Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation offers various types of scholarships for students attending Coastal Pines Technical College. Scholarships can be awarded for tuition, books/supplies, and program related expenses. The CPTC Foundation Scholarship Committee makes the final decision of the awards to the students based on the criteria of the scholarships.
Ms. Isabel Delk | This scholarship was founded in 2015 in honor of a wonderful woman who overcame many obstacles over the years to support her family as a single parent. A GED test candidate is eligible to apply for a Ms. Isabel Delk GED Test Scholarship to fund up to four parts of the test if she meets the following criteria: be a single, widowed, or divorced mother with dependent children in the home; attempt the GED practice test and score a minimum of 145 on the subtest in the area to be funded; have no other financial assistance for GED testing.
Graduating High School Students
CPTC Foundation High School Scholarship | Given to graduating seniors from each high school in our service delivery area.
Kiley Marissa Music Scholarship | Given to graduates of Bacon County High School.
James and Nanelle Bacon Scholarship | Given to graduates of Wayne County High School.
(High School students can apply through their High School Guidance Counselor Office for these scholarships. Decisions are made and announced before the end of the High School year)
All Other Scholarships
Students must be accepted and registered at Coastal Pines Technical College to be eligible to apply for all other scholarships. In order to be considered for PELL/HOPE funding, as well as CPTC scholarship awards, students must also complete a FAFSA application. The FAFSA application can be found here.
Many scholarships have eligibility requirements which may require:
- a minimum G.P.A.
- enrollment in certain programs
- residency in certain geographic areas
- various other eligibility requirements
Ashley Taylor Scholarship | Established in memory of Ashley Taylor, the son of former ATC instructor Kenny Taylor, and given to Machine Tool Technology students at the Jesup campus.
Bagwell Family Scholarship | The Bagwell Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Tommy and Chantel Bagwell to provide scholarships for students attending technical colleges located near their family business locations. The family business, American Proteins, Inc., has four divisions and three rendering plant locations. One unique aspect of this scholarship is that over the course of their lifetime, Bagwell Scholarship recipients pledge to give back to CPTC an amount equal to what they receive.
Brooksie A. Pike Scholarship | Awarded to a cosmetology student entering their final term who has excelled in the program. The scholarship was established in memory of Brooksie A. Pike by her family to honor her 40-year career in cosmetology.
Cindy Tanner Memorial Scholarship | Cindy Tanner served for 25 years as the former Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Coastal Pines Technical College. Tanner served tirelessly in her role over the Foundation, starting many fundraisers and events, all in the name of raising money for technical education students. She not only believed in technical education and the benefits of it, but understood the deep impact technical colleges have on the communities they serve. “Cindy was a true giver. She loved her family, friends, and students that she dealt with through the Foundation. She didn’t believe you should ask people to give monetarily to the Foundation unless she was willing to as well. In true Cindy fashion, she purchased a life insurance policy and named the Foundation as the beneficiary to make sure she continued to provide for the support of technical education students. The family appreciates everyone who has participated through donations to honor Cindy’s wishes. We all wish that we were honoring her wishes much further in the future, but God needed another smiling angel”, stated Cindy’s husband, Tony Tanner. After Cindy Tanner passed away unexpectedly on February 16, 2020, her family, coworkers and friends set up an Endowment with the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation; the very Foundation that she ran and grew for many years. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify for scholarship and can be enrolled in any credited program at the College.
Dr. Paul Scott Presidential Scholarship | The ATC Foundation, faculty, staff and friends started this fund in honor of Dr. Paul Scott when he retired in 2006 as the President of the College. This scholarship is based on academic achievement. Residents of Jeff Davis, Appling, Wayne and Long County are eligible for this scholarship.
Charles Eames Travel Fund Scholarship | In late 2013, Mr. Charles Eames established the first two Charles Eames Travel Funds, one with the James M. Dye Foundation at South Georgia State College (SGSC), and the other with the Okefenokee Technical College (OTC) Foundation. The purpose of the funds was the same as now, to assist students with the everyday cost of traveling to campus for classes and clinical rotations.
Golden Isles Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) | Glynn County, Camden and McIntosh residents are encouraged to apply for this scholarship established by the Golden Isles MOAA. Applicants should have a military background or a family member who served in the military. Academic excellence may be considered in lieu of a military background. Applicants should have attended CPTC for at least a semester and maintained at least a 2.5 GPA and have a financial need.
