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Local Scholarship Campaign

Young Harris College is committed to providing scholarships for local students. For the 2015-2016 academic year, more than $3.2 million was awarded to more than 200 local students from Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina.

For more information about the Local Scholarship Campaign or to make a gift or pledge to the campaign, contact the Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5173.

Meet Local Students


Cherokee County

Daniel Johnson
Senior chemistry major

‚ÄúThanks to my local scholarship, I will¬†be able to complete my undergraduate¬†education debt-free. Local scholarships¬†made it possible for YHC to offer me¬†more financial aid than any other school¬†which encouraged my decision to attend. Thanks to YHC,¬†I am prepared to pursue a career as a medical doctor¬†where I hope to return and serve the people in this area.‚ÄĚ

Pickens County

Blake Wilson
Sophomore theatre major

‚ÄúWhen looking for colleges, YHC was¬†a standout place. However, one of¬†my worries was how to afford tuition.¬†My local scholarship allowed me to¬†attend a fantastic school and alleviate¬†the financial burden.‚ÄĚ

Towns County

Alejandro Lemus-Gomez
Freshman English major

‚ÄúYHC has given me the resources I¬†need in order to pursue my goals.¬†The financial aid office helped me¬†explore the opportunities to earn the¬†local scholarships I currently have. It is¬†truly reassuring to know that my community is so willing¬†to help see their youth strive for excellence.‚ÄĚ

Rabun  County

Molly Vinson
Freshman English major with education certification

‚ÄúLocal scholarships have made it¬†possible for me to attend YHC and¬†pursue my goals of being a collegiate¬†athlete and an English teacher.¬†Without the support of my scholarship I would not be¬†where I am today and I am truly thankful to those who¬†made my future with YHC possible.‚ÄĚ

Union County

Lauren Gray
Senior business and public policy major

‚ÄúThanks to the support of my local¬†community, I have been truly blessed¬†by not only receiving substantial¬†financial assistance and a quality¬†education, but I have also gained¬†lasting relationships and confidence to further pursue¬†my goals. I would like to express my gratitude to¬†those who have so generously provided me with this¬†opportunity.‚ÄĚ

Gilmer County

Jacob Bennett
Senior art major

‚ÄúWithout the local scholarship I¬†received, I would not have been able¬†to attend YHC. This scholarship¬†allowed me to pursue my aspirations¬†from Young Harris and beyond. I am¬†truly thankful.‚ÄĚ

Clay County

Jakob Elliott
Junior religious studies major

‚ÄúCost is always a major factor when it¬†comes to choosing a college. Without¬†the local scholarship I received, I would¬†not be able to pursue my passion in the¬†mountains that I love.‚ÄĚ

Fannin County


Chloe Cook
Junior music major

‚ÄúCost played a major role for me when¬†it came to picking a college. Thanks to¬†the local scholarships I received, I was¬†able to make the choice to come to¬†YHC and further my studies in music. I¬†love all the friendly staff here at YHC and the campus is¬†stunning! Thank you for helping with local scholarships¬†and blessing me with the ability to attend YHC.‚ÄĚ

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