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Steven Whitley Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mr. Steven Whitley served as Associate Headmaster and Upper School Principal at George Walton Academy for 23 years. In that time, our community was blessed by his genuine love of our children, his unwavering support in good times and in bad, and his quiet selflessness that improved the lives of all who knew him. 

Mr. Whitley passed in December 2017 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. To celebrate a truly extraordinary man and school leader, GWA has created a scholarship in his name. 

As we all know, Mr. Whitley focused on the individual’s experience at GWA, and his care and concern for his students extended well into their lives. He encouraged students to set stretch goals to help to make them more attainable, turning opportunities into realities. We are so very proud that the Steven Whitley Memorial Scholarship Fund will honor his legacy, providing both needs- and merit-based awards for GWA students pursuing extraordinary academic, artistic, or leadership opportunities. 

We intend to award up to 10% of the established funds in any given year. To date, we have raised $80,000 toward our initial $100,000 goal - and we need your help to make our efforts go even further! If you’re able, please click on the link below to make a donation online, or call us at 678-635-3800 and we’d be happy to discuss other ways you can help. 

Thank you for your support!

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships funds by CLICKING HERE.

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