Sheliah Hogg Selected As 1st Recipient Of The David Adam Scholarship To Attend GNTC

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School.

One scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Cedartown High School (CHS) to attend Georgia Northwestern. The scholarship will cover four semesters of education, to be completed within two years.

The scholarship will be funded annually by contributions to GNTC from the Adam family. It is a full scholarship that will cover tuition, book cost, and fees per semester at any Georgia Northwestern campus.

“I wanted to say thank you so very much to the Ronald Adam family,” said Ms. Hogg. “This is helping me to complete my dreams.”

Ms. Hogg was chosen by a committee of three Cedartown High School teachers.

Applicants for the scholarship must graduate Cedartown High School with a passing GPA of C minus or higher, obtain two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, and file a timely application with the CHS eligibility committee. The application must include a statement that defines the reason for applying for the scholarship.

The first criteria for the award is financial need and the second preference is given to individuals not eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.

For more information regarding the David Adam Scholarship, contact the Cedartown High School Counselor’s Office at 770 748-0490.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

The Adam family established the new scholarship in honor of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988). Pictured are Ronald Adam (center), Cynthia Adam (left), and Julie Adam Barnes (right).
The Adam family established the new scholarship in honor of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988). Pictured are Ronald Adam (center), Cynthia Adam (left), and Julie Adam Barnes (right).

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