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SENIOR Scholarship Newsletter 2019

Scholarship Information Discipline Award Eligibility Requirements


Amount

A GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship Establish $1,000 Extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer
Cappex activities
account
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/GPAisntEveryt
hingScholarship.jsp

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship All eligible $1,000 Essay: What was the most difficult time in
your life, and why? How did your perspective
on life change as a result of this difficulty?
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Affinity Plus Foundation Volunteer, $5,000 See website for specifics, applicants must be
Academics, an Affinity Plus member
Essay
https://www.affinityplus.org/additionalresources/fo
undation/Scholarship.aspx

AEMP Foundation Heavy $2,000 Minimum 2.0 GPA, application, essay


Equipment
Career Field
http://www.aemp.org/?page=scholarships&terms=%
22scholarship%22

AFA Teens Alzheimer’s College Scholarship All eligible $5,000 Essay, US Citizen

https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/

AFSA Essay Contest All eligible $2,000 Register, read essay, take on-line quiz

http://www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Hispanic $2,000 Plans to major in science, technology,
Scholars Program engineering, or math in college; application
open Nov 15.

http://www.alliancescholars.org/scholarships.html
American Cancer Society College Scholarship Student is a $1,000 Minimum 2.0 GPA, college acceptance letter,
Program cancer survivor call for application packet

1-800-282-4914

American Chemical Society Scholars Program Minority $2,500 - Planning to enter into a chemistry or related
student $5,000 science field as a major, 3.0 or a “B” or better
in Chemistry
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-
awards/scholarships.html

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Speech $1,500 - Prepared speech, citizen, request information
Program $18,000 from site

http://www.legion.org/oratorical

Asian/Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Ethnicity Varies See website

http://apiasf.org/scholarships.html

Auburn University Non Resident Scholarships Attending Varies See scholarship site for specifics
Auburn

http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/nonresident-
freshman-scholarships.html

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship Sincere Varies Application, recommendations, for both
interest in college and technical schools
automotive
http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/ career

AXA Achievement Achievement, $10,000 - Must demonstrate: ambition, drive, respect


ability to for self and community
Scholarship succeed in $15,000
college

www.axa-achievement.com

B. Davis Scholarship All eligible $1,000 Essay

http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.
htm

Big Sun Scholarship Student Varies Essay


athlete

www.bigsunathletics.com
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Scholarship and School must $1,500 2.0 minimum GPA, essay
James Day College Scholarship participate in
track meet,
track student
http://www.bhitm.org/scholarships.htm and

http://www.bhitm.org/scholarships.htm

Ron Brown Scholar Program Academic $10,000 a African American, academic excellence,
excellence year for leadership, community involvement, and
four years financial need
https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-
description

Burger King Scholars Program Financial need $1.4 mil Must be US Citizens. Program designed to
to 1000 help seniors get into college; 2.5 GPA

www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars

Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership, $4,000 - Minimum 3.0 GPA, who exhibit leadership,
scholarship, and have a motivation to serve and achieve
commitment $20,000
www.coca-colascholars.org to excellence

Columbus State Scholarships Attend $2,500 Requirements varies


Columbus
State,
https://cscc.academicworks.com/ Academics

Columbus State Servant Leadership Program Attend $2,500 Renewable, leadership, service, “B” average
Columbus
State, service
http://servant.columbusstate.edu/ and
leadership

Common Knowledge Scholarship All eligible $250 - Quiz-based, register and take quizzes
$2,500

http://www.cksf.org/index.cfm?Page=Scholarships

Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Educational Reside in Varies Essay, letter of recommendation, 2.5
Scholarship Fund district of CBC minimum GPA, financial statement,
congressional performing arts video if seeking this award
member
http://davidscott.house.gov/UploadedFiles/CBCspou
ses_application.pdf

Davidson College Academics, Four year Extremely motivated and bright high school
leadership, full ride seniors; one student per high school may
Belk Scholarship
service, be nominated
Davidson
College
http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-
aid/financial-aid/scholarships

