SHHPS Scholarship Application 2023

Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society
Scholarship Application 2023

AMOUNT: $1000.00
DEADLINE: April 10, 2023

Mission: The Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society (SHHPS) exists to discover, promote and preserve the rich history of Sugar Hill. The SHHPS scholarship seeks to bridge the past and present by connecting Sugar Hill students with their roots and to encourage excitement for local history in celebration of our community.

Scholarship Essay and Theme: 

Read through the Sugar Hill city council records collection (linked below). Find an important civic aspect of how our city was founded. How has that part of the city's foundation grown over the years? How does the history help  establish our identity as a city today?

Possible Civic Aspects to Discuss:

  • infrastructure (water, gas, phones)
  • law enforcement
  • government organization
  • public involvement
  • entertainment
  • industry
  • voting trends

*These are just suggestions. Any topic included in the records that still applies today works for this essay.

Word Count: 600 - 1000 words
*Word count is the essay only. Does not include any reference page

Primary Sources and Resources

Start here: Article on Sugar Hill’s Beginnings
City Council Records March 24, 1939 - January 2, 1950
City Council Records January 10, 1949 - December 3, 1964

Scholarship Night at the Museum
Students who are interested in applying can call the museum at 678-541-6125 to check availability. Also, we will host a scholarship Q & A night at the museum on Thursday, March 16th from 5 - 7 pm.

Award: Essays will be reviewed by a committee and evaluated on historical accuracy, relevancy to the theme, creativity, and use of sources/ research. The winning recipient will be notified no later than Tuesday, May 9th. The Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society will write a check for the  scholarship funds payable  directly to the recipient’s school. *Scholarships are awarded based on merit and integrity alone,without regard to name, race, color, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.


  • Must live within Sugar Hill city limits
    *If you are unsure about your residency status, please contact the city to determine your eligibility
  • 2023 High School Graduate 
  • Applicants must be admitted as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school program for the 2022 Fall academic semester.


  • Completed application
  • Proof of residency - copy of driver's license or copy of recent gas bill
  • Statement of Accuracy (see attached)
  • Essay with word count clearly labeled (must be between 600 and 1000 words)
  • Final submissions must be double-spaced, size 12 font, and in Times New Roman

Application and Submission:

All materials including application, essay, proof of address, proof of full-time status and Statement of Accuracy must be posted to the website by Monday, April 10th. No late applications or material will be accepted. 

By submitting your application, you are giving the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society permission to publish your essay to the public should yours be the winning essay.

*For any questions or concerns regarding the application process please contact the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society at

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  • STATEMENT OF ACCURACY I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me to the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society is true, correct, and without forgery. I also consent that my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary to promote the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society Scholarship Program. I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society I must provide evidence of enrollment/registration at the post-secondary institution of my choice before scholarship funds can be awarded.
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