Candice Shook, ’11
Financial Aid Counselor
(706) 379-5163

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Merit-Based Scholarships

Miller Match Scholarship Program

Young Harris College is committed to assisting talented students with the cost of their education. Whether you're a first-time freshman or a transfer student, if you earn a 3.0 academic GPA, you will receive a $15,000 scholarship that goes directly to the cost of tuition each year. Don't have above a 3.0 academic GPA? That’s okay! You may be eligible to receive a merit-based award of $13,000 per year. 

Increase your award.

Students are encouraged to complete their admission application at Young Harris by January 1, so you can have the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship awards. Scholars Day will be held on February 16, 2019. Interviews with faculty and staff plus a classroom session will allow you to immerse yourself in the real college experience while increasing your merit-based award. Students eligible for Scholars Day will be contacted by the Office of Admissions.

Need-based awards are also available. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that any specific financial needs may be met. The school code for Young Harris College is 001604.

Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships are avaliable to students who plan to study a fine arts discipline, and students must audition through the Fine Arts program. Scholarships are awarded by meeting admission requirements and through an audition or portfolio review. Click here to complete the audition and scholarship application for artbandgraphic designmusicmusic educationmusical theatre or theatre. Auditions will begin in November.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded in men's and women's tennis, golf, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, as well as baseball, softball and competitive cheerleading. The coaches will interview and evaluate athletic skills of applicants. Interested students should contact the appropriate coach and complete the Application for Admission.

External Scholarships (GA HOPE/Zell Miller/TEG; Methodist; Other)

The HOPE Scholarship requires a student to have a 3.0 academic high school GPA. The Zell Miller Scholarship requires a student to have a 3.7 academic high school GPA and a 1200 SAT score on the verbal and math components of a single administration of the test or an ACT score of 26. The Georgia Student Finance Commission will determine HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility for incoming college freshmen. To receive the Zell Miller Scholarship, the HOPE Scholarship and/or the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG), you must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. If you attend at least half-time (6 semester hours), then you may qualify for part of the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship. The Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship and GTEG amounts and eligibility requirements are determined each year by the Georgia Legislature and the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Click here to learn more about HOPE programs.

Methodist students can visit Methodist-affiliated websites to apply for scholarships and/or low interest loans at or

You can apply for non-YHC affiliated scholarships through your high school counselor's office or websites that offer free scholarship searches, such as, and Keep in mind that reputable scholarship sites do not charge for an application or scholarship search.

Young Harris Early College Scholarship

Students who participate in the Young Harris Early College program and complete more than 6 credit hours, or two 3-hour courses, are eligible to receive a $20,000 scholarship from YHC if you enroll here as a full-time freshman. Contact your admissions counselor to learn more about this scholarship.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer students who have earned more than 30 credit hours and have a 3.00 college GPA or higher are eligible to receive YHC's Miller Match scholarship, a $15,000 scholarship that goes directly to the cost of tuition. Students who have below a 3.00 college GPA will receive a $13,000 scholarship.

Students who have completed less than 30 hours of college-level coursework will be considered for freshman scholarships.

To learn more about transferring to YHC, please visit the Transfer Students admissions page.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 241-3754.

Financial Aid

Candice Shook, ’11
Financial Aid Counselor
(706) 379-5163