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 2024 James Foundation Scholarship Application is now available online!  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28, 2024.   

Please follow the link below to access the portal. 

Applicants will need to create an account. 

We advise that you keep your login information and password in a safe place.  (If you do not finish your application and would like to access it again.)

When filling out the application, please select “2024 James Scholarship Application” as the organization.

If you have any questions while filling out the application, please contact Jennifer Kasmier, Program Officer, directly.


Upon selection, The James Scholars will be provided instructions and related documentation for their scholarships.

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