The Humanities and Learning Support Division offers students the opportunity to earn several scholarships to assist with their financial needs. Below is a list of scholarships available for the 2014-2015 school year.
First Generation College Student Scholarships
First Generation College Student Scholarships range from $100 to $500, and up to six students may be awarded a scholarship. New students who are first generation college students may apply for this scholarship, and awards are given to students in their first semester. Students must complete an application to receive this scholarship. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
English Merit Scholarship
The English Merit Scholarship is a $500 per semester scholarship awarded to students with a declared major in English. The student must have a 3.7 high school GPA or a 3.5 college cumulative GPA with no less than a B in any English course. One recipient is chosen each year, and the scholarship is renewable up to four semesters for a total of $2000. Students must complete an application to receive this scholarship. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Liberal Arts Student Dedication Scholarship
The Liberal Arts Student Dedication Scholarship ranges from $500 to $1000 each semester and is given to up to three students in their second or subsequent semester at Darton State College. Students must be a declared major in a liberal arts* field and show dedication to the major through involvement in performances, student organizations, and/or publications. Students must have no less than a 2.5 GPA and must be recommended by a supervising faculty member. Students must complete an application to receive this scholarship, which includes a recommendation from a faculty advisor. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Liberal Arts Merit Scholarship
The Liberal Arts Merit Scholarship ranges from $500 to $1000 each semester and is given to up to three students beginning their first semester at Darton State College. Students must be a declared major in a liberal arts* field. Students must have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA. Students must complete an application to receive this scholarship, which includes a recommendation from a former teacher, supervisor, or high school administrator. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Excellence in Student Writing Scholarship
The Excellence in Student Writing Scholarship is a $500 per semester scholarship awarded to up to two incoming or current Darton students. The award is given to students at the end of the semester, after they have served as writers for different campus publications, and the scholarship is renewable for up to two semesters for a total of $1000. Students may reapply for a second year. To be eligible to receive the scholarships, students must submit an application, which includes a writing sample, and must have at least a 2.0 high school or cumulative college GPA. The deadline for submission is July 18, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Students selected for the scholarship will be required to submit five pieces of writing for publication consideration each semester. Students must submit pieces to at least two different publications to be approved by the dean of humanities.
Orientation Leader Scholarships
Orientation Leader Scholarships are $250 scholarships awarded each year to new student orientation leaders after they have completed the orientation sessions in the summer. For information on how to become a new student orientation leader, please contact the learning support division office at 229-317-6556.
Departmental Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students in the disciplines. The number and amount of the award varies by semester. For more information, contact the humanities division office (229-317-6554) and ask to speak with your major’s program coordinator.
Albany Chorale Scholarship
Albany Chorale Scholarship is a $200 annual scholarship which may be renewed based upon the recommendation of the supervising vocal faculty member. It is awarded to a student majoring in music, who must participate in the Darton State College Choir/Vocal Ensembles and perform as a vocal soloist. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.25 or better GPA. This scholarship is awarded based on the recommendation of the supervising vocal faculty member.
James M. Barnett, Jr. Scholarship
James M. Barnett, Jr. Scholarship is funded by the James M. Barnett, Jr. Foundation. It is awarded each semester at the recommendation of the Director of the Music Program to a deserving student majoring in music. The award amount and the number of awards given varies. For more information, contact the humanities division office (229-317-6554) and ask to speak to the director of music.
Grace Emond Memorial Scholarship
Grace Emond Memorial Scholarship is a $500 per semester scholarship (fall and spring) awarded to a full-time Darton State College student who works on a college or student publication. This scholarship is awarded based on the recommendation of the supervising faculty member of the publication and approved by a vote of the journalism faculty.
Charles M. Jones, Jr. Scholarship
Charles M. Jones, Jr. Scholarship is a full-tuition memorial scholarship that supports young people pursuing a degree in the arts, with special consideration given to majors in the visual and performing arts. The recipient must have a 950 or higher SAT score/20 or higher ACT score, and a 3.0 GPA for high school and previous college work. Recipients are expected to play an active role in extracurricular activities at Darton State College, to include performing or assisting in school plays, music performances, etc. In addition, 10 hours of volunteer service at Darton State College per semester will be required. Recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty members and trustees of the Darton State College Foundation.
Sigma Kappa Delta Book Award and Scholarship
Sigma Kappa Delta Book Award and Scholarship is a $200 scholarship given to the chapter’s most outstanding graduating member. The recipient must be a national member of Sigma Kappa Delta, English honor society; must have an outstanding GPA; must be a person of high scholarship; and, most importantly, be of exceptional service to the society.
*Liberal Arts majors include the following majors: Art, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Liberal Arts, Music, Speech Communication, Theatre, Criminal Justice, Education, History, Geography, Human Services, Journalism, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Anthropology.