Davidson College Academics, $30,000 For exceptional high school scholar athletes
athletics, per year who show potential for leadership on the
Bryan Scholarship/
Davidson field and in classroom
Davidson Scholars College

http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-
aid/financial-aid/scholarships

DECA Scholarships DECA Varies Several different scholarships – see website


Member for specifics

http://www.deca.org/scholarships/

Do Something Awards Community Varies Recommendations, essays, resume, evidence


service – Four of community service, highly competitive
different
https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy- scholarships
scholarships on site

Dreams2 Scholarship Fund Need $2,000 2.0 – 3.0 GPA only, need based

http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community-
impact/scholarships/

Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway Video $2,500 Video submission answering how the
submission scholarship will help you/others, 18 years old
https://www.drpeppertuition.com/ to video

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Academics, $1,000 - US Citizen


Scholarship leadership, $15,000
financial need

http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Emory Goizueta Scholars Program Academics, 2/3 to full Highly competitive; chosen scholars are
leadership, tuition guaranteed acceptance to Emory’s Business
community given School, one student per high school
http://goizueta.emory.edu/degree/undergraduate/a service,
dmissions/scholars.html demonstrated
interest in
business

Emory Scholars Program Exceptional 2/3 Extremely competitive, GPA, test scores,
academic and tuition to activities, service, and essay, limited to four
extracurricular full tuition nominees per school
http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholar.php achievement

Epilepsy Scholarship Award Diagnosis of Varies Essay, letter of recommendation, academics,


http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/age- epilepsy community involvement
groups/youth/work-and-college/scholarships

FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program FFA Varies Wide variety of items considered – several
involvement is scholarships - work experience, need,
a plus community service, leadership, academics
https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program Must be an $20,000 Must attend a 4 yr. college and be a US Citizen
athlete with a
www.footlockerscholarathletes.com 3.0 higher GPA Two essay questions

The Fountainhead Essay Contest Essay $50 - Essay based on the novel The Fountainhead
$10,000 by Ayn Rand
http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountai
nhead.aspx?theme=blue

Gates Scholarship Exceptional Four One of the following ethnicities: African-


academic and Years/full American, American Indian/Alaska Native*,
https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/ extracurricular ride Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or
achievement Hispanic American; 3.3 GPA; financial need

George and Pearl Strickland Scholarship Entering Clark $1,000 - Need, Service, minimum 2.0 GPA
Atlanta, $2,000
Morehouse, or
http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community- Spelman
impact/scholarships/

Georgia District Civitan Foundation Scholarship Community $800 - Two separate scholarships, both based on
service $1,200 community service. One scholarship is for a
http://www.georgiacivitan.org/about1 student who is physically challenged.

Georgia Military College Scholarships School specific Varies Many different scholarships with different
(GMS) criteria, must be accepted at GMS and use at
https://www.gmc.edu/prospective- GMS
students/scholarinfo.cms

Georgia Engineering Foundation Engineering $1,000- Citizen, enrolled in an ABET-accredited


major $5,000 program leading to a BS degree

https://gefinc.org/scholarships/

Georgia Tech President’s Scholar Program Exceptional Varies Very highly competitive—GPA, test scores,
academic and activities, and service are all considered
extracurricular
http://admission.gatech.edu/afford/financial-aid- achievement
scholarships

Great Clips Scholarship Cosmetology $1,000 Resident of county, two award dates
field
http://jobs.greatclips.com/page/show/schools-
scholarships
High School Innovator of the Year Scholarship Invented $5,000 Register at cappex and complete application
something or
improved a
https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ process that
affects
community or
school during
high school

Horatio Alger Scholarship Financial need Up to Financial need, 2.0+ GPA, community or
$25.000 school involvement, overcome personal
https://scholars.horatioalger.org/ adversity

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Minority Varies Leadership, service, need, citizenship,
student minimum test scores of 1000 (SAT) or 22
http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/ (ACT)

James M. & Virginia M. Smith Scholarship Fund Need $2,000 Minimum 3.0 GPA, service

http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community-
impact/scholarships/