Henry (Hank) J. Martin Scholarship | This scholarship fund was established in memory of former ATC employee Dr. Hank Martin. Scholarships are available for students living in Wayne County and are based on academic achievement and financial need
Jake (John K) Hendrix, Jr. Scholarship | This scholarship was established in memory of Jake Hendrix who was the owner and operator of Hendrix Hauling Company in Jesup. The scholarship is for an incoming high school graduate who has demonstrated academic excellence. Students must be enrolled in the Commercial Truck Driving or Industrial Systems program. This scholarship is for Wayne County residents.
James L. Harper Scholarship | Established in 2013 in memory of James L Harper by his family, this scholarship is for a business major. James Harper was an entrepreneur and believed in giving back to his community. He was one of the pioneers responsible for Altamaha Technical College being established in Wayne County. He was a founding member of the Wayne County Industrial Development Authority. This scholarship goes to a deserving student in Accounting, Business Administration or Marketing Management who has completed at least 15 hours with satisfactory academic achievement and a financial need. Funds may cover cost of books and/or tuition and fees. Must be a resident of Wayne County.
James Ogden Scholarship | This scholarship was given in memory of James Ogden by his wife, Faye Ogden. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden worked in education for many years. Mr. Ogden was the welding instructor at Brunswick College. Applicants must be a Glynn County resident in the Welding program with favorable grades and a financial need.
Joe Murray Scholarship | This scholarship was established by Miriam Murray in memory of her husband, Joe Murray. Joe Murray was a former retired educator and ATC board member. Miriam Murray serves on the CPTC Foundation. This scholarship assists students enrolled in nursing. Applicants should be from Long or Wayne County and must demonstrate a strong academic performance and financial need.
Jones Company Endowed Scholarship | The Jones Company Scholarship was established in April 2006 by Patrick Jones and Jimmy Jones to aid students with college-related expenses. Applications are taken annually. Employees of the Jones Company are given priority when all other factors are equal among applicants.
Maxine Higginson Scholarship | Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation Board has funded a scholarship to honor the life of Maxine McNeal Higginson. Maxine, a dedicated homemaker from Blackshear who loved Christ, her family, and others, passed away March 27, 2016, after a brief illness. Her legacy regarding the College and Foundation was her generosity toward and support for technical education as evidenced through the words and actions of her husband, Bill Higginson, one of the three charter members of the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation, a college-affiliated organization established in 1990 as the Okefenokee Technical Institute Foundation.
Memorial Satilla Health Auxiliary Presidents Scholarship | Qualifying applicants for the Memorial Satilla Health Auxiliary President’s Scholarship are those who are enrolled in a healthcare program at CPTC and are in good academic standing. The scholarship fund for these awards was established in 2008 to recognize Rex Abbott, the resigning auxiliary president and a former College employee, and all former presidents of the auxiliary. It is the mission of the auxiliary to ensure future healthcare workers for this area.
Okefenokee Ministerial Fellowship Scholarship | The Okefenokee Ministerial Fellowship Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled or acceped in a diploma or degree program at Coastal Pines Technical College. Recipients are selected based on academic history, work ethics, and financial need. The intent of the scholarship, established by the 2005 Okefenokee Ministerial Fellowship, is to assist students who have encountered financial hardships which may result in an inability for students to complete their program of study.
Pat Knox Scholastic Achievement Award & Scholarship | The Pat Knox Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to a Surgical Technology student in his/her final term who has excelled in the program. The scholarship fund was established by friends and relatives to honor Pat Knox, a former Okefenokee Technical College Surgical Technology instructor.
Screven Community Scholarship | This scholarship was established by the residents of Screven, Georgia to benefit those attending college and needing financial assistance from their community.
Shirley D. Miller Nursing Scholarship | The Dr. Shirley Dowling Miller Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a nursing student entering his/her final term who has excelled in the program and met all other criteria for the award. Students must be recommended by their program instructor(s). The scholarship was established in recognition of Dr. Miller, who is a retired nursing instructor, for her belief in the educational process and her contributions to and support of the College.
Toolbox Scholarship | These scholarships funds are raised throughout the year at events that support student scholarships. A toolbox scholarship can be awarded to assist with paying for tuition, books, fees, uniforms, program required supplies or tools for technical programs. Students with at least a 2.5 GPA and a demonstrated financial need may apply.