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Last Updated: 1/12/2021 2:35 PM

Scholarships for the 2020-2021 School Year

Click on the Name of the scholarship to be redirected to their website to access the application and more information. If you have questions or need assistance with any of the scholarships please see Mrs. Hopson in the Student Services office.

This page is updated frequently so please check back often. Scholarships are listed in order of the scholarship deadline.

 

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

College Board recently announced a five-year, $25 million commitment to students through the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This one of a kind program rewards student effort in completing the six essential steps in the college application process:

1) Build Your College List

2) Practice for the SAT

3) Improve your Score

4) Strengthen your College List

5) Complete the FAFSA

6) Apply to Colleges

Awards range from $500-$2000 and completing all six steps will put students in the running for a $40,000 scholarship. Students in the class of 2021 can join now by visiting cb.org/opportunity.

 

 

Cocoa-Cola Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Available to:  Applicants must be high school seniors in the U.S., be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents and must use the awards at an accredited U.S. college or university. Selection is based on the transcript, school profile, school and non-school related clubs and organizations, honors and awards and volunteer service. Application period typically reopens on August 1st of each year.

Award Amount: $20,000

 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 5, 2020

Available to:  The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest on August 5, 2020. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are judged on academics, leadership, service and financial need. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15, 2020, deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2021. Learn more about the MVS scholarship here.

Award Amount: $400-$12,500

 

Bishop Stephen B. Hall Sr. Scholarship – Sigma Delta Sigma Chapter

Deadline: November 27, 2020

Available to:  In order to apply for this application, you must meet the following criteria: - Must be a male presently enrolled as a high school senior at a high school located in the state of Georgia. - Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of the application deadline. - Should be a responsible, supportive, self-disciplined, positive, and energetic individual who is interested in the welfare of education and in the community.

Award Amount: $TBD

 

USA Cargo Trailer Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Available to:  USA Cargo Trailer, is proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in Engineering. 

Qualifications: U.S. citizens accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university or a college transcript.

Award Amount: $500

 

Yak Mat Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2020
Available to:  For students in the process of pursuing a college degree in STEM field. The awarded student will receive $500 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. Students must be a U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university or a college transcript.

Award Amount: $500

 

HYPE Future of Tech Collge Scholarship

Deadline: December 9th, 2020

Available to:  Current high school junior or senior female student intending to major in a tech-related field (Computer Science, engineering, information technology, etc.). Students must also be an underrepresented minority or first-generation college student. Fill out a questionnaire and submit a 3-minute video talking about your passions. visit gethype.org/scholarship

Award Amount: $2500

 

The Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: January 28, 2021

Available to:  Class of 2021 High School Seniors. The Opportunity Scholarship is an up to $80,000 undergraduate scholarship for undocumented students who live in targeted, locked-out states (see list here) where they cannot get in-state tuition. The award covers tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree at one of our 4 Partner Colleges (Christian Brothers University (TN), Delaware State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Trinity Washington University (Women’s College in DC). Applications close on January 28th, 2021.

Award Amount: $80,000

 

Students Without Mothers (SWM) scholarship program

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Available to: Current high school juniors (graduating Spring 2022)! SWM is a local non-profit organization providing college scholarships to high school students who are without their mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Since its inception in 2004, Students Without Mothers has provided 92 students with four-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each. Scholarships are distributed in annual payments of $1,000. In addition to scholarship support, our program provides life coaching, grief counseling, and a laptop computer to each student. Our goal is to empower students to help themselves! 

The program now serves the 21-County Metro Atlanta Area (Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton).

For qualifying criteria and applications, please visit our website or reply to this email. If you know a student who is without his/her mother and may qualify for a scholarship, please encourage them to apply. We can never replace someone's mother, but we CAN help!

Award Amount: $4,000

 

Inspiracion Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2021
Available to:  Senior girls with a 3.0 GPA or higher who have accepted full time enrollment at KSU, GA State for UGA for the Fall of 2021. 

Award Amount: $500

 

CURO Honors Scholarship for incoming UGA students

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Available to:  

The CURO Honors Scholarship is only available to graduating high school seniors who intend to become first-year students at the University of Georgia. It is not available to current UGA undergraduates.

The highly competitive selection process considers academic achievementmotivation to make research central to the undergraduate career, and demonstrated work ethic. Previous research experience is not necessary but is desirable. CURO invites applicants from underrepresented groups, though all interested students should apply. 

Twenty CURO Promising Scholars will be chosen from the applicants and will be invited to participate in the CURO Promising Scholars event at the beginning of April. The CURO Honors Scholarship recipients will be selected from the Promising Scholars in attendance.

Interested applicants must have completed their UGA application before they can complete the CURO Honors Scholarship application.

Award Amount: $3,000 each year

 

Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation 2021 Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 12, 2021

Available to:   The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation Youth Scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior whose permanent residence is served by Sawnee EMC. Winners are selected by overall evaluation; awards are not based solely on grade point average.

