Promoting Education for Landings Employees

The Landlovers Scholarship Fund is designed to assist Landings employees and their immediate dependent family members with expenses for post-high-school education. Scholarship grants are for tuition, books and school supplies. Applicants must be employees of The Landings Association or The Landings Company, their spouses or their dependent children.

Scholarships can be applied to tuition at a university or college, technical or vocational school or a special enrichment program.

To qualify for a scholarship each applicant must submit a written application telling about his or her academic background and future academic plans, as well as submit high school or post secondary school transcript.

Each scholarship applicant will also be interviewed by the Landlovers Foundation Scholarship Committee to discuss future plans and how the scholarship will help achieve their goals.

The required interview with the Scholarship Committee will follow the application deadline.

Funds will be paid directly to the chosen school following the student’s enrollment.

Please click below for the 5 page application which must be postmarked by March 2, 2020:

Our returning scholarship recipients include:

Hunter McDowell: Hunter is completing his second year at Mercer University.  The first in his family to attend college, his goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and be able to follow a path to help everyone within his community.  Hunter’s mom is Sabrina McDowell, a 22-year employee of the TLA Community Relations Department.

Katelyn Cook: This is the fourth year that Katelyn Cook, the daughter of The Landings Director of Security Tim Cook, has received a Landlovers Scholarship. In the Fall, she will enter her senior year at Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus and is maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  She is a member of the Pre-Medical Association, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority.  Her goal is to finish undergraduate school with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and then to attend medical school to become an Obstetrician /Gynecologist with her own practice.  We congratulate Katelyn for her achievements and hope that she will continue as a Landlovers Scholar throughout medical school.

Lataka Jamal Grant, a 1996 graduate of Johnson High School,  is currently working full time while attending Savannah Tech part-time to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.  While planning to work as a paralegal for several years, his long-term goals are to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, which he then intends to use as his entrée to law school.  Jamal is married to Community Relations Representative Toni Grant.

Second-time Landlovers Scholarship recipient, Donovan Lewis is completing his first year at Norwich University. Definitely created to be a basketball player, he was recruited by several Division I, II, and III colleges and chose Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, for its terrific technology curriculum.  A member of the Norwich varsity basketball team, he has started in several games.  Plus, his academics have earned him a place on the Dean’s List.  Should his dream to play in the NBA not come to pass, Donovan will be prepared to own a computer company.  Donovan is the son of proud mom TLA Communications Manager Lynn Lewis. Unfortunately Donovan is taking his last exam today and is unable to be with us, but his mother Lynn is and we are delighted to have her.

First-time recipients are:

Hannah Henderson is currently a first-year Pharm.D. (graduate school) student at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy.  Her goal is to own a community pharmacy because she feels that community pharmacists have the best opportunity to work with area residents on a daily basis and to help them understand their healthcare needs.   Hannah is the step-daughter of TLA Budget and Research Manager Jessica Henderson, who joined us as recently as January 2019.

Chelsea Jose, the wife of Marinas Director Rory Jose, has been a nurse for 12 years, currently working as a nursing supervisor at Coastal Behavioral Health and part-time as a psychiatric clinical instructor with Georgia Southern University nursing students. She strongly desires to become a professional psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and to devote her career to caring on a long-term basis for patients with a psychiatric diagnosis.  Chelsea has just one more course left to complete her degree, and we wish her the best in her new career.

Amanda Peetoom is a TLA Accounts Payable Accounting Specialist whose ultimate goal is to earn an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree from Georgia Highlands College. She has been employed with The Landings Association for just over 8 years and would love to take the experience she’s gained over this time to grow herself both personally and professionally.  She believes this educational experience will create more opportunities for her at TLA and beyond.

A devoted thespian, Terry Eugene Sledge loves all things theater. While employed full-time, he is attending Savannah Technical College taking courses that will lead him to a career either on-stage or in scenic design.  Terry says that a Landlovers scholarship “would be a great honor because I could move forward with bettering my life along with doing what I love most.”  Terry is the husband of Landings Security Officer Shannen Sledge.