Honea-Worley Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship program was initiated in 1996 by the late Hiram J. Honea of Birmingham, Alabama to honor his parents, Rev. Joe Andrew and Nancy Honea, and the former Pickens County Superintendent of Schools, Ulysses S. Worley.

Students write a four-generation family history about their own family to compete for the scholarships. This scholarship program was sent up for Pickens County Georgia seniors. It’s offered to students each year starting March and ends in May.

• First place $2,000; second place is $1,000, third $500

• High school seniors only — not required to be college-bound

• Applicants need to submit a four-generation family history where at least one person in the research has significant ties to Pickens County

• Research should extend from current person back through parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. More than just dates, places and names, research should show a story of the people – who they were, where they came from, their churches, professions, education, interesting life experiences. Documentation, similar to a term paper is required. 

Help can be obtained in the Georgia Room at the Pickens library. Works will be judged by an independent panel. Deadline is May 1 by noon. Works should be dropped off at Century 21 Lindsey and Pauley, 25 North Main Street, Jasper, Georgia.