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Last Updated: 1/13/2022 8:01 PM

Scholarships for the 2021-2022 School Year

Click on the Name of the scholarship to be redirected to their website to access the application and more information. 

This page is updated frequently so please check back often.

 

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.

 

The Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022
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

 

InspirASIAN Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2022
Available to:  

Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum unweighted cumulative GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in Fall 2021.
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Residents of one of the following states where we currently have participating InspirASIAN chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

Award Amount: $1,000-2,000

 

CURO Honors Scholarship for incoming UGA students

Deadline: February 1, 2022

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 14, 2022

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, 2022

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

 

PAF NFLPA Student Scholarship

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

Available to:   High School senior with 2.0 or better, nominated by high school coach, accepted into a two year or four-year college or university participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one year, has not accepted a full scholarship award or grant (athletic or academic) is not the son or daughter or current of former NFL player. 

Award Amount: $2500

 

Cobb EMC Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 25, 2022

Available to:  1. The recipient’s primary residence must be the household of a Cobb EMC member. 2. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited high school program, either full-time or part-time. 3. The recipient must be a High School Senior.

Award Amount: $5,000

 

Students of Integrity Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Available to:  Be a graduating high school senior in spring 2022, plan to attend an accredited college, community college, or technical school, complete an application, video, and recommendation video.

Award Amount: $2,000

 

GBAA (Georgia Business Aviation Association) Scholarship for Seniors

Deadline: March 1, 2022
Available to:  1. Be a Georgia high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent from an accredited Georgia school.
2. Be enrolled as a full-time student or be accepted as a full-time student into an accredited / FAA approved college program pursuing an aviation-related certificate or undergraduate or graduate degree in the fields of flight technology, aviation maintenance technology, aviation operations, aviation management, or aeronautical engineering (applicants in other aviation disciplines will be considered).
3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (college / high school, as applicable).

Award Amount: $1000

 

Scholarship for Agriculture

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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

 

 

Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2022
Available to:  1. A minimum of five $1000 scholarships are available to be awarded.
2. A GPA of 2.5 is required to apply.
3. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, creed, national origin or disability.
4. Students must submit a complete application no later than 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
5. If selected, the recipient grants GEICC the right to use their name and photo(s) in publicity.
6. You will need a PDF version of your latest transcript in order to complete this application.

Award Amount: $500

 

Georgia District Civitan Foundation Robert Wyand Junior Civitan Scholarship

 

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Available to:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia High School Senior Junior Civitan member who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives.  Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community-service involvement. 

Award Amount: $1,500

 

Georgia District Civitan Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Available to:  

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her educational objectives.  Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the over-riding criteria will be the applicant’s community-service involvement.

  • Two winners will be awarded a $1500.00 scholarship each
  • Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for the scholarship.

Award Amount: $1,500

 

2021 BOBBY DODD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Available to:  The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a physically challenged Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives. Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant's community service involvement and ability to overcome adversity.

  • Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Junior Civitan Club members are encouraged to make an application.

Award Amount: $2,500

 

2021  Alice Dodd Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Available to:  

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her educational objectives. Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant's community-service involvement.

  • The first place scholarship award for 2021 is $2500.00 each. The first runner-up will be awarded $1500.00.
  • Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship.

Award Amount: $2,500

 

Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Available to: 

​In order to apply for a Lewis Cenker Scholarship, the application must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be entering an area of study directly related to the home building industry.
  2. Must be completed in its entirety, verified and signed at a local home builders association.
  3. Must be mailed or delivered to the HBAG office on or before March 1st.
  4. Must include school transcript confirming at least a “B” grade point average.
  5. Must include a concise Career Goals Statement indicating a direct tie to the home building industry.
  6. Must include most recent complete tax returns to show financial need.
  7. Must include at least two letters of recommendation.
  8. Involvement in other activities related to the field of residential construction should be described.​

Award Amount: $TBD

 

 

Dreams to Kings and Queens Scholarship

Deadline: April 11, 2022

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

 

 

Georgia Scholarship Program and Student View Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30th, 2022

Available to:  High School seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, or career school. 

Award Amount: $500-5,000

 

Sally M. Johnson Scholarship

Deadline: May 15th, 2022

Available to:  Applicant must be pursuing (or planning on pursuing) a degree or certificate in the healthcare profession. Must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited educational institution in the State of Georgia. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The applicant must be a Cherokee County resident. Must be available for an interview in June 2022.

Award Amount: $TBD

 

 

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Available to:  Class of 2021 High School Seniors. 

Award Amount: $1,500

 

 

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

Scholarship Guidance scholarships

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.