National Football Foundation Scholarship Awards
In 1995 former Georgia Tech All-American and College Football Hall of Fame member, George Morris, founded the Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Every year as a part George Morris’s personal vision, the Atlanta Chapter has been committed to awarding scholarships to deserving Senior Student Athletes and Student Managers in the State of Georgia. This event was George’s personal pride & joy. Sadly, George passed away in 2007. His vision has been continued by Dennis Caniglia and furthered by a merger in 2013 between the Touchdown Club of Atlanta and the National Football Foundation – creating a newly named, improved and invigorated Touchdown Club of Atlanta National Football Foundation Chapter.
Selection of scholarship winners is based on well-rounded student athletes who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community as well as the football field. The criteria for selection are Athletics (40%), Academics (40%) and Community Service (20%). Head coaches are asked to provide letters of recommendation.
There are 2 types of scholarships awarded:
The George Morris Student Athlete Scholarship
The Whitey Zimmerman Student Manager Scholarship
TCA-NFF has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships over the past 20 years. Winners receive a $1000 scholarship and the top winner a $3000 scholarship.
The Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held in the late spring of 2019. Stay tuned to our ‘Upcoming Events’ page for further details.
*Scholarship Application is now OPEN! Apply today! DEADLINE IS 3/31/2019