GMMG Annual Scholarships

Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners annually awards $1,000 scholarships to be presented to a Dawsonville or Lumpkin County High School (LCHS) graduating senior to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree or Technical Ceertification at a Georgia public or private college or university.

Applications for the 2021 Scholarships have now closed


Previous Scholarship Recipients

2020 Savannah Elisabeth Anderson (Lumpkin County High School)

Savannah will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.

2020 John Luke Wilkie (Dawson County High School)

John will also be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

2019 Mazzy Kate Martin (Dawson County High School)

Mazzy, our Dawson County Scholarship recipient, and her Mother Lesley, were introduced at the May program meeting of GMMG.
On behalf of GMMG, Brita Borden presented one of the $1000 scholarships to Dawson County High School’s Mazzy Kate Martin.
Mazzy will be attending Augusta University in the fall and plans to study cellular and molecular biology in preparation to become a Pediatric Oncologist!
Congratulations Mazzy!

2019 Seth McDonald (Lumpkin County High School)

Donna Brown, past President of GAMMG, presenting one of the $1000 scholarship awards to Lumpkin County High School graduating senior Seth McDonald.
Seth will be attending UNG and plans to study Forestry and Wildlife Management and Environmental Science.

Congratulations Seth!

2018 Erin Nicole Jones (Dawson County High School)

Donna Brown, past President of GAMMG, presenting our scholarship for 2018 for Dawson County High School to a very deserving recipient.

Congratulations to Erin Nicole Jones!

2018 Josiah Robert McDonald (Lumpkin County High School)

Juanita Tipton, past President of GMMG, presented a $1000 college scholarship to Josiah Robert McDonald at the Lumpkin County High School awards night in May 2018.

2017 Victoria Leigh Hunter (Lumpkin County High School)

Tori with GMMG President Donna Brown

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners have awarded their 2017 college scholarship to Victoria Leigh Hunter, who graduated from Lumpkin County High School in May. Tori will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia in the fall, majoring in Biology with a goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Tori’s love of animals was fostered by her family’s involvement with wild animals, owning and operating a non-profit wildlife zoo in Lumpkin County. The amazing experiences that came with the learning opportunities created in that environment, and then through the agricultural experiences working with the 4-H and FFA during her junior and senior years in high school, ultimately led Tori to her ambition of becoming a veterinarian. Her love of animals and discipline in caring for them, even raising a show pig, has proven a catalyst for her prospective career.

We hope Tori’s dreams come to fruition and wish her well as she embarks on her educational journey.

2016 Peyton Forrester (Lumpkin County High School)

The Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners have awarded their first annual college scholarship to Peyton Forrester, a May 2016 graduate of LCHS. Peyton is entering The University of North Georgia this fall as a biology major. Her career goal is to obtain a biology degree and then go on to earn a degree in mortuary science and become a mortician.

Peyton has been active in 4-H since elementary school and says she has developed social and leadership skills through her involvement in 4-H. Peyton’s love of science and her desire to help people has influenced her plan to be a mortician, which will utilize both her science knowledge and people skills.

We are proud of Peyton and wish her well as she pursues her educational and career ambitions.