Congratulations to our winners who will each receive $1,000 for the 2016-2017 school year

  • Chelsea Griswold is a second year nursing student at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
  • Christina Listernick is a second year nursing student at Fairfield University in Fairfield CT
  • Ben McCollum is a senior at University of Georgia, Athens GA, studying marketing and finance

We were honored to receive 10 completed applications this year. If you did not win this year, please e-apply each year that you are in school. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic credit, work and community service experience, essays and statement of goals. Winners’ essays will be published in the October 2016 GFA Bulletin.

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 on to their family members. If the parent is not a GFA member they can join for the $15.00 annual online-only membership.

GFA Scholarship Committee members are Amy Ryan-Day, Chairperson; Bergetta Monroe, Jack Hooten, Carolyne Griswold Garman, Ray Crumbley, Daniel Griswold and Barbara Ryan.

The topical theme essay for 2016: using not more than two double-spaced, typed pages, write an essay commenting on the following: “Use the name GRISWOLD as an acronym. Each letter should describe your strengths and family heritage”

Scholarship applications and 2017 topical essay question will appear in the January 2017 Bulletin and on this website 

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 email scanned copies to

GFA Scholarship Application Requirements: BE SURE TO FILL 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 also available in our January quarterly Bulletin
  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:
    [to be announced in January 2017) 
  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

Questions can be sent by email to: