University of West Georgia
Department of History
This memorial scholarship fund is in memory of Vachel Davis Whatley, Sr., a prominent educator in Carroll County, who believed that by a thorough study of history, nations could avoid making the same mistakes as their forebears and the quality of life for subsequent generations could be vastly improved.
The recipient must be a Sophomore, who has declared a History major at the University of West Georgia, and who intends to pursue a four-year curriculum at the University of West Georgia, graduating with a BA Degree with a major in History. Those persons empowered to select a recipient, shall give equal consideration to qualified and eligible students from Polk and Carroll Counties for selections as recipient of the scholarship. If no student is selected from one of these two counties, an eligible and qualified student from Troup County may be selected. If no student is selected from the above counties, an eligible and qualified student who is a resident of any county in the State of Georgia, may be selected.
To qualify for the scholarship the recipient shall be selected in the manner, or process, established by the Foundation in making awards of merit and based on scholarship achievement while a student at the University of West Georgia. Financial need may be given due consideration. The Chair of the History Department shall appoint a committee to select the recipient.
If you wish to apply for the Vachel Davis Whatley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, and believe you meet the qualifications, please write a letter addressed to The Department of History Awards Committee, and submit them to Elmira Eidson, the Department Manager, in TLC 3200 no later than February 1. The letter should be limited to one page, and should summarize your qualifications for the award for which you are applying. Please include an address, telephone number, and social security number.
If you apply for more than one award, please prepare separate and specific letters for each application.