Eligibility & Application Process
Prince Avenue Christian School is pleased to announce that through the faithful generosity of friends and alumni, the following scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in applying for one or more of these scholarships, click on the specific application below. For most scholarships, there is a fillable cover sheet as well as a requirement to submit additional information such as an essay or tax return information.
ALL applications must be returned to the school office no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.
If you are interested in giving to these scholarships or would like more information on starting a scholarship, please contact Kim Brannon in the development department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-726-2314.
Each scholarship description and application can be located in the itemized drop-down menu below.
Rising Kindergarten - Fifth Grades
Christopher Lee Newcomer Memorial Scholarship
The $500 scholarship, awarded annually to one pre-k through fifth grade student, was established by an anonymous donor in memory of Christopher Lee Newcomer, former PACS student. The award is based on a student's Christ-like characteristics and a passion for learning. The recipient will be nominated by the faculty and selected by the scholarship committee. No application is required.
2017-18: Noah Rhodes
2015-16: Gideon Garland
2013-14: Anna Hardwick
2012-13: Dane Boswell
Rising Kindergarten - Twelfth Grades
Candace Coles Todd "Climb Every Mountain" Scholarship
"How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
This scholarship was established by Prince Avenue Christian School in memory of beloved teacher Candace Coles Todd.
Every student in good standing is eligible for this scholarship, which will be awarded annually by the Candace Coles Todd Scholarship Committee.
The recipient of this award is a student that has shown a spirit of joy through trials and has persevered. Mrs. Todd, the scholarship’s honored namesake was known for her abiding faith, servant’s heart, and tenacity for overcoming adversity while serving as an inspiration to all who knew her.
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to the student who characterizes these attributes demonstrated by long-time and admired teacher, Mrs. Candy Todd.
2017-18: Patrick Brannen
Shoff Foundation Scholarship
This full or partial tuition scholarship is eligible to students 1st through 12th grade and is decided and awarded by the Shoff Foundation Scholarship Committee. This scholarship was established by Mr. Richard Mason and Family in loving memory of Mr. Sheldon T. Shoff.
2017-18: Deja Smith, Rory Smith, Lukas Smith, and Sam Smith.
2015-16: Lukas Smith and Sam Smith
2014-15: Lukas Smith, Sam Smith, Madeline Murray
2013-14: Lukas Smith, Sam Smith
2012-13: Kadijah Arnold, Sam Smith, Lukas Smith
2011-12: Kadijah Arnold
2010-11: Rayna Mobley
2009-10: Kadijah Arnold
Rising First - Twelfth Grades
Asher Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Ward Asher Elrod, who was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which the spinal fluid in the brain will not drain properly. This $2,000 annual scholarship will be awarded to a 1st through 12th-grade student in good standing, based on financial need. An application and financial information are required.
2017-18: Annie McElhannon
2015-16: Caleb Andrew Wilson
2014-15: Charlie Frierson, Niyla Kinney
2013-14: Chria Sharp
Ruby Evelyn Brown Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was given in loving memory of Mrs. Ruby Evelyn Brown. This scholarship is eligible to students 1st through 12th grade and is decided and awarded by the Ruby Evelyn Brown Scholarship Committee.
2017-18: Nate Grooms
2015-16: Roderick Platt
2014-15: Jaden Drudge
2013-14: Jared Gilstrap
2012-13: Anna Machovec
2011-12: Addie Lee Frierson
2010-11: Allison Shirley
2009-10: Jacob Beachy
Chick-fil-A Service Scholarship
The Chick-fil-A Service Scholarship was established by the Shane Todd Family to honor a student who shows extraordinary Christian Service in their community. Every student in good standing in first through twelfth grades is eligible for this scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually, and the recipient is decided by the Chick-fil-A Scholarship Committee
2017-18: Anna Hardwick
2015-16: Kevin Shawn Bailey
2014-15: Zachary Ware
2013-14: Brandon Hightower
2012-13: Naomi Weidman
2011-12: Megan Schwartz
Kathy Stamatinos Geyer Scholarship
Beginning in 2010-11, this scholarship will be given in memory of former teacher Kathy Stamatinos Geyer. Every student in good standing in 1st - 12th grades with a 3.5 or above GPA is eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship will be decided and awarded by the Kathy Stamatinos Geyer Memorial Scholarship Committee. This $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one Prince Avenue Christian School student. Applicants must complete the assignment given on the Scholarship Application.
2017-18: Abby Frost
2015-16: Lillian Renn
2014-15: Gabrielle Sims
2013-14: Macy Frazier
2012-13: Megan Jackson
2011-12: Sarah Johnson, Hannah Rugh
2010-11: Kaylen Gilstrap
Richard S. Reynolds - Missionary Emergency Fund Scholarship
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.” Psalms 96:3
This scholarship was incorporated 1920 and founded by Major A.D. Reynolds
Every student in good standing grade 1st through 12th is eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship will be decided and awarded by the Missionary Emergency Fund Committee. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Prince Avenue Christian School student based on financial need and involvement in sharing the gospel at home and around the world.
