GFA Scholarships for 2017-18 School Year

The Griswold Family Association Scholarship has been created in order to financially help a GFA member or member’s child with expenses incurred with an undergraduate education at an accredited institution. . Grandparents and other relatives are encouraged to pass on the scholarship information and membership application to their family members.

We will award $1,000 each to three students who meet the requirements as stated below. Determination will be made on basis of financial need and academic achievement, with consideration given to all sections of the applications. Competition is fierce so please re-apply each year that your are in school!

Please encourage your Griswold relatives to apply this year. If you or your parent is not a GFA member, purchase a GFA membership for the $15.00 annual online-only membership. Click on Membership

All applications must be submitted to Amy Ryan-Day by the deadline of March 31, 2017. Send by mail (postmarked by March 31st) to Amy at 9031 Pembroke Ct Fort Mill, SC 29707 OR or email scanned copies to

GFA Scholarship Application Requirements: BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL 10!

  1. Eligibility for the scholarship is based on active membership or being the son or daughter of an active member. Membership applications are available in our quarterly Bulletins or on our website,
  2. Applications pending or acceptance at one or more accredited undergraduate educational institutions. Students applying to or enrolled in graduate school are not eligible to apply. Students must be taking at least nine credit hours each semester or quarter ("3/4 time").
  3. Three-page scholarship application submitted. The applicant must show that financial aid would be helpful, and will be required to submit Part II - Financial Data of the application.
  4. Work experience.
  5. Membership in organizations.
  6. Aspirations for the future.
  7. Personal circumstances, if warranted.
  8. Transcript of grades, from college or high school, submitted with application or sent by school
  9. Topical theme essay: using not more than two double-spaced, typed pages, write an essay commenting on the following: You are required to spend the next year of your life in either the past or the future. What year would you travel to and why?
  10. Required creative assignment: Use an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper to create something. You can blueprint your future home, create a new product, design a costume or theatrical set, compose a score or do something entirely different. Let your imagination wander                                                                   We look forward to receiving your application! Questions? E-mail to

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