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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Scholarship offered to poultry, agriculture majors

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2021) – The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the opening of the Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship.

You may apply for this scholarship through March 1, if eligibility criteria is met. Below you’ll find details on the scholarship opportunity.

Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship Overview

The City of Gainesville and the local poultry industry recognize the need for outstanding young men and women to continue the city’s legacy as “Poultry Capital of the World”. The Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship Fund supports college students pursuing a degree in poultry science or a related agricultural degree. Those who apply have the opportunity to receive up to $1,500.

Funding for the scholarship comes from sponsors of the annual Spring Chicken Festival, Georgia’s official chicken cook-off. Applicants should be graduating high-school seniors or current college students pursuing a career in the poultry industry, majoring in Agricultural Business, Poultry Science, Food Science, Animal Science, Food Marketing, Agricultural Economics, etc. They must be a resident of the State of Georgia with a minimum 3.0 GPA.


• Pursuing degree in Poultry Science or related agricultural field


• Please respond to the following essay question:

1. “What are your career goals and reason for pursuing the poultry field?”

How do I apply?

The application deadline for all scholarships is 5 p.m. Monday, March 1.

Applicants interested should visit North Georgia Community Foundation’s (NGCF) website for all scholarship opportunities:

Once students create an account, they’ll need to fill out the common scholarship application. When they submit this, it will populate the scholarship(s) they’re eligible for. If they select “yes,” that they’re majoring in poultry science or a related field, then the Spring Chicken Festival Scholarship application will become available.

Questions should be directed to NGCF by calling 770-535-7880 or sending an email to

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