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, managers and cheerleaders who demonstrate leadership in the classroom and community as well as contribution to the football program. The criteria for selection are Athletics or contribution to the team (40%), Academics (40%) and Community Service (20%). Head coaches are asked to provide letters of recommendation.  

There are 3 types of scholarships awarded are for Scholar Athlete, Scholar Manager, and Scholar Cheerleader.

TCA-NFF has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships over the past 25 years. We are happy to announce there are changes in the amount of Scholarships awarded.   The Overall Top Scholarship will be $10,000!  There will be a number of other Scholarships awarded starting at $3,000 and up. 

The Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held in late May.  Stay tuned to our ‘Upcoming Events’ page for further details.  Dennis Caniglia will update the selected Scholarship winners and details in early May.  If anyone has any questions email Dennis at dennis.atlanta@gmail.com

*Scholarship Application is now OPEN! Apply today! DEADLINE IS 3/31/2020

2020 STUDENT ATHLETE, MANAGER AND CHEERLEADER APPLICATION