The Lawton Family Scholarship Fund is a significant endowment generously provided by Greg and Anna Lawton. Currently the largest private scholarship in Greene County, the Fund is a minimum ten-year commitment that will award qualified students the opportunity to pursue their college or vocational dreams. The Scholarship Fund is a way in which Greg and Anna Lawton feel they can provide special support to the community they have come to call home. Currently the largest private scholarship in Greene County, has become 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.
The Lawton Scholarship has expanded its reach this year with applications received from the Greene College and Career Academy (GCCA). The Lawtons are very interested in continuing to develop the opportunity for students to achieve 2- and 4-year degrees as well as specialty skills and industry-recognized certificates and credentialing. One of the 2019 Scholars will attend Athens Tech for her college studies.
Since 2016, nine deserving students have received the Lawton Scholarship, including four in the 2018-19 academic year. Collectively, the five existing Scholars have achieved marked success at their colleges, compiling a GPA of 3.5 or better, exceeding the requirement of a 3.0 to maintain the scholarship. The most recent four scholars are accepted at UGA, Augusta University, and Athens Tech and are excited about the opportunities ahead. The Lawtons maintain close contact with all the Scholars through a personal commitment to formally mentoring them during the journey through school. “A quality education is one of our family’s core values,” the Lawtons affirm, " and our family will continue to be involved as Mentors to these individuals during their educational journey and future work related roles.”
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.”
Greg & Anna 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.