This scholarship will be awarded annually. Financial information will need to be provided with this application.
2017-18: Zion Hill, Dioni Perea, Graycen Grooms, and Noah Wade Snow.
2015-16: Noah Wade Snow, Michael Flethcer, Jr. , Sara Kate Marable, and Anna Grace Marable
2014-15: Robert West
Rising Ninth - Twelfth Grades
Jon Desso Scholarship
This scholarship was established to remember and honor the life of a PACS graduate from the Class of 2000, Jon Desso. A committee of Jon’s friends annually meets to decide the recipient of this scholarship. The Desso Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates independently from Prince Avenue Christian School. This approximately half-tuition scholarship is usually given to two PACS students. For more information, or to donate to the Jon Desso Scholarship Fund, visit www.jondessofoundation.com.
2017-18: Addie Lee Frierson, Kathryn Anne Frierson
2016-17: Addie Lee Frierson, Marlan Adams
2015-2016: Allison Shirley; Isabelle Renn
2014-2015: Allison Shirley; Benjamin Hardwick
2013-2014: Lauren Gilstrap; Jonah Doster
2012-13: Madeline Jackson, Devan Schwartz
2011-12: Devan Schwartz, Erica Wise
2010-11: Annabeth Pruett, Devan Schwartz
2009-10: Alaina Casey, Devan Schwartz
2008-09: Alaina Casey, Will Barr
Reg Gattie Memorial Scholarship
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all you lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.” Psalm 100:1,2
This scholarship was established by Prince Avenue Christian School to celebrate the life of Reg Gattie. Every 9th-12th grade student in good standing is eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the Reg Gattie Memorial Scholarship Committee to one student who uses their God given musical talents to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in an extraordinary way through their leadership and Christian character. This student should plan to major or minor in music. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to further the student’s studies in the field of music.
2017-18: Riley Wilson
2015-16: Isabelle Renn
2014-15: Rachel Adams
2013-14: Peyton Howell
2012-13: David Richt
Rising Eleventh - Twelfth Grades
William H. Ricketts Scholarship
The Ricketts Scholarship is part of the school budget and was established by Prince Avenue Christian School to honor the pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Reverend William H. Ricketts, as a part of the school’s 20th-anniversary celebration. The criteria for this $1,500 scholarship is based on the student’s commitment to his or her walk with the Lord, commitment to his or her church ministry, and desire to serve Christ in their daily life. This recipient is selected by Bill Ricketts.
2017-18: Chria Sharp
2015-16: Megan Schwartz
2014-15: Laura Brannon
2013-14: Anna Cail, Amanda Hill
2012-13: Matthew Smock
2011-12: Annabeth Pruett
2010-11: Anna Zeagler
2009-10: Graham Sibley
Current Twelfth Grade
Megan Twist Memorial Scholarship
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, He (she) who believes in Me will live, even though he (she) dies.” John 11:25
This scholarship was established to remember and honor the life of Megan Twist.
Megan was an honor graduate of Prince Avenue Christian School, Class of 2011, and a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Georgia Southern University and made the Dean’s List several times, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Public Relations. Megan was a compassionate friend always portraying strength for others, choosing to lift them up during their trials and encouraging them with love and laughter. Megan’s life was a testimony of bringing happiness and joy into every life she touched.
The current senior who receives this award will be nominated by the high school faculty and then chosen by the Megan Twist Memorial Scholarship Committee. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who characterizes a spirit of friendship and faith.
No application is required.
2017-18: Jasmine Hawkins
Michael Kirby and Melissa Stokes Tyler Memorial Scholarship
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
The family of Michael Kirby and Melissa Stokes Tyler, to honor their memory, lovingly established this generous scholarship. The recipient of this award is a senior who will be attending the University of Georgia.
Every senior in good standing is eligible for this scholarship which will be awarded annually by the Michael Kirby and Melissa Stokes Tyler Memorial Scholarship Committee.
Melissa Stokes Tyler was an energetic, hardworking, intelligent individual whose laughter was contagious. Her love for the Lord and her family was evident. Melissa’s dedication to Prince Avenue Christian School was shown daily in her desire to achieve excellence. Mike Tyler worked for State Farm Insurance Companies for 28 years with perfect attendance. He was an avid golfer and UGA football fan. Mike was a member of the First United Methodist Church, an active parent at PACS, and also served as spotter for the PACS football team in the press box for many years.
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to the senior who plans to attend UGA and characterizes these attributes of working diligently and intelligently, expressing joy and love for the Lord, and a displaying a devotion to PACS.
2017-18: Baylee Rogers