Youth Scholarship Program

Hubbard Alumni Association is proud to offer four scholarship awards to help Monroe County youths accomplish their goals. Scholarships are based on academic ability. A scholarship committee carefully reviews each application.

William Merida Hubbard Scholarship

Two scholarships honor the late William Merida Hubbard, founder of the State Teachers and Agricultural College/Hubbard Training School in 1902. STAC was one of the state’s official schools for the instruction of black teachers between 1931 and 1938. Originally named the Forsyth Normal and Industrial School, STAC was one of three black public colleges added to the University System of Georgia in 1932. Teachers from rural county school systems came to STAC to earn their teaching certificates. After closing in 1939, the school re-opened later that year as the Hubbard Training School, Monroe County’s first black high school.    

Students must begin using the award during the first year after it is awarded.

Fort Valley State University Scholarship

This scholarship honors the history the Fort Valley State University shares with the State Teachers and Agricultural College (STAC). After STAC closed in 1939, the state transferred its financial support to the Fort Valley State University in nearby Peach County. The William Hubbard Education Building remains on the Fort Valley State University campus in William Merida Hubbard’s honor.

Students must begin using the award during the first year after it is awarded.

Linwood Gantt, Jr. Scholarship

Beginning 2015, the Hubbard Alumni Association will add a $1000 scholarship to be given to a local student for academic assistance. This scholarship will be given in honor of Linwood Gantt.

Who Should Apply?

  •     Mary Persons High School seniors who have already been accepted to college.
  •     Applicants must be full-time students.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017. To find out more about the 2017 Scholarships you may visit your high school counselor's office. Applications can be submitted online or given to a counselor at school. Each application must be at least 100 words and follow proper English syntax (correct grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, proper capitalization, etc). If you require more information or assistance, then please contact Tatrabian Charles at 478-394-0505 or Annie McCray at 478-994-4600.


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