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Merit-Based Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships of $11,000, up to the cost of tuition, room, and board, are awarded to full-time entering freshmen who are academically qualified based upon their high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Students are considered for these scholarships upon completion of the Application for Admission and Academic Scholarships and submission of their official high school transcript and test scores. These scholarships are awarded for up to four years provided the student meets all renewal criteria.

Honors Program Scholarships

Opportunities to receive Honors Program scholarships are available to academically qualified students who are accepted into the Honors Program. Incoming freshman vie for Honors Program scholarships at the annual Honors Scholarship Day. YHC's most prestigious awards, the Pitts Scholarship and Presidential Scholarships, are granted to incoming freshman based on the scholarship day experience. Upperclassmen in the Honors Program and current students applying to the program have the opportunity to demonstrate success and engagement at YHC to earn additional scholarships, as well. For more information on the Honors Program, click here

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are awarded to students transferring with 30 or more hours of college-level coursework. Students with a college GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 will receive $11,000; students with a college GPA between 3.00 and 3.499 will be awarded $12,000; and students with a college GPA between 3.5 and 4.00 will receive $13,000. Students who have below a 3.00 college GPA should email the Office of Admissions regarding scholarship information. Students who have completed less than 30 hours of college-level coursework will be considered for freshman scholarships.

Art Scholarships

Art scholarships are awarded to students majoring in art and demonstrating outstanding ability in art. Competition includes written recommendations, an on-campus interview and a survey of the applicant's portfolio.

Theatre Scholarships

Theatre scholarships are awarded to students majoring in drama and demonstrating outstanding ability in the area of theatre. Competition includes written recommendations, an on-campus interview and an audition.

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded to students majoring in music and demonstrating outstanding ability in guitar, piano, organ, voice or brass, woodwind or percussion instruments.  Choral and band scholarships are available to students who are not music majors. Competition includes written recommendations, an on-campus interview and an audition.

Musical Theatre Scholarships

Musical Theatre scholarships are granted to students pursuing a degree in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. The music and theatre faculties select students to receive scholarships based on auditions and interviews.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded in men’s and women's tennis, golf, cross country, soccer, basketball and lacrosse as well as baseball, softball and competitive cheerleading. The coaches will interview and evaluate athletic skills of applicants. Interested students should contact the appropriate coach and complete the Application for Admission.

External Scholarships (GA HOPE/Zell Miller/TEG; Methodist; Other)

The HOPE Scholarship requires a student to have a 3.0 academic high school GPA. The Zell Miller Scholarship requires a student to have a 3.7 academic high school GPA and a 1200 SAT score on the verbal and math components of a single administration of the test, or an ACT score of 26. The Georgia Student Finance Commission will determine HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility for incoming college freshmen. To receive the Zell Miller Scholarship, the HOPE Scholarship and/or the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG), you must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. If you attend at least half-time (6 semester hours), then you may possibly receive part of the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship. The Zell Miller Scholarship, the HOPE Scholarship, and GTEG amounts and eligibility are determined each year by the Georgia Legislature and the Georgia Student Finance Commission.   

Methodist students can visit Methodist-affiliated websites to apply for scholarships and/or low interest loans at gbhem.org or umhef.org.

You can apply for non-YHC affiliated scholarships through your high school counselor's office or websites that offer free scholarship searches, such as fastweb.com, gafutures.org, and scholarships.com. Keep in mind, reputable scholarship sites do not charge for an application or scholarship search.

Clay & Cherokee County (NC) Students

For Clay and Cherokee high school students who graduate with a numeric average of 80 or higher, Young Harris College will award you an academic scholarship of $3,600.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 241-3754.

Financial Aid

Contact
Candice Shook, ’11
Financial Aid Counselor
(706) 379-5163