Scholarship FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2020 the Charles Harbin Memorial Foundation transitioned from a scholarship to a grant.  No further college scholarship applications are being accepted.

If I am selected as a winner of the Charles J. Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship, when will I receive my award?

Winners of the Charles J. Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship will be notified by mail about 8-10 weeks after the scholarship deadline. Winners’ names and application essays will also be posted on the website, The first half of the scholarship award will be applied to your tuition directly through your school’s financial aid office at the beginning of the academic year. If you maintain full-time student status and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, the second half will be applied to your tuition through your school’s financial aid office at the midpoint of the academic year.   top of page

Is U.S. citizenship a requirement for the Charles J. Harbin, III  Memorial Scholarship?

Yes. You are required to be a U.S. citizen to apply for or receive this scholarship.   top of page

Are students in study abroad programs allowed to apply for this scholarship?

Students who are studying abroad may apply for and receive this scholarship as long as the study abroad program they are participating in is sponsored by an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States.   top of page

Are high school students who are accepted into joint enrollment programs (high school students taking college classes and receiving credit for college courses) eligible for the Charles J. Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship?

No. In order to receive the Charles Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship, you must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university.   top of page

Can my short story and/or essay exceed the word limit?

The word limits imposed on the personal statements and essays are estimates on the lengths of these documents. You will not be penalized for personal statements and/or essays that are longer than the suggested word limits. However, please keep in mind that the selection committee will review many applications and will need to budget their time  accordingly.    top of page

May I submit documents outside of the requested materials to support my application?

Yes. Any additional materials you would like to submit (copies of certificates, extra recommendation letters, videos, DVD’s, and other material, etc.) outside of the requested documentation must also arrive in your complete application packet.  Supporting materials mailed separately may be discarded.   top of page

When is the application deadline?

All applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by April 22, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.   top of page

Where do I send my completed application?

Mail your application with all supporting materials in one package to:
Charles J. Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship
3000 Old Alabama Rd
Suite 119-352
Alpharetta, GA 30022
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