The Georgia Pecan Growers Association is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Scholarship Award in memory of Jack Thompson. Thompson was a leader in the pecan industry for more than 30 years, who
worked tirelessly to promote and advance pecans. Since it launched, the scholarship has assisted 11 students in their college pursuits.
GPGA will award up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500 for the 2022 Academic Year to deserving upcoming and/or current college students.
The award is open to both rising high school seniors, as well as currently-enrolled college students.
(Verification of enrollment will be a pre-requisite for receiving funds.)
1) Applicants should submit a one-page cover page that includes the following information:
Name, Mailing Address, County of Permanent Residence, email address and phone numbers for contact
Parent/Guardian name and phone numbers for contact
High School Attended with anticipated graduation date
If the applicant is currently enrolled in college, please also list college, as well as declared
List high school or college GPA as of Fall semester 2021.
List high school/college/community awards, activities, work experience, and involvement.
2) Applicants should submit an essay describing their educational accomplishments and career goals. (Not to exceed two pages, typed).
3) Applicants should include the name, address, phone number and email addresses for two (2) professional references. Such references might include teachers, employers, and school administrators, as examples.
4) Award preference will be given to students who reside or attend high school in pecan-growing regions within the state of Georgia.
Deadline for scholarship applications is Jan. 31, 2022.
No late applications will be accepted.
Winners will be notified in early March. Mail applications to the following address:
Georgia Pecan Growers Association Attention: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 1367
Tifton, GA 31793