The Diane Carpenter Memorial Scholarship
Diane Carpenter was an employee of Gainesville College (GC) from January 1989 until her death on July 16, 2001. Although Diane was diagnosed with cancer, she never let her illness affect her work on campus. She continued her duties as Coordinator of the Advising Center and Director of Disability Services right up until her death and will be remembered for her perseverance and loyalty to GC and the students she advised. Diane served the College and its family in many ways. She was an active member of the Gainesville College Women’s Organization and served as President for two terms.
Diane was a non-traditional student at GC who became a part-time then full-time employee. Upon graduating from Gainesville College, Diane worked full time while she continued with her education, obtaining first a Bachelor’s Degree from North Georgia College and then a Master’s Degree from Brenau University. She was the recipient of the 2000 Eleanor Crawford Award, an award which is given to an outstanding staff member each year.
We honor Diane with this memorial scholarship. Her memory will live on as this fund helps other non-traditional students reach their dream of being a college graduate. To qualify for consideration:
Applicant must be a US Citizen/GA Resident
Applicant must have a financial need and be receiving no other scholarships
Applicant must have a current FASFA on file with Financial Aid
Applicant must have a current (2012-13) GSC Foundation Scholarship application on file with Financial Aid
Applicant must submit a letter addressed to selection committee explaining specific financial need
Applicant must be classified as a non-traditional student
The current deadline for submission is July 30, 2012. All letters should be as specific as possible and include the student's name and ID number. Letters should be sent to Julie Lord, Office of Financial Aid - Gainesville Campus. Letters may be submitted via email (email@example.com), Fax (678-717-3673), postal mail (P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, GA 30503), or dropped off at the Office of Financial Aid - Gainesville Campus.
GSCWO Textbook Scholarship
The GSCWO awards two textbook scholarships per term. Students should complete a GSC Foundation Scholarship application (see Office of Financial Aid - Gainesville Campus) and will be notified if eligible.