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Dawson County students receive college scholarships
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The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

Six students from Dawson County High received foundation administered scholarships.

Joshua W. Trammell, Levi M. Whitmire, Reagan L. Millholland, Kristen L. Ellison, Daniel, O. Bettis, Emilie C. Arnhart were awarded $500 each from the Charles Black Construction Co. Inc. College Scholarship Fund.

In total, the North Georgia Community Foundation awarded 105 scholarships from 29 scholarship funds established at the Foundation.

"These scholarship funds make a difference in students' lives across our region," said President Jim Mathis. "Our donors know when they create a scholarship fund they are investing in the future of these students and the future of our communities."

Founded in 1985 by Lou Fockele and other business leaders, the North Georgia Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the spirit and quality of life in the Northeast Georgia community by building, managing and awarding charitable grants from a pool of community funds valued in excess of $40 million.

To date, more than $45 million in grants have been awarded.

The organization also promotes training and networking among the region's nearly 300 non-profits.