Jewish Guild for the Blind Legally blind $10,000 Application, citizenship, recommendations,
essay, test scores, transcript, copy of FAFSA
http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-
services/scholarships/

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest Essay $10,000 Essay on the political courage of an elected
official – see website for specific details

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-
Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

The Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship Merit $1,000 Application, essay, recommendation,
transcript.
http://www.cbaofga.com/hester-scholarship1.html

Lead with Your Heart Scholarship Service $5,000 Service by student that made an impact on
community or beyond
https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

Miss Georgia Teen Pageant No performing $1,000 Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of GA for
talent six months, must not have ever been married
http://www.missgeorgiausa.com/scholarships.html required, girl or given birth, between the ages of 14 – 19
pageant
participation

National Achievement Program Based on PSAT Varies Score based


scores, African
http://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?si American
d=1758&gid=2&pgid=433 students

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Must currently Varies Business-oriented student


be running
http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef- own small
programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/ business
National Merit Scholarship Program PSAT score Varies Score based
based
http://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/interior.aspx?si
d=1758&gid=2&pgid=424

National Peace Essay Contest Essay $1,000 - Register, read guide book, essay
$10,000
https://www.usip.org/public-
education/students/AFSAEssayContest

National Sculpture Society Scholarship Sculpture Varies Must have a school sponsor, see website for
piece more specific details

https://nationalsculpture.org/programs-awards/

National Urban League Scholarship Career Specific $10,000 Career specific, top 25% of class, work
plus experience, volunteer and academics
internship
http://www.nul.org/

NCWIT Females Varies School specific, see website


interested in
technology
https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school career

Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes All eligible $1,000 Register


(winner
selected
http://www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarship- every two
sweepstakes/index.html weeks)

100 Black Men of Atlanta Scholarships Ethnicity Varies See website for listing usual opens up on the
website in February of each year see website
for more details.
http://www.100blackmen.org/education.aspx

Pattillo Scholarship Fund Preference for $3,500 Minimum 2.0 GPA


employees of
Pattillo or their
http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community- dependents
impact/scholarships/

Power of Family Scholarship All eligible $1,000 Be a graduating high school senior whose
parent, legal guardian or financially
https://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afsc responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying
me-family-scholarship AFSCME member; Have taken the SAT or the
ACT.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Community $1,000 Involvement in community service and
service making a positive impact on race relations

http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/

Prudential Spirit of Community Leadership, $1,000 - Must turn in your application to a school
documented counselor—the school will pick the top
community $5,000 nominee to compete at the state level
www.prudential.com/spirit service

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarships Academics, Varies This program is designed to offer high-
activities, achieving, low-income students the
https://www.questbridge.org/high-school- overcoming opportunity to highlight their strengths and
students/national-college-match/who-should-apply obstacles obstacles they have overcome

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship Need Varies Citizen, complete application, minimum 3.0
GPA

http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/

Razor’s Edge Leadership Development Scholarship Student $10,000 Attending Nova Southeastern, complete
leaders process, leadership and service
http://www.nova.edu/razorsedge/global/index.html

Robertson Scholars Program For high- Up to Highly competitive, please see website for
achieving $140,000 specific requirements
students
https://robertsonscholars.org/ applying to
Duke and/or
UNC

Ron Brown Scholar Program Must have a $10,000 US Citizen, Financial Need; Scholarship
keen interest renewable for four years
www.ronbrown.org in public
service and
community
engagement

Ronald McDonald House Charities Varies Varies Minority students with high academic
performance and community service as well
https://rmhctampabay.org/scholarships/ as financial need

SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Engineering Engineering or $400 - Seniors planning to earn engineering degree,
Scholarships related field $10,000 must meet minimum requirements for GPA
(math, and ACT/SAT scores
chemistry,
www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm physics,
biology,
technologies,
computer
science)

