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Established by the Class of 1966, the Carrollton High School Alumni Scholarship program honors graduating seniors who exemplify success in the areas of academics, leadership, service to community, humanitarianism, creativity and career aspirations. The winner of the inaugural CHS Alumni Scholarship wass Jordan Kelley. From left are Katy Duncan, finalist; Jordan; and Carter Culwell, finalist. Jim Collins, a member of the Class of 1966, presented the awards in 2015.

Established by the Class of 1966, the Carrollton High School Alumni Scholarship program honors graduating seniors who exemplify success in the areas of academics, leadership, service to community, humanitarianism, creativity and career aspirations. The winner of the inaugural CHS Alumni Scholarship wass Jordan Kelley. From left are Katy Duncan, finalist; Jordan; and Carter Culwell, finalist. Jim Collins, a member of the Class of 1966, presented the awards in 2015.

The Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation administers several academic scholarships offered each year to Carrollton High School students. Some of the scholarships are funded by independent endowments and others are funded each year by the originating donors. Below is a list of the scholarships, descriptions of the awards and links to the applications for the awards that require one.

All applications must be turned in to Sally Ingui, scholarship coordinator, Carrollton High School Career Center. Deadlines for the scholarships on this page is March 15 each year. For other scholarship information, contact Mrs. Ingui’s office at 770-834-7726.

Scholarship recipients are announced each spring at the CHS Academic Awards program, usually held in late April.

The Charlie Grisham Athletic Scholarship

The Charlie Grisham Athletic Scholarship was first awarded in 2000 as a memorial by family and friends of the legendary Trojan head football coach and athletic director. This award, supported by a community endowment and the Carrollton High School Athletic Booster Club, is presented annually to a Carrollton High School graduating senior. Application

The Don Hall Band Scholarship

The Don Hall Band Scholarship, a tribute established by former students of the retired CHS band director and first awarded in 2002, each year recognizes a graduating senior who exemplifies the high level of leadership and dedication to the Trojan Band that Mr. Hall expected of his students. This award is supported by a community endowment and the Carrollton High School Band Booster Club. Application

The Joshua Roy Mabry Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Joshua Roy Mabry, the longest-serving member of the Carrollton Board of Education and father and grandfather of several Carrollton High School graduates. Mr. Mabry’s family chose to honor his legacy of 29 years of consecutive service to the Carrollton school community by offering this scholarship in his memory in 2009. Application

The Ben Stallings Football Scholar Award

The Ben Stallings Football Scholar Award was established in 2009 as a memorial by family and friends of 2005 Carrollton High School graduate Ben Stallings, an exceptional student-athlete and third-generation Trojan. This award is presented annually to a graduating senior football player with the highest academic average.

The John Wesley Tanner Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, first awarded in 2003, honors the memory of Carrollton native John Wesley Tanner Jr., a successful businessman who served as president of C.M. Tanner Grocery Co. for many years. Mr. Tanner, a man of high moral character, was devoted to serving the Carrollton community through his church and civic affiliations. Application

The Stanley Parkman/Times-Georgian Media Award

This scholarship, established in 2007, honors the memory of Stanley Parkman, founder and long-time publisher of the Times-Georgian newspaper, sponsor of this scholarship. Mr. Parkman, whose four children are graduates of Carrollton High School, had been a strong supporter of the school system for many years. Application

The Trojan Spirit and Leadership Scholarship

The Trojan Spirit and Leadership Scholarship, honoring Doyle and Margaret Garrett, was established by their children in 2003 as a tribute recognizing their tireless support of Carrollton High School and the Trojan tradition of excellence. Criteria for the scholarship recipient include: True need of financial assistance; true leadership demonstrated in the sport of football, basketball or cheerleading; vital contributor to his or her team’s success; conduct becoming of a Trojan; a desire in the classroom to do what it takes to be successful in college. The one-time $2,000 award is supported by an endowment and family contributions.

The Whitley Morris Scholar-Athlete Award

This scholarship honors the memory of Whitley Morris, a 1927 graduate of Carrollton High School, and was first awarded in 2006. Mr. Morris was a successful businessman who left an endowment to the school system to fund two scholarships to be awarded to one male and one female student-athlete annually. Recipients are decided by a committee including the Carrollton City Schools superintendent, Carrollton High School principal and Carrollton High School athletic director.

The Lisa Crawford Hayden Family Scholarship for the Performing Arts

The Lisa Crawford Hayden Scholarship for the Performing Arts was established in 2013 by Rick and Lisa Hayden. Lisa Crawford Hayden, a Carrollton High School graduate, is a performing arts professional who operated with success her own studio for many years. This scholarship honors a student who exhibits a passion for the arts and a strong desire to pursue a career in theater, voice or dance. Application

The Susan W. Gordy Spirit Award

First awarded in 2013, this scholarship was established by cheerleading parents as a tribute to the team’s former head coach who led three competitive squads to state titles. The recipient of this award embodies true Trojan spirit, though it is not exclusively awarded to cheerleaders.

The Joseph B. McGinnis, Sr. Scholarship

Graduating Carrollton High School in 1955 and serving as a Carrollton Board of Education member for 28 years and as mayor of the City of Carrollton for eight, Joe McGinnis has remained a concrete example of a life dedicated to supporting students in obtaining the highest-quality public education possible. This scholarship was established by his family in 2013 to honor his dedication and pride in the Carrollton City School System. It is presented annually to a graduating senior to further enhance the selected individual’s post-secondary education. Application

The Carrollton High School Alumni Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1966, the purpose of the Carrollton High School Alumni Scholarship is to recognize and reward the CHS tradition of excellence by honoring graduating seniors who exemplify a high level of success during their time at CHS in the areas of academics, leadership, service to community, humanitarianism, creativity and career aspirations. Scholarship recipients should show promise for continuing to advance those ideals throughout their lives and careers. Recipients of the Alumni Scholarship are exemplars of exceptional accomplishments and thereby set high standards for Carrollton High students. Application