GAINESVILLE - The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) is accepting applications for the scholarship funds it administers.<br />
The deadline to apply for the one of the more than 20 scholarship funds is March 1. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria, and awards vary in size depending on the amount available in each fund. The scholarships are available to high school seniors who are graduating in 2013.<br />
Last year more than $175,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 150 students in the 15 counties the North Georgia Community Foundation serves. <br />
Available scholarships can be viewed and applications can be downloaded at www.ngcf.org/scholarships. Students may apply for as many as they are eligible. Applications will be accepted through March 1 unless otherwise specified.
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