Scholarship America Search engine Varies Varies based on scholarship

http://scholarshipamerica.org/

Scholarship Points Scholarship All eligible Varies Register

http://www.scholarshippoints.com/
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Original video Varies Grades 7th – 12th
game design
http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/ submission

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Art and writing Varies Grades 7th – 12th
related to grief
and loss
http://www.artandwriting.org/scholarships/

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Career $2,500 Major specific, aptitude for math or science,
specific- enrollment in specific college (see website for
engineering or list)
http://www.shell.us/careers/students-and- geosciences
graduates/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities-for- major
high-school-seniors.html

“Shout It Out” Scholarship Writing $1,000 Must answer a scholarship question online in
250 words or less
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-
scholarships#/fromscholarshipexperts

Steve Dearduff Scholarship Medicine or $2,500 Community service, need, minimum 2.0 GPA
Social Work
http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community- major
impact/scholarships/

Straight Forward Scholarships Various career Varies See website for various scholarships and
specific such as requirements
engineering,
http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/scholarship/ nursing, and
engineering/other-scholarships.php general
programs

Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest Make and $10,00 to Make and wear duct tape attire to prom, send
wear prom $1,000 photo. See contest rules.
attire made
http://stuckatprom.com/ completely
from duct tape

Students Without Mothers Mother is not $2,000 - Must be a resident of Georgia , family income
at home, $4,000 must be less than $50,000
either due to
www.studentswithoutmothers.org death or
unfortunate
circumstances

Target All Around Scholarships Community $1,000 - Community service, academics


Service $10,000

http://www.scholarships4students.com/target_store
s_(csfa)_all-around_scholarship_program.htm

Thurgood Marshall Fund Merit, Need Average Merit, need, see website in February
$2,200
https://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-
scholarships

Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarships Academic Varies Awards full scholarship to a student attending
www.tomjoynerfoundation.org a HBCU

UAW Essay Contest Resident of $500 - Essay, proof of admission to institution


Georgia $1,200
http://www.uawregion8.net/2011/pdf/CAP-
Essay.pdf

UGA Goizueta Foundation Scholarship Attending $3,000 Acceptance into UGA, fluent in Spanish
UGA, fluent in
https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/spanish Spanish

UNCF General Scholarship School specific Varies 2.5 GPA, school specific, apply online

https://www.uncf.org/scholarships Scholarships include assistance for students


attending a HBCU or other schools

The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship Promoted $5,000 Complete application and essay explaining
vegetarianism how student promoted vegetarianism in
http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm school or community

Voice of Democracy Recorded $30,000 Submit recording to counselor answering


essay question: “Is the constitution relevant?”
https://www.vfw.org/VOD

Washington Crossing Foundation Plans to $500 - Essay


pursue $5,000
government
http://www.gwcf.org service career

Wendy’s High School Heisman Must be an Up to Be a leader in school and the community.
athlete with a $10,000 Serve as a role model for underclassman.
Wintheheisman.com 3.0 higher GPA
underclassman
WiseChoice “Find the Right College” Scholarship All seniors $2,500 Answer essay question
eligible,
register and
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships complete
college
planning

Women’s Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Area Atlanta $1,000 Minimum 3.0 GPA, test minimum SAT (1000)
high school and ACT (22)
http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community- senior
impact/scholarships/

World Studios Foundation Scholarship Art field Varies Art major, citizen, need, minority students are
favored
http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/

Writers of the Future Writer or $750 - Submit science fiction/fantasy short story or
Illustrator $5,000 illustration
http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-contest/
Year Up Training IT Varies Urban young adults ages 18-24
program -
www.yearup.org provides
technical and
professional
skills & other
items

*Note: This listing is provided to students and families for informational purposes. Families should use their own judgment when applying.

College Specific Scholarships: Many colleges have scholarships related to their own school. This list is not exhaustive and most schools will have
some type of scholarship/grant program. Contact the financial aid office at the college. The following is a list of schools who have scholarships
students should investigate if applying to the specific school: Albany State, Armstrong Atlantic State, Georgia Regents University, Clayton State,
Columbus State, Dalton State, Fort Valley State, GA College & State, GA Tech, GA Southern, GA Southwestern State, GA State, Kennesaw State,
Macon State, Mercer, North GA College, Savannah State, University of West GA, UGA, Valdosta State and Young Harris.

