Niche College Scholarship

Litner + Deganian Resilience Award

April 12, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

We’re excited to help those who have had to overcome adversity achieve their academic goals. The Litner + Deganian Resilience Award—inspired by L+D attorney Paige Wheeler, who made a remarkable recovery after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during her final semester of high school—is a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to one deserving recipient.

The award is a $2,500 scholarship offered annually to a recipient who has demonstrated determination, grit, and resilience in the face of adversity. Inspired by Paige Wheeler's remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury, this scholarship aims to support individuals who have overcome challenges to pursue their academic goals.

Scholarship Details

  • Amount: $2,500
  • One-time award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be 18+ years of age
  • Currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited university in Georgia (proof of admission/attendance required)
  • Pursuing any degree (undergraduate or graduate)

Application Process

  1. Submit applications online by Friday, April 12th
  2. Required documents include proof of admission/attendance at an accredited GA school, transcript, and an online essay submission
  3. Incomplete or late applications may not be considered

The selection committee will choose scholarship recipients based on their essay completion and their ability to demonstrate determination, grit, and resilience. The scholarship amount is a one-time award of $2,500, disbursed directly to the recipient's educational institution for tuition, fees, books, or other educational expenses. Recipients must provide proof of enrollment before funds are disbursed and are expected to use the scholarship funds exclusively for educational purposes. Scholarship Search