The LAWTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND, currently the largest private scholarship in Greene County, now becomes even bigger thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. These additional funds now allow the Scholarship Fund to expand over its 10-year commitment from a target of 20 students to a minimum of 34! “We are blessed and thrilled with this donation knowing the additional benefits for an advanced education this brings to deserving students in Greene County“ said Anna and Greg Lawton.
Beyond this, the Lawton Family Scholarship will expand its reach by accepting applications from the new Greene College and Career Academy (GCCA), which opened its doors this fall. This is another segment of the Family Scholarship Fund the Lawtons are very interested in developing given this opportunity for students to achieve 2- and 4-year degrees as well as specialty skills and industry-recognized certificates and credentialing. These will provide for excellent careers in local businesses or for their own entrepreneurial aspirations.
Since 2016, six deserving students (two per year) have received the Lawton Scholarship and have become “Lawton Scholars”. The 2016 and 2017 recipients have achieved marked success at their colleges, compiling a GPA of 3.5 or better, which exceeds the required 3.0 to maintain the 4-year scholarship. The 2018 scholars are currently enrolled at Auburn and UGA and are excited about the opportunities ahead! The Lawtons maintain close contact with all their scholars through a personal commitment to formally mentoring them during their journey through school.
The Lawtons established the direction and purpose of their Family Scholarship Fund in 2014, which is to Inspire Hope, Build Futures, and Transform the Lives of Teens in Greene County.
“We enjoy connecting with students in Greene County where our efforts can INSPIRE them to ASPIRE to pursue their educational goals without undue financial burden.”
Anna & Greg Lawton
The Lawton Family Scholarship Fund is administered by ATLAS Ministry, an active part of Greene County since 2006 as a Christ-centered community resource that works with families who are committed to setting their lives on a healthy and productive path. The Scholarship is open to graduating seniors in Greene County who have participated in an ATLAS program. Students may pick up an application packet from their school counselor beginning October 1, or they may download the application below.