For more scholarships, register on various scholarship search engines such as: fastweb.com, weeklyscholarshipalert.org or scholarships.com.

Be sure to start applications early! Do NOT wait until just before the deadline, as some applications require nominations, lengthy essays, or letters
of recommendation. Also, make sure and view each website well before the deadline for any possible changes to the scholarship programs.

Parents/guardians check your places of employment for scholarships for children of employees.

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as October 1st. However, you may prefer to wait until after January 1st and
after tax returns are completed. This is a free application!!! Do not pay for the application. Found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

HOPE scholarship: www.gafutures.com and www.gsfc.org.

Avoid scholarship scams. Do not give out your social security number unless you have been selected to receive the scholarship. Do not pay any
money for scholarship information. The following website provides information about suspicious companies and other information to avoid being a
victim of a scam: www.finaid.org.

Information about local scholarships will be announced in December 2018.

Here are a few additional scholarship links:

Minority and Women Scholarships


http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students/

25 Great Scholarships for Students


http://www.superscholar.org/scholarships/25-popular-college-scholarships/
DATE COMPETITION LOCATION TIME
Tuesday,
Varsity Volleyball vs. Locust Grove Locust Grove HS 5:30 pm
October 2
JV Volleyball vs. Forest Park Forest Park HS 5:00 pm
Wednesday,
October 3
Varsity Volleyball vs. Forest Park Forest Park HS 5:00 pm

JV Football vs. Walnut Grove Walnut Grove HS 5:30 pm


Thursday,
October 4
9th-Grade Football vs. Walnut Grove Home (AHS) 5:30 pm
Friday,
Varsity Football vs. Grovetown Grovetown HS 7:30 pm
October 5
Nash Farms
Saturday, Cross Country
100 Bibbs Mill Rd. 7:00 am
October 6 Nash Farms XC Festival
Hampton, GA 30028
Thursday, Varsity Football vs. Lakeside
Sharp Stadium 7:00 pm
October 11 (Pink Out)
Varsity Volleyball
Heritage HS TBA
Region Championship
Saturday,
October 13 Clinton Farms
Cross Country
8720 Ephesus Church Rd. 7:00 am
Atlanta Classic
Villa Rica, GA 30180
JV Football vs. Newton Home (AHS) 5:30 pm
Thursday,
October 18
9th-Grade Football vs. Newton Newton HS 5:30 pm
Friday, Varsity Football vs. Heritage
Sharp Stadium 7:30 pm
October 19 (Homecoming)
Saturday,
Cross Country Region Championship TBD TBD
October 20
JV Football vs. Salem Salem HS 5:30 pm
Thursday,
October 25
9th-Grade Football vs. Walnut Grove Walnut Grove HS 5:30 pm
Friday,
Varsity Football vs. Evans Evans HS 7:30 pm
October 26
Thursday,
Varsity Football vs. Greenbrier Sharp Stadium 7:00 pm
November 1
Carrollton High School
Saturday,
Cross Country State Championship 202 Trojan Drive 11:00 am
November 3
Carrollton, GA 30117
3130 U.S. 278 2009 Iris Drive SE
Covington, GA 30014 Conyers, Georgia 30013
(770) 787-0400 (770) 918-1198

3175 Hwy 278 3104 Highway 278 NW


Covington, GA 30014 Covington, GA 30014
(770)786-7088 (770)788-7918

For contact information, see the Jostens


website:
Chris Greene https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/conta
(205)440-7910 ct/phone-list.mvc
chrisgreene@communityfirstagency.com

Alcovy High School Phone:


14567 Highway 36 770-784-4995
Covington, GA 30014

School Website: FAX:


http://www.newtoncountyschools.org/alcovy 770-784-4996

@AlcovyHS Alcovy High School