To recognize and reward outstanding Georgia college juniors and seniors seeking a teaching degree at a public college in Georgia. This program was established in honor and memory of Dr. Charles McDaniel, former state superintendent of schools.
Typically, three awards are made annually in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarship is not renewable.
Each eligible college or university may nominate one student per year for the Charles McDaniel Teacher Scholarship.
The nominee and college officials must complete the application form and submit it to GSFA by July 15th for the next academic year.
Recipients are selected by GSFA from the pool of nominees.
Nomination forms will be distributed, by GSFA, to each college or university should funds become available to make an award during an academic year
This scholarship is financed by private funds that are invested for this purpose. The number of awards made each year is dependent upon interest earnings. No award will be made in a year in which available funds are less than $1,000.
To be eligible for an award, students must:
Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Georgia public college or university;
Be classified as a junior or senior level college student and admitted to the department or college of education at the student's institution;
Have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher;
Be a graduate of a public high school in Georgia;
Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid;
Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status;
Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program.