Hunter Scarbrough Foundation Awards $45,000 in Scholarships


From Special Reports

The Hunter Scarbrough Foundation recently awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 13 deserving Coweta County graduating seniors. 

“Because of the generosity of so many over the past five years, we’ve been able to award $145,000 in scholarships to Coweta County students,” said Joni Scarbrough. “Every day, I feel so blessed that our family is part of this community when I see what it has done for our foundation. It is a true testament to not only how special Newnan is, but to the impact Hunter had on the lives of so many, that friends and strangers alike want to help us shine a light on so many deserving students.”

The Hunter Scarbrough Foundation was created to honor Hunter’s memory by presenting a one-time college scholarship to high school seniors who have demonstrated the qualities Hunter possessed and shared with others, including faith, leadership, academic perseverance, and community service.

East Coweta recipients each receiving $3500: Yahiron Pena, Kayleigh Dunn, Emma Small, Hannah Kunkle.

Newnan High recipients each receiving $3500: Lucas Morrison, Tripp Slaton, Joshua Ward, Shelby Kate Carnes, Caroline Sibley.

Northgate recipients each receiving $3500:  Ryan Poole, Bryson Swartz, Shelby Harlan, Demetria Parham.

The Foundation has begun to resume its annual fundraisers including the summer favorite Glow Golf event. “We’re excited to help bring back a sense of normalcy after the past two years by partnering with Newnan Utilities to host Glow Golf,” said Scarbrough. “This year’s event will be held at Newnan High on Thursday, June 16. Details about the event can be found at

For more information on the Hunter Scarbrough Foundation, or to donate, please visit

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