The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association proudly announces the award of this year’s Civic Association Scholarship. The recipient is Fannin County High School senior KateLynn Davenport. KateLynn plans to attend Berry College in the Fall and major in early childhood development. Tom Escott, President of the Association, said “Since its inception last year, our scholarship fund has more than doubled. The growth we have enjoyed allows us to make the award of a $1,000 scholarship this year, up from $500 last year. We anticipate the fund continuing to grow and look forward to increasing the amount of subsequent scholarships or awarding multiple scholarships.” The scholarship certificate was presented to KateLynn during Scholarship Night at Fannin County High School on Thursday, May 17 by Association Vice President and Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Dale Greene.
In addition to the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association scholarship, Mr. Greene presented KateLynn with a $2,000 scholarship from the Don and Debbie Golden Scholarship Fund administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF). The fund was established at the CFNG by their daughters after Mr. & Mrs. Golden tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident. Mr. and Mrs. Golden were longtime educators in the Hall County school system. The Golden scholarship is endowed to give two $2,000 scholarships a year to a graduating senior in the North Georgia area, who is majoring in education and will be attending a Georgia school. This year, both recipients are from Fannin County High School. In addition to KateLynn, Cassidy Graham also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Golden Scholarship Foundation.
Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Scholarship Fund
The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Scholarship Fund was established by the Association in January, 2017 and is administered by the Community Foundation of North Georgia.
The purpose of the scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to a Fannin County High School student to further their education at an accredited university.
Initially funded with a $10,000 grant from the Association, the fund has now grown to over $20,000 in just one year allowing the scholarship to grow from $500 to $1000. The first scholarship was presented during the FCHS Scholarship Night in May of this 2017.
Chief sources of revenue for the fund are 20% of all membership dues support the fund in addition to all revenues produced by the Spring Poker Run on the Lake and the Lighted Boat Parade typically held around the July 4th holiday.
The scholarship selection committee consist of three members of the Association’s Board; a representative from the Community Foundation of North Georgia and the Senior Guidance Counselor from Fannin County High School.
Additional information may be obtainedby contacting Dale Greene, Chairman of the Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association Scholarship Committee. Mr. Greene may be reached at 404.273.2834 or via e-mail at [email protected].