Lower Altamaha Historical Society

Lower Altamaha Historical  Society

P.O. Box 1405
Darien, Georgia

Buddy Sullivan Scholarships
Bill Barton - Chairman

The Buddy Sullivan Scholarship Award, $1000, is given yearly to a McIntosh County student by the Lower Altamaha Historical Society.This scholarship is available to future and current College Students from McIntosh County. Applications are available at Ida Hilton Public Library and McIntosh Academy.

As part of the successful Coastal Incentive Grant to begin an assessment of the overall site and historic structures on Butler Island prior to stabilization, the team submitting the grant was required to include public outreach and education about the history of Butler Island. A component of this outreach was to work with McIntosh Academy to develop a curriculum for McIntosh County History. This class will be introduced in January of 2022. This presented an opportunity for the LAHS Buddy Sullivan Scholarship Committee to more closely tie our scholarship to the teaching of our local history. Beginning with the 2022 application for this award, LAHS will be tying the award to the successful completion of this new class. The required essay included with the scholarship application will now include a focus on the applicant’s understanding of our local history and culture. Each successful recipient will be assigned an LAHS mentor/ liaison who will be in touch with the student during their first year of post high school education. That scholarship student will provide a follow up report of their college experience at the Spring semester when the second half of the scholarship is available to ensure accountability with the scholarship by demonstrating academic success.

Application Form (PDF)  (not available)

Mail Applications to Bill Barton — 402 Ft. King George Dr.   Darien GA  31305



2023  Madison McMahan - Brenau University
Mr. Gabriel L. Green, Jr
2021 Jimmy NeeSmith -
University of Georgia
2020  Alexis McQuaig -
East Ga. State College
2019  Kameron Francis - A graduating senior at McIntosh Academy,
2018  Makayla Alysha Crosby - Makayla has been accepted at UGA and is interested in both law and psychology. 
2017  ??
2016  Jennifer Gale
2015  Michaela Peeler
2014  Katie Hay
2013  ??
2012  no applicants
2011  Alyssa A. Outhwaite
2010  Jacob Caldwell
2009  Whitney D. Stregles
2008  ??
2007  Mallory A. Jarriel
2006  Ciera M. Loftin - She is the daughter of Dr. Christine Draffin of Darien. Ciera spoke at a LAHS meeting on her return from a students trip to Scotland several years ago. Buddy Sullivan  presented this award June 15, at the LAHS meeting. Eight applicants applied for this award.
2005  Jared Caldwell
-  He is a well - rounded student who is third in his class. The presentation was made at the McIntosh County Academy Honors Night on May 10, 2005. Jared is the son of James and Sherre Caldwell of McIntosh County. He has been accepted at Georgia Tech. There were five highly qualified students who competed for the scholarship.
2004  Davina Desdune
-  She is the daughter of Jeffery Desdune of Meridian. The presentation was made at the McIntosh County Academy Scholarship Dinner on May 11, 2004. Davina will attend Georgia State University, Atlanta. There were six highly qualified students who competed for the scholarship.