Candice Shook, ’11
Financial Aid Counselor
(706) 379-5188

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Young Harris Scholarship Program

Young Harris College Scholarships

Young Harris College invests in you by providing scholarships that honor your achievements in academics, athletics, fine arts, and more.


Merit-based Scholarships

Academic Scholarship

Upon acceptance to Young Harris College, students are evaluated based on their high school GPA for eligibility to receive an academic merit scholarship. This scholarship is renewable up to four years (eight semesters) at YHC.

Scholars Day

Qualified accepted students will be invited to earn an additional scholarship by attending Scholars Day at YHC on December 7, 2019 or February 22, 2020. At Scholars Day, students participate in an interview with faculty/staff, join fellow incoming students in a mock classroom session, and begin building relationships with members of the YHC community. Participation in Scholars Day is by invitation only.


Talent-based Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarship

Young Harris College offers competitive scholarships for incoming students who plan to major in a Fine Arts discipline. Students interested in earning a Fine Arts scholarship must complete an audition or portfolio review. Qualified non-music majors may also audition for instrumental ensemble music scholarships. For information on audition dates, contact Michelle Gernannt at (706) 379-5182 or

Athletic Scholarship

YHC offers Division II athletic scholarships. Athletic scholarships are determined by YHC coaches.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Regional Scholarship

Students who reside in specific counties in the Appalachian regions of North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina may qualify for a regional scholarship.

Early College Scholarship

Georgia students who participate in Young Harris Early College, YHC’s Dual Enrollment program, may qualify for an additional scholarship.

Commuting Student Scholarship

Students who live at home and commute to YHC are eligible for a regional scholarship. To receive this scholarship, students must meet commuter requirements and live in one of the following counties: Fannin, Rabun, Towns, Union, Clay (NC), and Cherokee (NC).

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (706) 379-3111 if you have any questions relating to scholarship opportunities at YHC.

Financial Aid

Candice Shook, ’11
Financial Aid Counselor
(706) 379-5188