The Bethel-Guidry Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded to a graduating senior of Hayesville High School (Clay County, NC) or Towns County High School (Towns County, GA). The scholarship will have a value of $500 in the first year and is renewable at $500 per year for the next three consecutive years for a potential total of $2,000.
The Bethel-Guidry Scholarship will be awarded to a student (1) with a distinguished record of making the world a better place through volunteer service to others in their community or church and (2) who, though their academic record, shows academic promise and a high likelihood of completing a college degree. Any student graduating from these two high schools may apply.
The Bethel-Guidry scholarship is awarded directly to the student and may be applied toward all education related expenses at any accredited four-year or two-year college or university. First time applications can be found linked below. First time applications must be postmarked no later than March 31 for consideration.
Those pursuing education at a two-year institution, must complete their Associate’s degree in two years and may have their scholarship continued for two more years by immediately enrolling in a program leading to a Bachelor’s degree.
Students must reapply in May for their scholarship to be renewed. Renewal applications can be found linked below. Applications for renewal must be postmarked no later than May 31 for consideration.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, students must (1) show evidence of significant continued activity toward making the world a better place through volunteer service to others in their community, church and school, (2) maintain full-time enrollment, and (3) maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average.
An official transcript must accompany all first time applications and all applications for renewal.
The Bethel-Guidry Scholarship Committee is comprised of 7 members of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Decisions by the committee are confidential and final.