The James Foundation has a goal of improving the quality of life in DeKalb County, including providing educational opportunities for its youth.

The James Foundation offers three competitive scholarships to graduates of High Schools in DeKalb County.  The renewable scholarships offered are:

  • A two-year scholarship will be awarded to a graduate who intends to enroll in or has been accepted into a two-year course study leading to a degree or certification in a technical, vocational, or trade field. The scholarship awarded will be for $5,000 each year.
  • Two four-year scholarships will be awarded to a graduate who intends to enroll in a four-year baccalaureate program. The scholarship is for $5,000 each year.
The James Scholars are selected on a basis of their ability to excel in their chosen field and demonstrate good standing within the school and community.  The minimum grade point average accepted will be a 7.0 on a 12.0 scale at the time of the application.

Each applicant should provide the following:

  • Completed Scholarship Application signed by applicant;
  • Signed parental release;
  • Essay;
  • College or Vocational admission acceptance letter or explanation of when acceptance is anticipated; and high school transcript of grades.
Upon selection, The James Scholars will be provided instructions and related documentation for their scholarships.

We encourage everyone who may be interest in these scholastic fields, who meet the application requirements, and who wants financial assistance for their post high school education to apply.

For more information about applying for a scholarship, please contact