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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. Corporate 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 Luncheon:

The Education Awards Program date/location TBD.


Corporate 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). www.fafsa.ed.gov

Deadline for Submission: March 4, 2021
Click here download the Corporate 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 4, 2021
Click here to download The Dixie Butler "True Grit" Application