Visit here for more details: https://www.sawnee.com/scholarships

Award Amount: $TBD

 

Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship For Electrical Lineworker Certification Program 

Deadline: February 12, 2021

Available to:  Sawnee EMC is looking to award two (2) scholarships to individuals who are interested in becoming lineworkers. Qualifications: Individuals must meet the following requirements in order to apply: • High School Graduate, GED equivalent or be a graduating senior in good standing • Drug Free • Safe Driving Record • Must be enrolled at North Georgia Technical College Funding: • Scholarship award check will be written directly to North Georgia Technical College • Funds should be used for tuition, textbooks, and other related fees 

Visit here for more details: https://www.sawnee.com/scholarships

Award Amount: $TBD

 

Scholarship for Agriculture

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Available to:  Seven scholarships of $3,000 & seven scholarships of $1,500 are available.

Applicants must:

• Be a Georgia resident 

• Be a graduating high school senior

• During the 2020-21 academic year, enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any accredited college/university in Georgia with an ag program.

• Pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural & environmental sciences, family & consumer sciences or a related ag field.

• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

• Be engaged in high school leadership activities

Award Amount: $3,000

 

Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Available to:  Five $1,500 scholarships are available.

Applicants must:

• Be a Georgia resident

• Be enrolled in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2020-21

academic year

• Major in an area of study related to agriculture

Examples of eligible majors at www.gfb.ag/techschoolmajors

• Have a minimum 2.8 GPA

Award Amount: $1,500

 

Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture 

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Available to: 10 scholarships of $2,000 are available.

Applicants must:

• Be a Georgia resident majoring in agricultural & environmental sciences, family & consumer sciences or a related ag field

• Be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters remaining to receive undergraduate degree at a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any accredited college/university in Georgia with an ag program

• Be engaged in college leadership activities

• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Award Amount: $2,000

 

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Available to: Three $2,000 scholarships are available.

Applicants must:

• Be a Georgia resident

• Be a current University of Georgia veterinary medicine student specializing in large animal/food animal practice

• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Award Amount: $2,000

 

Dreams to Kings and Queens Scholarship

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Available to:  Class of 2021 High School Seniors. 

  • Students can submit a video or 1-page essay answering one of the following questions:
    • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?
    • Why do you want to get a college education?
    • How do you define yourself?
    • What makes you happy?

Award Amount: $250-$1,000

 

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Available to:  Class of 2021 High School Seniors. 

Award Amount: $1,500

 

 

Scholarships for ESOL students, click HERE

 

Scholarships for students who have experienced homelessness- 

Schoolhouse Connection

 National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

 

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship Application Procedures

To check your HOPE calculated GPA, you must log-in to your GAFutures account. If you qualify to receive the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship after graduation, follow the instructions below to apply:

For both the HOPE and Zell: Fill out either the FAFSA or GSFAPPS or both. www.fafsa.gov or www.gafutures.org(must login to student account).

  1. To be eligible for the Zell Miller scholarship, the HOPE calculated GPA must be at least a 3.7 and the student must have an ACT score of at least 26 or an SAT score of at least 1200 (math and reading).
    1. Request to have your SAT score sent directly to the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) using code “0472” (from your SAT account www.sat.org)
    2. Request to have your ACT score sent to your home and then forward the unopened report to GSFC at 2082 East Exchange Place Tucker, GA 30084
    3. You only need to send one test score to GSFC – the highest one achieved in one sitting
  2. If your student has a 3.0 – 3.69 HOPE calculated GPA, they do not have to send a test score, because they do not qualify for Zell Miller. The percentage of tuition paid each year by the HOPE scholarship varies from year to year based on GA Lottery revenue. 
  3. Students can check their current HOPE calculated GPA on their account at www.gafutures.org
  4. After spring semester grades are posted, Woodstock will upload all transcripts to the GSFC. Your student’s college will communicate directly with GSFC to determine how much tuition to charge you.

 

 

Scholarship Search Engines:

CollegeBoard Scholarship Finder

Fastweb  A FREE scholarship search engine

GAFUTURES A Free website for college planning, career planning, and scholarship searches

Golden Door Scholars- Scholarship program that helps Undocumented students.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP TIPS FROM FASTWEB.COM  

Beware of False Claims!!!  “For a small fee, we’ll give you a list of scholarships.” Never spend money on a fee-based matching service!!!! The biggest and best award databases are free online.

We’ll help you complete complicated forms.” Information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms is available for free from your  counselor, your library and the U.S. Department of Education. You still have to fill out the same basic information for a fee-based service that you would directly for the FAFSA.

“You are guaranteed a minimum of $1000 in awards.” • A service can’t guarantee any scholarships because they have no control over the scholarship judges’ decisions.

“We’ll need a bank account and pin or credit card number to verify your information.” • A legitimate scholarship provider won’t ask for bank account, credit card or Social Security information.

“We will do all the work for you.” • To win a legitimate scholarship, you must submit your own applications, write your own essays and solicit your own letters of recommendation.