Fulton County


Fulton County Community Foundation Scholarships

The Eric E. Smoker Memorial Scholarship: 

Provides scholarships for students seeking a degree in fine or graphic arts, art education or art history. The scholarship supports students majoring in painting, sculpture, drawing and architecture. Students' whose major is in the area of music, literature, drama or dance are not eligible.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be graduates of a Fulton County High School and currently enrolled in their junior or senior year in college and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Also included are non-traditional students attending college for the first time.   Must be residents of Fulton County and submit a portfolio containing a minimum of five pieces of actual art work or quality photographs of their artwork. Must be majoring painting, sculpture, drawing and architecture. Special consideration will be made to handicapped students.

The deadline is August 7, 2015 for this scholarship

Download the application:

Eric Smoker Scholarship App

Eric Smoker Scholarship App

Fulton County Community Foundation Preschool Scholarships
Application available for download

Download the application

Fulton County Preschool app

Fulton County Preschool app

The NICF is in the third year of a partnership with local preschools, schools and other organizations,to offer preschool scholarships for the children of Fulton, Miami and Starke Counties.

The goal of the program is to make one year of preschool education affordable to every child in our counties. Need-based scholarships are available to families of four-year-old children.

Many people underestimate the importance of preschool education. The expectations of what a child entering kindergarten should know have risen dramatically in recent years and local children who arrive for kindergarten unprepared often have difficulty catching up to their peers.

Eighty-five percent of a child’s brain growth happens by the age of five, and children who attend preschool are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and continue on to secondary education.

Rigorous studies have shown that for every dollar invested in early childhood education programs for low-income children, between $4 and $9 is returned to the community.

These financial returns come in the form of reduced special education costs, less grade repetition in schools, better job preparedness and a greater ability to meet future labor force demands, higher incomes due to higher educational attainment, fewer welfare payments, and lower criminal casualties and prison costs.

“It’s clear that investing in early childhood education leads to long-term community benefits that would be unwise to ignore,” says NICF Executive Director Jay Albright.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact corinne@nicf.org. To contribute, visit the Giving Connection to invest in the Preschool Scholarship Program for Fulton County children.