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Empowered To Grow

Student Achiever Scholarship

Building a Pipeline from High School to Higher Education


The JBL Foundation Student Achiever Scholarship is open to any current high school student who fits the following criteria:

• Actively enrolled and in good standing as a high school senior,

• Residing and attending high school in the Chattahoochee Valley,

• A minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and

• Accepted and admitted into a higher education institution.


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Proof of attendance in a high school located in a Chattahoochee Valley County is required. Chattahoochee Valley is defined as the following geographic region: • Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Stewart, and Tayor Counties in Georgia, and Russell County in Alabama Students must be enrolled in a high school located in one of the counties listed in the Chattahoochee Valley region.


HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (HEI): Proof of acceptance and admission into one of the following HEI will be required:

• University or College (public or private)

• Community College

• Vocational School

• Technical or Polytechnical School


ESSAY: A 250-word (one-page) essay must accompany the application form. The essay must be typed in APA format, 12-point font, and double-spaced. Handwritten essays are permissible by special request and approval.

Essay Topic: “You be right” was an expression used by the late John Bubba Leonard. What is your interpretation of the meaning of the expression and how would you apply it to your life?  



• Completed Application Form

• Unofficial/Official Transcript

• Essay Applications will be accepted online at


About the John Bubba Leonard Foundation


The John Bubba Leonard Foundation will work to support and empower impoverished communities and vulnerable populations in Georgia and Alabama through three foundational pillars - Education, Community Service, and Community Revitalization. Our vision is to ultimately broaden our reach throughout the southern region to serve as a convener of resources and partners dedicated to holistic support, empowerment, education, and economic growth for our most vulnerable communities.



For more information, contact: Email: or

The JBL Foundation's Scholarship Program is the first of many education initiatives planned for students and families in the Chattahoochee Valley.  

Each year, we look forward to increasing the opportunities and financial support through scholarship awards and financial literacy programs.

Education is the cornerstone for community equity, economic development, and building wealth - everything our students and communities deserve. 

We welcome qualifying students to complete the application. Good Luck!

Application opens on January 22, 2024

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