The Foundation was established by the late Tyrus R. Cobb for the purpose of assisting capable and deserving residents of Georgia who need financial assistance in completing their college education.
Foundation scholarships are granted to qualified students for the purpose of attending an accredited college or university full time. The college or university must be accredited by a regional crediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education.
All scholarships are granted without subsequent obligation of the student to the Foundation; however, former recipients and others are urged to make contributions to the Ty Cobb Educational Foundation when circumstances permit.
Although Ty Cobb's top annual salary as a baseball player was less than $40,000, his shrewd investments made him a financial success at an early age.
One of the many investments that contributed to his early success was the purchase of stock in a little-known Southern beverage company called Coca-Cola. Cobb's financial prosperity eventually allowed him to establish a scholarship program that has to date assisted thousands of Georgians to attend college.
Undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia, are U.S. citizens and have demonstrated financial need, and have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of academic credits with an average of "B" or higher in an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for Ty Cobb scholarships (must be a high school graduate). The college or university must be accredited by a regional crediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education.
Students with higher academic averages and the greatest financial need will be given priority.
Professional students pursuing their MD/DO or DMD/DDS degrees who are residents of the State of Georgia, are U.S. citizens and have demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for Ty Cobb scholarships.