In 2020 the Charles Harbin Memorial Foundation transitioned from a scholarship to a grant. No further college scholarship applications are being accepted.
The CJH3 Memorial Scholarship was formed in the Fall of 2011 to remember the life of Charles John Harbin, III by providing financial assistance to help college students with limited financial resources achieve high academic goals.
Charles found his calling in education and this scholarship will serve as a keynote remembrance of him and his dedication to his students.
The CJH3 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to selected students in an amount ranging from $1000 – $1500 for each recipient, with ½ of the award given at the beginning of the academic year and ½ given at the midpoint of the academic year, upon maintaining GPA requirements and enrollment as a full-time student.
All grants must be applied to tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the institution.
Candidates for the scholarship must meet all listed requirements and submit all requested materials to the CJH3MS Selection Committee by the appointed deadline. Late applicants will not be considered.
High school seniors entering accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship. It is open to any field of study. Awards may only be used for undergraduate study and are limited to those seeking a first bachelor’s degree.
Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale and currently be a senior in high school entering a college or university for the first time in Fall 2019. (Students with a lower GPA than guidelines should email the committee for more information.)
Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Applicants must be a resident of the state of Georgia; however, award recipients may attend college anywhere in the United States.
Applicants must demonstrate a history of pursuing goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and sound judgment, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Verify you meet all scholarship criteria in this application.
Complete and submit the entire application by the stated deadline, which includes:
- Complete the Scholarship Application.
- A 500 word essay answering the question:
If it could talk, how would the inanimate object(s) integral to your passion describe you? (e.g., your guitar, soccer ball, pen, etc.)
- A 500 word original short story using one of these titles:
~ Another Brick in the Wall
~ The Travel’s Mind
~ Conversation with a Turtle
~ The Green Jeep
~Answer to a Beautiful Poem
- A letter of recommendation from an adult who knows you in an academic or professional capacity (ex: educator, coach, employer, supervisor, etc.) You may provide more than one recommendation.
- An official copy of your latest academic transcript.
- An official copy of your latest FAFSA SAR (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Student Aid Report) Please feel free to black out any personal information like social security numbers.
- A copy of the acceptance letter you received into an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for Fall of 2019 (If you have not received your acceptance letter yet, you will be required to provide a copy if selected as a scholarship recipient.)
Please note that if you do not meet all of the requirements above, your application may be disqualified.
Applicants may, at their option, submit supplemental materials outside of the requested items to support their application. Any supplemental materials you would like to submit (copies of certificates, extra recommendation letters, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, original artwork, and other materials) outside of the requested documentation must also arrive in your complete application packet. Mark each item clearly with your name, and reasoning for inclusion. Supplemental materials mailed separately risk being discarded. Please note these items will not be returned.
All applications and supporting materials submitted to the CJH3 Memorial Scholarship Committee must be received by the application deadline, April 22, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
Mail all application materials together in one packet. We will make exceptions only for academic transcripts as we understand that some institutions do not allow students to handle these documents. Please note that academic transcripts, if sent separately from the application, must still be postmarked by the scholarship deadline. If individuals who are providing recommendation letters would like to protect the privacy of their recommendation letters, they may give the applicant their letters in sealed envelopes to be included with other application materials.
Mail your completed application with all supporting materials in one package postmarked by the deadline of April 22, 2019 to:
Charles J. Harbin, III Memorial Scholarship
3000 Old Alabama Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
The Scholarship Committee recommends you review the application and website for further details about the scholarship and its namesake.
The committee may be reached via the contact page.
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