The Sawnee Woman’s Club is again announcing their Scholarship Program for graduating seniors in Forsyth County who will be furthering their education in the Fall of 2020. Students who have been active in volunteering and have demonstrated exemplary work and making a positive difference in Forsyth County are eligible to apply.

This year we are awarding two $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility requires the student to be a Forsyth County, GA resident, have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, and be continuing their education in the Fall of 2020.

Completed applications must be postmarked and sent to Sawnee Woman’s Club by March 24, 2020 UPDATE 3/16/2020: Deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to April 14, 2020. The requirement for counselor signature is not required at this time in light of school closures, but all information will be verified with school counselors after scholarship recipients are selected. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. For questions, please contact Education chair, Sue Javors.



Congratulations to Belen Gad and Cheryl Quainoo, Sawnee Woman’s Club 2019 scholarship recipients! Both students are 2019 graduates of South Forsyth High School and were presented with $1000 scholarships for their exemplary volunteer service.

Belen has volunteered at Meals by Grace and Keep Forsyth Beautiful. As president of the Spanish National Honor Society of South Forsyth High, she coordinated a food drive for Hispanic families in need in our county. Belen is a teacher assistant at her church and has been a student intern at a local elementary school. Belen founded a non-profit organization named POWER Outreach Inc., Providing Orphans and Widows Education Resources, which collects books, educational materials, clothing, and school tuition for an orphanage and rural school in Nigeria. Belen is attending the University of Georgia in the fall and plans to study political science and international affairs.

Cheryl has volunteered at the Humane Society, Meals by Grace, The Place of Forsyth, and Keep Forsyth Beautiful. She accumulated most of her volunteer hours at Northside Hospital Forsyth where she has worked in many departments, and most recently in the Women’s Center where she assisted in setting up rooms and spent hours holding babies in the nursery. Cheryl is attending New York University in the fall and plans on a career as a pediatric surgeon.

There were many wonderful applicants and we thank all those who applied. We wish you all luck and success as you continue your educational journeys.