Rockdale Coalition John K. Morgan
Community Service Scholarship

Five outstanding students invested in community service in Rockdale County are finalists for the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families’ 2018 John K. Morgan Scholarship.

This is the eighth year the Rockdale Coalition has offered the $4,000 scholarship for a student who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship is named for John K. Morgan, former president and chief executive officer of Acuity Brands Lighting and community advocate.

Since the inception of the John K. Morgan Scholarship, more than $39,500 has been awarded to deserving students in Conyers and Rockdale County. Finalists for the 2017 John K. Morgan Scholarship include: Jazz Duncan (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology), Galilea Garcia (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology), Ivy Gonzalez (Heritage High School), Laurel Holmes (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology) and Jada Johnson (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology).

Click Here for the 2018 Scholarship Application

2017 Winner and Finalists

2016 Recipient Jessica Quevedo

2015 Recipient Lilia Perju

2014 Recipient Sophia Moll

2014 Recipient Donovan Norfleet

2013 Scholarship Recipient: Shavontae Yoakum

2012 Scholarship Recipient: Mary Anna Roden

2011 Scholarship Recipient: Sonca Pham

Mission

The John K. Morgan Scholarship is established to recognize outstanding community service in Rockdale County.  The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated this outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post secondary education.  The scholarship will be awarded to assist with college related expenses only.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Rockdale County resident;
  • Must have demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County as a volunteer;
  • Anticipating completion of a high school diploma or GED at the time of application;
  • Making plans to pursue post secondary education;
  • Must be eligible for post secondary enrollment in degree or certificate program at an accredited institution;
  • If selected for the scholarship, will commit to:
    • Providing a quarterly report of community service hours that describes the service;
    • Serving a minimum of five hours a month to maintain scholarship and be eligible for renewal of the scholarship.  The scholarship may be renewed for up to three years;
    • Being at a minimum a part-time student in good standing at the post-secondary institution.

To apply, you must follow these steps:

  • Applicants can apply between October 2015 and January 31, 2016. Final applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2016.
  • Include in the application a narrative describing your community service in Rockdale County including the name of the organization, dates of service, and type of service. (Maximum of 1000 words.)
  • Include a copy of current official high school transcript or official record of progress toward GED (If selected, applicant must provide a copy of final transcripts or official GED certificate to demonstrate eligibility for post secondary enrollment.)
  • Provide two letters of recommendation – one must be from a recipient of your community service.
  • Application process:
    • Type the required information in the appropriate spaces.
    • Print out the completed application form.
    • Mail the completed application form (signed by applicant, parent/guardian if applicable) with the necessary documents and materials including the narrative, two sealed letters of recommendations, current official high school or official record of progress toward GED.  Postmarked no later than January 31, 2016.

The John K. Morgan Scholarship Committee will select finalists to be interviewed prior to making a selection.  Interviews will be conducted during February 2016.  The recipient(s) will be announced on March 18, 2016, at the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families Annual Awards Reception to be held at the Rockdale Career Academy at 6:00 p.m..

Click here for the 2017 JKM Scholarship Application

Rockdale Coalition F. William Hughey
Community Service Award

Claire Cline

Claire Cline  –  2016 F. William Hughey Community Service Award Recipient

Mission

The Rockdale Coalition F. William Hughey Community Service Award is an annual award established to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, collaborative community service in the Rockdale community. A cash donation will also be made to a community organization that serves the Rockdale community as selected by the recipient of this award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A person who has demonstrated outstanding community service in the Rockdale community;
  • A person who has demonstrated a collaborative spirit in working well with others in the Rockdale community.

Selection Process

  • The Award Selection Committee shall review nominations and present qualified nominees to the Rockdale Coalition Executive Committee.
  • The Rockdale Coalition Executive Committee shall select the award recipient to be recognized at the Rockdale Coalition Annual Awards Reception on Friday, March 18, 2015 at the Rockdale Career Academy.