124 awards were given to Dawson and Pickens County high school seniors at the Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship Banquet on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
On April 30, Big Canoe Chapel hosted approximately 350 students and family members in a ceremony honoring 124 students who received scholarships totaling over $116,000. Students recognized with scholarships were from eight different public and private schools and one home school.
Big Canoe Chapel has offered scholarships for the last 35 years to deserving students in Dawson and Pickens Counties. The Scholarship Program was introduced in 1982 with the goal of encouraging high school students to attend college. Since 1982, over 2,300 students have received awards totaling over $2,500,000.
Big Canoe Chapel Scholarship Program operates under the direction of a Scholarship Committee currently consisting of Sandra and Larry Applewhite, Lynn and Brian Roberts, Ellen Finley, Syl and Gordon Harnesberger, Jo Ellen Tramell, Barbara and Bill Weagly, and Cathy and Jerry Wentworth. The Scholarship Committee is assisted with interviewing students by a host of Chapel member volunteers.
We ask God’s blessings on these scholarship recipients and their families and wish them success as they continue their education.
Big Canoe Chapel will announce the availability of scholarship funds to selected high school seniors in the class of 2018 in the fall. The primary criterion for determining the amount of the scholarships is family financial need. The secondary criterion is scholastic achievement. Extracurricular activities are also taken into consideration.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR A BIG CANOE CHAPEL SCHOLARSHIP? Any student may apply who:
TO BE CONSIDERED for a Big Canoe Scholarship, students must do the following:
Print our Scholarship Brochure.