors of SRNS employees
Contact: Cathy Kirby, 803-952-9805
Amount: $3,000
Requirements: SAT and three SAT Subject Tests (January is the last test date for competition)
Deadline: Early Spring

Thomas Wolfe Scholarship (UNC)
Seeks students in grade 12 “with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise.”
Amount: undergraduate support at UNC
Deadline: November 1

Watson-Brown Foundation
Foundation based locally in Thomson, GA
Open to students in grade 12 with scholarships awarded based on academic scholarship and financial need.
Amount: $3,000 – $5,000
Deadline: February 15