The Griswold Family Association Scholarships provide financial help to 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. Determination will be made on basis of financial need and academic achievement, with consideration given to all sections of the applications.

Competition is fierce; you can re-apply each year that you are in school! Please encourage your Griswold relatives to apply.

If you or your parent is not a GFA member, purchase a GFA membership for the $15.00 annual online-only membership.  Visit our Membership page for further information and instructions for joining.

GFA Scholarship Committee members are Barbara Ryan, Chairperson; Bergetta Monroe, Jack Hooten, Carolyne Garman, Ray Crumbley, Ray Crumbley, Daniel Griswold, and one open membership.

All applications must be submitted to Barbara Ryan by May 31, 2022.

Send by mail (postmarked by May 31st) to: 1550 Foxbrook Circle, Lancaster SC 29720 or (preferred) email scanned copies to:

GFA Scholarship applications received by May 31st, 2022 will be distributed to the Scholarship Committee, who will evaluate and rank them. Results will be available June 1st, 2021 on Facebook, website, and by email to recipients.

Best of luck to all who apply this year!

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 Il – 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 on the following: Tell us about the achievements of one of your Griswold ancestors (does not need to be named Griswold). Use two double-space pages for your essay, (digital format preferred)
  10. Required creative assignment: use your imagination to picture (words or drawing) a typical 17th century Griswold household (people, location, activities). Digital format preferred

Download pdf version of the 2022 application packet here.

Visit this page for the application for 2022.