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Education Awards Program

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce recognizes the best and brightest students and educators in Lowndes County at its annual Education Awards Program. Chamber Member scholarships, Outstanding Senior awards, Highest Grade Point Average awards, and Teachers of the Year are presented. The Chamber partners with local businesses annually to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Applications for awards are reviewed by the Education Committee, based on need and parameters set by the committee. Students are presented certificates at the program and funds are submitted to the university of their choice. 

Education Awards Program:

Education Awards Program: April 27th, 2023 - 8:30 am at Parkinson Auditorium on the MUW Campus

Chamber Member Scholarships:

Recipients must meet the following criteria:
1. Entering freshman in any university, college, or community college as a full-time student for the forthcoming fall semester.
2. Must score at least 21 on the ACT exam and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for their senior year.
3. Must demonstrate financial need and provide a completed Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2023
Click here download the Chamber Member Scholarship Application

The Dixie Butler "True Grit" Scholarship: 

Recipients must meet the following criteria:
1. Recipient must have a cumulative grade point average between a B or a C.

Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2023
Click here to download The Dixie Butler "True Grit" Application