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Merit-Based Scholarships

We’ll match you. 

Are you a resident of the state of Georgia? Are you eligible for HOPE? Great! We’re going to match the state’s award 3:1. That’s what Young Harris College is doing to make college affordable for Georgians.

Each HOPE-eligible freshman entering YHC qualifies for the Miller Match, a $15,000 scholarship that goes directly to the cost of tuition. Paired with Georgia’s HOPE award and Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, that’s $20,000 we’re giving students towards the cost of their education.

Not a resident of Georgia? That’s okay! Non-Georgia residents meeting HOPE requirements of a 3.0 academic GPA will also receive a $15,000 Miller Match award. 

Students studying a discipline within the fine arts will be eligible to receive the Miller Match through admission and audition to the Fine Arts program. Auditions and portfolio reviews for students wishing to study art, music, music education, musical theatre or theatre will begin in November.

Increase your award.

Qualified students that apply by Jan. 1 will have the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship awards at two Scholars Days held on campus Saturday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 24. Interviews with faculty and staff plus a classroom session will allow you to immerse yourself in the real college experience while increasing your merit-based award. Look for more information soon.

During the Feb. 24 Scholars Day, students who have applied to be a member of the College’s Honors Program will also interview and compete for YHC’s most prestigious scholarships. For more information on the Honors Program, click here

Need-based awards are also available. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so we can help you meet your specific financial aid needs. The first round of scholarship awards will begin Nov. 1.

*Students not eligible for the Miller Match will receive scholarships through the YHC Award program.

Transfer Scholarships

HOPE-eligible transfer students with 30 or more hours of college-level coursework are also eligible to receive YHC's Miller Match. Additional awards will be available for transfer students with a transferable GPA above 3.25. 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.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded in men’s and women's tennis, golf, 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. Click here to learn more about Hope programs.

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.

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

Financial Aid

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